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How to uninstall ACPI in Windows XP

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How to uninstall ACPI in XP?
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by:KCTS
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Why?
The only way is to re-install
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by:robballi
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due to the problems with the keyboard and user playing prank on it.
As an old keyboard we didn't have those problems.
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by:KCTS
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ACPI has nothing do do with the keyboard !
What is the problem you are having ?
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by:pablovr
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Try with another keyboard.
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by:robballi
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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!!
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by:KCTS
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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.
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by:robballi
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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.
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KCTS earned 2000 total points
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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.
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