Please help. I have surfed some sites and read how to do it but I am having problems getting my HD to work. I have close to 1G HD from a old Compaq laptop that HAD Win95. I received a disk from the guy I purchased from that contained Win98 and some drivers. I installed JUST 98 on this drive, removed from laptop and installed in the WP. OK, I know this is not what I should have done. Thats why I need your help in simple terms please.
After I powered up the WP, I just got the Virgin login box and knew that all this was just too easy to be true. You can call me stupid if you will just help me.
Right. As soon as you turn it on keep pressing F2 (the one that looks like a book) until you get to the BIOS password screen. And then type in the password schwasck and press enter. Then just follow the instruction on the link above on how to change it from booting from the DOC to harddrive.
I am guessing a bit, but you may need to change the OS type to Other (or to Win - just change the setting) in the bios. This affects the way the webplayer looks at the boot section of the hard drive, and only one of the settings will allow it to boot. It is not obvious what the correct setting is without trying - some drives have required one setting, other drives the other setting - to boot, and it depends on what assumptions the bios of the other computer used to fdisk/format the hard drive originally.
It was set to other and I would get the login screen. So I then changed it to Win95 and now I get a blank blue screen.
So I need direction as to how to access dos where I can run the install for Win98 and the drivers????????????
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!!!!
in the bios turn off - well I think it is called quiet boot. Or turn on diagnostic messages. (I can't remember which it is.) I think what you are seeing is the webplayer setting a graphics mode which it uses if you do not have the bios status messages displayed (i.e. it is trying to start windows with the wrong display mode.
OK. I turned off the quiet boot and then get $$$$$$$$$ all over the screen. I then added a 3sec delay on the drive.
I still get $$$$$$$$$ on the whole screen and then the first few $ get a green highlight and then I get the darn login screen. I still cannot get to dos so I can run Win98 setup. What do you think I need to do now??????? THANKS!!!!!
If you are getting the login screen then either:
1) you don't have the ide primary channel active
2) your first and/or second drive is set to type None
3) your hard drive is not connected correctly
Otherwise it would either boot, display "operating system not found", or just hang - but you would not get a login prompt.
OK, here are my settings. Tell me where I have gone wrong.
Primary Master-none Type Auto 32bit engaged Transfer standard.
Secondary is the same.
HD Delay/3 seconds
Large Disk Access Mode/Dos
And the HD is spinning.
???????? Is their something else I need to check?????????
And BOY did I think this would be easy!
Thanks for everybodys help. David
I don't remember the exact label, but it is a menu under something like "integrated devices" It is on the same page as the setting for os type, so just try each and under one of them will be the ide controller setting (probably now on "Disabled")
AHHhh, almost sweet sucess.
Win98 appeared and started loading and installing on its own. It installed some drivers and everything!
It then said that it needed to restart. OK!
Then I get a "Windows protection error"
You need to restart your computer. Your program caused a divide overflow error.
Any ideas on this OH GREAT MASTER!!
Almost there, THANKS!!!!
guessing again (since I did the installs _on_ the webplayer) - use F8 (the computer key) to boot into safe mode. You will need to remove some of the drivers specific to the computer you got the drive from. Probably the ide controller; possibly some of the system devices will need to have the drivers updated. If you can boot do dos and have the win98 distrib on the harddrive you can reinstall the os.
I think you are correct. I shut it down and it restart in safe mode. I then started it again. It is wanting to install some drivers. The ID driver seemed to install on its own. I am now at the modem driver. Since the manufacture of the webplayer is not in the list, which should I choose and what speed??? 28 8????
I got a CD from the guy I bought this from and some drivers was on it but I could not find one for the modem. It did have a UDMA what ever this is?????
Its starting to look pretty good.
It really depends on what your plans are next after the install. If you intend on using the modem or a USB nic. If its a USB nic I would say finish the install then get the nic going and find the drivers on the net. But of course if you plan to use the modem right from the start, you can still finish the install, find the drivers on the net and put them on the harddrive in another computer. I lucked out and put the 98 set up files and all drivers for the WP on the hard drive before I did the first install.
OK. I have run the Win98 install and now my modem will not work. Any ideas??
Also, I really think I am going to need a bigger HD. After the Win98 install, there is not much room left. What do you think is a good size to use in the Webplayer?????
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