Installing Windows NT 4.0 and its device drivers - ThinkPad 380, 385
This document provides instructions for installing Windows NT 4.0 Workstation on your IBM ThinkPad 380,385. The installation procedure is based on installing Windows NT onto a blank, formatted hard disk drive using the internal CD-ROM drive on the ThinkPad. If you are going to be installing Windows NT from an external CD-ROM drive, click here for instructions.
To obtain the necessary drivers, click here or click the links below.
 

Package Name
Utility Features for Windows NT
Personalization Editor Data Diskette
CardWizard
Video Features diskette for Windows NT
Audio Features diskette for Windows NT
Infrared Driver diskette for Windows NT


 
Installing Windows NT 4.0 Workstation

  1. Insert the boot setup disk into the floppy drive and turn the computer on.
  2. When prompted, insert disk two.
  3. At the Windows NT Workstation Setup window, you will be given a list of options. To continue with the installation, press the Enter key.
  4. At the next window, it states that it will automatically detect floppy controllers and hard disk drives. Press the Enter key to continue. When prompted, insert disk three.
  5. It will then say that it has detected the following device: IDE CD-ROM <ATAPI 1.2>/PCI IDE Controller. Press the Enter key to continue.
  6. Read through the licensing agreement (use the PAGE DOWN key to read the entire agreement). When finished you are prompted to hit the F8 key to agree or ESC if you do not agree. If you agree, press the F8 key to continue.
  7. It will then give you a list of hardware and software components:
    Computer: Standard PC
    Display: Auto Detect
    Keyboard: XT, AT, or Enhanced Keyboard <83-104 keys>
    Keyboard Layout: US
    Pointing Device: Microsoft Mouse Port Mouse <includes BallPoint>
  8. Make sure No Changes: The above list matches my computer is highlighted and press the Enter key to continue.
  9. It will then show the existing partitions on your hard disk drive. Make sure the drive you want to install Windows NT on is highlighted (if you only have one partition then there will only be one drive to select) and press the Enter key.
  10. It will then prompt you to select the type of file system you want to install on the hard disk drive. You have the following options:
    Format the partition using the FAT file system
    Format the partition using the NTFS file system
    Convert the partition to NTFS
    Leave the current file system intact <no changes>
    Select one of the options above and press the Enter key to continue (if you are installing Windows NT on top of your current operating system, then you will want to select one of the last two options). If you selected one of the first two options, it will warn you that formatting your hard disk drive will erase all data on your hard disk drive. If you wish to continue, press F to format the hard disk drive. If you selected to convert the partition to NTFS it will give you a warning that the drive will be inaccessible to any operating system other than Windows NT. If you wish to continue press C.
  11. If you selected to format the partition, you will be prompted for the installation location after the formatting has completed. To accept the default location, press the Enter key. If you chose to convert the partition to NTFS, the installation will continue and the conversion will take place on the first boot of Windows NT.
  12. It will then say that it will examine your hard disk drive. Press the Enter key to continue. After it has examined your hard disk drive (it may take several minutes) it will begin copying files to the hard disk drive.
  13. After it has finished copying files, remove the diskette from the floppy drive and press the Enter key to restart the computer.
  14. At the Windows NT Workstation Setup window, click the Next button to continue.
  15. You will then be given a list of setup options. Select Portable and then click the Next button to continue.
  16. Enter you name and organization and then click the Next button to continue.
  17. Enter in the CD Key (this is provided with your Windows NT 4.0 Workstation software) and then click the Next button to continue.
  18. Enter in a computer name to identify your computer on a network. After entering it, click the Next button to continue.
  19. Enter a password for the Administrator account. After entering the password and confirming it, click the Next button to continue.
  20. It will then ask if you wish to create an Emergency Repair disk. Make sure that Yes is selected and then click the Next button.
  21. It will then ask which component you would like to install. To accept the default, click the Next button.
  22. Click the Next button. It will then prompt you as to how this computer will participate on a network. click Do not connect this computer to a network at this time and then click the Next button to continue. click the Finish button to complete setup. NOTE: The networking components may be added later from the Network icon in Control Panel. If desired, and the drivers for your network adapter are available, and you have all the required information about your network, the networking components may be installed at this step. Please be aware that since PCMCIA support is not available during the installation of Windows NT, the network will not start until the system is restarted. A message stating that Windows NT was unable to start the network during the installation is normal.
  23. At the Date/Time Properties windows, select the appropriate time zone, check the date and time and then click the Close button.
  24. At the Detected Display window, click OK to continue. At the Display Properties window, click the OK button. The installation program will then begin copying files to the hard disk drive.
  25. It will prompt you to label a blank floppy disk as the Emergency Repair Disk and then to insert it into the floppy drive. Do so and then click the OK button.
  26. After it is complete, remove the diskette from the floppy drive and click Restart Computer.
  27. At the Begin Logon window, press the CTRL+ALT+DEL key to logon. Type in your Administrator password and click the OK button and you are ready to use Windows NT 4.0 Workstation.

