First post, by JiaoTongNan
All the drivers posted here were located through extensive google searching and vogons.org user JiaoTongNan, MSFN.org users PROBLYMCH3LD, stupendousyappi, Dell user Griz UK, Dell does not support Windows 98SE or Windows Me on this laptop model.
Both Windows 98SE and ME have been tested with and work with these drivers. If you encounter missing CD drivers when installing 98SE, you'll have to devise a way to get the motherboard driver into the hard drive so 98SE can install it and get the CD drive working, be it editing the hard drive externally or installing an inappropriate CD driver.
Most of the drivers make no mention of Windows 95 or Windows 98FE, I have no idea if those will work.
Dell has offered the Dell Latitude D600 with a few variations, some models of the Dell Latitude D600 may come with a Intel Pro 2200 Wireless Card instead of a TrueMobile 1300 or 1400, which is incompatible with Windows 9x. Many drivers and instructions here apply to other Dell Latitude Dxxx family models, like the D610, but Windows 9x will only work properly with the D610 models that contain an ATI X300 graphics card as there is no Windows 9x video driver for Intel GMA 900. Scroll to the very bottom to check compatibility if you're considering installing 9x on a Latitude Dxxx model.
Motherboard (Intel 855PM infinst_autol.exe infinst_enu.exe)
Sound (Sigmatel C-Major.exe)
Ethernet (Broadcom BCM5787)
Wireless (Broadcom 43xx + boingo wireless +)
Cardbus Driver (FTS_PCCardO2Micro®SmartCardBus®Reader_2000503_1000782)
USB Driver - Windows 98SE only! (nusb33e)
VDMSound 9x (May not work, included because the sound drivers don't natively support DOS)
Windows 98SE Unofficial Service Pack (U98SESP3)
Wireless Utility (Required for WPA2): download.juniper.net/software/aaa_802/public/oac/452/OdysseyClient9x.exe
https://www.juniper.net/generate_license/ (Generate a trial key!)
http://www.juniper.net/support/pulse.html (Maybe important to know if you plan on buying it)
Included with the .zip file. I left the names of the drivers unedited so they are more recognizable.
Out of all the drivers, the broadcom wireless was the hardest to find. Thanks to PROBLYMCH3LD, we now have a driver and a wireless client program for it!
Contents of instructions.txt
Dell Latitude D600
If Windows 98SE ever pesters you with messages that a cab file cannot be found, go to C:/Win98 and you will most likely find the cab files needed.
Getting the Windows to restart into DOS (Modifying the resources for your hard drive and cd/dvd drive to properly work causes this!):
Defining Custom Config.sys and Autoexec.bat Files
To define custom Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files to be processed when you restart your computer using the "Restart the computer in MS-DOS mode" option, follow these steps:
If you have not restarted the computer in MS-DOS mode before, click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart The Computer In MS-DOS Mode, and then click Yes. At the command prompt that appears, type exit and then press ENTER.
Click the Start button, point to Programs, and then click Windows Explorer.
Locate the "Exit to DOS.pif" file in the Windows folder, use the right mouse button to click the file, and then click Properties on the menu that appears.
Click the Program tab, and then click Advanced.
Click Specify A New MS-DOS Configuration, define the custom Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files in the CONFIG.SYS For MS-DOS Mode and AUTOEXEC.BAT For MS-DOS Mode boxes, and then click OK.
You don't have to write anything different in the CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT files (unless you know what you are doing to make changes in DOS files), just exit out and reboot.
After, if you go to Restart in MS-DOS, it will reboot the system totally, then state "Windows 98 is now starting your MS-DOS_based program". Then you will see the usual Microsoft Windows 98 copyright and the C:\WINDOWS> prompt. If you type "exit" to exit out, it will again reboot the system from the beginning and say "Windows 98 is now restarting...". If you type "win" to exit out, then it will state "You are currently running in MS_DOS mode. Do you want to return to normal mode, to run Windows applications again [Enter=Y. Esc=No]?" Hitting Y will reboot the system again from the beginning and say "Windows 98 is now restarting...".
Run infinst_autol.exe or infinst_enu.exe. to fix ide channel driver, go to device manager, ide channel properties, resources, uncheck automatic settings, entry in the bottom of the list, edit, go up in addresses until one with no conflicts is found (e.g. 00EF - 00FF). Restart. IDE channel should appear as generic, but it will work fine. [b]INSTALL THIS FIRST OTHERWISE THE AUDIO WON'T INSTALL PROPERLY![/b]
ATi Radeon 9000:
Install DirectX 9, unpack "ts1 vid8 radeon9000", first install display driver using device manager. Go to display properties, update driver, specify location, choose driver from list, have disk, find inf in unpacked folder. Run Control Panel setup.exe to finish. Make sure DirectX 9 is installed first otherwise it the driver won't work.
Alternatively you can install these modded video drivers if the original ones don't work, I personally recommend them over the official one.
Resource Conflict Fix/Making 9x recognize the cd/dvd drive:
Go to the Windows Start Button>Settings>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>Hard disk controllers>Intel(R) 82801DBM Ultra ATA Storage Controller (May appear as Standard PCI Controller)>Resources>Uncheck Use automatic settings>Scroll Down the Resource Type list to the very bottom>Click Input/Output Range (The very bottom one)>Make the Value go up/down until it says No devices are conflicting. The computer will restart,
after that switch the dark disk into dual channels (You may or may not need to repeat the resource fix again after that, reboot)
Chipset must be installed, install the unofficial service pack for all updates, run "sigmatel c-major.exe". You will be asked for cab files on next boot. Go to C:/Win98, that folder contains all the cab files you need.
unpack "bcm5787 9.81" or 10.24, install driver using device manager. Go to pci ethernet adapter properties, specify location, choose driver from list, have disk, find inf in unpacked folder. You will be asked for a cab file, go to C:/Win98 for the cab file. There isn't a client, but the ethernet controller will work silently.
Unpack "broadcom mini pci win9x bcm49xx", use device manager to manually install driver like above. Then install "boingoinstaller" or odyssey client.
Windows 9x lacks its own wireless utility, leaving the user to depend on third party wireless utilities. Odyssey Client is the only known universal wireless utility that works on 98SE and ME.
Install after installing the wireless card driver, setup and then connect! Alternatively a Cardbus with WPA2 support could be used after installing the cardbus drivers for the D600.
Copy the entire zip file to your flash drive after downloading it [b]DO NOT EXTRACT IT YET[/b] or the drivers will be corrupt! Once you copy and paste it to a folder, extract the file with 7-zip or any ZIP File program.
Install! If pestered about cab files again, go to the unzipped cardbus folder (I would recommend leaving it inside the desktop or C: for convenience) then the win98 folder inside. If that doesn't work, just go to C:/Win98
*If you experience any issues afterwards, you may need to change a resource because its conflicting.
Drivers not included:
Kept for historical purposes, in case the link goes wrong!
http://www.falconfly.de/directx.htm (DirectX, download DirectX9!)
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/550 … tel-AC97-Driver (Integrated Audio: Sigmatel 9750 A.K.A Audio Driver)
http://support.advantech.com/support/Download … Source=Download
Modded Broadcom Wifi Card Adapter for Windows 98SE (Not available else where!)
http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/IndexDownload.a … 24-8148E4E84361
http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/win9 … age-drivers.php
"The setup.exe routine is sensitive; if you expand the zip files on a Win2k/xp/etc machine, it expands with such a long directory name that the file copy fails. I copied the install files into c:\card\ and ran setup.exe, and it went right in."
Maybe helpful for wireless!