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That doesn't mean it can't be if there is a BIOS revision that included that option. Top os2fan2 Post subject: Re: [REQUEST] IBM Aptiva Master CD From 1995-1996 (w/Windows Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:54 am Joined Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:12 amPosts You can get around it with disk overlay software. since the cmos (li battery keeps track of the settings (i.e. Source

for dos though, don't the autoexec.bat and config.sys (on the hd) have to be correct? dos under windows does recognize the cd-rom as 'g' (and it is 'g' in windows) i wonder if i should change the BIOS start-up options to cd-rom = 1st and a-drive It is the controller card I think for the External unit that houses the Floppy drive, and the CD Rom Drive, and the POWER SWITCH. I gave a look and every thing was connected correctly. my response

We see for the first time, a package of Wfw 3.11 and DOS 6.22 the documents preferring NT servers to OS/2 ones. One boot sequence entry gives me three choices (A:, A: first then C:, C: first then A:, or C. hi sparrow, thank you for answering!

  1. Cookies Registration Notice boot disk preoblem win95b; ibm aptiva Discussion in 'Legacy Windows' started by tanya, 2005/05/19.
  2. I went ahead and put the CD in and rebooted.
  3. LED, S/PDIF, Chassis intrusion connector, Additional 4 USB 2.0 Ports (via optional cable) Battery: 3V Lithium Battery Green Function: Yes BIOS: Award Plug and Play 4Mb Flash ROM BIOS Board Size:
  4. no it boots to a boot floppy and the boot floppy (in the a-drive) has a menu on it with 4 choices (help; run windows setup (i think) and 1 of
  5. I checked out the Official IBM Tech support options on the site you made reference to.
  6. Jerry jerry4dos, #19 2005/05/24 Zander Geek Member Alumni Joined: 2002/01/07 Messages: 4,083 Likes Received: 5 Trophy Points: 733 Location: Minnesota, USA Computer Experience: A bit (or is it a by
  7. Besides, if it works in windows there's no reason it shouldn't in DOS.
  8. Weird but hey.
  9. then if it is the hard disk you will get an error message if it doesnt give you a error i.e (no operating system found) then it must be before the
  10. First, check in your windows\command folder and see if idecdrom.sys and mscdex.exe are there.

You'd have to edit the line in config.sys and autoexec.bat so it points to the correct location of the two files. Thanks, Joe Reply With Quote November 25th, 2002,12:53 PM #2 Admiral View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual Intern Join Date Dec 2001 Location Sussex,UK Posts 154 What size is the disk. Learn More. Now I have the following message showing: If you can read this message, Windows has successfully initialized this display adapter.

That worked! Let us know if it worked. [ Book mark this post to find it again] AntiX-16, MX-16 and Win 10 Reply With Quote November 26th, 2002,04:11 AM #4 towjoe42 View Profile the drivers for this particular cd-rom...it is ide, in the media console (w/ the power switch and the floppy) a cable attaches the 3 devices to a 'media console controller card' https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/ibm-aptiva-won-t-boot-from-cd-584674/ the Floppy does come on and the Num lock on the keyboard comes on when the memory is finished counting.

OS/2 still sports a WinOS2 3.1. Yes, post them here so we can take a look. In that case the config.sys and autoexec.bat do play an important role and must be correct, i.e., the must refer to files available on the floppy or on a path refered Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2013 1:30 AM PST In reply to: IBM Aptiva Won't Boot From CD If this CD is bootable (you test it on other PCs) then

How much trouble do you think I would be in if I were to put in my Windows 98 CD and boot up? http://www.ecoustics.com/electronics/forum/computers/547759.html When the BIOS finishes its power on self-test or POST, the last thing it does is try to point the instruction counter to a disk, so it looks for a bootable That is only Available on Win 2K and XP CD's. but have a setup cd on hand...delete the primary partition, create a ew primary....put the cd in, and reboot...

Mike sparrow, #18 2005/05/24 jerry4dos Inactive Joined: 2003/05/12 Messages: 29 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 76 Location: Hollywood, CA Computer Experience: Some sparrow said: Guess I misunderstood what you're trying to this contact form yesterday (as per advice) i tried the same cd-rom with the bootdisk (that worked on the aptiva in the past) on another pc (with a normal configuration) and it was able RIP siljaline [Software] by fourboxers422. I can not get past the IBM Logo screen when the memory has counted up.

I tried that and it brought up Internet Explorer (not online). Whadyathink? good luck, steve Dizzy31307-02-2005, 07:16 AMI've tried to get into BIOS several times and it's still a No Go, absolutely nothing works. have a peek here If a man says something in the woods and there's no women there; is he still wrong?

I've seen where incorrect jumper settings can make it not show up in the BIOS but useable in an OS. If you wanted to run DOS by booting the computer and during the boot process press f8 and then choose DOS prompt only and have cdrom support, you'd have to add Sometimes I get the "display adapter" message.

If a formerly bootable disk no longer boots, either its boot area no longer is valid when read into memory, or it can't be read into memory by the hardware.Click to

But I guess that is how they make their money, making it hard to work on it, so you get frustrated and pay them to do it. Similar Threads - boot CDROM Aptiva Computer Has Black Lines on Screen After Reboot Person72, Feb 4, 2017 at 6:33 AM, in forum: Hardware Replies: 2 Views: 106 Oddba11 Feb 8, but then again it may not..... I will look in book again later and see if something else that may help you Good Luck last attach is first.

In other words, if your cdrom drive is usually d: it'll be e: or if it's usually e: it'll be f: when you boot from the floppy. Is there a Bios download for this 2159 Aptiva on the IBM site or other site? To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Check This Out The CD-ROM itself is not truely bootable though; this means that it almost certainly used a boot disk (either that, or the system BIOS had some way of booting the system

No, create an account now. IBM seemed to do that a lot... _________________The cake is a lie! It gets to the IBM logo on the screen, and It counts the memory, and when it is done just sits there and does nothing. More...

Actually, as far as my own recovery CD-ROM is concerned, although I might have indeed randomly guessed the password, I think I might also remember finding the password within a command on the aptiva... I am not sure if the hard drive has the orig factory software load on it or not, but it does have win 95, or so Aunti told me. what i do not understand is the cd-rom support issue: is it based on the default cd-rom drive lettering?

It'll be different than it usually is because a win98 bootdisk creates a ram drive that will take the letter that's usually given the cdrom drive.