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How to modify W98 Startup Disk to boot pcmcia cdrom
scoobie Jul-04-01 01:58 AM
Could someone provide me step by step directions to modify a W98 Startup Disk to boot a pcmcia/pc card cdrom on a laptop. The laptop cdrom may not work?

2. RE: How to modify W98 Startup Disk to boot pcmcia cdrom
lbyard Jul-04-01 05:29 PM
In response to message 0
No floppy disk drive? Hard disk status? Larry

3. RE: How to modify W98 Startup Disk to boot pcmcia cdrom
scoobie Jul-07-01 01:45 AM
In response to message 2
The floppy disk drive works. Actually my hard drive has crashed and I need to run the recovery cd.

4. RE: How to modify W98 Startup Disk to boot pcmcia cdrom
lbyard Jul-07-01 07:04 PM
In response to message 3
Please provide the make and model of the notebook, make and model of the CD-ROM drive, and the version of Windows. By recovery CD do you mean a recovery CD that came with the notebook or a Windows CD? If it is the former you may find the stuff to make a Startup floppy on the CD if you examine the CD with another computer. Larry

5. RE: How to modify W98 Startup Disk to boot pcmcia cdrom
scoobie Jul-07-01 11:56 PM
In response to message 4
My computer is an IBM i1412 (2611-412) and the cdrw is a HP m820. Yes I do mean the recovery cd that came with the computer.

6. RE: How to modify W98 Startup Disk to boot pcmcia cdrom
lbyard Jul-09-01 08:03 PM
In response to message 5
I presume that you have installed a new hard disk drive… You say the CD-ROM drive in the Thinkpad "may" not work. Have you tried booting the recovery CD with it or accessing it with a Windows startup floppy (http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/software/windows/startup/startup.htm). The drive has an ATAPI IDE interface and, if it works, is probably accessible with the default drivers on a startup floppy I see no DOS (real mode drivers) for the PCMCIA interface on IBM’s site.

This bit of info from HP’s site might help, but I doubt it:

QUESTION: How do I get the latest drivers for my external PCMCIA CD-Writer?

ANSWER: The external PCMCIA CD-Writer uses Windows PCMCIA drivers, and the driver files provided on the floppy diskette that shipped with the drive. These driver files also reside in the Resource directory on the Installation CD. If the original floppy diskette is lost or damaged, the CopyDisk Utility that resides on the Installation CD can create a duplicate. Find the CopyDisk Directory and launch the CopyDisk.exe program. Follow the instructions to create a Driver Install floppy diskette. At this time there are no updates to these drivers.
Larry


7. RE: How to modify W98 Startup Disk to boot pcmcia cdrom
scoobie Jul-16-01 01:17 AM
In response to message 6
Talk about bad luck. I inserted a cheap Memorex floppy drive and the plastic cover breaks off inside the floppy drive. So I can not work on laptop until I get the cover removed.

8. RE: How to modify W98 Startup Disk to boot pcmcia cdrom
lbyard Jul-16-01 03:00 PM
In response to message 7
I have had that happen. If you are very careful not to damage the heads, etc., you may be able to remove the cover with some tweezers. Use a flashlight. Larry

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