Boundless Virgin WebPlayer 200MHZ Internet Appliance
How to Hack It..
You Can Temporarily add a 44 pin IDE Laptop Hard Drive
1) Take apart WebPlayer
2) Find the IDE Header
Attach hard drive to IDE Header via 44pin IDE cable. (PIN 1 is next to the
(Make sure you have a prepared HD with OS of choice
4) Plug unit in and press F2 or "Open book" to get to bios, If it
doesn't work the first time do it again...
5) Enter "schwasck" for the bios password (You can
change the password, but you can't disable it )
or remove the BIOS battery for a while (30 minutes). Then put it back, and reboot. Problem solved.
6) Go down to boot
options and press enter, go to silent boot and press enter and select disabled
(this will get rid of the virgin screen) press escape to return to main
7) Press right arrow and go to "Advanced" then press down to select
"I/O Device" and then select "IDE bus" and press enter, select primary, then
press enter. Press escape to return to advanced screen
8) Go down to
"Large Disk Access Mode" and press enter, select DOS, then press enter
9) Press escape to back out of "I/O" press escape again to go to exit screen, Select "Save changes and exit"
(see all Bios-Settings)
Win98 Install on DOC 2000 (Disk On Chip)
1) Boot WebPlayer (with DOC installed)
from HD (with Jumper set to MASTER) to DOS/Windows and run "HACKWP.EXE"
2) HACKWP will backup current doc image, and then
ask if you want to put the EMBED98.IMG on the DOC.
- If you
answer yes, it will program your DOC for you with the 98micro
3) Unplug the WebPlayer, set your HD with a Jumper to SLAVE (Your WebPlayer
will now boot from DOC and the HD will show up as D:\)
4) Plug in the Unit, and install the missing Drivers/Software.
5) Unplug the Unit, remove the
HD and the IDE Cable.
6) Re-assemble and enjoy.
or mount a 44 pin IDE Laptop Hard Drive
Take apart WebPlayer and add a HD
(Make sure you have a prepared HD with OS of your choice
on it, and it's not partitioned)
Win9x/ME Install on Hard Drive
Set it up like any other Computer
- Windows 98SE Setup: You will sometimes get a 'Blue Screen of Death', when
you set the time/date! Ignore it. You can set it later.
- Windows 98SE Setup: Sometimes it won't install the Help Files on the 1st try. Cut the
Power, it will resume the 2nd time.
(You won't need the
Disk On Chip, but it makes a good Emergency Boot Disk)
Enjoy your new PC
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