Disable ACPI

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Dalton

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?
 

Tmagic650

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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
 
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Dalton

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!