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"setup" problems on a IBM 750 laptop

Posted on 1998-01-27
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I asked this question two days ago - got an answer - gave that person a good grade - AND THEN FOUND OUT THAT WHAT I WAS TOLD TO DO WOULD NOT WORK....AND I CAN NOT GET ANOTHER ANSWER ON THAT QUESTION OR FROM THAT PERSON.
Here is the scoop: Concerning a IBM thinkpad 750cs... I have recently bought a 2.88 internal floppy drive to use in this laptop to replace the 1.44. It is in the machine and works, however it works only as a 1.44...... How must I get the laptop to recognize that it is a 2.88. Is this a "BIOS" thing or a "drivers" thing, or what?
I had been told to hold down the esc key while powering up to get me into the setup....Well all it gets me is a test mode of some sort.
I REALLY NEED TO GET THIS 2.88 FLOPPY TO WORK PROPERLY IN THIS MACHINE.........HELP, HELP, HELP.

Thanks,
Scooter
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by:jhance
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As the one who gave you the earlier answer, I'm sorry that my answer didn't work.  I will contact the EE customer support and have them give you your points back.
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by:JBURGHARDT
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this is bios setings you need to get in bios and see if you can set floppy as 2.88 this will tell os that you are using 2.88 mb floppy
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by:chinman
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BUT HOW DO I GET INTO THIS BIOS!!!!!
THIS IS WHAT I CAN NOT FIGURE OUT!!!
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by:JBURGHARDT
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On boot press F1 key
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by:chinman
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NO! THIS DOES NOT DO IT....I'VE TRIED THIS AND EVERY OTHER KEY COMBINATION THAT I CAN THINK OF.
PLEASE - SOMEONE HELP ME HERE!
Scooter

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by:TimCaturaHouser
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I have only done a few IBM laptops... Frankly, I don't remember the exact sequence, but the overall scheme was to read a floppy with the BIOS update, jamming it into erasable BIOS. A re-boot and magic, you have a new BIOS.
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It works for me and that what Ibm says to press F1 on boot depress and hold it  you will get bios
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by:chinman
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Thanks!
The problem is that the setup does not allow one to change what type of floppy is installed.....
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You have to update your bios go to ibm web site and download flash bios
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