I've got an issue regarding a Neoware Eon 5000T thin client I recently bought used. The hardware itself works fine, however the previous owner left a copy of Windows NT 4 (SP5) on the DiskOnModule chip which expects to connect to some Windows NT server that does not exist, so it will not boot because it tells me I must be logged in as an admin. I also can't write to the DiskOnModule chip.
So here's the issue - I can't figure out a way to read and write to the DiskOnModule chip. It connects to a 40-pin IDE slot which contains one extra pin compared to regular IDEs (always one pin missing in the middle). None of my towers recognize it as a storage medium and just ignore it completely (even in BIOS config). Would there be a way to write data to it by using some connector for USB or similar (if one exists)?
I'm looking for a solution to either replace Windows on the DiskOnModule chip or boot into Windows and override this kiosk loading software. Does anybody know special keystrokes to override a Windows NT 4 boot process (F8 doesn't seem to work)?
Just wanted to get someone else's opinion before I say I'm SOL with this thin client. Any help or advice is appreciated.