MY DAUGHTER HAS AN IBM THINKPAD WITH WINDOWS 98 SHE ONLY USES IT TO RUN HER GAMES THAT ARE ON CD'S SHE USUALLY TURNS IT ON AND THE GOES TO MY COMPUTER AND CLICKS THE D DRIVE AND IT RUNS THE CD TODAY WHEN SHE TURNED IT ON AND WENT TO MY COMPUTER THE D DRIVE IS GONE
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Regarding on your problem, in windows xp and up version of windows operating system, plug and play device is easy and no need to install its drivers manually cause the computer will automatically install its drivers. But in the case of Windows 98 you have to install your USB Driver manually in order to be recognize by the system. So my recommendation please insert the CD driver or load the driver of your USB and run the setup.exe to install the USB Driver.
im sorry to say this laptop is just not fast enuf to run windows XP you best bet for this would be to run windows 98 or a distro of linux that fits your needs
there are no bios updates at this time that will allow you to install XP on this system. sorry
I know you can't boot from the Windows 98 CD, and probably not from Windows 2000 either. It is possible to turn the the Windows 98 bootable floppy into a bootable CD, but I think you would be much better of trying to install Linux.
Did the laptop you got come at least with a windows XP cd? If so boot the laptop off of that and try to install Windows XP and see if it goes thru. Just make sure during the installation you tell it to delete the partitions first and then let it go thru that way you know for sure the hard drive is clean at that point.
Go to the control panel, then System, then Hardware tab, then Device Manager. Then Network adapters - you should have two network adapters one LAN and one wireless.
If most likely have one, the LAN adapter and a yellow ? against a network adapter - this will be a wireless adapter (its not installed)
Check your BIOS and make sure the wireless card is enabled.
You need to download from the IBM/Lenove WEB site the wireless driver (there may be several types that is installed for your model laptop). Make sure you select the correct Windows version driver.
When you run the driver,it will uncompress and copy to your hard drive in C:\drivers. You can then install the driver from this directory. If it doesn't work then repeat with another driver, most likely one that works will be the Intel one.