492upgrade isn't going as planned.
- Apr 28, 2008Ok,
I have a trusty little Dell the 133 speed. It had IE 5.5 on it
running off a 3 gig drive partitioned 2 and 1, 40 megs of ram and
It would crash but no more than any other machine.
I have been having a hard time locating larger memory and I wondered
about maybe the size of the partition was holding it back so I backed
up the drive, tried partition magic to merge the partitons, That
failed, and then just wiped it out and started from scratch
installing a full but minimal 98SE. The partiton is regular Windows
98 Ver 10.
In theory this works. So do many things. This has had one bug after
another and where I have now learned more about the 98SE operating
system than I ever thought possible, and still have reinstalled this
3, 4 and maybe 5 and 6 times, both from a 98SE Full install CD and a
98SE upgrade-only CD, this refuses to stay running.
This is a small V-E-R-Y light weight machine, it's battery is in
great shape and when it's run under the old partition conected to
cable modem, even just running IE 5.5 this little machine danced.
At my library, hospital, doctors office, a park that has wireless, a
coffee shop and anyplace that had wireless this worked before. I see
no reason it shouldn't now but it keeps either going blue screen or
Oh Yes, in Dos, Nothing wrong happens at all. Any program or
utility, if it's in Dos, it ruins and runs. All the headaches start
when it runs windows. Safe just as much as normal. Even small
utilitys and programs come back with Insuffecnt memory or
resources, like running regedit and windows explorer at the same
Also, when you plug in a card to the pcmcia slots, nothing is
recognized until you run ADD HARDWARE.
Does anyone have a thought? I would have thought opening it to a
full 3 gigs at least would add more power.
- Next post in topic >>