Installing Windows 98 and its device drivers - ThinkPad T23

This document contains instructions for installing Microsoft Windows 98 Gold and Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE). Supplement files, driver files, upgrade patches, and preloaded software are provided on the preload hard disk drive (HD) that comes with the system. The HD locations of these files and alternate locations, in cases where your HD is blank, are listed in the table below.

Type of filesHD locationAlternate location
Driver filesC:\IBMTOOLS\DRIVERS (depending on the preloaded operating system)The T23 Device Driver File Matrix Web site
Upgrade fixes and patchesC:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98UP, C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98SUPP, and C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WINSUPPThe Microsoft Web site for patches (search for the document ID) and the T23 Device Driver File Matrix Web site for supplement files
Software applicationsC:\IBMTOOLS\APPSNo alternate location available

This Additional Information field contains the following sections
I. Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows 98
II.
Installing Windows 98
III. Installing nonspecific updates for Windows 98
IV. Installing Windows 98 Gold specific updates
V. Installing Windows 98 SE specific updates

I. Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows 98

Before removing any software or operating system from your ThinkPad system, you will need to:

  • Make sure the BIOS on your ThinkPad computer is at the latest level.
  • Review the considerations for operating Windows 98 on your ThinkPad computer.
  • Save the necessary driver, supplement, and software files on removable media. This includes all the sub-directories and files on the preloaded HD in the C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS, C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98SUPP, C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98UP, and C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WINSUPP directories and the driver files for Windows 98 listed in the T23 Device Driver File Matrix. This will require 100MB of uncompressed space.
  • Even if you are installing Windows 98 on a drive other than the C drive, more than 25 MB is still required on the C drive.
  • To use the CD-ROM drive to install Windows 98, create the Startup Disk for Windows 98 on a Windows 98 installed system, which enables you to use the CD-ROM drive. Then boot the system with that diskette. To create the Startup Disk for Windows 98:
    1. Insert a blank diskette into the diskette drive.
    2. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
    3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
    4. Click the Startup Disk tab, and then click the Create Disk button. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Depending on the optional applications you install with Windows 98, your required disk space varies.
    • To perform a full installation on a FAT 16 drive about 225 MB disk space is required. Depending on your system configuration and the options you select, the required space ranges from 165 MB to 355 MB.
    • To perform a full installation on a FAT 32 drive about 175 MB disk space is required. Depending on your system configuration and the options you select, the required space ranges from 140 MB to 225 MB.

II. Installing Windows 98

  1. Insert the Windows 98 compact disc (CD) into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
  2. Make a temporary directory. For example, at the DOS prompt, type the following: MD C:\WIN98.
  3. Copy all the cabinet (.CAB) files and the installation programs from the Windows 98 CD to this directory. At the DOS prompt, type the following: COPY src_cd:\WIN98\*.* C:\WIN98, where src_CD is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive of your computer and C:\WIN98 is the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
  4. For Windows 98 SE, copy the Windows 98 supplement files from C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98SUPP\W98SE directory to the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
    For Windows 98 Gold, copy the Windows 98 supplement files from C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98SUPP\W98GOLD directory to the temporary directory that you made in step 2.
  5. If the original files were saved in the the Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows 98 section, then restore C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS, C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98SUPP, C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98UP, and C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WINSUPP from the backup copy you made before starting the installation.
  6. For Windows 98 SE, to install APM mode, run the SETUP.EXE with APMINST.INF that you have copied into the temporary directory that you made in step 2, and follow the instructions on the screen. For example, type C:\WIN98\SETUP.EXE C:\WIN98\APMINST.INF.
    For Windows 98 Gold,
    Run the SETUP.EXE that you copied in the temporary directory that you made in step 2, and follow the instructions on the screen. For details, refer to SETUP.TXT on the Windows 98 CD-ROM.
    Note: If the one of the following messages appears while you are reinstalling the Windows 98, go to update the DBLBUFF.SYS to update the DBBUFF.SYS file. Then continue with the installation.
    • MSGSRV32 caused a general protection fault in module KRNL386.EXE at 0001:001b51
    • MSGSRV32 caused a stack fault in module KRNL386.EXE at 0001.0005595
    • RUNDLL32 caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 015f:bff9dba7
    • MSGSRV32 caused an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 015f:bff9d
    • A Fatal Exception 0D has occurred at 0028:C0001FCE in VXD VMM(01) + 000F
    • A Fatal Exception 0E has occurred at 015F:BFF9DBA7
  7. After restarting the system, run the Intel chipset software installer. To do this, run infinst_enu.exe in C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WINSUPP\INTELINF\ and follow the instructions for the Install shield program.
  8. Install all device driver files that were downloaded in the Preparing your ThinkPad computer for Windows 98 section by following the installation instructions in the README files.
  9. Install the application software that was saved in the Preparing your ThinkPad for Windows 98 section from the C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS directory on your hard disk drive.

III. Installing nonspecific updates for Windows 98
To solve the Intel Bus Master IDE Controller conflict in Device Manager, apply the IDEAPM.reg file for Windows 98.

