First post, by detritus olentus
Alright! Another rescue from a local municipal recycle pile that I managed to scoop up before the scrappers found it. From looking up the specs, it appears to have a 120MHz Pentium processor and launched with Windows 95. I figured it was about time I learned to work with something earlier than 95 so I set about learning how to configure windows 3.1 (because I have original Compaq install floppies for it) on a 512MB compact flash IDE adapter and managed to pull it off. Don't yet have all of the drivers though, I'm a child of the GUI and way out of my element still. It was an absolute dusty mess and I took the whole thing apart, cleaned and reassembled; it ended up being one of the nicer boxes I own. I thought I had a dud on my hands because it wouldn't boot but after a lot of troubleshooting it turns out that the processor wasn't seated, just sitting loosely on top of the locked socket. Occam's Razor. Didn't know what the heck to do with the bare IDE adapter board so built a lego case around it and shoved it up inside the drive bays. It also had the original recovery disk in the drive which is a cool touch.