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Re: Kernel Divide error trap

From: Niklas Hoglund
Subject: Re: Kernel Divide error trap
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 19:39:47 +0200
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On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 11:43:31PM +0200, Daniel Wagner wrote:
> Well that's only one side of the truth. AMD had in those K6 series an
> very fast loop optimation. It was so fast, that Windows couldn't boot
> correctly, because they did also counting down a counter. The result was
> used as a dividend which caused and division by zero.

So that's why I douldn't install Windows without disabling
processor-related stuff in the BIOS. (I think disabling the CPU caches
was enough, but it was quite a while ago so I'm not sure.)

Thanks for the info.


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