I have an AMD K6-200MHz processor in a
computer that my uncle gave me-- mix 'n' matched CD-ROM, Sparq
drive, and 3-Gig and 6-Gig hard drives.
Now, when I boot the computer, after it does its initial check for the
processor and memory check, it does not proceed to Windows. The only thing
it allows me to do is hit the "delete" key to enter the CMOS
BIOS setup menu-- which is password encrypted. And we don't have the
password. However, I have learned how to reset the menu without the
Neither the hard drive or disc drive is tested for system discs or
programs when booting. After consulting with several friends, it is
believed that the AMD-K6 I have is not y2k compliant. Several computers
with this supposed y2k-compliant AMD chip give a different display during
the initial boot-up than I get.
My two questions for you:
- Is this a reasonable explanation?
- Is there some type of upgrade available?