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Need to install windows from floppies?
tuneguy May-02-01 08:46 PM
I recently inherited an old IBM thinkpad that has no built in CD-ROM. It does have a SCSI PCMCIA card and Sony CD Rom, but since I reformatted the boot drive I have no way of accessing the card. And the version of DOS I installed (6.22) doesn't seem to recognize PCMCIA devices. In other words, I can't get the SCSI drivers for the CD-ROM to work. I thought I might be able to get an earlier version of Windows (3.1 or 95) on floppies, install that, then the SCSI driver, and upgrade from there.

Any suggestions?

RF


1. RE: Need to install windows from floppies?
lbyard May-02-01 09:33 PM
In response to message 0
The thing to do is get the drivers and put them on the DOS floppy. Please send me as much info as you can find on the PCMCIA card and CD-ROM drive. Larry

2. RE: Need to install windows from floppies?
tuneguy May-18-01 01:11 AM
In response to message 1
Now I'm trying to use a Microtech CD-ROM and PCMCIA card(non-SCSI). I have the drivers on a floppy, but when I try to install them from the A drive I get the message: "Socket services not enabled." In other words, the version of DOS I have installed 6.22 doesn't seem to recognize PCMCIA devices at all. Whaddaya think?

3. RE: Need to install windows from floppies?
lbyard May-18-01 03:29 PM
In response to message 2
There are drivers for the CD-ROM and drivers for the PCMCIA card. The later have to be installed first. Larry

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