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  1. That im not sure since i 'think' vga, era, cga...

    That im not sure since i 'think' vga, era, cga used similar connectors but different wiring (dont qoute me tho since vga all I have regarding retro pc) but in theory should be somewhat similar...
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    Oh i know. Its awesome. I have a 98se pc already...

    Oh i know. Its awesome. I have a 98se pc already with the unoffical pack already. So much bwtter than even se used to be. But this compaq will be a win95 pc. Not rrally useful since I finsihed the...
  3. Can you find a generic cable, and splice them...

    Can you find a generic cable, and splice them either to the connector ....or remvoe internal pins from white connector, strip wires, replace with new pins and reinstall into white connector? Not the...
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    Thanks a ton. Definitely writing that tip down. I...

    Thanks a ton. Definitely writing that tip down. I mainly wanted to make sure the adapter and cf drive would work. I have an old compaq with a verrry noisy hdd that could fail any second and wanted to...
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    And yes I know it was a dumb question about...

    And yes I know it was a dumb question about "unformatting" but dos era a huge weakspot for me in terms of pc knowledge and not fully aware of the "tricks of the trade" so to speak .
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    Ok i booted using 6.22 disk. Used fdisk to delete...

    Ok i booted using 6.22 disk. Used fdisk to delete and make new primary dos partition. Rebooted and typed fdisk /mbr at the prompt then ran the dos 6.22 setup to install to fixed disk. And it works ...
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    Well my Ibm has a program called fitness which...

    Well my Ibm has a program called fitness which allows me to copy the ibm software installed to hdd. But when i put in a blank, wiped, or even brand new 3.5 floppy. Its says please insert 2mb floppy...
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    That's what I thought but how to unformat them? I...

    That's what I thought but how to unformat them? I have a bumch of blank used ones i wiped and even an unused one from a box gave same error. Would i need to try and source unformatted ones from eBay...
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    Cf adapter issue

    I decided to test something and bought an ide to cf adapter and a 128mb cf card for my 1993 ibm ps/1. I havent copied the ps/1 software yet off old hdd (need 2mb floppies...not sure where to find...
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    Well...late win95 had usb but few computers had...

    Well...late win95 had usb but few computers had it except for specially built machines, usb was found on win98 pc's but usually for plug and play controllers and such, winME and 2k was when portable...
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    I think thats what cd image I have is osr2.5. If...

    I think thats what cd image I have is osr2.5. If not I'll find an image of it online once I get all the parts lined up. Then decide what upgrades to do. Def putting a 4mb video card and spund card....
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    I thought about that, but pc would be bare...

    I thought about that, but pc would be bare minimum for 98 (has a 100mz p1, 16mb ram, 1gb hdd) and honestly already have a win98se (with the unoffical service pack) and a dos/win3.1 pc (ibm 2133) so...
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    Surprisingly. Once I get the cable and cd rom (or...

    Surprisingly. Once I get the cable and cd rom (or just might recolor dvdrom front panel lol) and get the cf to ide adapter I'll button it up and install win95. Ihave a sb pro compatible spund card...
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    Ok so got impatient and pulled my win98 pc apart...

    Ok so got impatient and pulled my win98 pc apart for jumpers to test. And NO combination of jumpers or cable let it work except for cable select. And to top itnoff the cd drive gave out mid way so...
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    Not the way i was hoping. I had to remove drive...

    Not the way i was hoping. I had to remove drive and set them up out of bays with the master/slave (cable select style or whatever its called) and cd rom detects and functions, with cdrom jumper set...
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    Ok so im not crazy...there is something hardware...

    Ok so im not crazy...there is something hardware wise. Ok so if I take a generic ribbon cable and plug cdrom into ide channel 2, set cdrom jumper to slave, hard drive on ide channel 1 and set to...
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    Its a creative quad speed....i think cd4000m? And...

    Its a creative quad speed....i think cd4000m? And I swapped with an 8x from my windows98 machine and same thing but creative responded in other pc, so i know it functions. I got it to work but i had...
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    Alright new issue (of course lol)got it all...

    Alright new issue (of course lol)got it all running with partitions as they should, and got win95 osr2 installed....buuuttt i have issues. First cd rom only works when i use a slave/master ide cable,...
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    I'd assume you could swap the sx for a dx. Mines...

    I'd assume you could swap the sx for a dx. Mines soldered with a 169 pin socket nearby. From a hardware PDF I downloaded your model *should* be able to be pulled and a dx class dropped in and a...
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    Yea i found that out last night. I made the setup...

    Yea i found that out last night. I made the setup and diag floppies. So i take it I can delete the previous bios partition, create a new one, them format and reinstall a dos for a win95 os while...
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    Ok so quick update. I was able to make the needed...

    Ok so quick update. I was able to make the needed setup and diag floppies. But the current install of dos is messed up so will need to try and reinstall once I find/make new 6.22 disks. Oddly cant...
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    --Update-- Got it working and all put together....

    --Update--
    Got it working and all put together. Luckily IBM put a recover program inside the os that allowed me to make all new restore and software floppies. And I dont need to hunt for the 4quad...
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    Help with old compaq

    I came across a compaq prolinea 5100e and need help. Before ibstart repairing/restoring i want to know if amyone has the recovery disk files or knows where to get them? Ive heard this era of compaq...
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    Would this be in the bios config screen or is...

    Would this be in the bios config screen or is this in the "ps/1 fitness" section of os? Or better question would be how to get to cmos setup on this?
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    Yea...i downloaded a maintenance pdf for thr...

    Yea...i downloaded a maintenance pdf for thr 2133,2155 and...another line that im fogetting and it says mine has a max of 32mb for this model. But yea I read up that dos 6x *can* have 64mb which...
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