Problem: no audio, or even a volume control. No big deal, I thought, just go to the Thinkpad Forum drivers page and download the XP audio driver for this model.
Problem number two: there doesn't seem to be one! Can this be so? I would imagine that XP was a fairly widely used OS on this machine back in the day, and there must be an official audio driver. I solved the issue by using 'Driver Pack Solutions', which gave no end of error messages relating to things like SSE2 issues and the like, but somehow came up with a driver that worked fine. Driver Pack Solutions seems rather controversial, and Malwarebytes certainly doesn't like it, but it was the only thing I could think of. Am I missing something obvious here?
Only way I could suggest for audio with XP on T21 is to use ASIO4All drivers and get digital sound from usb into an external analog/digital converter into some powered speakers. An advantage of this is better sound and a sound system to use on any system and any OS.
390e FOR SALE
1 x T20
1 X T23 + 3 breaking for parts
1 X T23 with Samsung 840 SSD and XP Great combination !: SOLD
2 X T60
5 X T61
1 X T601 15"
1 X T520
2 X T530
I'm still curious though as to how Driverpack Solutions managed to acquire a working driver, and from where, despite the fact that it (Driverpack Solutions) could barely function on so old a machine.
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