ChkCPU, either my board is dying or something is funky with the bios or both or... who knows but...
the 2.21r bios says in the bios summary 256k Cache.
pccheck mentions no L2 cache
system analyzer says 32k L2
cachechk says 32K
I switch back to the original bios
bios summary now says 32k cache
cachechk still says 32k cache.
so I switch back to the 2.21r bios
bios summary still says 256k cache
and now the system no longer boots from hard drive.
switching back to the original bios, the system still boots from hdd, yet reports 32k cache
switching to the 2.21r bios, summary reports 256k cache, system boots from hdd and cachechk reports 32k cache
No idea what caused the system to fail boot earlier. I'm guessing some cmos setting due to switching between the bios version.
Now to figure out if the cache on my board has failed or some flaky contact.