I managed to get AVAST! and OmniQuad Firewall onto the system via CD lol I just put the files on the cd then open up the cd drive in MY Computer and copy the files over to MY Documents. The floppy drives I have aren't big enough to hold either of those and as you know, my usb drives don't recognize my flash drive/jump drive.
After a ruthless battle, I got the ethernet driver installed and is recognized in the device manager without any yellow or red flags. Apparently it had a resource conflict with the dial up card.
I click on Internet Explorer and it says it can't find the page. I did the set up connection thing in Internet Options, but nothing worked.
Also, somewhere in the middle of all this when the computer boots up, it gives erros like vsd... and another ending in netsup... There are three all together. I have to hit any key to continue. Also, when the desktop screen comes up, there is another error saying the dynamic link library could not be found. Then gives a file name of msnp.dll something or other. =|
I can get exact file names missing and what it says...just had to walk away for a second
I was going to all kinds of sites for these drivers...who knows if any of them were legit. A couple times I downloaded drivers that had 0 bytes...that kind of worries me. The computer I used to do this is working ok for now LOL
Some info for you...this was a fresh install of Windows 98, and I have the CD.
Also, is there any trusted driver databases (FREE) that have drivers for various PCI cards. This is not the first time I have been all over the net trying to find a driver. Usually seems to be a wild goose chase, very frustrating. I Love how Windows XP just recognizes and does all this for you
I have heard about www.pcidatabase.com, but in Windows 98, I can't find the information I need that pcidatabase asks for.
Edited by Ferrari, 15 February 2009 - 02:14 PM.