Hi. Let's make your computer boot from the hard drive, with cdrom
1)please visit http://dos.li5.org/ and download win98.exe.
2)Run win98.exe and follow the instructions to make a bootable floppy
3)boot the laptop from the floppy disk. You should end up at a DOS
prompt that looks like:
4)type in c: and press enter.
5)if you get "invalid drive specification" then se the section at the
end of this answer.
6) if you get a C: prompt, type in DIR and press enter. If you get
"file not found" then see the end of the message. If you get any sort
of listing, even if it is an empty directory with 2 sib directories (.
and ..) then proceed to step 7.
7)type in A: and press enter.
8)type in sys C: and press enter
9)when that is complete, type in the following commands and press
enter after each one.
copy autoexec.bat c:
copy cd*.sys c:
copy config.sys c:
copy mscdex.exe c:
copy mtmcdai.sys c:
10)shut down the computer, and replace the floppy drive with the cdrom
drive. reboot, and when you end up at a C:\> prompt, you should be
able to access the cdrom drive. Usually the drivers we loaded will
make it the R: drive, but you should get a message during boot up
telling you what drive letter it is.
11)type in R: and press enter (replace R: with the proper letter if
you got a different letter for your cdrom drive)
12)type in setup and press enter.
If you got the "invalid drive specification error" we need to
partition and format your hard drive. At the A:\> prompt type in the
fdisk then press enter.
If you are asked about large disk support, choose yes.
At the menu, select 4 for display partition info. you should see no
press escape to get back to the menu.
choose 1 for create partition.
choose 1 for create primary dis partition.
indicate that you want to you all of the drive, when you're asked.
answer yes if asked to confirm anything.
when it is finished, you should be back at the menu. use escape to
reboot the computer.
when you get to the A: prompt, type in:
format c: /s
and press enter. answer yes to confirm it. When it asks for a volume
label, just press enter. when you're back at the A: prompt, reboot
again and continue with the steps above.
I hope this helps. Please request a clarification if you have any
no search. I am a PC technician. I used my own knowledge.
Clarification of Answer by
18 Nov 2002 14:39 PST
The easiest way to get the drivers you need will be from IBM.
A list of all the drivers that they have available.
You might need to manually assemble the URL into one long site in your
browser. I don't know if you'll be able to just click on it when you
The page I've linked to has a chart and a bunch of categories. You
choose the category of drivers you need, then download the file for
Windows 98 for your model. Most of them use the same file for all of
the 760 models, so there is one link in the first column.
I hope this was of help to you.
"service and support"
product family thinkpad 760
machine type 9546 (the only one listed)
model all, go.
category - All
"Thinkpad Device Driver Matrix"
"ThinkPad 760C, 760CD, 760E, 760ED, 760XD, 765D Series "