I looked up the FCC ID numbers on everything that I could find inside the computer, and took all the drives and boards out and put them back in and when I started it up again (I am still using a "Startup Disk" that I was prompted to make during setup, if I don't have the startup disk in A: when I start the computer it gives me a "non-system or disk error" message, even thought there is no disk in) with the boot disk I got from bootdisk.com (not to be confused with the startup disk) something new happend.. this error came up:
CD-ROM Device Driver for IDE (Four Channels Supported)
(c) Copyright Oak Technology Inc. 1993-1996
Driver version :V340
Driver Name :BANANA
No Drivers found, aborting installation
Device Driver not found: 'BANANA'.
No valid CD-ROM device drivers selected.
So that was a new error after I put everything back together, I think something wasn't put together right before... is there really a driver called BANANA???
Also now when I use the startup disk to get into dos before it gets to the A:\ but after it says "Starting MS-DOS" it says:
The current date is SUN 11-11-01**
Enter new date (mm-dd-yyyy) : (I press enter)
The current time is 2:55:43:72a**
Enter the new time: (I press enter)
**Both the time and date were correct even the first time it happend, so something must still be working from before they erased it
Does anyone know how to get rid of that, or why it is happening??? It happends every time.
But anyway...in the MSD.exe program on the startup disk it gave me the following information... I couldn't find anyhting useful out of it but then again I don't know what I'm talking about... also some of it is information from the FCC ID #'s:
Computer name: Compaq
BIOS Manufactorer: Compaq
BIOS Version: (this was blank)
BIOS ID bytes: FC 01 00
BIOS date: 01/20/95
Processor: 486DX2/50 (this is correct, I matched the FCC ID number and replacement part # on the compaq web site)
Math Processor: Internal
Bus type: EISA
DMA controller: yes
Cascaded IRQ2: yes
BIOS data segment: 9FC0 1k
Extended memory total: 15360k
XMS (what is XMS)
XMS version: 3.0
Driver version: 3.1
A20 Address line:not enabled
High memory area: available
Available SXMS and Largest Free Block:15296k
Stuff I got from the FCC:
Video Card (I'm not sure if thats the right name for it)FCC ID; CNT-75MXZ21: PCI Local Bus VGA Card; maximum res.1280*1024;non-interlaced
CD-ROM FCC ID; IUO-9TB012CRB: (I got this from the manufactor's (Matsushita-Kotobuki Electronics Industries Ltd.) website www.mke.panasonic.co.jp/en/download/download.htm
2x speed tray loading SCSI Model: CR-503b, and I got the drivers (version 2.1) for it off the web site I just gave you but I have no idea what to do with them because I still can't get the hard drive to show up... it spins up though... so I know it works. I noticed it has NO jumpers on it... is that possibly the reason? Also there are no partitions at all on whatever fdisk checked... I guess it was the floppy drive, but I'm guessing if there were any small information holding partitions that they got deleted in the cleaning proces of the computer...
Processor Board FCC ID; CNT-75MXZ25: 486DX2/50
Modem FCC ID; CJE-0297: Internal FAX/Modem Card
Manufactorer: U.S. Robotics Corporation Model: 000276
I found some drivers here http://www.usr.com/support/drivers-t...p?prod=s-modem
but I don't know if they will work or not because my product number isn't found there, but there is a generic driver for all pre 1996 models
So basically I need to figure out what to do with those drivers for the CD-ROM and Modem that I found (if they are the right ones) and get the hard drive to work... I don't know much about jumpers...wow... that was alot of stuff... but with what I know so far am I still good for Red Hat 7.2?????? If anyone can help me with any of that stuff I would greatly appreciate it.