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by saperkus
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600X Recovery CD creates 2GB C drive, how to make full drive size?
Replies: 4
Views: 3411

Re: 600X Recovery CD creates 2GB C drive, how to make full drive size?

Did it really come with only a 2GB C drive? When I tried the other option (something like use the hard drive partitions as is), the recovery failed. It's been awhile since I've use Windows 98, so I'm not sure if the 2GB is a FAT issue, or what. Any help/advice is much appreciated. That's normal, be...
by saperkus
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Recovery Set Repository for Community Members
Replies: 55
Views: 13698

Re: Recovery Set Repository

pathfinda wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:24 am
Crazier question: Have anyone ever creat usb instead of DVD and hd them work?
Done it few times already. It requires modification of configuration files, so recovery would expect only a single "container", instead of a few ones.
by saperkus
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: booting options on 380xd
Replies: 11
Views: 6106

Re: booting options on 380xd

igtoth wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:28 pm
I can’t find anywhere to buy these CF to Pata adapters . Anyone has a picture or reference where I can it?
Thank you
I personally use this type of adapter.
by saperkus
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: need original recovery CD set ISO specifically for IBM ThinkPad A20m in English
Replies: 21
Views: 6072

Re: need original recovery CD set ISO specifically for IBM ThinkPad A20m in English

I remember, that I had a similar issue with T21 Windows 98 recovery. It simply didn't want to cooperate. After a lot of debugging, it turned out, that recovery expected disk to be formated in a "proper" way. Basically, I've used 600X WinNT recovery and let it format the disk. Afterwards, I've stoppe...
by saperkus
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Hard Drive Caddy 390, 390e, 390x Located thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: WTB: Hard Drive Caddy 390, 390e, 390x Located thank you

To clarify, you are looking for a metal bracket + connector adapter or second disk adapter/caddy?
by saperkus
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: need original recovery CD set ISO specifically for IBM ThinkPad A20m in English
Replies: 21
Views: 6072

Re: need original recovery CD set ISO specifically for IBM ThinkPad A20m in English

I just wonder what keyword you've used, as "A20m" displays two recoveries and Software Selections disc.
by saperkus
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Problems with ThinkPad restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 3599

Re: Problems with ThinkPad restoration

Some updates to my questions: I've managed to get original CONFIG.SYS, PROTOCOL.INI, SYSTEM.INI and WIN.INI files. NET.CFG wasn't needed in the end. As for AUTOEXEC.BAT, I have found a sample file from 370C (device very similar to 345C), which I have used to properly recreate 345C file. After weeks ...
by saperkus
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Problems with ThinkPad restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 3599

Problems with ThinkPad restoration

Some time ago I've acquired IBM ThinkPad 345C in a great physical condition. I would like to restore it to a factory condition, but I would really use some help regarding three issues: Device have original IBM PC DOS 7.0 + Windows 3.11 preload in some sort of working state. Previous owner modified A...
by saperkus
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 385ED Compatable Hard drive
Replies: 2
Views: 3654

Re: 385ED Compatable Hard drive

For older ThinkPads, I would recommend to buy a PATA to CompactFlash adapter and 2GB or 4GB card. Adapters can be bought really cheap, but the real issue is to find a card with works in True ATA mode (other name - Fixed mode), as most of them were designed to work as removable devices. Personally, I...
by saperkus
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: TP 600 & A21M Recovery CDs
Replies: 1
Views: 3740

Re: TP 600 & A21M Recovery CDs

Please check this post.
by saperkus
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: [Windows 3.11/95/98SE] How to access data from PC Card (PCMCIA) Flash Memory Card?
Replies: 8
Views: 5607

Re: [Windows 3.11/95/98SE] How to access data from PC Card (PCMCIA) Flash Memory Card?

Did you even look at that link? I was referring to the free driver download from there... Yeah, I've checked it. Otherwise I wouldn't bother you. This is what I've got: https://i.imgur.com/8givvW5l.png This application won't work without a dedicated hardware. If you want to access linear flash (LF)...
by saperkus
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: [Windows 3.11/95/98SE] How to access data from PC Card (PCMCIA) Flash Memory Card?
Replies: 8
Views: 5607

Re: [Windows 3.11/95/98SE] How to access data from PC Card (PCMCIA) Flash Memory Card?

Is this usable? https://www.csm.de/en/products/cards-and-drives/184-omnidrive-usb2-product-series Can't say, as it costs over $700 on the local market... IBM was selling this type of memory cards back in middle 90s for their devices. Do you maybe know what application was used to access them back t...
by saperkus
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: [Windows 3.11/95/98SE] How to access data from PC Card (PCMCIA) Flash Memory Card?
Replies: 8
Views: 5607

Re: [Windows 3.11/95/98SE] How to access data from PC Card (PCMCIA) Flash Memory Card?

