While using win98se on ibm thinkpad r32 i came across the problem that i was unable to install any thing i needed, i have no working cd drive with this labtop, i was hoping that this divice was plug and play, it was, but for it to be so i needed a WIN98SE USB 2.0 driver, i tryed but couldn't find one online anywhere. so untill then i'm stuck with a product that does me abosolutly no good.
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Try installing the latest audio driver.
The same model ThinkPadcan have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless youknow exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download allthe drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download thedrivers, write down the device driver and it's file name so you have a recordof which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files arelocated on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEBsite - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista devicedrivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
You can download the variousdrivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will thenunzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the variousdrivers from this folder (run the set-up file).
Memory Upgrade for IBM ThinkPad R32 2658-xxx Laptop, the IBM ThinkPad R32 2658-xxx Laptop takes the PC2100 DDR SDRAM SODIMMs Memory Type, and comes installed with 128 or 256 MB (removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your IBM ThinkPad R32 2658-xxx Laptop to up to a maximum of 1.0 GB Memory, the system has 2 sockets to install Memory, already with 128 or 256 MB (removable) standard Memory installed. For best Laptop performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Laptop.
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Normally when as you bootup press F12 and you get a list of devices that you can select to boot up.
If the doesn't work go into the BIOS setup and go to the boot order configuration and set the CD as the first boot device. Later you can change it back if you wish.
Turn the R32 over on it's top. There should be a small sliding lever located just to the left of the Bay. Moving that to the left will release a small "popout" type of handle. That will release anything in the bay. If that doesn't work, something inside is broken and you may have to disassemble the laptop to get to it.
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I don't mean to disagree with my associate, but DVD players for R series (or T, A, etc) can be found for less than 20.00 US (Ebay is a good example)
For that matter, we've got at least a dozen at our shop which we sell for 25.00
Installation is very simple as well, just pop the old drive out, put the new drive in.