newbi with 90v and a big problem

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    AvatarEl_Honcho
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    Hi,

    I just received a V90 from a pal and I have a big problem with it. It looks like he tried to install a different OS from a USB-CDRom and the v90 is not booting any more. Maybe that´s why I got it so easily from him.

    My question is: what is the easiest way to get this thing working again? Can I simply install W2k or what?

    Can I install an OS on a CF Card?

    Is there a special way to install the OS?

    Every help is welcome.

    Thanks

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    The v90 ships with XPe on it.

    You can install different operating systems on them, but it’s not really “supported”. When you think about it, these thin clients are really just “low end” computers.

    There are two ways you can get that machine back to factory defaults. The first thing I would look at is imaging with a USB memory key. Follow that link to the download page and you should be able to follow along and get it working. It’s pretty straight forward.

    The other method would be to use the Wyse Simple Imager. This method will let you use a network cable to PXE boot the v90 and load the firmware back onto it.

    Either way, you’re going to need a copy of the firmware. You can find it here.

    Good luck!

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    AvatarEl_Honcho
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    Thanks allot, that was just what I was looking for.

    Second Question: Is is possible to install an OS on a pcmcia CF-card?

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    The BIOS does not support booting from PCMCIA so I dont think this would work, but I have not tried!

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    Hello El Honcho,

    I guess you solved your problem. Just as a remark for those who search for a solution to a simular problem:
    At this forum I opened a thread, to get the missing options needed for getting the Wyse Simple Imager (WSI) running.

    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/site/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=560

    Peter

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