Bringing a 486 DX66 back to life!
Posted on 1998-08-05
I purchased a barebones pentium computer for my daughter from SurplusAuction, and installed the CD Rom, Hard Drive, memory, and Floppy from her old 486 into it and it is running great. Now I am trying to put the 486 back together so Grandma and Grandpa can get on the internet. I have a new Hard Drive, a new 3.5" floppy drive, a new CD Rom, new 16 megs of memory. I have hooked up everything correctly, I believe, but the sucker won't boot. I have used a Win 95 startup disk as a boot disk, but the system won't try to boot from the floppy. The floppy light is on constantly. I get nothing on the screen. I think I have the cable connected properly. If I switch the cable on the floppy, I don't get a light, so I am guessing it is connected correctly. What should I try next.