Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 onto a blank hard disk drive - ThinkPad 770

This document contains essential information on installing Microsoft Windows 2000 onto a blank hard disk drive (HDD) in a IBM ThinkPad 770 system.

Package Name
ThinkPad 770 BIOS
CD/DVD-ROM firmware update diskette
ThinkPad Utility for Windows 2000
DVDExpress - MPEG Features IV for Windows 98/2000

NOTE: You will only need to install the DVD WDM Driver for Windows 2000 if your ThinkPad 770 has both the DVD-ROM drive and the DVD Enhanced Video Adapter card installed.

Preparing your ThinkPad for Windows 2000
  1. Flash the BIOS to the most current level.
  2. Update CD/DVD-ROM firmware
Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 onto a blank hard disk drive
  1. Boot to a bootable DOS, Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98 diskette with CD-ROM DOS drivers and xcopy.exe on the diskette. NOTE: Having Himem.sys load in your config.sys and running smartdrv.exe is recommended to speed up file copy process later on during the installation both of these files should be on the bootable floppy.
  2. At the A: prompt type fdisk then press Enter , if prompted to enable large disk support type N for no and then press Enter.
  3. Press 1 to create DOS partition or Logical DOS drive and then press Enter.
  4. Press 1 again to create Primary DOS Partition then press Enter.
  5. Press N when prompted if you wish to use the maximum available size for a Primary DOS Partition and make the partition active, then press Enter.
  6. Enter 2045 for the Partition size to create a primary DOS partition and then press Enter.
  7. The Primary DOS partition C should be displayed as 2045Mb, then press Esc to continue and this will take you back to the Main Fdisk Menu.
  8. Press 2 to set active partition and then press Enter.
  9. Press 1 for the number of the partition you would like to make active and then press Enter.
  10. The STATUS should now have an A displayed below it and Partition 1 is made active, press Esc to continue.
  11. Press 1 to create DOS partition or Logical DOS drive and then press Enter.
  12. Press 2 to create Extended DOS Partition and then press Enter.
  13. It will prompt you to enter the partition size in Mbytes to create the extended partition, accept the default and press Enter.
  14. Partition 2 should be displayed as Extended DOS, press Esc to continue.
  15. You will get a message stating that there are no logical drives defined, and it will prompt you to Enter the Logical drive size in Mbytes, enter 2045 and then press Enter.
  16. The D drive should now appear with the size of 2045, press Esc to continue.
  17. Press esc again to exit fdisk, and if needed, press Esc or any key to exit to a DOS prompt or restart the machine.
  18. Boot the machine with the bootable diskette inserted.
  19. At the A: prompt type format c: then press Enter and press Y then Enter to continue.
  20. When prompted for the volume label type Win2000 and then press Enter.
  21. Type format d: and then press Enter and press Y then Enter to continue.
  22. When prompted for the volume label press Enter.
  23. At the A: prompt type d: then press Enter.
  24. Type md i386 then press Enter.
  25. Type A: and then press Enter.
  26. Type xcopy x:\i386 d:\i386 then press Enter. (where x is the drive letter of your cdrom drive) and then press enter . This will copy the Windows 2000 installation files and directories from your Windows 2000 cd to your hard disk drive for installation.
  27. Once the file copy has finished, type d: and then press Enter.
  28. Type cd i386 then press Enter.
  29. The prompt should now display d:\i386. Type winnt and then press Enter.
  30. The DOS based Windows 2000 Setup begins. Setup needs to know where the Windows 2000 files are located. Press Enter to accept the default path of d:\i386. Wait while setup copies files to your hard disk drive, this process will take a few moments.
  31. After the file copy, the MSDOS portion of Setup is complete. Remove any floppy disks in drive A: and press Enter to restart your computer to continue with the Windows 2000 Setup.
  32. Setup will inspect your drive upon reboot and the Welcome to Setup window will appear. Press Enter to continue
  33. Iif you agree with the license agreement, press F8 to continue.
  34. Press Enter to Install Windows 2000 to the default drive C:
  35. Press Enter to leave the current file system intact.
  36. Setup will then examine your disks this may take a few moments. Setup then copies files to the Windows 2000 installation folders.
  37. Setup will then restart in 15 seconds or you may press Enter to restart the computer.
  38. The GUI portion of the Windows 2000 Setup loads.
  39. Click Next to continue with the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard.
  40. Setup will now Detect and Install devices, this will take several minutes.
  41. Regional Settings are set. Click Next to accept the default English US setup.
  42. Type in your Name and Organization and then click Next.
  43. Enter the 25 character Windows 2000 Product Key, and click Next to continue.
  44. Enter the computer name of the machine. Enter the Administrator password , and then confirm the password. Click Next when ready.
  45. Enter your Modem Dialing Information, then click Next.
  46. Adjust the Date and Time Settings and select your correct time zone. Then click Next.
  47. Windows then starts the Networking Installation and finishes. Setup then installs Windows 2000 components. This may take several minutes.
  48. Windows 2000 will perform its final tasks. This portion of setup is processor and hard drive intensive and will take some time to complete. (If the Save Settings setting is reached and the machine hangs, restart the setup after attaching the floppy drive).
  49. Windows 2000 Setup is completed, remove any CD from your drive and then click Finish to restart the computer.
  50. The Network Identification Wizard setup begins, click Next.
  51. Select the either to have Users enter a username and password to use the machine, or select to have Windows assume the following user has logged on to this computer. Select Administrator or the Name that was entered earlier during the installation . Enter and confirm the password for the user after selection, then click Next.
  52. Click Finish to close the Network Identification Wizard.
  53. Depending on your choice in step 52 you may press Ctrl + Alt + Del to login or will be automatically logged on. Adjust the Resolution appropriately (Defaults to 640x480).
  54. Install the Thinkpad Configuration for Windows 2000 by clicking Start, then click Run... and type X:\Setup where X:\ is the drive where the Thinkpad configuration source code resides.
Installing the ThinkPad Configuration Utility
  1. Download the ThinkPad Configuration Utility package and extract it to your hard drive. The default extraction path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\UTILITY\
  2. Click Start, then Run..., type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\UTILITY\setup.exe, press Enter .
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process.

