Can't install Raodrunner
Posted on 2000-05-01
I am having trouble installing the Time Warner “Roadrunner” Internet connection. My computer is a bit ancient, 6 years old. The base machine is a Gateway P5-60, Intel Pentium 60Mh processor. I have upgraded the processor ~ 3 years ago when Intel had a promotion to a “overdrive” 120Mh processor. The original machine had 8MB of RAM, which I increased 4 years to 24MB. The original ‘C’ hard drive is a whopping 0.5G capacity, which I augmented 4 years ago with an additional 1.6G drive.
Roadrunner minimum system requirements per Time Warner are 32MB RAM and 75Mh-processor speed. Recommended system is 64MB RAM and 166Mh processor, if you have an Intel chip.
When I first installed the NIC, its software and the cable modem, I had difficulty re-booting the machine; it will either not complete the boot-up process or else it would “freeze” after completing the boot-up. Checking the minimum system requirements for Roadrunner, I noted that I had less memory on my machine than the minimum system requirements, so I increased the RAM to 48MB. This had no effect on the problem; the machine still has difficulty booting up and freezes very shortly after completing the boot-up if it is successful.
Also, the ‘C’ drive with the operating system on it is almost maxed out. I cleaned up some space on it to install the Roadrunner software, but still only have about 40MB of free space.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!