PCj’s Machines – great for image files of old OS’s and software, with built in emulator on the website – especially great for period correct Compaq Dos and Compaq Configuration Utility image files. 

VOGONS – Very Old Games On New Systems – as well as info and advice on vintage hardware and software. Highly recommended.

VCFED – Vintage Computer Federation – another amazing resource for vintage computing, however you typically get a quicker reply at VOGONS.

Phil’s Computer Lab – Amazing site for tutorials, Cyrix driver files, bundled essential software and more.


Compaq Portable 386 Maintenance & Service Guide (PDF) – Comprehensive instructions to jumper settings, assembly, disassembly, troubleshooting, display, system board, memory and expansion options.

Compaq Portable 386 Setup Disk (Zipped Image) – Image file of the Compaq Portable 386 Setup Disk. Use WinImage to copy image to floppy disk for booting – use a floppy disk formatted at 720K for 3.5″, or a 360K 5.25 floppy.

Wintune – Win 95 / Win 98 (Zip) – Benchmarking software for Windows 95, including processor, memory/ram, disk testing & scoring

Wintune – Windows 3.11 (Zip) – Benchmarking software for Windows 3.11, including processor, memory/ram, disk testing & scoring

Plasma Drivers for Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (Zip) – Drivers for Windows for Workgroups to work with the gas plasma display on the Compaq Portable 386

WinImage Windows 3.1 / Win 95 / Win 98 – Floppy imaging software for Windows 3.11 / Windows 95 and Windows 98. Read and save floppies to IMA / image files, and read IMA / image files to write to floppy disk. Very useful with GOTEK floppy emulator.