Installing the software
  1. Make sure that your system has the DVD and Enhanced Video Adapter installed in the system.
  2. Start Windows 2000, logon with Administrator access.
  3. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  4. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  5. Open the System icon, and click the Hardware tab.
  6. Select Device Manager...
  7. If you are installing this program for the first time, double-click Other devices and then PCI Multimedia Device. Otherwise, double- click Sound, video and game controllers, and IBM DVD decoder card.
  8. Click the Driver tab.
  9. Click Update Driver...
  10. Click Next.
  11. Select Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location.
  12. If the device being installed is listed as PCI Multimedia Device, select the device type Sound, video and game controllers on the following dialog and press Next. Specify a location by pressing Have Disk...
  13. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted, the default path is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\MPEG, and then click the OK button. A device list appears. If the device has been previously installed and this is an update, then select Have Disk... and enter the DVD drive and path of the DVD WDM driver. If you browse to the path, select IBMDVD.inf.
  14. Select IBM DVD decoder card, and click Next.
  15. Click Next again in the window that shows the full path to DVD.inf. The computer starts to install the MPEG driver. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  16. After completing the installation, click Finish, Close, and OK to close the Device Manager window.
  17. Restart the system.
Considerations
These are the known considerations when upgrading to Windows 2000 on your ThinkPad 770.

Wake-On-Ring (WOR) does not function on APM-supported ThinkPad model running Windows 2000.
Models: ThinkPad models 770 with internal modems
Issue: Cannot wake up the computer from an incoming call when in Standby mode.
Cause: On APM-supported ThinkPad models with an internal modem, WOR is not enabled by default through the BIOS settings. This capability can be enabled by installing the ThinkPad Configuration Utility.
Resolution: To enable WOR on your APM-supported ThinkPad system, follow these instructions:
  1. Install the ThinkPad Configuration Utility for Windows 2000.
  2. After installing the utility, click: Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Double-click the Power Options applet. After the Power Options Properties window opens, click the Suspend/Resume Options tab.
  4. Verify the Resume on incoming call is checked. If not, click this option to enable it.
  5. Click Apply.


