BIOS Questions that don't belong in the other forums. Read them!
#28323 by drugwash
Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:40 am
Hi! I have a GMB-P56IPS v0 motherboard (same with DTK PAM-56IPS E-0) and everything seems to work fine upon boot, until it tries to load the operating system (Win98). I'm getting the "cannot handle A20 line" error and it stays in DOS mode.
All this happened after I swapped BIOS chips with another board (different brand, but same BIOS chip and same chipset on the board). I have to mention here that this board has a Dallas RTC DS12B887, which I suspect it may be involved. BIOS chip is Winbond W29EE011-15, loaded with AWARD BIOS v4.51PG . BIOS string is 2A59GG39, version 1.05c . I've done some reading about the A20 line, but I still don't know what to do. I tried the normal/fast option in BIOS setup, with no result. I'd really need some help on this, please!