First post, by Vaderman
I've been reading this site for months. It's helped me build 386SX , Ppro/voodoo1 and athlon/voodoo2 systems, but i finally hit a roadblock that I can't figure out. So this is my first post.
I have recently acquired a Compaq LTE 5300 p133 laptop with 32 MB, 1.25GB and the multibay full ISA dock. Windows 98 is loaded and it's like a time capsule from 2003.
I am using win98SE version of DOS 7.10. If I boot with my 6.22 floppy it does not see the C drive. I'd like to preserve the 98 install as I don't have a drivers disk for this machine or a CD-ROM drive.
I can not get my memory managed to the point where I can play games. Best I've done is 581k free, but i don't think i gave it the right addresses and it crashes with scrambled video on the way into Wolf3d and Dune2 just hangs at the DOS prompt.
I started with my boot disk from my Ppro system. It can't see the C drive.
Tried copying my configs and files from my 386 system. Scored a whopping 435k free of conventional memory.
Then i hit the web for help, but it hasn't helped enough.
EMM386 gives me a warning of "Option Rom or Ram detected within page frame."
My largest free UMB is reported as 80k. I'm a little concerned that 'system' is enormous and I don't know why.
I am on my second run of wiping everything out, finding a tutorial for the perfect memory settings and using those configs and files.
I am also trying to use MSD.exe to look at the upper memory, but i suspect that i'm not quite doing it right and running a game conflicts with the video ROM in the upper memory.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you.