CUV4X-DLS & Win2k

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Has anyone successfully installed Win2k on a system using ASUS' CUV4X-DLS dual processor motherboard with onboard lAN & U160 SCSI? I recently built such a system (details at the end) and 45 seconds into the Win2k install process I get a stop error

*** STOP: 0x000000A5 The ACPI BIOS in this sytem is not fully compliant with the ACPI specification.

I the motherboard came with the latest revision to its BIOS, but to be sure flashed in a downloaded copy with no avail. One has the option to press F7 to turn off ACPI during the install process but doing that gives me a stop error

*** STOP: 0x00000050 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
*** Address 80468831 base at 80400000, Date stamp 384d5a76 - ntoskrnl.exe

I've tried installing with shawdowing off, all cache off, half-speed processors, swapping DIMMs, disconnecting all other drives and cards except display adapter, cd-rom, floppy and hard drive. I get the same errors no matter what I do.

If anyone has any glimmer of help for me I would greatly appreciate it, so would my new PC as I might not have to install Win98 on it.

Thank you very much.
Brian

ASUS CUV4X-DLS dual board with LAN & U160 SCSI
dual P3 1000MHz processors
1024MB PC133 SDRAM
Leadtek 64MB GeForce2 Ultra AGP
Creative Soundblaster live platinum 5.1
Fujitsu 4.5 GB SCSI HD
IBM 18GB SCSI HD
LG electronics 40x cd-rom
HP CDRW/DVD combo 9900
fujitsu 640MB SCSI MO drive
1.44MB 3.5" floppy
 
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The only one thing I can think of is that you might need to use third party software when you load win2k. It gives the option to do this at the begining of the installation. The drivers you need should have come on the cd that came with your mobo. Also make sure that your Hdd and stuff is installed in your bios settings. This might be stupid but maybe try a different number on the Hdd. If it's set to 0 try 1 or 2 with the jumpers on the back of the drive. Make sure the cd-rom is on a different number also. The 640mb Hdd that you are using I beleive is to small for win2k. Hope this gives some ideas to try at least.

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<i>"….and 45 seconds into the Win2k install process I get a stop error…"</i>
yeah, doesn’t recognize your system.
<i><font color=green>"...To determine whether a BIOS is on the Good BIOS list or Windows Non-compliant ACPI List, Windows 2000 examines the ACPI fixed table headers..." </font color=green></i><A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/onnow/ACPI_lists.htm " target="_new">http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/onnow/ACPI_lists.htm </A>

<font color=green><i>"...ACPI BIOS ..In general, the runtime services portion of the Windows 95 Plug and Play BIOS is replaced by ACPI.
Other BIOS issues for Windows...To support booting from a CD or DVD device, the BIOS or option ROM must support the No Emulation mode in El Torito-Bootable CD-ROM Format Specification..." For more information, see the</font color=green></i><A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/busbios/" target="_new">http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/busbios/</A>

Shadowtech is right, the drivers you need should have come on the cd that came with your mobo. At least there might be some info from ASUS on Win2000 compatibility, I hope, as Compaq and IBM provide.
Compaq folks think that permanent resolution does not exist at this time, <A HREF="http://www.compaq.com/support/techpubs/customer_advisories/DO000927_CW01_0.html" target="_new"> (click here). </A> Users can work around the issue by reinstalling Windows 2000 and manually installing the Standard (non-ACPI) PC Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) during the reinstallation. They suggest to use boot disketts and do some "ignore" by pressing F7 key.
 
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First off, what drivers would I be looking for? The bios recognizes everything just fine and Win2k's setup has no problem loading software for them or the controller. There are no files on the CD that came with the board for the bios. That is the issue Win2k has.

I have since tried installing under both previous versions of the bios for this motherboard (1004 & 1007) with the same failing results. I find it interesting that upon booting it proudly announces that it is Award Medallion Bios 6.0 for CUV4X-DLS ACPI BIOS revision 1010. Appearently, the ACPI part is way off base.

So am I right in thinking I need to push Asus for a new bios revision for this board? Or if I give up on becomming ACPI compliant and install Win2k under "standard PC" (non-ACPI) settings how do I deal with the PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA stop error I receive instead of the ACPI stop error? A brief look at the microsoft support site noted that many 0x00000050 errors (the page fault error) were due to memory problems. As I said earlier, I've tried intalling with one DIMM removed and then switching and then the same with a single processor but nothing helped.

One last note, the 640MB drive is a removable Magneto Optical Drive, essentially a large format zip drive.

Thanks again for your help.




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Just enable the Power Management in the BIOS and try reloading Win2000 again.

Troubleshooting Windows 2000 - PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA:

This error means that Windows 2000 went to a location in memory for some data, but found that the data wasn't there. If that data was marked that it had to be there (i.e., it couldn't be paged to disk), then the system knows it has a problem and issues this error.

Possible reasons you'd see this:

- Bad RAM; the data was lost because the memory failed and lost it.
- Buggy system service; it thought the data was there, but it wasn't really. If you've installed any new services lately, consider disabling them.
- Corrupted NTFS volume. Run Chkdsk. If the hard disk is SCSI, check for problems between the SCSI controller and the disk.
- Video driver conflict.
- Antivirus software can sometimes issue this error.

Finally, check the System Log in Event Viewer for additional error messages that might help pinpoint the device or driver that is causing the error. Disabling memory caching of the BIOS might also resolve it.
 
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I currently have the power management enabled, but it's not ACPI. It didn't help, with it on or off.

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