Compaq Portable III fails POST?
THX1138 at dakotacom.net
Mon Aug 21 13:02:48 CDT 2006
jim stephens wrote:
> Barry Watzman wrote:
>> I have a Compaq Portable III here, worked the last time it was powered
>> (years ago), may or may not still work. I also have a file called
>> "SP0316.ZIP" that contains "SP0316.exe" which, I THINK, is a utility
>> (service pack) that makes the setup disk for the Portable III.
>> However, it
>> needs to run on a PC with a 360k 5.25" floppy drive.
>> I THINK.
> try the url(s)
> download above
> SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP0316.ZIP
> PART NUMBER: N/A
> FILE NAME: SP0316.EXE
> TITLE: SETUP/DIAGNOSTICS Version 8.00 Revision B VERSION: 8.00
> LANGUAGE: English
> CATEGORY: Diagnostics-Setup
> DIVISION: All PC's
> PRODUCTS AFFECTED: COMPAQ Portable, COMPAQ DESKPRO, COMPAQ DESKPRO 286,
> COMPAQ PORTABLE 286, COMPAQ PORTABLE II, COMPAQ PORTABLE III, COMPAQ
> PORTABLE 386, COMPAQ DESKPRO 386, COMPAQ DESKPRO 386/20,
> COMPAQ DESKPRO 386/25
I think 8.00 is the *last* that will fit on a 5" floppy.
8.04 requires 3" floppies -- though I haven't checked to see if
the extra 0.24M actually has any significant *content* (e.g.,
it could just be part of INSPECT.
N.B. I've already emailed 3 versions (6.something, 7.0 and 8.00)
to the OP -- though *this* SP probably self-extracts under
*DOS* (the versions I emailed required windows for extraction)
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