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    Disabling BIOS shadowing and caching
    « on: April 13, 2008, 07:53:36 PM »
    Hey guys,

    So every so often (actually, more than 3 times a day) I get hit with the blue screen of death. Each time, it says that my computer is being shut down to prevent damage, and each time, it recommends that I disable shadowing and caching on my BIOS. (I have an ASUS A8N-SLI SE mobo.) I access my BIOS, but I don't see an option to enable/disable caching and/or shadowing. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, or it's under a different name other than "caching" or "shadowing", or my mobo doesn't have the option of enabling/disabling caching and/or shadowing. Any help is greatly appreciated
    Computer Specs:
    Hitachi HDS721075KLA330
    2.0 GB RAM
    Windows XP
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
    NVidia GeForce 7600 GT graphics card
    ASUS A8N-SLI SE Motherboard
    ULTRA 600W PSU
    Microsoft XP Professional


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    Re: Disabling BIOS shadowing and caching
    « Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 01:53:13 AM »
    To enable or disable the Bios caching in the Bios, go to Advanced Bios and about the fifth or sixth line down is exactly that- use the + or - signs to change from enable/disable.

    However, I am in a similar position, and on disabling the cahing feature, my computer refused to boot up, and I re-enabled the Bios caching. Have not yet found the solution.
    Anyway, I need to look further for the shadowing feature, no doubt it is there in the Bios somewhere.


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    Re: Disabling BIOS shadowing and caching
    « Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 12:33:31 PM »
    Each board will be different, refer to the board's manual.
    Some may not have options to enable/disable it.
    What's the exact error message you're getting?



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    Re: Disabling BIOS shadowing and caching
    « Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 12:40:41 PM »
    What RAM are you using?

    I have the same mobo and was using RAM that was in spec but not approved list in the manual. I switched to the approved stuff and magic ! The blue screens went away!

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    Re: Disabling BIOS shadowing and caching
    « Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008, 06:29:58 AM »
    And be forewarned that disabling those features in the BIOS may render the machine un-bootable...
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