Installing Windows NT4
On
Iridium Starbook 500

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Introduction

This booklet has been designed to help the novice user to set up their Iridium Starbook 500 notebook computer with Windows NT4. Some knowledge of computers is required to follow through this booklet. If you experience any difficulties when setting up the software, contact mobile-support.net Customer Services.

Please ensure all extra devices (PC cards, Modems, Network cards, external mice etc.) are removed before starting this installation.

If you have any queries regarding any part of this installation, please do not hesitate to contact the mobile-support.net Technical Support Department 

Complete Reinstall

WARNING: ALL DATA ON HARD DISK DRIVE WILL BE DELETED

  1. Use a DOS start-up disk to start the Notebook Computer.
  2. Type ‘fdisk’ at the A:\ prompt
  3. Select ‘Yes’ to enable large disk support
  4. Use option 3 to delete all partitions on the disk (usually 1 Primary DOS and 1 Non-DOS)
  5. Esc to DOS and the Reboot with start-up disk in drive
  6. Insert disk containing 0vmakfil.exe program
  7. Type ‘0vmakfil –P264’
  8. Once this has finished, remove all floppy disks, insert Windows NT CD-ROM and reboot
  9. When prompted press Ctrl-Alt-S to enter Setup
  10. Go to the Startup menu then to Boot Device
  11. Alter this so that CD ROM drive is first, Diskette A is second and Hard Drive C is third.
  12. Open the exit menu and then choose Save and Exit
  13. Eventually NT will bring up the screen saying “Welcome to Setup”
  14. Press the Enter key
  15. NT will now say that setup has found the following device “IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller”
  16. Press the Enter key to continue
  17. PLEASE READ LICENSING AGREEMENT
  18. Press PAGE DOWN until you have read the whole agreement
  19. Press F8 to agree
  20. Now NT will display a screen showing the current settings.
  21. DO NOT CHANGE any of the settings and press the Enter key
  22. Select C: (New unformatted) and press the D key then press the L key
    (If it says “C: (Unpartitioned Space)” please skip step 22)
  23. Now press the C key, change the figure to 2000 and press the return key and then press it again
    when prompted
  24. Now select “Format the partition using the NTFS file system” and press Enter
  25. NT set-up will now start formatting the Hard Disk Drive
  26. Once formatted, NT will ask for a directory to install NT on - Press the Enter key
  27. Now NT would like to test the Hard Disk Drive, Press the ESC key
  28. Now NT will start to copy NT Workstation files from the CD-ROM to the HDD
  29. Once NT has copied the files it will ask to re-boot the computer
  30. REMOVE ANY FLOPPY DISKS IN THE FLOPPY DISK DRIVE and the NT4 CD and press the
    Enter key
    NT will now boot up and then start to do its checks
    NT will now convert the File System to NTFS and re-boot
    NT will boot up again and will ask for the NT4 CD
  31. Insert the CD and click on OK
  32. Now you will have a screen “Windows NT Setup”
  33. Press the Next button
  34. Under Set-up options select “Portable” and press the Next button
  35. Now type in your Name, Organisation and press the Next button
  36. Now type in your Registration Number. (This is found on the front of your manual)
  37. Press the Next button
  38. Now NT will ask you for a Computer Name, type in a name and press the Next button
  39. Now NT will ask for a password, DO NOT type anything, press the Next button
  40. NT will now ask you if you wish to create an Emergency Repair Disk
  41. Select the YES option and press the Next button
  42. Now you will be in the Windows NT Components Windows
  43. Press the Next button
  44. Now NT will start to install files, select the Next button
  45. Now NT will ask about Network installation, Select “Do not connect this computer to a network at this time” and Press the Next button
  46. Select the Finish button
  47. Now NT will ask for a Time Zone. Select your time zone and select Close
  48. NT will now try and detect the display. It will find a VGA compatible Display adapter Select OK
    and then OK in display properties (We will change the display settings later) Windows NT will
    now start copying files and setting security strings
  49. Now NT set-up will ask you for a blank Floppy Disk. Put in the Floppy Disk in to Floppy Disk
    Drive and select OK
  50. Once NT has finished it will ask to restart the computer. Take out the Floppy Disk out of Floppy
    Disk Drive and also remove the NT4 CD then Select RESTART COMPUTER
  51. Once restarted Select “NT 4 Workstation v4.0” on booting up
  52. When you are on the NT Logging on screen, press CRTL + ALT + DEL The screen will now show
    “Administrator” and ask for a password Press the OK button
  53. Insert the Service Pack 4 CD, after the page has auto loaded click “Install Service Pack 4”
  54. Then Click Open
  55. Read the License agreement and then Click “Accept the License Agreement” and then click Install
  56. After the installation remove the NT4 CD and click Restart.
  57. Once restarted Select “NT 4 Workstation v4.0” on booting up
  58. When you are on the NT Logging on screen, press CRTL + ALT + DEL The screen will now show
    “Administrator” and ask for a password Press the OK button
  59. At the window that says “Windows NT4 Services Pack Setup” Click No

