A friend of mine has a problem with his system. Each time his PC is started, it gets past the post and then he gets this message
AMD Athlon (TM)......Update Success
Then nothiung, the PC just freezes. He has tried clearing the CMOS, exchanging the bettery, booting from a floppy and CD ROM - nothing works. It won't even get a far as searching for a boot device. He has also tried disabling L1 and L2 cache...nothing.
No, Its a customer built machine. Built last Feb, nothing changed since at all. We thought it was the battery because it hasn't been used for the last 3-4 months, it was switched on last weekend, and the problem started.
The only other thing I can suggest is that you take out the CPU and put it back in, the same for all memory modules and cards... Oxidation of the pins and slots etc.. caused by condensation (ordinary air humidity) can cause this.