[Thinkpad] 600x and installing Windows
dberman at 4dv.net
Fri Oct 24 18:57:42 CDT 2003
Apologies if you've already given us this information, but I don't have the
first couple of messages in the discussion. Just going on a fishing expedition
What is the full seven-digit/letter model number of your 600x?
Did the Windows 98 CD and boot floppy come along with the TP from the previous
owner, or did you get them elsewhere?
Do you know if Windows 98 was preinstalled when the computer was new?
The CD is the original Windows 98, not 98SE, correct? What is the CD actually
Is the "boot floppy" a "Startup Disk for Windows 98" -- which should not only
boot the system but also enable use of the CD.
Did you check to see if pressing F12 when powering on will bring up a
boot-order-selection screen? If not, try going into Easy Setup with F1 again.
I've never seen the rough icons you describe, but even if you don't know what
the icons mean, the very first one is probably "Config". If you select that, you
should see a Boot Order F12 icon which you can set to enable. (You can choose
the order you want in Easy Setup anyway, but enabling F12 will allow you to do
it later without having to go into ES.)
You do not have a recovery CD, correct? Have you seen this article?
TP 770, 600E/X - Windows 98 Supplement File Diskette
This package is required when you install Windows 98 without the Product
dberman at 4dv.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam" <adam_src at fastmail.fm>
To: <James at thinkpads.com>
Cc: <thinkpad at stderr.org>
Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 16:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Thinkpad] 600x and installing Windows
> Friday, October 24, 2003, 7:05:24 PM, you wrote:
> > Adam [mailto:adam_src at fastmail.fm] wrote:
> >> I can't follow these steps though:
> > IMPORTANT! Go in to EZSetup (press and hold the F1 key while powering on the
> > system, release when the MEMCOUNT completes and you hear the POST beep) and
> > the BOOT order to CD, FDD, HD1.
> I did actually try this before. To go to this BIOS. But it's much
> different than any BIOS that I've seen before. It doesn't seem to
> respond to the keyboard. It's got these rough vague icons you are
> supposed to choose from. There are not text descriptions to identify
> the options.
> I think I would need a manual to follow it. I'll keep looking for one.
> It's probably not in the software downloads section, I presume?
> Best regards,
> Thinkpad mailing list
> Thinkpad at stderr.org
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