ACPI Function System BIOS And Windows 98 Settings

Windows 98 may not shut down when the ACPI Function is [Disabled] in the system BIOS Power Management Setup.

How to correct this problem.

You may need the Windows 98 CD supplied with the ect48.

Run Windows from the hard drive.

First open the Control Panel, then System, then Device Manager, then System Devices .

Notice the System devices.

The first three devices as shown in Figure 1 should be:

ACPI System Button
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface(ACPI)BIOS
Composite Power Source

Figure 1. Power Management Installed with ACPI Function [Enabled].

Figure 1. Power Management Installed with ACPI Function [Enabled].

If instead, your first System Device item looks like the following Figure 2.

Figure 2. Power Management Installed with ACPI Function [Disabled].

Figure 2. Power Management Installed with ACPI Function [Disabled].

Then close Windows and restart the computer.

While booting press the “del” key to enter the system BIOS.
In the first screen, press “down arrow key” to highlight the Power Management Setup and press “Enter”.
The first Option is the ACPI Function if it is [Disabled] press “page up” key to change the value to [Enabled].
Press “F10″ to save and exit.

Allow Windows 98 to load.
Open the Control Panel.
Open Add New Hardware. Press “Next” until prompted to search for New Hardware.
When prompted select “Yes” and allow Windows to search for New hardware. After Windows has detected new hardware, view the Details of new hardware found before Finishing the install.
It should show the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)BIOS as new hardware found. Close the Details and install the new hardware.

If needed, the drivers are located on the Win 98 CD disc.

Restart the computer.
After Windows Loads. Open the Control Panel, then Device Manager, and check the System Devices to see if the new devices have been added.
It should look like the Figure 1 above.
Close the Device Manager and shutdown Windows. The Computer should then turn off.