My I-Opener came with no goop on the BIOS, the Yamaha sound chip, and a Rise 266 CPU.
After pulling out all of my hair trying to flash the BIOS, I finally sent the chip off to BadFlash to get taken care of (thanks Jack, it works great!).
I installed Win98SE Upgrade Edition by putting the laptop HD in my son's computer, starting the install, inserting my Win95 CD when prompted, then on the first restart I transplanted the laptop HD to the I-Opener. Worked fine. I then installed the Via 4-in-1 drivers, the CyberBlade drivers, and the modem drivers. I made sure IDE was set to primary only in the device manager (I still have one item showing up as unknown and uninstalled...).
All was fine until I tried to use the I-opener for any period of time. It would crash and upon reboot would not finish loading into Windows. If I let it sit for several minutes it would get into Windows, run for a while, then crash. After eliminating several possibilities I began to concentrate on temperature (I'm using the original HS). Each time the I-Opener crashed I'd restart right away and look at the temperature in the BIOS. Every single crash had a CPU temperature of 45 degrees C. If I let it sit for a few minutes it would start again and crash when it hit 45C.
I installed Rain and it locks up when I try to start the program.
I installed Waterfall Pro and got lost in the settings. It asks for CPU type, motherboard manufacturer, sensors, and some other options. Leaving everything set to default seems to increase the amount of time between crashes, but the crashes haven't been eliminated.
Can anyone running Win98 with a Rise CPU and stock HS tell me what CPU cooling software you use and what settings you use?