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After checking all the computers and installing, where necessary, the recommended boards, will the 2000 problem be resolved?

Of course not! Most of the problems will remain. The danger of the 2000 problem is that in recent years, very large databases have accumulated in any organization. In these databases, a huge share is occupied by dates. In most cases, dates are stored in two-digit year format. After the onset of 2000, there will be confusion both with the interpretation of the value of the year, and, most importantly, with the processing of these data. The situation is aggravated by the fact that there are a significant number of programs in operation, drawn up without taking into account the year 2000. In these programs, dates are stored and processed in an abbreviated format. Moreover, date information can be stored in either a date format, or in numeric or character format. The interpretation of the date and their processing in this case completely depend on the algorithm laid down by the developer. Most often, these programs will stop working correctly after 2000. Many programs keep their calendars. Moreover, not all of them correctly calculate leap years. Calendars in a two-digit year program are not able to correctly determine the day of the week after 2000. It is common practice to assign names for archive files, which include the archive date. Everywhere, the year is represented by two digits. This is a brief listing of only a very small fraction of the problems that need to be addressed in preparation for the year 2000.

The hardware-related solutions discussed in the article fix only one problem: getting the correct value for the current date. If it is not resolved, it is doubtful that any system will function correctly. However, having solved it, you must immediately begin to solve the problem of 2000, associated with software flaws.

Those who are not taking preparations for the year 2000 can be understood. Murphy’s laws state that 80% of problems are solved by themselves, and the remaining 20% ​​are not solvable at all. But in this situation, it’s better to stick around a bit. And you need to start immediately, with the solution of the “iron” problems. By installing AMI Year 2000 BIOS Enabler boards on outdated computers in a timely manner, you will get a significant time gain for solving other problems.

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