Cannot use password protected hard drive if hard disk drive is located in the docking station.
Models: All ThinkPad 770 Series models
Issue: When an IDE hard disk drive located in the docking station is protected by a hard disk drive password, the user will not be able to access it under Windows 2000.
Cause: Windows 2000 does not support the IBM implemented hard disk drive security for hard drives located in the docking station.
Resolution: Since the IBM hard disk drive security is not supported for hard drives located in the docking station, IBM recommends that you use the built-in Windows 2000 file security such as NTFS, Prompt for Password, setting user permissions, auditing, etc.


ISA add-on device installed on docking station may not function after system returns from Standby.
Models: All ThinkPad 770 Series models
Issue: If an ISA add-on device is installed on a docking station when system returns from Standby, the ISA add-on device may not function afterwards.
Cause: When Windows 2000 returns from Standby, the operating system has no means to identify and detect ISA devices since this type of device architecture does not support full Plug-and-Play.
Resolution: Do not place the docked ThinkPad into Standby mode if an ISA add-on device is installed.


An IDE device installed on the docking station is not detected under Windows 2000.
Models: All ThinkPad 770 Series models
Issue: An IDE device installed on the docking station is not detected when your ThinkPad computer is docked to a SelectaDock-III.
Cause: Configuration problem set by the system BIOS.
Resolution: To enable an IDE device on a SelectaDock-III docking station, follow these instructions below:
  1. Turn on your computer, and then logon to Windows 2000 Professional with an Administrator user account.
  2. Install the ThinkPad Configuration Utility for Windows 2000.
  3. After the installation completes and you restart you computer, open the ThinkPad Configuration Utility for Windows 2000.
  4. Click the Docking Station button to view docking station properties.
  5. Click the IDE Device tab. Set the IDE device in docking station option to Enable.
  6. Click Apply. A warning message will next appear on your screen indicating that the bay device is already using the desired resource. Click Disable Device(s).
    NOTE: that the device located in the swappable bay will still function afterwards.
  7. Click Yes to automatically restart your computer in order for new setting to take effect.
  8. The computer will then ask you to power off and on your computer.
  9. The next time you restart your computer in a docked configuration with an IDE device installed in the docking bay, the IDE device will be detected and function as expected under Windows 2000.

APM-supported ThinkPad does not enter Standby or Hibernation when computer is docked.
Models: ThinkPad models 770
Issue: When the computer is docked to a docking station, system will not enter Standby or Hibernation.
Cause: Configuration problem set by the system BIOS.
Resolution: To correct this issue, follow the instructions below:
  1. Turn on your computer, and then logon to Windows 2000 Professional with an Administrator user account.
  2. Install the ThinkPad Configuration Utility for Windows 2000.
  3. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the Power Options icon. After the Power Options Properties window opens, click the Suspend/Hibernation Options tab.
  5. Verify the Suspend/hibernate while docked checkbox is set. If not, click the option.
  6. Click Apply.

While playing DVDs under Windows 2000 using the IBM DVD hardware decoder, AC3 audio is not enabled.
Models: ThinkPad 770 Series models
Issue: The AC3 hardware audio feature does not function while playing DVDs under Windows 2000.
Cause: Design limitation of the IBM DVD decoder device drivers for this current release.
Resolution: IBM is planning on eventually releasing updated device drivers to address this issue.

Dual-display functionality is not supported under Windows 2000.
Models: ThinkPad 770X, 770Z
Issue: Dual-display capability is not supported while running Windows 2000.
Cause: This is a current design limitation of Windows 2000.
Resolution: This limitation may be addressed by Microsoft in the future.

Cannot enable multi-monitor support using my PCI display adapter while running Windows 2000.
Models: All ThinkPad 770 Series models
Issue: Multi-monitor support is not enabled when a PCI display adapter is install on Windows 2000.
Cause: Refer to the "Using the multi-monitor feature of ThinkPad computers under Windows 2000" section under the General Technical Information portion of this user's guide.
Resolution:Future releases of Windows 2000 will include additional display adapters for multi-monitor.


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