I recently acquired an archaic laptop that I would very much like to get running again. Its a Gateway 9150 Solo SL, 333 MHz processor (ZOMG!!!) 64 Mb RAM (OH NOES!!!) and came with Windows 95 originally. However, when I reformatted the old 6 GB hard drive, and tried to install XP Home SV2, it would get about halfway through the "Installing Devices" phase and then the screen would go black. The computer would still be on, yet when I figured it would return to normal and walked off, I came back about four hours later to find that it was still black. T^T
I found an old W98 MS-DOS disk, but before I reformat and install it, I would like to know if anyone has any suggestions other than scrapping it.
Also, I am on a tight budget and would REFUSE to spend any more than about 200 dollars on this...
Acer Aspire 8930
Intel 8400 (2.26 GHz Dual Core)
GeForce 9600m GT
Vista Home Premium
Saitek Eclipse II USB keyboard
Logitech Mx-310 Optical Mouse