Here is a little more information. http://www.synchrotech.com/support/faq-linear-flash-pcmcia-pc_cards.html#Q002 I need to use PCMCIA Linear flash card because I have a TP350 without HDD ribbon (a weird one). And I want to boot from floppy, load card and sockets services and use as a hardisk. Even ...
by saperkus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: booting options on 380xd
Replies: 11
Views: 6106

Re: booting options on 380xd

Could you please share the photo of connector?
by saperkus
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: booting options on 380xd
Replies: 11
Views: 6106

Re: booting options on 380xd

Please check this photo . I have put three old PATA HDDs and CF-to-PATA adapter. Last four PINs on the right side aren't needed. You just have to connect adapter correctly - not upside down or aligned to wrong side. There's a video on LGR showing 380XD restoration and disk installation. It seems, th...
by saperkus
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: booting options on 380xd
Replies: 11
Views: 6106

Re: booting options on 380xd

Please check the pins - one of them will be missing. I don't have this device, so I can't tell, if this must be aligin to the left or right (in some models, disks were installed upside down).
by saperkus
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: booting options on 380xd
Replies: 11
Views: 6106

Re: booting options on 380xd

In case of CF to PATA adapters, you can use 44pin adapter. You only need to properly connect it in the slot (look for a place with a missing pin). Regarding CF card, make sure that it is visible as a fixed disk. Otherwise, you won't be able to use it.
by saperkus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ThinkPad wallpapers and customization files collection
Replies: 2
Views: 8900

Re: ThinkPad wallpapers and customization files collection

Was able to secure one item from my wanted list. It was a *LOGO.RLE file, which was exclusively added to European devices from Windows 3.11 era. It took me a few hours to figure out the location of file, as it was actually embedded inside other file - WINTP.COM (normally, it should be in WIN.COM). H...
by saperkus
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: [Windows 3.11/95/98SE] How to access data from PC Card (PCMCIA) Flash Memory Card?
Replies: 8
Views: 5607

[Windows 3.11/95/98SE] How to access data from PC Card (PCMCIA) Flash Memory Card?

I have two Intel Flash Series 2 Memory Cards and can't get them to work. Win3.11/95/98SE detects them and installs drivers properly, but doesn't display them as a storage. It's possible to display them in My Computer as another partition? If not, then how to access them?
by saperkus
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ThinkPad wallpapers and customization files collection
Replies: 2
Views: 8900

ThinkPad wallpapers and customization files collection

For past few years, I've been collecting wallpapers and customization files, which IBM/Lenovo has bundled in factory images. Some time ago, I've prepared a simple website with (almost) all files, which I was able to collect so far. As my collection is still far from being complete, I wanted to ask f...
by saperkus
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 390X Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 4
Views: 4796

Re: ThinkPad 390X Upgrade and general information Topic

Another update. I've added information about 10/100 EtherJet PCMCIA module and Lotus SmartSuite Millennium Edition disc, which I've recently acquired.
by saperkus
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: CLOSED: Thinkpad Recovery ISO images: TP 600E to T430. Not all models available.
Replies: 72
Views: 21275

Re: FS: Thinkpad Recovery ISO images: TP 600E to T430. Not all models available.

Micah8613 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:06 am
Can I get the ISO's for the T23 & T30?

XP Pro for each would be nice :)
Someone has already shared T30 recovery set in this thread.
by saperkus
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what SSD do you run?
Replies: 30
Views: 5684

Re: what SSD do you run?

In both R61 and T540p I have Toshiba's SSDs. I plan to replace my HGST 1TB HDD from T540p with Samsung 860 EVO once price will drop.
by saperkus
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: CLOSED: Thinkpad Recovery ISO images: TP 600E to T430. Not all models available.
Replies: 72
Views: 21275

Re: FS: Thinkpad Recovery ISO images: TP 600E to T430. Not all models available.

Hi to all here. I'm looking to restore my Thinkpad T61 and have just upgraded it with an SSD but I would like to load the original Vista Business OS on it. Can you provide a copy of the original Lenovo Vista Business OS? I have the licence sticker on the bottom of the machine. Many thanks for any h...
by saperkus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Restore Recovery Partition?
Replies: 1
Views: 4466

Re: Restore Recovery Partition?

Go to LenovoRecovery website and provide your device's Serial Number. You should be able to download a single copy of recovery for free. Please make sure to not delete these files, as Lenovo's allows only single download per Serial Number. BTW. With Windows 10, there's no longer a recovery partition...
by saperkus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 390X Upgrade and general information Topic
Replies: 4
Views: 4796

Re: ThinkPad 390X Upgrade and general information Topic

I've updated my main post. I've found that US English keyboard FRU: 02K6310 is fully compatible with 390X. There's no such an information in HMM.
by saperkus
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: legacy Thinkpad Recovery/Driver discs
Replies: 5
Views: 2650

Re: legacy Thinkpad Recovery/Driver discs

Yes, definitely.

PM sent.
by saperkus
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430-T490 / T530-T590 Series
Topic: Maximum disk capacity T480
Replies: 7
Views: 2175

Re: Maximum disk capacity T480

So, It seems that 2 TB + 128 Gb is the maximum capacity. Can anyone think about a way to get a larger capacity.? You can buy a Toshiba RC100, which is a M.2 2242 PCIe SSD. It have up to 480GB capacity, so in total you'll have M.2 2280 PCIe 2TB + M.2 2242 PCIe 480GB. I'm afraid there's no way to get...
by saperkus
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Restoring a ThinkPad 365ed
Replies: 25
Views: 6910

Re: Restoring a ThinkPad 365ed

You may ask Impact Computers. I got from them some parts for my 390X, which were not available anywhere else.

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