Installing Windows 2000 and its device drivers onto a blank hard disk drive - ThinkPad A21m

This document contains instructions for installing Microsoft Windows 2000 onto a system with a blank hard disk drive.

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You will require the following device drivers to ensure that the system works properly. Click the package name to download the driver.

Package name
System Program Service (BIOS)
CD-ROM Driver for DOS and Windows 2000
Configuration Utility for Windows 2000
Video driver ( ATI Rage Mobility-M/M1) for Windows 2000
Power Management driver for Windows 2000
Mediamatics DVDExpress video player update for Windows 2000
Ethernet Mini PCI Combo Driver (3Com) for Windows 2000
Ethernet Mini PCI Combo Driver (Intel) for Windows 2000
Modem Driver for Mini PCI Combo card (3Com) for Windows 2000
Modem Driver for Xircom Mini PCI Combo card (Intel) for Windows 2000
Modem Driver for Lucent Mini PCI card for Windows 2000

Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows 2000
Make sure the BIOS on your ThinkPad computer is the latest

Click here to see the considerations for operating Windows 2000 on your ThinkPad computer.

Installing Windows 2000

  1. Insert a bootable diskette into the floppy drive and power on the computer. The boot diskette needs to contain the DOS CD-ROM drivers to access the CD-ROM drive to install Windows 2000.
  2. Insert the Windows 2000 CD into the CD-ROM Drive.
  3. From the command prompt, type X:\I386\winnt.exe (where X represents the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive), and press Enter to start the Windows 2000 installation.
  4. The setup process will begin copying files to the hard disk drive. After this process has been completed, remove the disk from the floppy drive and press Enter to restart the system. After the Windows 2000 setup screen loads, press Enter to start the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard.
  5. Read the Licensing Agreement for Windows 2000. If you accept the terms that are displayed, press F8 to accept the Licensing Agreement and continue with the installation process.
  6. When asked where you want to install Windows 2000, press Enter to accept the default drive (C:).
  7. When asked if you want to convert your file system to NTFS, click No, don't upgrade. (You can convert the file system after you successfully install Windows 2000.) The following actions will occur: After files are copied to the hard disk drive, Windows 2000 will restart your computer automatically. After this has been completed, Windows 2000 will restart your computer automatically. The Windows 2000 GUI is displayed and you are prompted to continue the installation
  8. Click the Next button to continue the installation process. Setup will now detect and install devices. This will take several minutes to complete.
  9. The Regional Settings window will appear. Click the Next button to continue with the installation process.
  10. Enter your name and organization on the next screen. Click the Next button when complete.
  11. Enter the 25 character Windows 2000 Product Key and then click the Next button to continue.
  12. When prompted, enter the Administrator password. When prompted, re-enter the Administrator password for verification.
  13. When prompted, enter the required information in the Modem Dialing Information window. Click the Next button when complete.
  14. Adjust the date and time settings and select the correct time zone for your location. Click the Next button when complete. Windows 2000 will perform its final tasks. This portion of setup process is processor and hard disk drive intensive and will take some time to complete. The computer will restart automatically. If the system becomes unresponsive during the Save Settings portion of setup, restart the setup process of Windows 2000 after attaching the floppy drive.
  15. When prompted, enter the Administrator password.

Installation BIOS Update
Notes:

  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the BIOS.
  • If your computer is attached to any kinds of Docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
  • Make sure the BIOS diskette is write protected.
  • The embedded controller version can be checked two different ways. It can be viewed by invoking IBM BIOS Setup Utility or by running the ThinkPad Configuration from operating system, and selecting System Information from the Help menu or the System Information button.
  1. Print these instructions or display on another computer.
  2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
  3. Insert the System Program Service Diskette into the diskette drive and turn on the computer.
  4. Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information that appears.
  5. Press theEsc key to return to the menu.
  6. Select Update system program and follow the instruction on the screen.

Warning: Do not turn off or suspend the computer until the update has been completed. If you turn off or suspend the computer while the update is still in progress, the system board may have to be replaced.

After the update has been completed, do the following to make the changes effective.

  1. Make sure the System Program Service Diskette is removed from the diskette drive, then turn off the computer.
  2. Press and hold the F1 key, then turn on the computer. Hold the F1 key until the IBM BIOS Setup Utility menu appears.
  3. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  4. Press F9 key.
  5. Select Yes to load default configuration.

Installation CD-ROM Driver for DOS

  1. Start DOS.
  2. Insert the CDROM Driver Diskette into the diskette drive.
  3. Type A:UINSTALL and press enter.
  4. Select Install IBM ThinkPad CD-ROM Driver for DOS/Windows at the Installation Option Screen.
  5. After the installation is complete, remove the diskette from the diskette drive and restart the computer.

Installation Configuration Utility for Windows 2000
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 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 2000, and logon with administrative privilege.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Open field, type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\UTILITY\SETUP.EXE to install the utility 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.

Installation Video driver ( ATI Rage Mobility-M/M1)

  1. Start Windows 2000 and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Extract the video drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Run dialog window, type C:\DRIVERS\W2K\DISPLAY\SETUP.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. At the Welcome window click the Next button.
  6. At the Software License Agreement window, if you agree, click Yes. This will start the installation
    process.
  7. At the Setup Complete window, put a check mark in Yes, I want to restart my computer now
    and click the Finish button.
  8. Restart the system.

Installation Power Management driver
For initial installation

  1. Start Windows 2000, and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.
  2. Open Control Panel, then double-click the Add/Remove Hardware icon.
  3. Click Next, then select Add/Troubleshoot a device.
  4. Click the Next button.
  5. Select Unknown from the device list, then click Next.
  6. Click the Finish button, then click the Next button.
  7. Select Search for a suitable driver for my device; then click Next.
  8. Select Specify a location; then click Next.
  9. Specify the directory name where you extracted this package; then click OK.
  10. Click Next, then click the Finish button.
  11. Restart the system.

