Windows XP Shutdown Troubleshoot: an Easy Way-through

Windows XP installation is pretty much different from Windows Vista installation. As soon as Windows XP is installed, it demands proper info about what type of BIOS is accessible on the system and this is known as ACPI or Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. But as a matter of fact, Windows XP does not at all times identify the specific BIOS and therefore the support menu for ACPI does not get installed. The worse the fact is ACPI support gets not installed at the beginning. It’s literally impossible to reinstall XP for the second time. It then requires a change in Hardware which is again a next to impossible thing to do. Whenever the Windows XP CD is inserted in the tray and the command is given to install the same, you will find an option to press F6. It indicates that your system needs SCSI or RAID controller.
Keep in mind that you are to type F5 instead of that. A separate menu of Hardware setting will open following that. Check out for an apposite HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) that will support ACPI. You will be provided with these options: · ACPI Multiprocessor Computer · ACPI Uniprocessor Computer · Advanced Configuration PC and Power Interface · Compaq Systempro Multiprocessor · MPS Uniprocessor Computer · Standard Computer · Standard PC paired with C-step i486 etc. In major cases, unlike Windows Vista you will have to use Advanced Configuration Power Interface which is basically a Hardware setting menu for your computer. Please keep in mind these cautions before you begin:
You have to get and install the most up-to-date BIOS for the motherboard at the advent of Windows XP installation. Another important thing is that you will require using the proper Hardware settings menu (most commonly known as HAL) on ACPI compatible system. You should not use the HAL on an ACPI incompatible system. If you do it anyway, installation will be done but the machine will be unable to start at the reboot. Situations may come where it will not be advisable to use an ACPI HAL even though it is propped up by the BIOS. You will have to determine and detect the case at the earliest and press F7 instead of F5 though you will be instructed to do that. Windows XP installation may come mingled up with several problems as it also happens for Windows Vista installation. The most common of these problems is the shut down problem which is less discussed and documented. But with all these steps taken, your Windows XP installation could be the easiest and the most trouble-free. One last thing that you have to keep in mind is whether your computer has ACPI enabled features. You can check it out in the following way: Just go to My Computer, right click on it and find the Properties option. Then you have to choose the hardware tab and go to ‘Device Manager’ option. Expand the ‘computer’ option. If it shows that your computer has Advanced Configuration and Power Interface setting, it will be alright for going further with the installation process. But if it shows that yours one is a Standard PC, you need to understand that you computer is not ACPI compatible. So next time you start Windows XP installation, just check out these few things to avoid the shutdown problem. 

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