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BGoins12
November 11th, 2013, 06:28 AM
So yesterday, my Dad brought me home a Compaq Prosignia 300 that a friend gave him. Has a Pentium 90, 16MB of ram, 2GB HD, stuff like that. Came with 98 installed. Being the honest person I am, I wiped the drive to reinstall 98. Here's where the problem lies. This particular server grade Compaq has a SCSI hard drive and CD drive, and the regular Windows 98 boot disk will not recognize the CD drive to continue the installation. I have already installed a new external CMOS battery and used the configuration disks to set the computer up... still no luck. What am I missing here? I've never dealt with SCSI PCs... only IDE.

Chuck(G)
November 11th, 2013, 07:49 AM
You'll need the ASPI driver for the SCSI card (you didn't specify what it was) as well as the ASPI-to-CD driver when you boot the system.

More details on what's in the box will help tremedously.

RWallmow
November 12th, 2013, 11:18 AM
More details on what's in the box will help tremedously.

For sure, like which SCSI card/chipset is on it?

Chuck(G)
November 12th, 2013, 01:46 PM
Well, a little bit of digging shows this:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp1001-1500/sp1313.txt

and the accompanying SoftPaq:

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp1001-1500/sp1313.exe

should be enough to get you going--it has both the ASPI and CD drivers.

BGoins12
November 15th, 2013, 03:03 PM
Forgot I posted this! But yes, big thanks for finding this for me. Gonna try it out tomorrow.