Installing Windows 98

On

Rock Mentor 700

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Introduction

This booklet has been designed to help the novice user to set up their Rock Mentor 700 notebook computer with Windows 98. Some knowledge of computers is required to follow through this booklet. If you experience any difficulties when setting up the software, contact mobile-support.net Customer Services.

Please ensure all extra devices (PC cards, Modems, Network cards, external mice etc.) are removed before starting this installation.

Complete Reinstall

 

WARNING: ALL DATA ON HARD DISK DRIVE WILL BE DELETED

  1. Use a DOS start-up disk to start the Notebook Computer.
  2. Type ‘fdisk’ at the A:\ prompt
  3. Select ‘Yes’ to enable large disk support
  4. Use option 3 to delete all partitions on the disk (usually 1 Primary DOS and 1 Non-DOS)
  5. Esc to DOS and the Reboot with start-up disk in drive
  6. Insert disk containing ZVHDD program
  7. Type ‘zvhdd /c /partition /m:256’
  8. Once this has finished, remove all floppy disks, insert Windows 98 CD-ROM and reboot
  9. When prompted press DEL to enter Setup
  10. Go to the BIOS Features Setup option
  11. Change the Boot Sequence to read "CDROM, C:, A:" – (When you have finished this setup you may wish to change this back)
  12. Press Esc, then F10 and Yes to save settings.
  13. Choose "Boot from CDROM", then "Start Windows 98 setup from CDROM"
  14. Choose Continue and then "Configure unallocated Space"
  15. Select "Yes to Large Disk Support" and then Return to reboot
  16. Choose "Boot from CDROM" and then "Start Windows 98 setup from CDROM"
  17. Wait while drive is formatted
  18. Press Enter to continue
  19. Choose Continue, Next, ‘Portable’ then Next
  20. We recommend that you choose "Show Me a List of Components" and then select everything – but for an easier installation you may select the "Recommended" option.
  21. Enter a Computer name and Workgroup if needed (ask your network administrator) and click next
  22. Select "United Kingdom", then Next and then Next again.
  23. Wait while Windows Setup copies files
  24. The computer will then reboot
  25. Choose "Boot from Hard Disk"
  26. When prompted enter Name and Company information
  27. Read the license agreement and, if you accept, click on "I accept the agreement"
  28. Click Next and then carefully enter the Product ID number found on your certificate of Authenticity.
  29. Then select Finish
  30. At the "PC card Wizard" click Next, Next and then Finish
  31. After a short wait the computer will reboot again
  32. Select "Boot from Hard Disk" again
  33. Set Date, Time and Time zone and then click Apply and then OK
  34. The computer will work for a few minutes and then reboot
  35. Select "Boot from Hard disk" again
  36. Enter a password if you wish – although this is not necessary
  37. Please wait while Windows installs new hardware and continues starting up.
  38. Congratulations, you have now installed Windows 98. All that is left is to install the video and sound drivers – instructions are included overleaf.

 

Installation of Video drivers on Mentor 700 under Windows 98

 

  1. Insert the drivers CD supplied with the computer
  2. Click Start->Settings->Control Panel
  3. Double-click the Display Icon
  4. Click the Settings tab
  5. Click the Advanced button, then the Adapter tab, then Change
  6. Click Next then choose to "Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location"
  7. Click Next and then "Have Disk…"
  8. Change "Copy manufacturer’s files from:" to:
    d:\win98\vga
  9. Click on OK then OK again then Next
  10. Now click Finish, then Apply, then Close and Yes to restart computer
  11. After restarting, go back to Control Panel and double-click on Display
  12. Click on the Settings tab
  13. Change the Screen area to 1024x768 and the Colours to High Colour (16 bit) – or higher if you wish
  14. Click Apply, choose "Apply the new colour settings without restarting" and then OK
  15. Select OK and then, once the screen has resized, choose Yes
  16. Finally choose OK to exit from Display properties (you can now close the Control Panel)

Installation of Sound Drivers on Mentor 700 Under Windows 98

  1. Insert the Drivers CD supplied with the computer
  2. Click Start->Settings->Control Panel and then double-click on System
  3. Select the Device Manager tab
  4. Click on the PCI Multimedia Audio Device and click Remove
  5. Click OK to remove the device
  6. Now click Refresh – Windows will Detect New Hardware
  7. In the Add New Hardware Wizard click Next on the first page
  8. Choose to "Display a list of all the drivers…" the click Next
  9. Select the type of device as "Sound, Video and Game Controllers" then click Next
  10. Click "Have disk…"
  11. Change "Copy manufacturers files from:" to:
    d:\win98\audio
  12. Click OK then OK again then Next
  13. Once Windows has copied the files click Finish
  14. Windows will now detect new hardware and install the software for it
  15. When prompted insert the Windows 98 CD ROM
  16. Wait for 10 seconds to allow disk to be recognised then click OK
  17. Click Close to close the System Properties window.

The Sound drivers are now installed – to test reboot the computer and you should hear a jingle as Windows restarts

 

Setting Up PCMCIA cards in Windows 98 on Mentor 700

NOTES:

Knowledge of networks is required to set-up network cards. If you have any question with regard to protocols, workgroups or user names please contact you network administrator.

The cards listed below are the Rock approved cards for the Mentor 700. While there should be no problems with any other standard PCMCIA card on this computer, the three cards listed below are the only ones supported either here or by Rock Technical Support.


Setting up a Xircom 10/100 Ethernet Card in Windows 98 On Mentor 700

 

Switch on the notebook.

Once Windows 98 has loaded, put the Xircom PCMCIA card into any of the PCMCIA slots

Windows will say it has found a Xircom PCMCIA card

Windows 98 will then automatically set-up the drivers


Setting up a Dlink Ethernet Card in Windows 98 On Mentor 700

 

Switch on the notebook.

Once Windows 98 has loaded, put in the Dlink card

Windows will say it has found a PCMCIA card

Windows 98 will then automatically set-up the drivers


Setting up a Pace NB56 Voice Modem under Windows 98 On a Mentor 700

 

Switch on the notebook.

Once Windows 98 has loaded, put in the Pace card

Windows will say it has found a PCMCIA card

Windows 98 will then automatically set-up the drivers