Installing Windows 98 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 1400
This document describes the installation procedures for Windows 98 and its software for your ThinkPad computer.
 
Overall Procedure
1. Have the Windows 98 installation package in hand.
2. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk.
3. Create the installation diskettes of the device drivers using the Diskette Factory program preloaded on the hard disk. You need to create at least the following device driver diskettes:  
Device Driver Diskette Name
Display driverVideo Features Diskette for Windows 98
Audio device driverAudio Features Diskette for Windows 98
Audio support softwareYamaha Station for Windows 98
Modem driverModem Driver Diskette for Windows 98
Modem ring utilityTDial (Modem Ring) Utility Diskette for Windows 98
TrackPoint driverTrackPoint Driver Diskette for Windows 98
PCMCIA utilityPCMCIA Utility Diskette for Windows 98
Hardware configuration utilityNotebook Manager Diskette for Windows 98
Hibernation utilitySleep Manager Diskette for Windows 98
Power switch utilitySafeOFF Utility Diskette for Windows 98
Fn Key Function utilityShortCut Keys Utility Diskette for Windows 98
Note : If you did not make these diskettes prior to formatting the hard drive you can download them through the links in the above table.
 
4. Install Windows 98 and the software.
 
Installing Microsoft Windows 98
Some new devices for the ThinkPad i Series 1400 computer are not supported by the Windows 98 Retail Release Version. In addition, some new files must be incorporated at the time of installation.
 
If you don't have a CD-ROM of Windows 98, you can install it by restoring the original preloaded image from the Recovery CD. Refer to the User's
Reference.
 
If you have a CD-ROM version of the Windows 98, do the following:
 
1. Make sure there is enough space in the hard disk to store the cabinet files and the installation programs (the required space might vary depending on the language supported by your version of Windows 98).
2. Make a temporary directory.
For example, enter at the DOS prompt: MD C:\WIN98
3. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the \WIN98 directory of the Windows 98 CD-ROM disk to the temporary directory.
For example, enter at the DOS prompt: COPY src_cd :\WIN98\*.* tgt_drv: \ tgt_dir
where src_cd is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive (D, E,..), tgt_drv is the drive letter, and t gt_dir is the temporary directory that you made in step 3. 4. Install the operating system in the temporary directory by entering setup at the temporary directory prompt.
5. Refer to the Windows 98 documentation and the instructions that appear on the screen to complete the installation.
 
Installing the Display Driver for Windows 98
To install the display driver for Windows 98:
  1. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
  2. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Display .
  3. Click on Advanced .
  4. Click on Adapter and then click on Change..
  5. Click Next and then select Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want .
  6. Click Next and then click on Have Disk. .
  7. Specify the path as C:\DRIVERS\W98\VIDEO then press OK .
  8. Select NeoMagic driver and press OK .
  9. Close the dialog box and restart the system.
 
To adjust your screen properties:
  1. Click on Start , Settings , and then Control Panel .
  2. Double-click on Display .
  3. Click on the Settings tab.
  4. Select your screen parameters from the color palette, desktop area, and font size; then click on Close .If you have not specified the type of monitor you want to use, your new settings might not function correctly. When you are prompted to specify a monitor, select " Yes " if you want to use an external monitor or " No " if you do not want to use an external monitor.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
 
Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows 98
To install the audio support software for Windows 98:
  1. Extract the Audio Driver onto the hard disk.
  2. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager .
  3. Select YAMAHA OPL3-SAx Sound System under "Sound, video and game controllers".
  4. Click the Properties button and then select Driver .
  5. Click Update Driver .
  6. Click Next on the Update Device Driver Wizard window.
  7. Select Display a list of the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want. . Then click Next to continue.
  8. Click Have Disk to continue.
  9. Type C:\DRIVERS\W98\Audio and Press OK in the "Install from Disk" window.
  10. Click OK in the "Select Device" window and then press Next to continue.
  11. Click Finish to complete the installation.
 
 
Installing the Audio Support Software for Windows 98
To install the audio support software for Windows 98:
  1. Extract the Yamaha Y-Station Package onto the hard disk.
  2. Click Start -> Run and type c:\drivers\w98\ystation\setup and then click On OK .
  3. On the Welcome page, click Next to continue.
  4. On the Setup Options page, select Typical . For "Choose Destination Location" setting, please press Next to continue.
  5. On the "Modifying AUTOEXEC.BAT File" page, press Next then press OK popup message.
  6. On the "Modifying DOSSTART.BAT File" page, press Next then press OK popup message.
  7. Press Next for the Folder Selection.
  8. Press OK on the Information BOX and the Setup is finished.
 
Installing the Modem Driver for Windows 98
To install the modem driver for Windows 98:
  1. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk.
  2. Click on Start -> Run.. .
  3. Type C:\DRIVERS\W98\MODEM\SETUP in the "Open" box, then click on OK .
  4. Click on Next to continue with the setup program.
  5. Click on Finish .
  6. Restart the system for the driver to be effective.
 
Note:
  1. Please skip the driver installation while OS finds a new hardware "LT Win Modem" at the time of entering Windows 98.
  2. After installing modem driver, check the Device Manager, if there is any LT Win Modem with exclamation mark, remove it.
 
Note: You need to set the dialing properties when using the ThinkPad Modem functions. Click on Control Panel, Modems, and then the Dialing Properties button.
 
Installing the Modem Ring Utility for Windows 98
To install the modem ring utility for Windows 98:
1. Extract the Modem Ring Driver onto the hard disk.
2. Click Start -> Run... and type C:\DRIVERS\W98\MODEM\SETUP and click on 'OK'
3. Follow instructions to complete installation.
 
