Installing Windows NT and its device drivers - ThinkPad 240

This section describes the installation procedures for Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Version 4.0 and its device drivers.

Overall Procedure

  1. Have the Windows NT installation package in hand.
  2. Connect the external floppy disk drive.
  3. Back up your software and personal data files on the hard disk drive.
  4. You must have a CD-ROM drive connected to the ThinkPad if you wish to install these drivers from the Software Selection compact disc (CD). If you do not have a CD-ROM drive, you will need to download them using the links below. If your modem drivers have not been installed, you will need another modem, a LAN connection or another computer to download them. If you download them onto another computer, click here to get instructions on how to put them on diskettes.

You need to install the following drivers to ensure proper operation of your system. Click the package name to download the driver.

Package Name
Video Features Package for Windows NT
Audio Features Package for Windows NT
ThinkPad Modem Driver Package for Windows NT
TrackPoint Driver Package for Windows NT
Available from Software Selection CD

 

 



5. Install Windows NT and the software.

Installing Microsoft Windows NT

Before installing Windows NT, do the following:

1. Read the Windows NT installation guide.

You can install Windows NT using a network server. You can install Windows NT on multiple computers by first copying the Windows NT master source files to a shared drive on a network server. After connecting your computer to a network, such as with the DOS LAN requester, you can install the files from the network server to your computer at the DOS command prompt. For more information, refer to the Windows NT
installation guide.

Installing the Display Driver for Windows NT

Install the Video Features to display various resolution and color depth configurations.
To install the Video Features for Windows NT:

  1. Start Windows NT 4.0. Logon with administrative privilege.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then Settings and then Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the Display icon.
  5. Select the Settings tab.
  6. Click the Display Type... button.
  7. Click the Change... button.
  8. Click the Have Disk... button.
  9. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WNT\DISPLAY\. Then click the OK button. Then driver list appears.
  10. Windows NT finds 'NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD' then click the OK button.
  11. Click the Yes button to confirm that you are installing a third-party driver.
  12. Click the OK button when you are prompted to restart.
  13. Click the Close button to close the 'Display Type' window.
  14. Click the Close button to close the 'Display Properties' window.
  15. Click the Yes button and restart the computer to make the driver effective.
  16. Click the OK button, when the 'Invalid Display Settings' message appears.
  17. 'Display Properties' window appears. Select your screen parameter from the color palette, desktop area, and refresh frequency
  18. Click the Test button and make sure the selected mode is displayed correctly on the screen.
  19. Click the OK button in the 'Display Properties' window.
If you want to use an external monitor with the computer, go to Using the Display Driver for an External Monitor. If not, go to Installing the Audio Device Driver for Windows NT.

Using the Display Driver for an External Monitor

If you are attaching an external monitor to the computer do the following.

1. Start Windows NT, and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.

When the "OS Loader V4.00" window appears, prompting you to select the operating system, change the screen to CRT-only mode by pressing the Fn+F7 key combination.

2. Log on to Windows NT.

Windows NT starts on the CRT screen.

3. Double-click My Computer, Control Panel, and Display.
4. In the "Display Properties" window, click the Settings tab.
5. Click List All Modes..., and select the resolution, color depth, and refresh frequency.
6. Click the Test button and make sure the selected mode is displayed correctly on the screen.
7. Click the OK button or the Apply button to make the change effective.

Hint
If you are using Windows NT, you can create different video mode configuration profiles, such as one for the LCD mode and another one for the External Display mode. For more details about the hardware profile settings, read the Windows NT user's guide.

Install the Audio Device Driver for Windows NT
  1. Start Windows NT 4.0 and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Extract the Audio drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then Settings and thenControl Panel.
  4. Double-click the Multimedia icon in the Control panel. The Multimedia Properties window appears.
  5. Click the Devices tab and then on the Add button.
  6. Select Unlisted or Updated Drivers and press the OK button.
  7. A dialog box appears and prompting for the path of the drivers to be installed. Enter in the location you extracted the files to and click the OK button. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WNT\AUDIO\
  8. In the driver list window that appears, select the AudioDrive Driver/ESS Audio Drive ES1938/1941/1946 and click OK.
  9. When the installation program prompt you, restart Windows NT to make the change effective.
Install the ThinkPad Modem Driver for Windows NT
  1. Start Windows NT 4.0.
  2. Extract the modem drivers to the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then Run....
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\W98\MODEM\SETUP.EXE and press ENTER.
Follow the instructions on the screen.

Configuring the ThinkPad Modem for Windows NT
After installing the ThinkPad Modem software, you can configure the ThinkPad Modem by assigning a communication port (COM port):
  1. Double-click My Computer, Control Panel, and Ports. Specify the necessary settings in the window for "LT WinModem".
  2. Click the OK button.
  3. Restart the computer to make the changes effective.
  4. Next, add ThinkPad Modem in the Control Panel so that you can use communication applications that use the Unimodem facility of Windows NT, such as HyperTerminal or Dial-Up Networking:

1. Double-click My Computer, then Control Panel, and then Modems.
2. Do the following:

If you do not already have a modem installed, you immediately see the "Install New Modem" window.
If you already have a modem installed, click the Add button to open the "Install New Modem" window.

3. Click Next. Windows NT searches for the modem.
If successful, Windows NT reports that it has found a modem of type "LT WinModem.".
If Windows NT fails to detect a modem, verify that your communication port was configured.

Remember that the changes you make do not take effect until you restart Windows NT.

4. Click Next and follow the instructions on the screen.

You should be able to use your ThinkPad Modem with all the modem communication applications supported by Windows NT.

Installing the TrackPoint Driver for Windows NT

To install the TrackPoint driver for Windows NT:
  1. Start Windows NT. If running Windows NT, logon with administrative privilege.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start then, Settings and then Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the Mouse icon.
  5. Click the General tab.
  6. Click Change.
  7. Click Have Disk.
  8. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted. Default path is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\TPOINT\. Then click OK button. Then driver list appears.
  9. Select PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  10. Click the OK button.
  11. Click Close in the "Mouse Properties" window.
  12. Go to Devices in Control Panel. If the 'i8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port' has been disabled, change it back to System. Failure to do this will cause the TrackPoint and keyboard not to function after rebooting.
  13. Restart your computer to make the new settings active.
Installing the APM Support Software for Windows NT
To install Advanced Power Management (APM) support for Windows NT:
  1. Start Windows NT 4.0.
  2. Extract the APM Support Drivers onto the hard drive.
  3. Click Start, then Run....
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\APM\SETUP and click OK.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. After the installation, restart the computer.






 


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