Installing Windows 95 and its device drivers - ThinkPad A21p
This document describes the installation procedures for Microsoft Windows 95 for your computer.

Overall procedure

  • Have the Windows 95 installation package available.
  • Back up your software and personal data files that are on the hard disk to another disk.
  • Install Windows 95. Follow the instructions that come with the installation package.
  • Install device drivers as required.

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

Package Name
BIOS Update (System Program Service Diskette)
Supplement File Diskette III for Windows 95
Configuration Utility for Windows 95
Video driver (Mobility-128) for Windows 95
Audio driver for Windows 95
TrackPoint Driver I for Windows 95
Intel SpeedStep Technology Applet
Ultrabay swap driver utility for Windows 95
CMD Ultra DMA IDE Driver for Windows 95
Lucent Modem drivers for Windows 95
Modem Driver for 3COM Combo card for Windows 95
Modem Driver for Intel/Xircom Combo card for Windows 95

Installing Microsoft Windows 95 OSR2.X

  1. Copy all the cabinet files and installation programs onto your hard disk.
    1. Make a temporary directory (for instance, C:\WIN95) and make sure enough hard disk space is available to store the cabinet files and installation programs (the required free space vary depending on the language of Windows 95).
    2. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and installation programs from the \WIN95 directory of Windows 95 OSR2 CD. Type COPY src_cd:\WIN95\*.* destination and press Enter. Where src_CD is the drive letter of CD-ROM drive (e.g. D, E,..) and destination is the drive letter and temporary directory made in step 1-1 (e.g. C:\WIN95)
  2. Copy updated files from W95SUPP directory to the temporary directory
    1. Put the Windows 95 supplement file diskette into the floppy drive.
    2. From a command prompt, do the following:
      COPY A:\OSR2INF\*.* destination and press enter.
      COPY A:\CARDBUS\*.* destination and press enter.
      Where destination is the drive letter and temporary directory made in step 1-1 (e.g. C:\WIN95).
  3. Start Installation from the temporary directory
    1. Run SETUP.EXE in the temporary directory
    2. Refer to the Windows 95 documentation and instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

      Next step is to install some fix modules on Windows 95 OSR2.X.

  4. Install PC Card driver fix
    1. Run A:\QFE444\PCCARDUP.EXE
    2. Reboot the system
  5. The last step is to install OSR 2.X. To install the OSR2.X, refer to its documentation. As for USB Supplement file update, please see \other\usb folder (Windows 95 SR2.1) in your Windows 95 backup CD-ROM.

Installing the ThinkPad device drivers

Installing video driver

  1. Start Windows 95 OSR2.x.
  2. Extract the Video Features for Windows 95/98 onto hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Run dialog window, type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY\ATISETUP.EXE to install the video driver. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. Select ATI Easy Install.
  6. When the Welcome window appears, click the Next button.
  7. At the Software License Agreement screen, if you agree, click Yes.
  8. Select Express: Recommended.
  9. At the Setup Complete window, select Yes, I want to restart my computer now.
  10. Click Finish, then reboot the system.

Installing audio driver

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the Audio Features for Windows 95 onto hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Run dialog window, type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\AUDIO\SETUP.EXE to install the audio driver. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. At the Crystal Audio Setup window, click Uninstall Crystal Drivers. When prompted to Shut Down or Restart your system, click the Restart button.
  6. When Windows restarts, it will detect new hardware and bring up the Update Device Driver Wizard. Click the Next button to continue.
  7. At the Windows will search for new drivers window, ensure only Other locations... is checked. In the box beneath, type in C:\DRIVERS\W9X\AUDIO\. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead. Click the Next button to continue.
  8. Windows will then identify the device as a Crystal SoundFusion(TM) PCI Audio Accelerator with the location of the driver set to CWCAUDIO.INF, click the Next button to continue.
  9. When copying completes, click the Finish button.

NOTE: After installation, the following drivers should be installed under Sound, Video, and game controllers in Device Manager.

