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Thread: IBM Thinkpad 600 Boot Problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Default IBM Thinkpad 600 Boot Problems

    I am trying to boot to a USB CD-Rom (Lite-on) using a Win98 Disc on a IBM Thinkpad 600. My end result is to get WinXP on the laptop. The computer currently has no OS. I have updated the BIOS via floppy, but I see no way to boot using USB device. Their is a option in the BIOS to boot to a cd-rom but I believe that is a hot-swap option of which I have a floppy but no internal cd-rom. I cannot find a option to boot using USB device. Am i missing something or is this even possible. Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: IBM Thinkpad 600 Boot Problems

    There may be an updated BIOS for your motherboard that will allow the USB to be booted from.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Bendigo Australia

    Default Re: IBM Thinkpad 600 Boot Problems

    1. pull out HD and place in usb HD device and copy the i386 folder from the xp CD to it, and then run c:\i386\winnt -(after you put the HD back in)
    2. get a laplink cable & laplink and copy the files accross
    3. download the boot disk from and try that - it may have more drivers

    whatever method you use - it will be bloody slow to install, since xp won't load its drivers to do the file copy

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