Installing Windows NT and its device drivers - ThinkPad A21e (2655)

To install Microsoft Windows NT Workstation Version 4.0 and its software on your computer, do as follows:

NOTE:

  • If you are installing Windows NT onto a hard disk whose capacity is 8 GB or larger, please search for and review Knowledge Base Article ID: Q197667 at the Microsoft support Web site.

  • If you want to reinstall Windows NT onto a hard disk that has been used for Windows 98 or Windows 95, the Windows NT installation program may not recognize the partitions generated by the Windows 98 or Windows 95 Fdisk Utility. Use the PC-DOS Fdisk Utility instead.

You need to install the following device drivers after you install Windows NT to ensure proper operation of your system. Click the package name to download the software:

Package Name
ThinkPad Configuration program
ThinkPad OnScreen Display utility
Display driver
Audio device driver
TrackPoint driver
Modem driver (1)
Intel/Xircom Mini PCI Combo card (1)
3COM Mini PCI Combo card (1)
Windows NT Shutdown Service

NOTE: (1) Install only if your system is equipped with it.

Installing Windows NT

NOTE: If you have an compact disc (CD) or DVD drive that connects under a DOS environment, you can install Windows NT in DOS.

  1. Disable the USB BIOS Support setting as follows:
    1. Turn on your computer; then while the message, Press F1 for IBM BIOS Setup Utility, is displayed at the lower left of the screen, press the F1 key to start the BIOS Setup Utility. The BIOS Setup Utility menu appears.
    2. With the cursor key, select Config; then press Enter.
    3. Select USB by pressing Enter.
    4. With the cursor key, select Disable; then press Enter.
    5. Press F10 and Enter to save this setting and exit this utility.
  2. Install Windows NT by following the instructions provided with the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 installation package.
    NOTE: If you install Windows NT from a bootable Windows NT CD, be sure that the CD drive is set for a bootable device by using the Startup menu of the BIOS Setup Utility.
  3. Install Windows NT Version 4 Service Pack 6A.

For more information, refer to the installation guide for Windows NT or Windows NT Version 4 Service Pack 6A.

NOTE: If you are installing Service Pack 6A, you should install it before you install the PC Card support software. If you have already installed Service Pack 6A, you need to reinstall the PC Card support software.

If you are going to use a port replicator with your computer, do the following:

  1. If your computer is connected to a network, log off before starting the installation
  2. Uninstall PC Card support software using CardWizard.
  3. Dock your computer to the port replicator.
  4. If you want to install the Windows NT Service Pack, install it before you install the PC Card support software.
  5. Reinstall the PC Card support software.

Installing video drivers
NOTE: This driver can not be installed without Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 or later. Install the Service Pack first, then try to install this driver to the system.

  1. Start Windows NT 4.0 and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Extract the video drivers for Windows NT to the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Run dialog window, type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\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 Choose Setup Language window, select the language for this installation and click OK.
  6. At the Welcome window click Next.
  7. At the Software license Agreement window, if you agree, click Yes. This will start the installation process.
  8. At the Setup Complete window, put a check mark in Yes, I want to restart my computer now and click Finish.
  9. Restart the system.

Installing audio drivers
NOTE: Install Service Pack 4 or higher before installing the audio driver.

  1. Start Windows NT and logon to the system as an administrator.
  2. Extract the audio driver for Windows NT to the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run. In the Run dialog window, type the path that you extracted the files to.
  4. Double-click setup.exe. The startup message appears and then disappears. A Dialog box appears welcoming you to the installer.
  5. Click Next, a Dialog box appears showing the progress as Setup copies the driver files to the startup disk. A dialog box appears telling you that the installation is complete.
  6. Click Yes, I want to restart my computer now.
  7. Click Finish. Your computer restarts and loads the new driver.

Installing TrackPoint driver

  1. Start Windows NT, logon with administrative privilege.
  2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, point to Settings, then click 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 the OK button. Then driver list appears.
  9. Select PS/2 TrackPoint in the list.
  10. Click OK.
  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.

Windows NT shutdown service
NOTE: Please install or uninstall the "Shutdown Service"/"Power Switch Service" on your system after your logon with Administrator's right.

  1. Extract this Package into your local hard disk drive.
  2. Click Start, then click Run.
  3. Specify the installation program INSTALL.EXE with full path you extracted in the step 1 and click OK.
  4. Follow the Installer's instructions as you select the appropriate installation / uninstall options and start installation/uninstallation.
  5. You can also uninstall the Shutdown Service by clicking Start, pointing to Settings, then clicking Control Panel. Double-click the Add/Remove Applications icon. Highlight IBM Shutdown Service for Windows NT, and click the Add/Remove button.

Installing/Uninstalling Power Switch Service

  1. Extract this Package into your local hard disk drive.
  2. Click Start, then click Run.
  3. Specify the installation program BWSINST.EXE with full path you extracted in the step 1 and click OK.
  4. Follow the Installer's instructions as you select the appropriate installation / uninstall options and start installation/uninstallation.
  5. You can also uninstall the Shutdown Service by clicking Start, pointing to Settings, then clicking Control Panel. Double-click the Add/Remove Applications icon. Highlight IBM Power Switch Service for Windows NT, and click the Add/Remove button.

Installing Configuration utility
NOTE: The default installation path and folder were changed from version 4.17. If you already installed the previous version, uninstall it first or change the installation path and folder to the same as before.

  1. Start Windows NT 4.0 and log on with a user ID authorized as an administrator.
  2. Extract the drivers to the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. In the Open field, type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\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.

Installing OnScreen display utility
NOTE: If On Screen Display is already installed on your system, check the version number. In case that the previous version is earlier than 2.24i, you need to install the latest version of the ThinkPad Utility.

  1. Start Windows NT 4.0 and log on with the user ID authorized as an administrator.
  2. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
  3. Click Start, then click Run.
  4. Type in C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ONSCR\SETUP.EXE in the Open box and click the OK button.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Installing Lucent modem driver

  1. Start Windows NT, logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Extract the drivers to 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 OK.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. After the driver has been installed, shutdown and restart the system before attempting to use the modem.

Installing 3COM modem driver

  1. With the power removed, Insert the modem if necessary.
  2. Start Windows NT.
  3. Extract the drivers to the hard disk drive. This will make two directories.
    MDMSETUP (Modem Setup and Application Software) and
    MDMDISK3 (Modem WinNT SYS Driver).
  4. Click Start, then click Run.
  5. In the Open field, type C:\DRIVERS\WNT\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. Press the Install button on the Modem Setup dialog screen.
  8. Press the OK button on the Mini PCI Winmodem dialog screen.
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete modem installation.

Installing Intel modem driver

  1. Start Windows NT 4.0 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 OK.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. Restart the system for the driver to be effective.

 



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