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Setting up Multiprocessor support after Win2K is installed

Ayman Altounji
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Setting up Multiprocessor support after Win2K is installed

Configure the server hardware to the correct the "APIC Mode" settings. You must start System Configuration and press 'CTRL a' at the first menu after selecting F10 during boot. This activates "Advanced Mode". Then enter System Configuration itself and follow the prompts to complete a basic configuration load. Select to "Review" the settings and then pick "View/Edit Details" from the menu. Look down the list to find "APIC Mode". Press enter on this selection and select "Full Table, Mapped" (or "Full Table" if only choice, depends on specific system). Once this has been done, exit and save changes.

Then go into Computer Management, Device Manager, open up the "Computer" entry, right click on the entry under that (ACPI or something similar) and then select Properties. Go to the Driver tab and click Update Driver. Then pick "Next" and mark "Display list..." then "Next" again. Pick "Show all .." and pick the appropriate type from the list. For all current Compaq servers "MPS Multiprocessor" or "ACPI Multiprocessor" will work. For some much older models "Compaq SystemPro or Compatible" would work.

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Ayman Altounji
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Re: Setting up Multiprocessor support after Win2K is installed

This isn't working for me on my dual 100mHz 2000 tower. After pressing CTRL-A, I do not have any APIC mode entries in the "View/Edit Detail screen" (although both system processor boards do show up).

I've tried rebuilding this system with various combinations of Smartstart 3.5 and 4.9, and NT4 and Win2k. I've even reset the CMOS via the dip switch. In no instances is my 2nd processor seen by the OS. Any ideas?