Operating system

What to do?
Do not panic. Without delay, check all computers for compatibility with 2000. For this, there are programs, including freely distributed ones. You can get them online. In particular, the site…

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“Clicks of Death" - what is it?
This is such a situation when the drive has lost its ability to read the servo track for proper head positioning. At the same time, the drive does not “see”…

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This is the sonorous name of Athlon
Well, AMD is completely out of control. Rolls new processors out of the cornucopia. Most recently, on February 23, AMD announced two new processors: AMD-K6®-III-400 and AMD-K6®-III-450. By the way,…

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How is the Y2K controller

Despite the fact that such controllers are now produced by many companies, this type of equipment does not shine with a variety of technical solutions. Pay attention to the appearance of the most common controllers in the Ukrainian market: Year 2000 BIOS Enabler from American Megatrends (hereinafter AMI); SC2000 offered by Tessart (hereinafter SC2000); BIOS-Y2000 ProblemSolver, manufactured by Computers, (hereinafter ProblemSolver) and the E2000 BIOS Enabler controller, manufactured by EPOS (hereinafter E2000). Continue reading

Operating system role

The operating system is the ultimate authority in resolving hardware problems associated with the change of centuries. It is the operating system in most cases that tells applications the current time and date. The latest versions of operating systems correctly handle the change of dates from 12/31/99 to 01/01/2000. And this applies not only to operating systems that receive the date from the BIOS Continue reading

Solving an iron problem is very simple

The solution to the 2000 problem related to incorrect BIOS operation is based on the standard and mandatory ability of any computer to check a specific address area when booting for additional devices that have a BIOS extension specific to this device. That is why all the controllers in question include only the most necessary elements in order to change the logic of the BIOS of the motherboard, if necessary. No wonder they are so similar. Continue reading

The Iron Solution to the 2000 Iron Problem

Before the onset of 2000, about three more months. But the situation was noticeably heated. It is understandable. If even a small fraction of what is written in the press is true, then someone will have to be responsible for not taking the necessary measures. But why are the prophecies given in most publications on the 2000 issue not particularly credible? It painfully thickens without explaining the details. Continue reading

IDE Interface Features

The main requirement of the recording device to the interface is the ability to continuously transmit data to it during the recording process. Requirements for the speed of receipt of data by modern standards are very modest. For recording at 4th speed, a continuous data stream with a speed of only 600 kb / s is required. But this is deceitful modesty. After all, the flow must be continuous! And here there are nuances. Continue reading

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DIMM EEPROM test program dimm.exe
A quick analysis of the type of DIMM module installed in the system unit can also be done with dimm_id.exe. The program is subject to all the restrictions discussed above:…

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What is worse than the "golden" wheels?
The prerequisites for the fact that the “golden” discs are worse than the “aluminum” ones are laid down in the recording technology itself. Standards for compact discs provide that the…

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Description of the errors detected by TIP.EXE
In the case when the drive is absolutely unable to access any of the four Z-tracks of the cartridge, it gives a message about the failure of the Z-tracks. In…

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Zip Technologies: Pros and Cons
Since the creation of the FDD 3.5 "1.44 MB high-density, a lot of time has passed and this type of media has not undergone any changes during this period, while…

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