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    Vanished APM and ACPI

    I have a Gigabyte Intel 440LX AGPSet BIOS for 6LX7(A) V.1.3 motherboard which was working fine and shutting down correctly. The PC still works fine but since I installed SP4 it will not shutdown the computer correctly. Prior to the SP4 install, when viewing the device manger the computer was being identified as an ACPI Uniprocessor PC, yet now it is identified as a Standard PC. When the PC shuts down, the screen turns blank with its power light on, the case fan still running, one CD with its light on, and the case power light on. I then need to turn it off at the wall.
    Any suggestions.
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    Re: Vanished APM and ACPI

    Remove SP-4 and see if that corrects the problem. If it does then search the MSKB or MOBO manufacture's site for compatibility issues.
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    Re: Vanished APM and ACPI

    Try re-installing the chipset first, then the video driver. Sometimes Windows goes dumb and needs to be reminded.

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    Re: Vanished APM and ACPI

    Sadly I didn't select the option that would allow me to uninstall SP-4.
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    Re: Vanished APM and ACPI

    I had been toying with your suggestion and thought I'd look for the updated drivers at Giga-bytes site, but no success so will use those from the original MOBO CD.
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    Re: Vanished APM and ACPI

    I found the following here.

    "If you chose to create backup files when you installed SP4, you can remove SP4 at any time and restore your computer to its previous state. See 3.1 Installing Service Pack 4 for information about the backup option.

    To remove Service Pack 4 by using Add/Remove Programs

    Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
    Double-click Add/Remove Programs, click Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, and then click Change/Remove.
    Follow the instructions that appear.
    When you have completed this process, click OK to restart the computer.
    Important

    If you choose to remove SP4, a dialog box displays a list of the applications that you have installed since you updated Windows 2000 to SP4. If you continue to remove SP4, these applications might not work correctly.

    Multiple descriptions for some applications might appear instead of a single generic description. You should ignore these additional descriptions."


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    Re: Vanished APM and ACPI

    Thanks for the link but I don't have the option to uninstall SP-4 from Add/Remove Programs.
    Looks like blowing away and reinstalling W2K and apps. At least my data is on another drive.
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    Re: Vanished APM and ACPI

    Before you do that, you might want to take a look at this page for some detailed info about SP4.

    If you are set on a format and install you might want to consider Slipstreaming the service packs on a CD with the OS and install the whole package at once.
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    Re: Vanished APM and ACPI

    Slipstreaming totally slipped my mind. Excellent idea.
    Probably a bit peeved at myself for not leaving an out when I installed SP-4
    Thanks for the two sites.
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    Re: Vanished APM and ACPI

    If you're going to recommend tools and sites for Slipstreaming then don't forget Autostreamer - just give it your Windows CD and a folder with the Service Pack and it will produce a bootable slipstreamed CD.

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    Re: Vanished APM and ACPI

    Do we have a smilie for kickin' ones' self in the <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> ??? Good call Stuart !! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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