When I try installing the windows 8 preview onto my laptop, it starts up "Windows Preview launcher" and the little circle of dots on the bottom move for about a second but then it doesn't enter the installation setup. Instead it gives me a messaged ":( your
computer encountered a problem it couldn't handle and has to restart. Find this problem online: ACPI_BIOS_ERROR" My HDD is partitioned for it, but it isn't installing.
I have an Alienware Area-51 M15x that runs on windows vista 32-bit. I have both the 32-bit and 64-bit .iso's on two different CD's and both of them give the same error. Is there any possibility that this can be fixed? :(
Make sure you have the lastest BIOS from your Alienware Area-51 M15x. Check their site for updates, I've provided a link
Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent
your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS/UEFI settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk