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Thinkpad 760XL recovery disc/drivers

#1 Post by Bartleby » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:12 pm

Hello! :mrgreen:

First off I'm brand new to this site so my apologies if I'm breaking some rule or ought to post this elsewhere.


I recently purchased a very nice 760XL, however, I've realised that at some point in its life it was re-imaged with a retail Windows 95 build and thus contains no IBM provided drivers. Does anyone know where I might be able to obtain an image of the original recovery cd? It appears I can find at least some of the drivers online, but I'd prefer to start from scratch as the currently installed system loads with several OS errors at launch.

I also know these laptops cannot boot from their CD drive. What is the best way for me to reinstall the OS? External floppy? PCMCIA card? I work in IT but this is just before my time/experience.

Additionally, my goal (if possible) is to eventually install OS/2 Warp 4. Is this viable/has anyone done this on this series? (I have 64mb of RAM, 2gb HDD)

Thanks in advance! :D

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Re: Thinkpad 760XL recovery disc/drivers

#2 Post by olex126 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:42 pm

Click on the Drivers link at the top of the page and scroll down to your model and click on that..... Presto! Instant drivers for your model!

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Dave
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Re: Thinkpad 760XL recovery disc/drivers

#3 Post by Bartleby » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:57 pm

Thanks Dave!

I believe I've found recovery media listed there, it appears I need to boot from the floppy boot image first, which will then allow me to access the CD recovery image? Is this correct/do you have any knowledge on this?

My model has an internal CD drive but no floppy, so I assume I need to find a compatible external FDD to use this.

Thanks again!

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