|So, here is where I am:|
I emailed Christopher the serial number of the PC and hopefully he can find the exact model number for me. Otherwise I may have to use something like EP 6400C (or EP/SB PC 6400 for which there are no drivers available :-))
I did an F10 boot but didn't find anything new, just the serial number again.
On the weekend, I opened up the computer and wrote everything down that I could find - not much (at least to me because I don't know what I am looking for).
CD Rom = Compaq Model No LTN 486s
Display adapter = Matrox 856-02 Rev A
Parallel PCI for printer = LM Lava Computers PN MOKO L72.2
Modem = Pulse H1012
I also burned the installation files for these three programs on a CD: Everest, Belarc Advisor and Hardware info(HWiNFO32).
Everest installed but does nothing. Belarc installed, then gave me a RNDLL error and HWiNFO also gave me errors.
Therefore, I decided that the Compac is not working properly right now and I will first have to do a clean install of Win 98 and go from there.
What did you mean by
"They (compac) have a ROM based setup so you don't have to use that silly HD partition setup scheme"
This computer has three partitions: C being the largest with the OS on it and E being very small (under 1 gig). I am planning to only format C and install win 98 on it.
You also said:
"Once you get the ethernet drivers installed you'll still need to install the cable modem software"
I am really stretching myself here with this internet thing. What I don't understand is, with my other computer ( a Dell , win 98) after I format the HD and reinstall windows I just have to configure the internet. No drivers, no software :-)
Thank you all!