For update installation - when a previous version is already installed

  1. Start Windows 2000, and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.
  2. Open Control Panel, then double-click System icon.
  3. Select Hardware tab, then click Device Manager button.
  4. Click View, then select Device by type.
  5. Double-click System devices.
  6. Double-click IBM PM Device.
  7. Select Driver tab, then click the Update Driver button.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Select Display a list of known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific driver option. Click the Next button.
  10. Click the Have Disk button.
  11. Specify the directory name where you extracted this package; then click the OK button.
  12. Select IBM PM Device from Models list; then click the Next button.
  13. Click Next.
  14. Click the Finish button.
  15. Close the Wizard window.
  16. Select Yes in the System Settings Change message box to restart the system.

Installation Mediamatics DVDExpress video player update
Note:

  • Microsoft Windows 95 version must be OSR2 or later.
  • Before installing, make sure that you have installed the following software:
    • Video Features for Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT4.0
    • Audio Features for Windows 95/98/NT4.0
    • IDE Driver for Windows NT4.0
    • Mediamatics DVD-Video Player for Windows 95/98
  • This package cannot be installed without the Mediamatics DVD Express DVD-Video player installed on the system. This package is for upgrade purposes only.
  1. Start Microsoft Windows.
  2. Extract the package onto your hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Run dialog window, type C:\DRIVERS\WIN\DVD\SETUP.EXE to install the upgrade DVD player. Click OK to start the installation process. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  5. At the Welcome screen, click the Next button.
  6. If you agree to the license agreement, click the Yes button.
  7. To install to the default directory, click the Next button. It will uninstall the previous player, and then install the updated player.
  8. At the setup is complete window, click the Finish button.

Note: Depending on your specific machine type you will also need one or two of the drivers below:

Installation Ethernet Mini PCI Combo Driver (3Com)

  1. When the system detects Ethernet or Modem, click Cancel.
  2. Run setup.exe from the lansetup directory.
  3. Leave the Yes, I want to restart my computer now. selection checked and press the Finish button on the Reboot dialog screen.
  4. Allow the system to reboot. If you need to insert the Ethernet, turn off the power and do it now.
  5. Press the Next button in the Found New Hardware Wizard Dialog.
  6. Press the Next button with Search for a suitable driver.... radio button selected.
  7. Select Specify a Location and press the Next button.
  8. Enter C:\winnt\options\cabs in the dialog and press the OK button.
  9. Press the Next button on the dialog that has found the driver C:\winnt\options\cabs\net556n5.inf.
  10. Press the Finish button. The network adapter is now installed.

* If you upgraded to Windows 2000 from a Windows 95/98 installation you will need to enter C:\windows\options\cabs instead.

DOS driver for unattended installation:
For customers who need unattended installation, the DOS driver (EL556.dos) is included in landisk4\NDIS2 sub-directory in this package. The DOS driver can be used only for this purpose.

Installation Ethernet Mini PCI Combo Driver (Intel)

For the additional detailed information, refer the IBM 10/100 EtherJet Mini PCI Adapter with 56K Modem User's guide.
For Windows 95/98/NT4/2000 device driver installation or update, use the standard tools provided by the operating system (Add New Hardware, etc.) and point to the directory location containing the drivers such as follows:

  1. Right-click the My Computer icon.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click the Hardware tab and select Device Manager.
  4. Click the + mark on Network Adapter.
  5. Double-click Intel(R) PRO/100+ MiniPCI.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Click the Update Driver button.
  8. Click the Next button.
  9. Click the Next button.
  10. Specify the directory where the drivers are extracted, click the Next button, and then follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

Intel(R) PRO/100+ Mini PCI
--------------------------
The name of the Ethernet device driver is Intel(R) PRO/100+ Mini PCI in the Device Manager and in the Network Control Panel.

DOS driver for unattended installation:
For customers who need unattended installation, the DOS driver (E100B.DOS) is included in DOS sub-directory in this package. Unattended installation instructions are also included in PUSH sub-directory. The DOS driver can be used only for this purpose.

Installation Modem Driver for Mini PCI Combo card (3Com)

  1. Start Windows 2000 and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Open field, type C:\DRIVERS\W2K\MODEM\MDMSETUP\SETUP.EXE and click the OK button. If you extracted the files to a different location specify that location instead.
  5. Press the Next button at the Welcome dialog screen.
  6. Leave the Yes, I want to restart my computer now selection checked and press the Finish button at the Setup Complete dialog screen.
  7. Allow the system to reboot. If you need to insert the modem, turn the power off the system and install the Mini PCI Combo Modem.
  8. Press the Next button in the Found New Hardware Wizard Dialog.
  9. Press the Next button with Search for a suitable driver radio button selected.
  10. Select Specify a Location and press the Next button.
  11. Enter D:\winnt\options\cabs in the dialog box and press the OK button.
  12. Press the Next buttonon the dialog that has found the driver. c:\winnt\options\cabs\wdhaibf.inf
  13. Press the Finish button. The modem is now installed.

Installation Modem Driver for Xircom Mini PCI Combo card (Intel)

  1. Start Windows 2000 and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Specify SETUP.EXE with the full path name where you extracted the package in the step 2, and click the OK button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Restart the system for the driver to be effective.

Installation Modem Driver for Lucent Mini PCI card

  1. Start Windows 2000 and logon with administrative privileges
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Specify SETUP.EXE with the full path name where you extracted the package in the step 2, and click the OK button.
  5. Follow the instructions. When the message window that says Digital Signature Not Found, click the Yes button.

 



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