Display Settings under Windows NT 4 Workstation

  1. Put support CD (that came with the Starbook 500) in to CD-ROM
  2. Go to Start, then Settings and then to Control Panel
  3. Double Click Display
  4. In the display properties window select the Settings Tab
  5. Now select Display Type
  6. Next to Adapter Type select Change
  7. Now select Have Disk
  8. In the path for the Driver type “D:\video\nt40” and click OK, and then choose:
    “ATI 3D Rage LT Pro AGP 2x” and click OK
  9. It will ask about load 3rd Party drivers, select YES
  10. Once it has copied the files select OK
  11. Now select Close, and Close again (in display properties)
  12. Now NT will ask to re-start select YES
  13. Take out any floppy disks in floppy disk drive and CD from CD drive
  14. Once restarted, NT will give a window “Invalid Display Settings”
  15. Select OK
  16. Now change the settings to
    Colour Palette: 16777216
    Desktop area to 1024x768
  17. Now select TEST to confirm settings are OK
  18. If settings are OK select YES
  19. And then OK in Display Properties Window

Now a full screen should be displayed


Audio for Windows NT4 Workstation

  1. Once the Starbook has re-booted and NT4 has completely loaded up
  2. Inset the Support CD then select Start->Run and then type “command” and click OK, then type “MD C:\AUDIO” then press Return and then type “COPY D:\AUDIO\NT40 C:\AUDIO” and press return again and then type “Exit” and press return.
  3. Go to Start, Settings and then Control Panel
  4. Double click on Multimedia
  5. Now select the Devices Tab
  6. Now select ADD
  7. Now select “Unlisted or Updated Driver” and then OK
  8. NT will now ask for the path, type in “C:\AUDIO” and Click OK
  9. NT will now show the device “ESS Audiodrive M2/M2E 4.02.47”, and click OK
  10. Then click New followed by Restart Now

Once restarted sound should be heard from the speakers. Don’t forget to put the volume up!


Setting up the Keyboard Properties and Regional Settings

  1. Go to Start then to Settings and Control Panel
  2. Select Keyboard by pointing to & double clicking the mouse button
  3. Select Input Locales
  4. Select Add and then move down the languages until you get to "ENGLISH (United Kindom)"
  5. Now select "ENGLISH (United Kingdom)" and click OK
  6. Now highlight "ENGLISH (United States)" and select Remove
  7. Select OK (Windows NT will now load the files it requires from the CD)
  8. Now select Regional (Shown in the Control Panel)
  9. Select "ENGLISH (United Kingdom)"
  10. Select OK and remove the CD

Setting up a Apex / Pace PCMCIA Modem card
Windows NT4 & Iridium Starbook

  1. Put in the PCMCIA modem card into the Starbook PCMCIA Slot
  2. Switch on the Starbook
  3. Once the Starbook has booted and NT4 has completely loaded up
  4. The Modem card should automatically be recognised.
  5. The Modem card should set itself to COM3, IRQ 5.
  6. You can check this by going into Start, Settings, Control Panel and PC Card
  7. Once in PC Card (PCMCIA) Devices
  8. Select the modem card
  9. Now select Properties and then Resources
  10. Your settings will now be displayed.