  1. Start the system.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. Specify C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WINSUP\IDE-APM\IDEAPM.reg in the Run window, and click OK. The following Registry Editor window is displayed: "Are you sure you want to add the information C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WINSUP\IDE-APM\IDEAPM.reg to the registry ?"
  4. Click Yes. A successful window message is displayed.
  5. Click OK.

To allocate resources to the devices in the ThinkPad Dock correctly, apply the ICH3FIX.reg file for Windows 98.

  1. Start the system.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. Specify C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WINSUP\ICH3FIX\ICH3FIX.reg in the Run window, and click OK. The following Registry Editor window is displayed: "Are you sure you want to add the information C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\WINSUP\ICH3FIX\ICH3FIX.reg to the registry?"
  4. Click Yes. A successful window message is displayed.
  5. Click OK.

Apply the LCD Color Profile.

  1. Right-click the desktop and click Properties to open the Display Properties window.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. Click the Advanced button.
  4. Select the Monitor tab, and click the Change button.
  5. Click the Have Disk button.
  6. Specify the directory that the ibmtplcd.inf and ibmtplcd.icm files are in, and then select OK.
  7. Select ibmtplcd.inf and then click OK.
  8. Select one panel in the list you are using now, and then click Apply.
  9. Select the Color Management tab to make sure IBM_TP is selected.

To update the PCI.VXD (Q233017):
Note: This QFE should apply to TI1450 and 1420 populated systems.

  1. Double-click 233017UP.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Q233017 Update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

The Spooled Route Pointer Security Update eliminates a vulnerability that could allow source routing to be performed, even if it has ostensibly been disabled. To update Q238453:

  1. Double-click 238453US.exe.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Q238453 Update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

This module (Q245729) is for eliminating a vulnerability that could allow an infected Web site or e-mail message to cause the Windows machine to crash, or to run arbitrary code. To update Q245729:

  1. Double-click 245729US.exe.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Q245729 Update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

IV. Installing Windows 98 Gold specific updates
Note: The files for Windows 98 Update Modules are in the following directory: C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98UP\W98GOLD.
To install the Update Modules for Windows 98 Gold (4.10.1998), do as follows.
To update the DBLBUFF.SYS if a message appeared while you were running the SETUP.EXE to install Windows 98.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98UP\W98GOLD\Q209321\209321UP.EXE in the open dialog box. Click OK.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen. The following message appears: Please type the location where you want to place the extracted files.
  4. Type the address of the temporary directory (C:\WIN98), and then click OK. Return to step 6 to continue the installation of the Windows 98.

To update the USB (QFE80404):

  1. Double-click 189591UP.EXE.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Click Yes to continue; then click OK.
  4. Restart the system to make the changes effective.

To update the IFSMGR.VXD (Q223809):
Note: IFSMGR.VXD is a hidden file.

  1. Open the DOS prompt and change the directory to C:\windows\system\vmm32 (type CD C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VM32).
  2. Type REN IFSMGR.VXD to IFSMGR__.$$$ to rename the IFSMGR.VXD.
  3. Type COPY C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98UP\W98GOLD\Q223809\IFSMGR.VXD C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VM32.
  4. Restart the system to begin using the replaced IFSMGR.VXD driver.

This module is for eliminating a vulnerability that could allow an unauthorized user with physical access to a computer to acquire a cashed domain password. To update Q168115:

  1. Double-click 168115US.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Q168115 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

This module is for eliminating a vulnerability that could allow arbitrary code to be executed on the user's computer. To update Q240163:

  1. Double-click TELNETUP.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 TELNET update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

V. Installing Windows 98 SE specific updates
NoteE: The files for the Windows 98 Update Modules are in the following directory: C:\IBMTOOLS\OSFIXES\W98UP\W98SE.

To update Q4756 (Windows 98 SE Shutdown Update):

  1. Double-click 4756US8.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q239887 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

This module is for eliminating a vulnerability that could allow arbitrary code to be executed on the user's computer. To update Q240163:

  1. Double-click TELNETUP.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 TELNET update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q240947 (CCPort.sys and WDMMDMLD.vxd) for WDM Modem Users only:

  1. Double-click 240947UP.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Q240947 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q243199 for WDM Modem Users only:

  1. Double-click 243199US.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q243199 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

This update (Q257360) is only applicable for Windows 98 Second Edition ACPI mode systems. To update Q257360:

  1. Double-click 257360US.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q257360 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q258191:

  1. Double-click 258191UP.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q258191 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q252187:

  1. Double-click 252187USA8.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q252187 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q276602:

  1. Double-click 276602USA8.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q276602 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q242937:

  1. Double-click 242937US.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q242937 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q265115:

  1. Double-click 265115USA8.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q265115 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

To update Q288430:

  1. Double-click 288430USA8.EXE.
  2. Click Yes to install Windows 98 Second Edition Q288430 update.
  3. If you agree, click Yes to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
  4. Click Yes to restart the system.

 



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