Stupid hardware questions
dsanders at u.washington.edu
Fri Sep 17 13:41:46 PDT 1999
On Fri, 17 Sep 1999, Lawrence Lin wrote:
> Floppy drives are notorious things, the cable orientation is
> opposite of normal drives. Red stripe on left for data cable, red strip
> on right for power. On the MB it should be the same as the IDE
> cables (which side the red stripe is on). Also, are you plugging the
> end with the twist in the cable into the floppy or the motherboard? It
> should be plugged into the floppy.
Thanks for the explicit info on cable orientation. (I'll be damned if I
could find this information on the web anywhere. Sheesh! :)
It's a two-drive cable, one connector for the board, a long bit, one
connector (well, two connectors, one for each type) for the B drive, the
twist, and one connector for the A drive at the other end. I've got the
proper end in the motherboard.
> If the BIOS detects it.... are the jumpers set correctly?
BIOS detects it fine. I've verified and re-verified the master/slave
settings, and even moved it to the second IDE interface, with no luck.
Right now I have the hard drive as the master on IDE1 and the CD-ROM as
the master on IDE2 with a Zip drive as the slave on IDE2. Before, I had
the CD-ROM as the slave on IDE1 and the Zip by itself on IDE2. Neither
configuration worked, but the BIOS detected both just fine.
> > And finally, does anyone know if Win95 SR2 knows about AGP video cards?
> Not directly, there are patches for various chipsets. (VIA, Intel, etc)
I presume Win98 has AGP support. It also occurs to me that I'd need Win98
for USB support, correct?
Hey, does anyone have any experience with the differences between Win98
and Win98 Second Edition?
Many thanks for the info!
Dan Sanderson dsanders at u.washington.edu
University of Washington http://students.washington.edu/dsanders
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