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Old 01-26-2004, 06:19 AM   #1
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thinkpad 570 no floppy and usb cdrom that computer can not see

this is a similiar question to another post, but since it is different and the solution given to the other person did (could) not work for me, i created my one thread.

anyway, here we go:

ok, i have ibm thinkpad 570. it has no cd rom or floppy. i has win98 on it, but i can not get to it, because it was not shut down properly and then it hangs on the scan. i got into win98 once, but then i pulled out an ethernet card and then it hung. ever since then it has been hanging on the scan like i said before.

i got a usb cdrom. for some strange reason, i thought the thinkpad could boot off that cdrom. i do not think it can.

finally to the question? if you can answer any of the questions it would be helpful.
how can i get access to the win98?
how can i install another os?
can i do a network install? if so how?
is there anyway that i can boot off the usb cdrom?
is there anyway i can access the computer without using the floppy or th cdrom?

thanks in advance


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