Originally Posted by BonneMeMN
Got another bootable CD you can try? Maybe an XP disc? I dont know if something as old as 98 is a true bootable CD.
I have the following CD'* either right next to me or in this mess I call an office:
-Windows 98 second edition
-Windows 98 second edition updates (not sure what the difference is)
-Windows 95 full version (haven't tried yet)
-Windows Me upgrade (haven't triet yet)
-I downloaded all three setup disks for NT from here
. These were self extracting files that copied information to the A floppy drive. I then copied the info to a CD.
In all CDs tried, the laptop went through it'* boot sequence and usually went straight to the OS loader screen; asking to choose between NT 4.0 & something else NT related. Sometimes a red box would appear indicating a problem with the partition but it flashed too quickly for me to read the whole thing. This is what makes me think that the CD drive is no good. Also, I heard that NT 4.0 will not allow boot from a disk but I think that is BS.
Lakeville, if you have a link for that admin password backdoor I'm willing to give that a try too. That will probably be the last thing I try before calling it quits on this thing. It'* certainy not a super computer.
Thanks for all of the responses and tips!