acpi.........

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""AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0x71), which lies in the 0x70 - 0x71 protected address range ""

what is this?  my computer freezes all the time.  I went to eventviewer to find out whats wrong, and this is the message i get  under "system"...

Can you help me, what can I do??
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where do you get this error? while bootup/in windows???

you can try to go into cmos setup and do "load setup defaults", save and restart.
Just visit the manufacturers site for your system, more particularly the motherboard and see if there is an update for BIOS for the motherboard. The error you are seeing is being caused by an outdated BIOS.

Dennis

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kiranghag:         i get this message whenever my computer freezes. i reboot my computer to see what has happend.....

Dennis, i have tried to upgrade my BIOS, two times already.........


Can there be that my motherboard simply "do not like" some of my other hardware?
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By the way;   I've posted this Q in  "operating systems" earlier this summer.  But They/We  could'nt  solve it......

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fdaastoe please look at the last commented posted in the following link.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20567374.html

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this is the w32.blaster.worm virus, go to norton website and download the 'fixblast' utility, then follow the link from nortons site to get the patch from microsoft
Kyle SchroederEndpoint Engineer

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wes130: How did you determine that?  If it is any sort of virus (seems unlikely), it would more likely be the CIH virus or one of its variants.

fdaastoe: Have you scanned for virii?  If you have no antivirus software (not smart!) go to http://housecall.antivirus.com (Symantec and McAfee have these services too, but Trend's is easy to link to and works well).

-dog*
fdaastoe, how old is this machine, and do you know what motherboard it has. It may just be a borderline BIOS similar to Intels 840.
Kyle SchroederEndpoint Engineer

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Dennis: Glad to have you back! :)

-dog*

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Crazyone,  it doesnt help

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wes130,  no it aint.  I've had this problem since this march.

dew_associates,  my computer is aprox 1 year old now, all the components are.
Hey dog, thanks!
fdaastoe, tell me the make and model of the motherboard if you can, or at least the make and model of the machine.

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AOpen  ak73 Pro     yr.2001          is that what you mean?
The latest BIOS for that motherboard is R1.20 dated 2/14/2003. Is this the one you updated to?

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dew,  yes.  did it earlier this summer

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This is the Q i posted earlier this year:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20567374.html#9249827

I've tried EVERYTHING people have recomended.........   :(      I could just buy a new motherboard, and I will, but its really bugging me, and probably you guys would like to see what'll work to........
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Are you using the 1.20 BIOS from: http://download.aopen.com.tw/downloads/Download.asp?RecNo=4849&Section=8&Product=Motherboards&Model=AK73 Pro&Type=BIOS&DownSize=218

Go to the BIOS setup in Power Management section and adjust some of the ACPI power options (ACPI Suspend Type from S3 to S1, etc).  If you have an item "MPS Table version" try adjusting that also.  There may be some other options under "Advanced Chipset COnfiguration" you can adjust.  Try "Load Setup/BIOS Defaults" on the main BIOS screen also, this may help.  Did you reset CMOS after flashing the BIOS??

-dog*
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Doh...got a bit delayed posting my comment...looks like the 1.20 is in place...
I agree with dog, make sure your power management settings are correct, or disabled completely and make sure that PnP is disabled.
or on the other hand...follow this

load setup defaults
pnp os = yes
resource controlled by = auto
reset config data = yes
save and restart

if it still persists...
with the same settings, disable power management as suggested.

btw, what are the things inside your computer - add on cards i mean..

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sorry guys, i got mixed up with the RPC prob that everyone is having, my bad - sorry

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can you turn acpi off in yr bios?
and if yr using xp, turn acpi off in device manager, see if that helps.
i have a friend with the famous ecs k7a mobo, had exactly the same problem.
think it was xp that was causing the problem.
try updating xp if you have'nt already

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wes,  I've already updated my xp.  I cannot turn it of in the device manager, as i think Crazyone recomended earlier..  I'll try going into the BIOS..
I recommend that the question be deleted and the points refunded.

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