That error is probably nothing to do with your problem. What is in the text
below is an excerpt from
Error message is logged in the System log every time that you start Windows
Vista: "ACPI BIOS does not contain an IRQ for the device in PCI slot
An error message that resembles the following may be logged in the System
log every time that you start a Windows Vista-based computer:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: ACPI
Event Category: None
Event ID: 6
IRQARB: ACPI BIOS does not contain an IRQ for the device in PCI slot number,
function number. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.
This error message may occur on a computer that uses a Peripheral Component
Interconnect (PCI) bridge that supports message-signaled interrupts but does
not support line-based interrupts.
This error message may safely be ignored.
"Jim" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Thank you for the advice, will look at another possible driver. I'm not
> very knowledge about the Event Viewer but I did see this statement:
> "ACPI BIOS does not contain an IRQ for the device in PCI slot 14, function
> "Not Me" <cargodZeroOne@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> That really sounds like a driver of some kind.
>> Sometimes a newer driver is not the answer, sometimes it is.
>> In some case's, an older driver will work better.
>> If the machine freezes in XP or Vista, I'd suspect a hardware issue.
>> Have you checked event viewer to see if it recorded the freeze and what
>> caused it?
>> A Professional Amateur...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!
>> Change Alpha to Numeric to reply
>> "Jim" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> I'm running XP Pro on my main computer and recently installed Visa
>>> Ultimate on a separate HD. Vista works just fine and so far I'm
>>> impressed with this new OS except for the following problem:
>>> Every so often the mouse pointer will just freeze and I cannot do
>>> anything except hold in the power button until the computer shuts down.
>>> Although the problem has happened once or twice while I was moving
>>> through normal dialog boxes, it will almost always happen while playing
>>> solitaire. Very frustrating, you just never know when the system will
>>> lock up.
>>> The only program installed on Vista is Microsoft Office 2003. I've
>>> upgraded the graphic driver to one that supports Vista and tried a
>>> different mouse - no help.
>>> Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated.