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Trouble updating drivers on IBM iSeries

By rgrowcock ·
I am working on a friends iSeries (1171-310) TP amd each time I get to "Building drivers list...," the laptop hangs at 50%. No matter what I am trying to update, Audio, Network, Modem, etc. The only thing I was able to update was the Display driver.

I have re-installed Win98SE, I have downloaded the correct drivers from IBM, and followed their instructions to the "T". No soap. Same problem each time.

I know the battery pack is hosed, won't hold charge and I don't have a backup battery. My thought was that the system BIOS needs updating, but without a good battery, the system kicks out and won't update the BIOS.

Has anyone else had a similar problem, or know of a solution?

Specs as I know: 500 mHz Celleron, 64 Megs Ram, 5 GB hard drive, internal CD, no floppy. Sys BIOS V1.00P, VGA BIOS 2.22.14.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Roger

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by berserkk In reply to Trouble updating drivers ...

can you boot with no battery and running of mains power?

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by w2ktechman In reply to Trouble updating drivers ...

best bet, try the above response. Pull the battery and try setting it up. Also, it could be a damaged MB or cable. try reseating everything

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by John_mcglynn In reply to Trouble updating drivers ...

have you checked the drives to see if they are running in compatability mode, this will stop the drivers from installing. It also means there is a bad driver on the system. the other thing to chec is for antivirus software running on the machine and in the bios. other than that is sounds like hardware

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by rgrowcock In reply to

After reinstalling Win98SE several times, I was able to get all of the main devices working. I would try to update a driver, and same problem as above, reinstall over current system and the new driver would be there. Kind of weird. I have given it back, so I guess for now I'm done with this. Thanks for all of the help.

Roger

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