Single Status Update
My recently obtained ZEOS 486 has been sitting in the corner of my room for about two months, as I previously couldn't get it working.
I don't know if the video card just wasn't seated or if the monitor I was using before didn't pick up the signal, but I started messing with it again and I got it to boot:
As you can see in that image however, the CMOS battery is dead. I'd love to go replace it but here is the problem:
This weird hunk of plastic (which was attached to the case with some sticky velcro) is the battery, and I have absolutely no idea how to replace it. I imagine I'm going to need to do some soldering to make a new compatible battery, but I really have no clue.
- Show previous comments 13 more
AUTOEXEC.BAT (The original booted into Win 3.1, but I got rid of the command)
The system also has a virus scanner that runs on startup (ViruCide 4.12), but it's not picking anything up. The CD-ROM is also a CRE-BTB; one of those drives that has it's IDE cable connect to the Sound Blaster.
Can't see anything obviously wrong in those files so you might try swapping CD-Rom drives. That's one ancient virus checker, probably hasn't been updated for 15 years and unless it has an excellent heuristic scanner is most likely next to useless.