Installing Windows 2000 onto a blank hard disk drive - ThinkPad 600X
This document provides instructions for installing Microsoft Windows 2000 onto your ThinkPad 600X using a blank hard disk drive.

You will need to have the following files. Click the package name to download the files:
ThinkPad 600X BIOS
CD/DVD-ROM Firmware Update Utility diskette
Utility Features for Windows 2000
MediaMatics DVD Express Video Update
Modem Driver for Windows 2000
Video Features for Windows 2000

Note: See instructions below for necessity of the MediaMatics DVD Express Video Update.

Preparing for Windows 2000
  1. Ensure system is at latest BIOS.
  2. Update CD/DVD-ROM firmware.
Installing Windows 2000
  1. Boot the machine using a Microsoft Windows 98 boot disk.
  2. At command prompt, insert the Windows 2000 compact disc (CD).
  3. At the DOS command, type x: where x is the letter of your CD-ROM drive. Then enter cd\i386.
  4. At the next prompt, enter winnt.
  5. Windows will copy set up files to the hard disk drive.
  6. After file copy is complete, click the Enter key and the machine will reboot.
  7. At the set up notification screen, click the Enter key.
  8. At the welcome to Windows 2000 set up screen, click the Enter key.
  9. Press the F8 key at the License Agreement screen.
  10. Click the Enter key at the existing partition information screen.
  11. When asked to make changes to the file system, click the Enter key. The default setting is to NOT change the file system. The NTFS conversion may be done at a later time. Files are loaded and copied. Machine will reboot. Windows will install device drivers. The screen may flicker during this stage. Windows will install networking components. This may take several minutes.
  12. At the Regional settings screen, click the Enter key.
  13. Enter your name and organization at the next screen. Click the Enter key when finished.
  14. Enter the 25 character Product Key. Click the Enter key.
  15. Create the administrator password. Reenter the password for verification. Click the Enter key when finished.
  16. Enter information at the Modem Dialing Information screen. Click the Enter key when finished.
  17. Enter Date and Time information. Click the Enter key when finished. Windows will install the networking components. Windows will automatically install additional components. Windows will complete final tasks (start menu items, registers, settings and temp file removal).
  18. Click the Finish button at the Windows 2000 set up completion screen. Machine will reboot.
Installing Utility Features for Windows 2000
  1. Boot into Windows 2000.
  2. Logon with Administrator access.
  3. Extract files to hard disk drive.
  4. Click Start, then click Run...
  5. Run SETUP.EXE from the directory you extracted the files into, the default location is C:\DRIVERS\W9X\UTILITY, and press OK.
  6. Follow instructions on screen.
Installing the Modem Driver for Windows 2000
  1. Start Windows 2000 and logon with administrative privileges
  2. Click the Start button.
  3. Click Run ...
  4. Specify SETUP.EXE with the full path name where you unpacked ThinkPad LT Modem driver files and press the Enter key.
  5. Follow the instructions
Installing the Video Features for Windows 2000
  1. Boot Windows 2000 and logon with administrative privileges
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, point to settings Settings, then click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the the Display icon.
  5. Select the Settings tab.
  6. Click the Advanced ... button.
  7. Select the Adapter tab.
  8. Click the Properties button.
  9. Select the Driver tab.
  10. Click the Update Driver ... button. Update Device Driver Wizard starts.
  11. Click the Next button.
  12. Select the Display a list of the known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific driver then click the Next button.
  13. Click the Have Disk ... button
  14. Specify the directory where the driver files are extracted then click the OK button.
  15. Windows 2000 finds NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV and NeoMagic MagicMedia 256ZX . Select below then click the Next button. ThinkPad 380Z,570/E,600E- NeoMagic MagicMedia256AV ThinkPad 600X - NeoMagic MagicMedia 256ZX
  16. If a warning message appears, ignore this message and click the Yes button to continue installing.
  17. Click the Next button.
  18. If digital signature issue message appears, ignore this message then click the Yes button to continue installing. Windows 2000 copies all driver files to your system.
  19. After driver files are copied, click the Finish button.
  20. Click the Close button to complete installing.
  21. Windows 2000 prompts to restart. Click the Yes button to restart Windows 2000.
Mediamatics DVDExpress Video update
Note:
  • Use this driver only for the ThinkPad 600E/X series.
  • Before installing, make sure that you have installed the following software in the computer:
  • Video Features for Windows 2000
  • DVD-Video Player for Microsoft Windows 95/98
This package cannot be installed without the Mediamatics DVDExpress DVD-Video player installed on the system. This package is for upgrade purposes only.

1. Start Windows 95/98 or Windows 2000.
2. Extract the package to your hard disk drive.
3. Click Start, then click Run...
4. Type C:\DRIVERS\WIN\DVD\SETUP.EXE in the dialog box and click the
OK button.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Considerations

The following are the known considerations when using Windows 2000 on your ThinkPad 600 system.

Cannot use password protected hard disk drive if hard disk drive is located in the docking station
Models All ThinkPad 600 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 disk drives located in the docking station.
Resolution: Since IBM's Hard Disk Drive security is not supported for hard disk 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 600 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 OS 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 600 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:

Enabling an IDE device in the SelectaDock-III
  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 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. The computer will then ask you to power off and on your computer. 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.
Dual-display functionality is not supported under Windows 2000
Models: ThinkPad 600E, and 600X models
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 600 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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