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by Neil
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 98 Install Help
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Windows 98 Install Help

Here is the guide I was looking for: http://holland-consulting.net/9xinstall.html
It's probably over twenty years old, but the method worked for me several times in the past.
by Neil
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 98 Install Help
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Windows 98 Install Help

Yes, I'm fairly sure you can format and all booted from the install CD. Back in the day, I did not have a bootable CD so a Win98 Start Up floppy worked best for me. Boot the floppy and format HDD, then copy system files from floppy to HDD so it will be bootable, make a directory to contain the cab f...
by Neil
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows 98 Install Help
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Windows 98 Install Help

It's been years since my doing so, but when I wanted to install Win98 on old machines that would not boot the install media, I would attach the HDD to another computer to format, copy system files and the cab files, then move the drive back into the old Thinkpad, boot up and run setup from the comma...
by Neil
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W500 with broken magnesium frame
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: W500 with broken magnesium frame

I happen to have a couple of spare magnesium frames if you are interested in replacing the broken one, along with a few other T500 parts. PM if interested.
by Neil
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Installtion
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Linux Mint Installtion

Now that I've had a few days to think about it, I think what I did when I had a 600X was to remove the hard drive, and connect it to a different computer to install whatever operating system I wanted, be it Linux of some sort, or Windows, because I could not get the 600X to boot from USB and my opti...
by Neil
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Sudden death of a great condition X60T battery
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Sudden death of a great condition X60T battery

I had an X60 battery that did similarly a while back, only with mine, Battery Maximizer (or whatever it's called) showed the batter had few cycles on it and it seems to hold a good charge, but then I let it sit un-used for several months, and when I tried to power it up again the battery was dead.
by Neil
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T500 or W500 with 1920x1200
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: WTB: T500 or W500 with 1920x1200

I have two or three T500 machines around here... let me see if I have something that would be to your liking...
by Neil
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Installtion
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Linux Mint Installtion

Linux Mint in a 600x? Oops! I overlooked that bit of info. It's been a very long time since I've installed an OS on a 600 series machine, and I don't remember what exactly the USB boot procedure is. Probably not exactly as I wrote above. IIRC, back when I last installed something, I was still using...
by Neil
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x220 spinning hardrive sounds on SSD
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: x220 spinning hardrive sounds on SSD

Most likely a fan (how do you know the fan is off?), but could also be inductor hum I suppose.
by Neil
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Installtion
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Linux Mint Installtion

While booting with the USB stick inserted, press F12 while the Lenovo logo is still being displayed (just like you did with F1 to enter the BIOS). USB devices will usually be the last item on the list. The Linux Mint installation media can be used to delete Windows, format the HDD and install Linux....
by Neil
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: blown X40
Replies: 13
Views: 1652

Re: blown X40

Yep, I agree, do as MrBurgerKing says. I also have an X40 with CF card and almost every time I've had to remove and re-install for some reason, I'll miss the socket the first time or two I try, and that has left the X40 where it won't power back up. Removing AC adapter and battery and pressing the p...
by Neil
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: 8GB to 16GB upgrade, noticeable speed boost?
Replies: 7
Views: 987

Re: 8GB to 16GB upgrade, noticeable speed boost?

What I'm wondering is if beyond the increased capacity for multitasking, heavy editing, poor browsing habits, and virtual machines, is there any noticeable speed boost like there is going from HDD to SSD? No...there will be no actual, measurable speed improvement. However, you may experience the il...
by Neil
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 display problems, WIN10 OS, suspected ATI Radeon HD3470 driver issue
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: T400 display problems, WIN10 OS, suspected ATI Radeon HD3470 driver issue

Good job of trouble shooting. You have eliminated any hardware as the source of the problem, and successfully identified Windows Licensing as the problem, since the licensed version of Windows works and Linux works. The solution can be found here on the Mocrosoft Community forum.
by Neil
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Raspberry pi in an old Thinkpad
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: Raspberry pi in an old Thinkpad

