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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 5:55:31 PM

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I formatted HD and installed Win98SE. PC is a Dell L600R.
#1-I can't update bios or I don't know how. In trying to update it
says (in the dos win.)
something about memory manager.

#2-In device manager it has yellow? Other Devices. click the plus and
has Unknown Device.
How can I find out what this is or remove it completely.
Everything seems to work.

Thanks
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 10:58:40 PM

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"OliverK" <Undone@msn.com> wrote:

>I formatted HD and installed Win98SE. PC is a Dell L600R.
>#1-I can't update bios or I don't know how. In trying to update it
>says (in the dos win.)
> something about memory manager.
>
>#2-In device manager it has yellow? Other Devices. click the plus and
>has Unknown Device.
>How can I find out what this is or remove it completely.
>Everything seems to work.
>
>Thanks
>

Have you gone to the Dell website and downloaded all available Windows
98 SE updates for your specific Dell model. A search of the Dell
website indicates that your Dimension model is indexed as L___r.
There are a large number of Windows 98 updates listed.

If the updated drivers do not clear up the entries in Device Manager
then select the device entry and then click on Remove.

Reboot the computer and hopefully the device will redetected and
configured properly.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 10:58:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Yes, I have updated all I could and it comes up unknown every time.
Except the BIOS and it want update.

Thanks

"Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:re1de1952ucea61fafapqp541kpc6k01t2@4ax.com...
> "OliverK" <Undone@msn.com> wrote:
>
>>I formatted HD and installed Win98SE. PC is a Dell L600R.
>>#1-I can't update bios or I don't know how. In trying to update it
>>says (in the dos win.)
>> something about memory manager.
>>
>>#2-In device manager it has yellow? Other Devices. click the plus
>>and
>>has Unknown Device.
>>How can I find out what this is or remove it completely.
>>Everything seems to work.
>>
>>Thanks
>>
>
> Have you gone to the Dell website and downloaded all available
> Windows
> 98 SE updates for your specific Dell model. A search of the Dell
> website indicates that your Dimension model is indexed as L___r.
> There are a large number of Windows 98 updates listed.
>
> If the updated drivers do not clear up the entries in Device Manager
> then select the device entry and then click on Remove.
>
> Reboot the computer and hopefully the device will redetected and
> configured properly.
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm
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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 11:51:27 PM

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Normally you don't update the BIOS and there is no requirement to do so when
installing W98.

Did your Dell come with a Resource CD or perhaps a driver CD? If so, the
drivers will be on the CD

--
Regards


Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=kbinfo



"OliverK" <Undone@msn.com> wrote in message
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>I formatted HD and installed Win98SE. PC is a Dell L600R.
> #1-I can't update bios or I don't know how. In trying to update it says
> (in the dos win.)
> something about memory manager.
>
> #2-In device manager it has yellow? Other Devices. click the plus and has
> Unknown Device.
> How can I find out what this is or remove it completely.
> Everything seems to work.
>
> Thanks
>
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 11:31:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

And? Did you try to remove it, as Martell said? Perhaps hold F5 or CTRL
as you boot to get to Safe Mode, & remove the unknown device in Device
Manager. Reboot to Normal Mode. Is all well? If not...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q298837
How to use Registry Editor to identify an unknown PCI device


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"OliverK" <Undone@msn.com> wrote in message
news:%23c0CWWhkFHA.2044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| Yes, I have updated all I could and it comes up unknown every time.
| Except the BIOS and it want update.
|
| Thanks
|
| "Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
| news:re1de1952ucea61fafapqp541kpc6k01t2@4ax.com...
| > "OliverK" <Undone@msn.com> wrote:
| >
| >>I formatted HD and installed Win98SE. PC is a Dell L600R.
| >>#1-I can't update bios or I don't know how. In trying to update it
| >>says (in the dos win.)
| >> something about memory manager.
| >>
| >>#2-In device manager it has yellow? Other Devices. click the plus
| >>and
| >>has Unknown Device.
| >>How can I find out what this is or remove it completely.
| >>Everything seems to work.
| >>
| >>Thanks
| >>
| >
| > Have you gone to the Dell website and downloaded all available
| > Windows
| > 98 SE updates for your specific Dell model. A search of the Dell
| > website indicates that your Dimension model is indexed as L___r.
| > There are a large number of Windows 98 updates listed.
| >
| > If the updated drivers do not clear up the entries in Device Manager
| > then select the device entry and then click on Remove.
| >
| > Reboot the computer and hopefully the device will redetected and
| > configured properly.
| >
| > Good luck
| >
| >
| > Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
| > --
| > Microsoft MVP
| > On-Line Help Computer Service
| > http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
| >
| > In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
| > http://aumha.org/alex.htm
|
|
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 11:31:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

What tells you BIOS wants an update?
What are you running to try to update it?
What is the exact memory manager error message?

"START button, Run, SysEdit", & post your Config.sys & Autoexec.bat
files.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"OliverK" <Undone@msn.com> wrote in message
news:u0W20sgkFHA.2852@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| I formatted HD and installed Win98SE. PC is a Dell L600R.
| #1-I can't update bios or I don't know how. In trying to update it
| says (in the dos win.)
| something about memory manager.
|
| #2-In device manager it has yellow? Other Devices. click the plus and
| has Unknown Device.
| How can I find out what this is or remove it completely.
| Everything seems to work.
|
| Thanks
|
|
!