Installing the TrackPoint Driver for Windows 98
The TrackPoint Driver Diskette for Windows 98 contains software support for the PS/2 TrackPoint on Windows 98. It is intended for use with the IBM PS/2 TrackPoint Version 4.0 or later. For earlier versions, no special software is needed.
 
Note : Read the README file in the diskette and make sure you install the latest version.
To install the TrackPoint driver for Windows 98:
 
  1. Start Windows 98
  2. Extract the driver onto the hard drive.
  3. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel .
  4. Double-click on the System icon.
  5. Click on the Device Manager tab at the top of the "System Properties" window.
  6. 6. Double-click on the Mouse .
  7. 7. Double-click on either PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port or PS/2 TrackPoint whichever choice appears in the list.
  8. Click on the Driver tab.
  9. Click on the Update Driver... button. The "Update Device Driver Wizard" runs.
  10. Click on Next .
  11. Click on Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want .
  12. Click on Next .
  13. Click on Have Disk .
  14. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TPOINT\. Then click on OK button. Then driver list appears.
  15. Click on PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  16. Click on Next .
  17. Click on Next .
  18. Click on Finish in the "Update Device Driver Wizard" window.
  19. Restart your computer to make the new settings effective.
 
Installing the PCMCIA Utility for Windows 98
To install the PCMCIA utility for Windows 98:
 
  1. After booting up Windows 98, extract the PCMCIA Utility onto the hard disk.
  2. Click on Start -> Run... and type c:\drivers\w98\pccard\O2setup.exe in the dialog box and click OK .
  3. Select Install , then restart. Click OK to restart the system.
  4. When the Add New Hardware Wizard appears during the startup of Windows 98, click on Next .
  5. It will default to Search for the best driver for your device. Click on Next .
  6. Select the Specify a location option. Type c:\drivers\w98\pccard\w98 and click on Next .
  7. It will then identify the device as a O2Micro OZ6832/6833 CardBus Controller. Click on Next to continue.
  8. The system will begin copying files. If system prompts you to insert a diskette, type c:\drivers\w98\pccard\98. If system prompts you for a Windows 98 CD, type c:\windows\options\cab for the location. When copying completes, click on Finish . It will show the Add New Hardware Wizard again. Repeat steps 4 - 7.
  9. Click on Finish .
  10. Click on Yes to restart.
 
Installing Notebook Manager for Windows 98
To install the Notebook Manager program for Windows 98:
 
  1. Extract the drivers to the hard disk.
  2. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs and highlight Notebook Manager , if listed.
3. Type C:\DRIVERS\W98\MANAGER\SETUP.EXE and follow the instruction to do the installation.
 
Installing Sleep Manager for Windows 98
Notes : Always keep Sleep Manager running in the background to automatically adjust the hibernation file size if case you change the memory size.
 
To install Sleep Manager for Windows 98:
 
  1. Extract the drivers to the hard disk.
  2. Click on Start -> Run.. .
  3. Type C:\DRIVERS\W98\SLEEP\SETUP.EXE in the dialog box and then click on OK to continue.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
 
Installing SafeOFF for Windows 98
To install the SafeOFF utility for Windows 98:
 
  1. Extract the drivers to the hard disk.
  2. Click on Start -> Run...
  3. Type C:\DRIVERS\W98\SAFEOFF\SETUP.EXE in the dialog box and then click on OK to continue.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
 
Installing ShortCut Keys Utility for Windows 98
To install ShortCut Keys Utility for Windows 98:
 
  1. Extract the drivers to the hard disk.
  2. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs , then select ShortCut Keys Utility , if listed.
  3. Run C:\DRIVERS\W98\SHORTCUT\SETUP.EXE and follow the instruction to do the installation.
  4. After installation has finished, restart the system.
 
Installing the CD-ROM Device Driver for Windows 98
This section describes how to disable the unnecessary DOS and Windows CD-ROM device drivers.
 
If you installed Windows 98 on a blank hard disk drive without DOS and Windows, Windows 98 has automatically installed a generic ATAPI CD-ROM device driver for your ThinkPad's CD-ROM drive. You do not need to do the following procedure.
 
If you installed Windows 98 in a computer on which DOS and Windows had been already installed, you need to disable the DOS and Windows CD-ROM device drivers to use the correct Windows 98 generic ATAPI CD-ROM device driver.
 
To disable the DOS/Windows CD-ROM device drivers:
1. Start Windows 98 and go to the MS-DOS command prompt.
2. Open the CONFIG.SYS file with your text editor; then find the following line: DEVICE=C:\xxxxxx\CDROMDRV.SYS /R
Note : xxxxxx is the subdirectory where you have installed the CD-ROM device driver. The default subdirectory for C:\xxxxxx is C:\CDROM.
If you cannot find the line, quit the file and go to step 4.
 
3. Comment out the line to change it as follows: REM DEVICE=C:\xxxxxx\CDROMDRV.SYS /R
If the line is already commented out, quit the file and go to the next step.
 
4. Open the AUTOEXEC.BAT file; then find the following line: C:\xxxxxx\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD001 /M:15
Note : xxxxxx is the subdirectory where you have installed the CD-ROM device driver. The default subdirectory for C:\xxxxxx is C:\CDROM.
If you cannot find the line, quit the file and go to step 6.
 
5. Comment out the line to change it as follows: REM C:\xxxxxx\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD001 /M:15
If the line is already commented out, quit the file and go to the next step.
 
6. Exit the DOS command prompt; then reboot the system.
 
 
 


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