I just got a new dv2700 and the first thing I tried to do is install XP on it. I am very familiar with the procedure and had no problem accomplishing this on my dv2500 a few months earlier. I created a slipstream XPsp2 disk but keep getting a stop message claiming the bios does not support ACPI. I was able to install XP by pressing f7 to turn off the ACPI during install. Not having ACPI on a laptop is terrible. I have tried everything I can think of to re-enable ACPI, including installing older version of bios that worked on my dv2500 (started with f.24 and went back to f.21) still no luck. Any suggestions? How can Vista operate fine with full ACPI support and XP not. The clock is ticking on my 21 day window to send this thing back for a refund. I love the laptop but will not be forced into Vista!
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1/4/08 at 10:51am