Installing the ThinkPad Features program for Windows NT

  1. Insert the ThinkPad Utilties Program Diskette for Windows NT into the diskette drive.
  2. Click Start, then Run, and type in a:\installn and then click the OK button.
  3. At the Install window, click the OK button.
  4. It will then prompt you where you want install the drivers. To accept the default, click the OK button.
  5. You are then prompted for which options you wish to install. You can install the ThinkPad Features and/or the Personalization Editor. Click the Personalization Editor to remove the check mark (you can rerun this program to install it later if you wish). click Install.
  6. After the installation is complete, click the OK button.

Installing the PC card support software for Windows NT
NOTE: If you have installed any PCMCIA adapters in the system, please shut down Windows NT, remove any PCMCIA cards, and restart before installing this software.

  1. Turn on computer and log onto Windows NT as Administrator.
  2. Insert the CardWizard for Windows NT diskette in the diskette drive.
  3. Click Start, then Run and type a:\setup and click the OK button.
  4. At the CardWizard for Windows NT Setup window, click the Next button.
  5. At the Welcome window, click the Next button.
  6. At the Question window, it prompts you to remove any PC cards before continuing installation. After ensuring that there are no PC cards in the computer, click Yes to continue.
  7. Next you are prompted as to where you want to install the drivers. To accept the default, click the Next button.
  8. When it has finished the installation, it will prompt you as to whether you want to restart the computer. Yes is selected by default. Remove the diskette from the drive and click the Finish button.

IMPORTANT : Precautions must be taken before installing Service Pack 3 or higher for Windows NT after CardWizard has been installed. Click here for special instructions and a patch which is needed to allow Service Pack 3 install successfully with CardWizard. Failure to follow these instructions and installing SP3 or higher after installing the CardWizard software will cause the system to fail to boot.

Installing the audio support software for Windows NT

  1. Click Start, then select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Multimedia icon.
  3. Click the Devices tab and then click Add at the bottom of the window. Select Unlisted or Updated Driver and then click the OK button.
  4. Insert the Audio Support Diskette for Windows NT into the diskette drive. In the dialog box, it prompts you for the location of the drivers. Type in a:\ and then click the OK button.
  5. Highlight CrystalWare Audio Driver and then click the OK button.
  6. After the installation is complete, you will need to restart Windows NT for the changes to take affect.

Installing the video features diskette for Windows NT

  1. Click Start, then select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Display icon.
  3. Click the Settings tab and then Display Type near the bottom of the window.
  4. Under Adapter Type it should list vga compatible display adapter. Click the Change button.
  5. In the Change Display window, click Have Disk.
  6. Insert the Video Features Diskette for Windows NT into the diskette drive. In the dialog box type a:\ and then click the OK button.
  7. Highlight NeoMagic MagicGraph 128/V/ZV and then click the OK button.
  8. It then prompts you if you are sure you want to install the driver. Click Yes.
  9. After the drivers are installed click the OK button. Then click the Close button in the Display Type window.
  10. Click the Close button in the Display Properties window.
  11. It then prompts you that the system needs to be restarted for the changes to take effect. Remove the diskette from the floppy drive and click Yes.
  12. After the computer has restarted, it will tell you that a new graphics driver has been installed. click the OK button. In the Display Properties window, under Desktop Area, move the slider until it says 800x600 pixels. click Apply. It will tell you that you have not successfully tested these settings. To continue, click the OK button. Windows NT should now fill the entire screen area. click OK to close the Display Properties window.

Installing Infrared Device Driver

  1. Insert the Windows NT Infrared driver diskette into the diskette drive
  2. Click Start, then Run and type A:\INSTALL and then click the OK button.
  3. At the Infrared Driver Setup window, click Install.
  4. After it has finished installing the drivers, remove the diskette and click Restart Computer.

     


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