How to resolve problem between K6-2 400 mhz and Win 95b?
Posted on 2000-03-03
I have a homebuilt computer with a Tyan Tomcat III motherboard with the highest revision of the Award Bios. The processor for this machine is a K6-2 400 mhz processor attached to a PowerLeap CPU upgrade adapter. The machine has 90 MB of EDO memory, a 4 MB Diamond Stealth II S220 2-D/3-D video card, 4.3 gig WD hd Allied Telesyn 2400 pci network card.
The problem I am having is that my original WIN95b install registry failed and I had to reinstall Win 95. I renamed all pertinent directories, so this would be a clean install. Of course, I got the IOS error than Win 95b gives with K6-2 chips faster than 350 mhz. I downloaded the appropriate patch from Microsoft and followed their instructions. However, this did not resolve the problem. Machine gets sever "blue screens of death" before giving me a dialog with a button to restore the registry from backup and reboot. The machine reboots and goes through these same problems. I have deleted this windows directory and reinstalled from scratch atleast 4 times now.
Thanks in advance.