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Old October 6th, 2010, 01:09 AM
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Trying to fix Compaq 1200 with 98SE..need major help!!

oK..So I recieved a Compaq Presario 1200 (super old) Laptop and am trying to get it to work again. Here are my issues:

* Have good ol black screen of death

*can't boot using cd/dvd because says there is no driver there

* have a usb flash drive but its not compatible with both of the comps...

* I'm on my laptop using windows 7 and trying to fix a 98se

I am at a complete loss...tried everything...reconfig, etc...even use Ultimate Boot CD...

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?
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Old October 7th, 2010, 04:52 AM
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Wow that is old 450mhz I believe. You are using a CD not a DVD? As it has a CDROM not DVD. Does it by chance have a floppy? I think so, if it does try booting from a boot floppy:


Get the win98 one HERE:

Does it power up, that is keyboard lights flash?
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Old October 7th, 2010, 05:02 AM
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Wow that is old 450mhz I believe. You are using a CD not a DVD? As it has a CDROM not DVD. Does it by chance have a floppy? I think so, if it does try booting from a boot floppy:


Get the win98 one HERE:

Does it power up, that is keyboard lights flash?
Yes I used a cd-r. I could boot from a floppy but problem is..my laptop which is only a year old doesnt have a floppy so i dont know how i would get the information on there.
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