I have an old PC with the following hardware components:
Motherboard: AMI TITAN II EISA rev.D
RAM: 48MB of 4 SIMM
CPU: 154C Pentium (tm)
HDD1: SCSI controller adapter through PCI (PCI)
GPU: VGA MIRO 40SV ergo.(PCI)\ MATROX-Board: 640 | 1280 (ISA)\ (If you have a manual of this board in English, please do share to me)
Controller: Logitech Mouse (Serial 9pin)
Network card: unknown but it has ETHERNET RJ45 / COAX/ THICK LAN (ISA)
This machine hasn't been used for around 14 years, but we now need to make it work because it's connected to an Emission Microscope that requires a proprietary software for operation. Unfortunately, we no longer have the installation diskette for the software, so reinstalling Windows is not an option.
Here are the issues I'm facing:
CMOS RTC Battery Replacement: The CMOS RTC battery was dead, and replacing it wiped the NVRAM memory. I need guidance on how to reconfigure the BIOS settings properly, considering the hardware components.
MATROX-Board Configuration: After attempting to use the EISA Configuration Utility to configure the MATROX board, the screen went blank with 8 beeps from AMI. This suggests a possible conflict in RAM allocation. How can I resolve this issue and properly configure the MATROX board?
MIRO GPU Driver Issue: After installing the MIRO GPU driver, my "main.grp" file disappeared, and the mouse stopped working. Unable to recreate group because the file is invalid or corrupted. How can I troubleshoot and fix these problems related to the GPU driver?
Backup Clone HDD Error: I have a backup clone HDD, but when I swap it in, DOS shows an error saying "command.com" is incorrect. What steps should I take to address this issue?
Additionally, I'm considering connecting the hard drive to a modern computer to explore possible solutions. What adapters or methods should I use to connect the legacy hard drive to a modern system and address these issues?
I appreciate any insights and advice on how to tackle these problems and get this old PC up and running with the necessary configuration for the Emission Microscope software.