Green Machine

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by mayor, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. mayor

    mayor Guest

    Hi just got this oliveti computer and its got a cute 12" green screen
    and a rather unusual CD drive with a lever on the front maybe its a DVD drive. Its got a 10GB hard drive or it could be 10MB I can't decipher the writing. I want to put windows XP proffesional on it but can't open the tray on the CD. At the moment I have a flashing "C"and I waiting still for it to load into windows-any ideas
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    12" monochrome screen? ouch

    first step would be to make sure the drive isn't 10mb in size... i have a feeling it is. :D

    2000 or even 95 won't install on a monochrome system, will it?
     
  3. jumpy

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    Or maybe a 5 1/4" flopppy drive....:D
     
  4. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    hahahaha ohh man thats rich
     
  5. LeeJend

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    ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That children is a state of the art 1985 vintage computer.

    The big thing with the handle is a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk drive (no longer used). I'd bet money the HD is 10 meg's. The processor is probably an 80286 running around 10-12 mHz. There was no such thing as a cdrom back then. If the machine has a graphics card and not just text capability the graphics will be 640x400 monochrome at best.

    The machine should run win 3.1 but since it's a 16 BIT processor I don't think it can handle win 95.

    Olivetti was one of the players back then haven't heard anything about them in 15 years.

    I hope you didn't pay any money for it.

    PS Man that brought back memories of my first computer. A Compaq Portable Model 1. Eight bit, 8mHz processor, 6 inch built in monochrome graphics monitor, DUAL 5 1/4 inch floppies and a whole 256 meg of ram! And it only weighed about 35 pounds. Came with carrying case and reinforced strap.
     
  6. LeeJend

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    Yes, I'm an old fart.
     
  7. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    256kb of ram i think you mean...
     
  8. LeeJend

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    Thanks, I was living in the present there. 256k. BTW do you remember what that brain dead version of the 8086 processor was numbered? 8088 maybe? It's bugging me I forgot!
     
  9. jumpy

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    I don't know, I don't think I was alive at that stage... :D
     
  10. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    :eek: didn't even occur to me. :D
     
  11. SickBoi

    SickBoi Kicker of Elves

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    My first computer was a C64 with a cinderblock 5.25 drive.. and my 2nd was a 286/10 with no hard drive and 768k of memory.. ..man i miss deskmate..
     
  12. tibboh

    tibboh Arte et Marte

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    I still have my old AMIGA 500 stored up in the attic, which I bought when stationed in Germany. Oh boy was I exited when I fitted my first 512Kb of extra memory in the bottom "trap door". And I cannot explain the feeling whem my 80Mb hard drive arrived in the post whilst stationed in Nothern Ireland.

    Now that I have remembered it, I might bring it down for a boot-up down old memory lane (or maybee not).