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A20 Line or 8042 Gate Memory Errors

A20 Line or 8042 Gate Memory Errors If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: The system is detecting a failure trying to access the 21st address line, A20. This line is used to provide access to the high …

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Display Switch is Set Incorrectly

Display Switch is Set Incorrectly If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: Some older PCs (and we do mean older) have a switch on the motherboard that can be toggled between “monochrome” and “color”, instead of having a …

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CMOS Display Type Mismatch

CMOS Display Type Mismatch If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: The system has detected that the type of video card actually installed in the PC is not the same as the one you selected in the BIOS …

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Error encountered initializing Hard Drive

Error Encountered Initializing Hard Drive If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: The BIOS POST process has detected a failure with one or more of the IDE/ATA hard disk drives in the system. The error appearing on the …

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Keyboard Data Line Failure

Keyboard Data Line Failure If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: The data line is one of the control lines between the keyboard and the keyboard controller that interfaces the keyboard to the motherboard. Early computers relied upon …

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CMOS Checksum Error

CMOS Checksum Error If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Note: Includes Checksum Error – Defaults Loaded and Checksum Failed Explanation: A checksum is an error-detecting code containing a numerical verification used to compare the BIOS settings stored in …

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Memory Access Failures

Memory Access Failures If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: The BIOS POST process detected a failure within the system memory. This usually means a failure of the simple memory tests performed at boot time, which generally consist …

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Shadow RAM Failure

Shadow RAM Failure If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: Shadowing refers to the system copying the contents of ROM code into system RAM to improve performance. The error results from attempts to shadow one or more of …

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Level 2 Cache Failure

Level 2 Cache Failure If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! Explanation: Some BIOS’s perform tests on the level 2 or secondary cache to ensure that it is functioning correctly. If the level 2 cache in the system is …

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Performance Center, Benefits of Increased RAM in Windows 2000

Benefits of Increased RAM in Windows 2000 Windows 2000 High End Winstone Results Test system with Intel Pentium III processor at 533B MHz Performance gain going to: 128MB 192MB 256MB From 64MB 41% 45% 47% Test system with Intel Pentium II processor at 350 MHz Performance gain going to: 128MB …

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