Need some help on an old laptop.
Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:16 PM
Posted 29 November 2006 - 06:16 PM
According to Microsoft, NT 4 doesn't support USB devices of any kind whatsoever. Therefore adding a new CD unit (which would have to be an external drive in a caddy) is a fruitless exercise as NT can't talk to it. There are third party addons to enable NT4 to talk to USB though.
Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:50 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:39 PM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:54 AM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 10:43 AM
IBM recovery diskette
You will notice where it says something about cdrom drives.
* IBM portable CD-ROM drive CD-20X
* CNF portable CD-ROM XA drive 2X
* Panasonic 783 portable CD-ROM drive
And problems with the portable cdrom drive.
The conclusion here is you will be spending way too much money trying to get this laptop up and running. The correct laptop cdrom drives are scarse and old enough i would not trust them to run for very long. The alternative here is to run linux on the laptop. There are dozens of sites on this subject.
Posted 03 December 2006 - 03:11 PM
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