  • Joystick and MPU-401 may be missing depending upon system support
  • Crystal SoundFusion(tm) Game Device
  • Crystal SoundFusion(tm) PCI Audio Accelerator
  • Crystal SoundFusion(tm) Virtual MPU-401

Installing Configuration Utility

NOTE:

  • If this package is used for Windows 95, Internet Explorer version 4 or later will need to be installed.
  • If version 1.14 is installed, uninstall it before installing any newer versions.
  • The default installation path and folder were changed from version 1.14. If you already installed the previous version, uninstall it first or change the installation path and folder to the same as before.
  • If the Battery MaxiMiser Gauge is on the task tray, the uninstall program will display the message to close PWRMONIT.DLL. If this message appears, right-click on the Battery MaxiMiser Gauge on the task bar and click Close.
  • The following additional packages maybe needed: = Personalization Editor Data Diskette (if Personalization is supported)
  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click on Start, then click Run...
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\UTILITY\SETUP in the Run dialog window, to install the utility program. Click OK to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing TrackPoint driver

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Click Start, then select Settings, then click Control Panel.
  3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  4. Click the Install/Uninstall tab at the top of the "Add/Remove Programs Properties" window.
  5. Click IBM TrackPoint Support in the list.
  6. Click the Add/Remove... button.
  7. Restart Windows.

Installing Ultrabay 2000 driver

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then select Settings, then click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the Add New Hardware icon.
  5. Click the Next button. If prompted to search for any new Plug and Play devices, click the Next button.
  6. Select No, the device is not in the list when asked if the device is the list, then click the Next button.
  7. Select No, I want to select the hardware from a list and click the Next button.
  8. Scroll through the list of Hardware types and select Other devices.
  9. Click the Next button.
  10. Click the Have Disk... button. The Install from Disk window will appear.
  11. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\BAYSWAP in the "Copy manufacturer's files from:" box, and click the OK button. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  12. Select ThinkPad Ultrabay 2000 Hot/Warm Swap Driver and click the Next button.
  13. Click the Finish button.
  14. Restart the system for the changes to take affect.

Installing Intel Speedstep

NOTE: Before installing this applet, any previous version must be uninstalled from Add/Remove programs.

  1. Start Windows 95.
  2. Extract the package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run...
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\WIN\SPDSTP\SETUP.EXE in the Run dialog window, to install the utility. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Modem Drivers

There are three different types of modems that can be used with the ThinkPad A20. You must install the correct driver for the modem to function properly.

Installing the Lucent modem driver

  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run...
  4. In the Open field, type C:\DRIVERS\WIN\MODEM\SETUP.EXE to install the modem driver. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing the 3COM combo card modem driver

  1. With the system powered off, insert the modem PCI card if necessary.
  2. Start Windows 95.
  3. Extract the drivers to the hard disk drive. This will make two directories MDMSETU P (Modem Setup and Application Software) and MDMDISK2 (Modem Vxd Driver)
  4. Click Start, then click Run...
  5. In the Open field, type C:\DRIVERS\W9x\MODEM\MDMSETUP\SETUP.EXE to install the modem driver. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  6. Press the Next button on the Welcome dialog screen.
  7. Leave the Yes, I want to restart my computer now. box checked and press the Finish button at the Setup Complete dialog screen. The system will restart.
  8. Press the OK button at the Insert Disk dialog screen.
  9. At the second Insert disk dialog screen, in the Copy files from: field, type c:\windows\options\cab s and press the OK button.
  10. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete modem installation.

Installing the Intel combo card modem driver

  1. With the power removed, Insert the modem if necessary.
  2. Start Windows 95.
  3. Click Start, then click Run...
  4. In the Open field, type C:\DRIVERS\WIN\MODEM\SETUP.EXE to install the modem driver. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the modem installation.

Installing the CMD Ultra DMA driver
NOTE: Update or install this driver before docking system.

  1. Start Windows 95
  2. Extract the package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run...
  4. Type C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IDE\Setup.exe. Click the OK button to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


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