Reply 240 of 256, by PentAmd
slivercr wrote on 2017-12-16, 18:10:
ACPI Windows XP: the end?
Yep. I ran into some trouble—finally—when attempting to replace the noisy Radeon 8500 with a GeForce4: after installing the nvidia drivers Windows would refuse to boot up just in the same way it refuses to do it when you force ACPI during install (POSTs, starts the boot up and shows you the WinXP loading screen, screen goes blank and resets). I removed the GF4, put the Radeon back in, uninstalled the nVidia drivers and installed Catalysts: the machine works again. If I try any other nvidia card, Windows won't boot after installing the drivers.
I guess I have to backtrack and recommend against doing this. Windows XP is still usable if you do a normal install from the CD: it will use the MPS Multiprocessor HAL and everything will be peachy.
So the ACPI makes the problem?