I still have a little bit of old hardware left. Most of it got lost when i was out of the country for a few years and my sister tried to sell the house without TELLING me/us. One day i got a call from my neighbor telling me all my/our stuff was out on the street. She threw away a million euro worth of old stuff including a spacelab oscilloscope which been used to check parts for the Hubble telescope and other uber cool projects. And tons of old computers and parts. I not hate her but she is not welcome with us (my parents and me) anymore. And she failed to sell the house (DUH u greedy sneaky slut). At that time i was in Hong Kong and my parents were in Denmark. My nephews in Denmark. My neighbor he was ready to beat her up but thank god i managed to stop him and his dad.
Sorry back on-topic...
The other win98se box not being able to read any disk tools? Try start with only one CD-rom drive on IDE (primary IDE master port setup) with HIREN boot CD or FALCON CD. If the CD cannot load then MAYBE use a prepared old IDE drive with mister boot tool in the MBR of the drive.
On the other hand, maybe better just store the hardware for better days
. In this/my new house here i have a small collection of vintage computers but i rather emulate on my new hardware then to touch the old stuff.
The old tea stain computer hehehe... 8-bit guy is showing quite a few vdeos where he demonstrates how to cleanup so they look new again. Dont follow his electronics skills as he has next to none LOL.
Let me study some of your other photos a bit.
OHHHH the other one (second two BBC photos) look quite nice!! Only a bit yellow (can fix that but who cares).
¨JOHN WXXXXX IS CRAP¨ the box is defiantly alive!!!
And that capacitor is blown i think (lol). Did you witness the explosion?
Love your posts... thanks for sharing man!