aware that model has a serious battery problem.
The battery is not a big problem. However,
there is one problem I'm unable to overcome.
The laptop came with a new 3.5 hd that
I intended to install W98 on. The installation
went well. I fdisk the hd then formatted it;
then installed W98. I then installed Open Office
and that was all I wanted on the laptop.
The laptop worked well. I used it for several hours.
But, when I turned it back on it would not find the hd.
Went into the bios, set it back up and it worked okay again.
Then when I tuned it back on it would not find the hd again.
Now, after many efforts I can not get the sys to find the hd.
Was the hd bad to start with or could I have done
something to cause the problem?
Also, any suggestions on how to possibly solve the problem.
With a boot disk in the external floppy, the laptop boots up to 'a'.
But 'fdisk' says 'No fixed disks present.'
I removed the hd, installed one from a different laptop.
Booting up from 'a' again, 'fdisk' found the hd.
This hd has Wxp on it. It didn't boot to Wxp however.
Should the laptop run Wxp?
Any ideas and suggestions appreciated.