Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

How to uninstall ACPI in Windows XP

Posted on 2008-09-30
10
628 Views
Last Modified: 2008-10-31
How to uninstall ACPI in XP?
0
Comment
Question by:robballi
  • 4
  • 3
10 Comments
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 22609802
Why?
The only way is to re-install
0
 

Author Comment

by:robballi
ID: 22609852
due to the problems with the keyboard and user playing prank on it.
As an old keyboard we didn't have those problems.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 22609862
ACPI has nothing do do with the keyboard !
What is the problem you are having ?
0
Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:pablovr
ID: 22609880
Try with another keyboard.
0
 

Author Comment

by:robballi
ID: 22609912
yes for instance the suspend button on these new keyboard get activated thanks to acpi.
I have nearly 25 computers, i don't have the budget to change the keyboard to all of them!!
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 22609927
ACPI controls the power saving functions - but its not ACPI that's programming the keyboard - even if you were to replace ACPI, then the same issue would result.
0
 

Author Comment

by:robballi
ID: 22610773
Dear KCTS:
I don't know if is ACPI, but i know there is an option in the BIOS to disable the power off button sleep button on the computer and on the keyboard. I would like everything as if it were an old computer.

thanks for your help.
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 500 total points
ID: 22611367
If someone has done something to the machines, you need to undo what they have done, not cripple the machine even more.

You can do a re-install or repair install and specify the HAL to be used
see http://www.myitforum.com/articles/15/view.asp?id=8997

but I would strogly advise aganst this.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
password expiry Windows 6 145
symbolic link problem 6 98
windows seems to be corrupt 10 82
Exe program is not a valid Win 32 application 15 110
If you build your web application in Visual Studio you'll get at least a few binaries, or .DLL, files in your bin folder. However, there is more compiling to be done. Normally this would happen when an ASP.NET resource within the web site is request…
It is only natural that we all want our PCs to be in good working order, improved system performance, so that is exactly how programs are advertised to entice. They say things like:            •      PC crashes? Get registry cleaner to repair it!    …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question