Backed up my DAQA 2. The motherboard has jumpers to select which type of CPU to Choose. The console connected to the main unit via a 6-foot cable. In general flashing the system with an update specified as being for the exact system involved that supplied by the OEM manufacturer in our case IBM is relatively safe. The site included a user chat group on Friday nights for users to help each other with PC issues. The Mwave adaptor had multiple compatibility and performance issues and was eventually replaced by standard modems and sound cards.

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I also found an IBM slot 1 motherboard with a Pentium for this computer. Your installed operating system and software both access BIOS routines directly to provide compatibility for functions such as graphics. Cool Onion, see if this applies to you or helps.

Unless the flash drive manufacturer supplies drivers for 95, which I doubt, you can forget it. Would the blueish grow bulb put out enough UV for the retrobrite to work?

This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. Those things are horrible.

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Aptiva 2198 Series

IBM personal computers Products introduced in You must log in or sign up to reply here. Are there any other alternatives? Last edited by feipoa on This is normally located in an electrically-erasable read-only memory EEPROM chip, which allows it to be updated through software control. Providing the basic set of instructions necessary to clash the computer.

Windows for Workgroups 3. Is there any danger in flashing the BIOS? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Check both the table I have posted here and the specifics linked to from that table.

Check me out at Transcendental Airwaves on Youtube! Put simply the BIOS is the critical lowest “layer” of software found on your computer The last system was withdrawn in May without direct replacement when IBM decided to exit the home market.

Do you already have an account? Misapplying a flash update that is inappropriate for the system is another good way to ruin your day No, create an account now.

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In response to retrobrite, how are you guys getting the UV light onto your yellowed plastic? Paint Shop Pro 3. Driev that it’s on a CD, it should theoretically last forever, which you can’t say about a hard drive.


The BIOS contains the code necessary control the keyboard, monitor display, hard drives, serial ports and more.

The first generation of Aptivas used the desktop and tower unit form factors. Intellistations are really cool and built well I was going to buy one of those and I am glad I did not.

IBM Aptiva

It still works fine though. I took all the good stuff from my old and PII and burned it on flwsh cd with my new computer. Later in the production life, all Aptivas used tower unit form factors. Most notably on Aptivas is the ability to support larger hard drives than were supported by the system as shipped I do like the Thinkcenter and Thinkstation and Thinkpads however they are higher quality.

Various Aptiva user and fan groups emerged.