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Error - Stop: Bios Not Fully Acpi Compliant


Good morning all, i've recently been encountering the above bsod error at random when booting my pc. Rebooting seems to resolve the issue temporarily but it is still a concern. I'm using a gigabyte m57 sli-s4 motherboard with the fhh version of the bios (updated from fe after this error was encountered the first time). The windows 7 site indicates that the motherboard is fully compatible. The bios also has all the applicable settings for acpi and is set on s3. The system is patched up-to-date via windows update. If anyone has any thoughts on how to fix this i'd be grateful.

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Having to listen to a error involving my hdd is very disturbing. I don't want to just hear "ignore it" or "it means nothing", i want an answer. What is causing this problem?[Edit]additionally, if you cannot answer this question, it would be helpful to know where else i can go.google wasn't of any help, and i'm unfamiliar with windows help forums.

[Edit2] it probably would be helpful for the reader to know that i installed this installation of windows 7 back in, i believe, in november without any noteworthy problems. I've used it off an on, but not that i have extra space to install things on (or so i think) i will be using it more.


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My hp laptop was running windows 7 ultimate (32-bit). The laptop contains 2 x 640 gigabyte hard disks from western digital - wd6400bevt blue scope 5400rpm - part number 591192-001 - model number wd6400bevt-60aort0. The system disk had 4 partitions before i started.

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