I got it to work!
Thanks to the help of all of you.
It was a combination of things.
1 The BadFlash bios - I had it in wrong (actually 180 degrees wrong - doh!)! - I confused the front and back - but it STILL worked!
2 The Ram - the 128MB RAM worked on the laptop - but failed on a second laptop - there was a small metal filing on it - from when I filed the socket(s).
3 Putting the BIOS in halfway helped - a bunch - all the way down and no go - so I put a piece of yellow sticky paper in the socket to keep it elevated.
o Windows 98 SE
o USB Ethernet Drivers
o CyberBlade Video Drivers
The system is working woderfully - and on the network at 100 MB!
Can't wait to copy my CD collection to this.
I will need to solder in a headset adapter - but that should be OK.
Again, thanks to all the help of you!