My laptop (P-Bell/NEC, 700MHz AMD,Millenium98 OS ) bit the dust so I recovered the 10 Gbt hard drive and have tried to reinstall it on an older Compaq laptop(266 AMD K6). It seemed to sort out the new hardware,reads the HDD ok, but not the CD rom drive,it does not spin up and hence will not access data. It is in working condition and recognised by the bios. I am not certain what drivers are necessary and deleting duplicates and incorrect ones is a problem, Primary IDE, Secondary IDE, PCI IDE ?? I have the original Me OS CD, but not the one for the old Compaq, how could I proceed to sort this out, should I reinstall Me from scratch (floppy boot) or just overlay the existing. Any ideas would be appreciated
If you have the motherboard drivers for the old machine download this click here and go to tools > reset hardware configureation which will remove all of the hardware drivers then reinstall the drivers for the old machine.