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PCMCIA Compact Flash drive in Dos

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PCMCIA Compact Flash drive in Dos

#1 Post by f13dev » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:34 pm

Hi all,

This isn't really specific to any legacy ThinkPad, but on my 755CD I am attempting to configure a PCMCIA to Compact Flash adaptor with a 128MB CF card in it so I can use the CF card to transfer files to the laptop.

The laptop is using Windows 3.11 and Dos 6.22 and so far I am able to use the CF card in Dos using an ATA enabler called unata.exe, which is a trial application so won't last forever. Is there a native way to configure a PCMCIA CF adaptor with Dos, or are there any freeware applications to do this?

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Re: PCMCIA Compact Flash drive in Dos

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:40 pm

1: Upgrade that puppy to W95. A 755CD needs W95.

2: Get a Sandisk CF card and make sure it is in Fixed Disk mode.

3: Put in adapter and install Windows.
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Re: PCMCIA Compact Flash drive in Dos

#3 Post by f13dev » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:42 pm

I thought they were originally shipped with Windows 3.11. I have another HDD with Win95 on it and that one finds the CF card and adaptor as soon as it's plugged in.

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