Never tried it myself, but a couple of years ago, I sold my last 770 ThinkPad to a forum member who was working on just such a project. Here is the story: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=118517
by Neil
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Change user name
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Change user name

PM will stay in your outbox until the recipient opens it.
by Neil
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 5596

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

I think I'd have to say A31p also. I've owned two or three of them in the past, but no longer have one. I do, however, still have an A30p which in some ways is just as good. But mine has a defective GPU, so it's not very useful, but I suppose that doesn't matter so much for a collectible.
by Neil
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 600 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 133
Views: 156765

Re: The official 600 Upgrade and general information Topic

Well, several years ago, I had a 600X that ran W98SE for a long, long time. I had a factory pressed install CD for W98SE. Eventually sold the 600X, but acquired an older 600E some time later, but still several years ago, and ran a few Linux distro's on it, but Win XP for the longest time. Pretty sur...
by Neil
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: The official 600 Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 133
Views: 156765

Re: The official 600 Upgrade and general information Topic

-Is there any way to replace the ccfl backlight with an led one? Probably...but it's not a job that I would be willing to take on any longer, on any ThinkPad. My eyes are not good enough, my hands are not steady enough, I don't have to right tools or environment. Even the CCFLs I have replaced in t...
by Neil
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Reasons why a computer would display machine language in Windows7?
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: Reasons why a computer would display machine language in Windows7?

So am I correct in understanding that this "machine language" is only displayed after Windows boots to the desktop? What about the BIOS? Is the display still corrupt displaying the BIOS? How about when booted from a live DVD or USB operating system?
by Neil
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 76
Views: 8127

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

...just enjoy it as is? That has mostly been my experience. There isn't really anything that "needs" to be done. Almost all the changes that can be made are a matter of personal preference anyway. Usually just after a fresh install, I change a few things about the look of the desktop and install my...
by Neil
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430 Display Exchange issues
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: T430 Display Exchange issues

Re-seat the cable connection on the back on the LCD panel. Maybe it's a little loose.
by Neil
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Does the avg. guy need more than a quad core desktop?
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Does the avg. guy need more than a quad core desktop?

My 2core CPU handles my needs just fine. I think I'm an avg guy, so no, I don't need more than a quad core CPU.
by Neil
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Thinkpad x200 (not tablet)
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: WTB: Thinkpad x200 (not tablet)

I have the following available: ThinkPad X200 7454-95U P8600(2.4GHz) 2GB RAM - Other options available 160GB 5400rpm HD - None 12.1in 1280x800 LCD Intel 4500MHD Intel 802.11agn Bluetooth, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, Secure chip, Fingerprint reader 4c Li-Ion - None WinXP Pro 65W AC Adapter - optional If thi...
by Neil
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can the T40 screen fit in the T60?
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Can the T40 screen fit in the T60?

I'm not sure if the pin out is the same or not on each panel. But, I do know that the LCD cable on a T40 determines the panel resolution and on a T60 the resolution is determined by an EDID chip in the panel, not the cable. So at the very least a EDID chip from a T60 LCD would have to be added to th...
by Neil
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can the T40 screen fit in the T60?
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Can the T40 screen fit in the T60?

Physically fit...yes. Work without extensive modification...no.
by Neil
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS Lenovo T430 FS
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: FS Lenovo T430 FS

OK, I'll take it. PM coming.
by Neil
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How does "AspectRatio" affect ... being a "laptop" ???
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

Re: How does "AspectRatio" affect ... being a "laptop" ???

Aspect ratio has no affect what-so-ever on where I use a computer. I occasionally use each of mine on my lap, but more often it's on a table, desk, some other furniture or my chest as I'm lying on my back. But, aspect ratio still has no affect on it.
by Neil
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Upgrade bios or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: Upgrade bios or not?

While I have upgraded BIOS on several computers, both ThinkPads and others, even un-official modified BIOS, I have never bricked a computer. Still, my policy is, unless there is a benefit from the upgrade that I need, or a problem that an upgrade will fix, I stick with what works no matter how old i...

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