Disable ACPI

By Dalton
Dec 2, 2012
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  1. Building a computer for a friend and every time I got to the setup screen to install XP I could do nothing at all and legacy USB support enabled in BIOS and I tried many things and I read something about disabling ACPI in the BIOS and I tried that and it worked. What I don't understand is I had the exact same motherboard before and I never had to disable ACPI. What is the reason ACPI would be interfering with the install of XP or is there something more to this?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    XP is an old Operating System and it was designed for use on much lesser hardware than is available today. I imagine that XP will install with ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) enabled on some motherboards/BIOS and not on others
  3. Dalton

    Dalton Topic Starter

    Ok I see, so this happened before with other people then? I have had this happen before but never knew about disabling ACPI or if that was even the problem but I guess as long as it works now for the computer I'm working on. Thanks a lot for the help!

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