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ERROR 110-out of memory space for option ROMs

ERROR 110-out of memory space for option ROMs

ERROR 110-out of memory space for option ROMs

Hi, got a HP Evo d330 in which I have just added a PNY Technologies Quadro NVS Dual Head graphics card.

upon bootup the BIOS of the machine displays a
"ERROR 110-out of memory space for option ROMs"
error message, if I press F1 to continue, the machine boots fine, and the dual head card works a treat.

I am a bit puzzeled over this, and the only place I can find, when checking "google" for the error message is HP's Japanese support site - upon getting babelfish to translate, the steps discribed to resolve make no real sense..

Translation of
When being troubled, please read

When the PCI board which loads option ROM onto the Evo Desktop product is increased error is indicated in at the time of POST  

Object type
Below loading 845G, 845GL and 845GE chip set, the Evo Desktop product
   Evo Desktop D300 SF
   Evo Desktop D300 ST
   Evo Desktop D500 MT
   Evo Desktop D500 SF
   Evo Desktop D310 MT
   Evo Desktop D310 ST
   Evo Desktop D510 MT
   Evo Desktop D510 SF
   Evo Desktop D510 US
   Evo Desktop D320 MT
   Evo Desktop D320 ST

When with the Evo Desktop product which is stated in the object type, the PCI board which loads option ROM is increased, the next POST error is indicated in when starting.

   ERROR 110-out of memory space for option ROMs

With canonic realization of the object type, because option ROM is loaded onto the onboard graphic adapter and the network controller, when furthermore the PCI board which uses the plural PCI cards and the option ROM whose capacity is large is increased, the system memor territory in order to load option ROM becomes insufficient.

Solution method
The territory of option ROM is increased with procedure below. Even with this method, the board which is many the option ROM territory necessary is used when and, when increasing the board which loads no thing options ROM, there are also times when it cannot correspond. In addition, POST ending normally, there are times to which with Windows 98 the blue picture is indicated and does not start.

1.   You remove the PCI board which it increased, you put in a state where it can start PC
2.   PC is started
3.   When <F10=Setup> is indicated under the right, [ F10 ] the key is pushed
4.   [ Japanese ] is selected
5.   [ Custom ] it selects from the menu [ at the time of power source throwing option ]
6.   [ To memory first address ] it selects ACPI/USB buffer, modifies [ invalidity ] [ effectively ]
7.   [ F10 ] You push
8.   [ File ] [ retaining modification, end ] it does from the menu
9.   [ F10 ] You push

The platform which is influenced
It is not

OS which is influenced
It is not

The subsystem which is influenced
It is not

The third party product which is influenced
It is not

SoftPaq which corresponds
It is not

Application target date
2003 April

The product and the version etc. of the software which are stated in information of this document are something as of of application target date.
Being to be times when contents are modified without notice please acknowledge.

Any Ideas?


"There are very few problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives"

RE: ERROR 110-out of memory space for option ROMs

Matt, thanks for that link.

the first few steps fixed it all...

1. Start or restart the computer.
2. Press the F10 key when the F10=Setup message appears on screen.
3. Select the appropriate language option.
4. Press the Enter key.
5. Select Advanced > Power-On Options > ACPI/USB Buffer @ Top of Memory > Enable.

Obviously I did not really want to disable the NIC as outlined in HP's step 6, but just changing the setting for the ACPI/USB buffer fixed the issues I was having.

Well done


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