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Installing win95 on an IBM aptiva

Posted on 1997-11-18
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I am trying to reinstall win95 on an ibm aptiva. It has an older version of win95 on it but it also had ibmdos 7.0 and parts of os2 on it. Finally it refused to boot and I reformatted the harddrive to install a newer version of win95. Now I cannot get it to find the modem or soundcard. The IBM manual says the modem is on com 1 I have tried setting win95 to com1 using various modem drivers including the generic and hayes. I have also used what I think to be the correct ibm 28/14.4 modem driver. It never makes it to thru initialization. I have tried autodetect but it does not pick up the soundcard or modem. The machine is an ibm aptiva p75 about 2 years old running 16 meg ram. I think this machine has an mwave card that win95 has listed as an "unknown" device. any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Dane Pickering earned 150 total points
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eugene12,
      I used to work for IBM, and the hardware that they use in the aptiva machines are very hard to configure.  what i suggest you do, is in the front cover of the machine there will be a model number, it will start with 21 and end with most likely a X, Y or Z someything.

get that number, and either post it here for me, or go to the IBM homepage.  www.ibm.com, then go to support, there will be mwave drivers there, they are about 5 disks, you need to install those drivers to get your modem and soundcard working again.

Regards,
Dane Pickering.
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It is either a 2144-m35 or a 2144-m31 I do not think it makes a difference between these two. I have downloaded the drivers and will let you know how it works out. Thanks for the help.

Eugene
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