PCI BIOS bug number 81 lockup!

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 13:14:48 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 8:53 AM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-08-26 at 16:44 -0700, cherryfinals wrote:
>> My daughter just called in a panic. I setup her system with Kubuntu
>> Hardy Heron back on Mother's Day and she has been happily using it
>> ever since.
>> This evening, when she tries to boot her laptop, it halts with this
>> error message:
>> PCI BIOS bug number 81
>> And the only way to reboot is to remove the battery.
>> She has tried several times and it always locks at the same place.
>> I did a quick websearch and found a LOT of threads and most say it is
>> a harmless bug report. None of them give a fix and the few that report
>> lockups have no fixes listed, nor even a common cause.
>> Any ideas?
> What make/model of laptop? Would she confess to spilling a Coke into the
> keyboard?? <grins> Ric

Blind guess, update the bios? This is after ruling out all the other ideas.

Douglas E Knapp


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