17.10.2004 15:21 - Installing Windows Pt 4
I have found out what is causing all my problems with the ATA100 card. On running the computer in diagnostic mode, it was obvious that it halted directly after loading Mup.sys. After a search in the net, I came across this article. From this article, it is clear that the reason that the computer bombs out is not Mup.sys itself, but the driver that comes after it. This driver loads all the ACPI driver. This driver tries to load all the Plug-and-play information that is stored in the "Extended System Configuration Data" in the BIOS. The problem is that this information is, for some reason, corrupted. To repair this, I have to re-flash the BIOS.