Setting up the Modem Driver

  1. Go to Start, then Settings and then into Control Panel
  2. Now double click Modem
  3. In the window “Install New Modem”,
  4. Select “let windows search for modem”
  5. Select Next
  6. Windows will now say it has found a modem on COM3
  7. Select Change
  8. Select Next
  9. For country select “United Kingdom”
  10. Type in your area code
  11. Select Next
  12. Select Finish
  13. Select Close

Testing the PCMCIA modem

  1. Go to Start, then Programs and then to Accessories and select Phone Dialer
  2. Type in a number and then select Dial
  3. You should get a ringing sound from the number you are calling

Setting up of a Dlink PCMCIA Ethernet card
Dlink DE660, Windows NT4 & Iridium Starbook

NOTE :
Knowledge of networks is required to set-up NT networks. If you have any question with regard to protocols, workgroups or domains, please contact you network administrator.

  1. Put in the Dlink PCMCIA Card into the Starbook PCMCIA Slot
  2. Switch on the Starbook
  3. Once in Windows NT workstation
  4. Login as Administrator
  5. Go to Start then Settings and then Control Panel
  6. Now double click the Network icon
  7. Will ask “Windows NT Networking is not installed, do you want to install it now ?”
  8. Select Yes
  9. You will be in the “Network Setup Wizard”
  10. Windows will be searching for networking bits
  11. Now windows will ask, “Windows NT needs to know how this computer should participate on a network”
  12. Select the option Wired to the network
  13. Select Next
  14. Windows will now request for a network adapter
  15. Select Select from List
  16. Select Have Disk
  17. NT will now ask for the location of the driver file
  18. Put in the Dlink Driver disk into the floppy disk drive and type in “A\NT40”
  19. Select OK
  20. “D-Link DE-660 Ethernet PC Card” should be displayed
  21. Select OK
  22. Now you will be back to the “request for network adapter” window with “Dlink DE660 Ethernet Card” in the selection box
  23. Select Next
  24. Select Protocols if required
  25. Select Next
  26. Select Changes to Network Services
  27. Select Next
  28. Select Next
  29. NT will now ask for the location to copy Windows NT4 files
  30. Insert The Windows NT4 CD and type “D:\i386”
  31. When NT asks for a path again type “A:\NT40”
  32. Now a DLink setup screen will come up, select the following :
    IO port : 340
    IRQ : 9
  33. Select Continue
  34. If you have chosen TCP/IP protocol, NT will ask you about settings now
  35. NT will now load the required files
  36. Select Next
  37. Select Next
  38. NT will now ask you about Workgroup / Domain name
  39. make selection and type in the name
  40. Select Next
  41. Select Finish
  42. Select Yes to reboot machine
  43. Take the Dlink Driver Disk out of the floppy disk drive

Setting up of a Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet card
Xircom CE3B-100BTX, Windows NT4 & Iridium Starbook

NOTE :
Knowledge of networks is required to set-up NT networks. If you have any question with regard to protocols, workgroups or domains, please contact you network administrator.

  1. Put in the Xircom PCMCIA Card into the Starbook PCMCIA Slot
  2. Switch on the Starbook
  3. Once in Windows NT workstation
  4. Login as Administrator
  5. Go to Start then Settings and then Control Panel
  6. Now double click the Network icon
  7. Will ask “Windows NT Networking is not installed, do you want to install it now ?”
  8. Select Yes
  9. You will be in the “Network Setup Wizard”
  10. Windows will be searching for networking bits
  11. Now windows will ask, “Windows NT needs to know how this computer should participate on a network”
  12. Select the option Wired to the network
  13. Select Next
  14. Windows will now request for a network adapter
  15. Select Select from List
  16. Select Have Disk
  17. NT will now ask for the location of the driver file
  18. Put in the Xircom Driver disk into the floppy disk drive and type in “A\”
  19. Select OK
  20. “Xircom CreditCard Ethernet Adapter 10/100” should be displayed
  21. Select OK
  22. Now you will be back to the “request for network adapter” window with “Xircom CreditCard Ethernet Adapter 10/100” in the selection box
  23. Select Next
  24. Select Protocols
  25. Select Next
  26. Select Changes to Network Services
  27. Select Next
  28. Select Next
  29. NT will now ask for the location to copy Windows NT4 files
  30. Insert Window NT4 CD and type “D:\i386”
  31. When NT asks for a path again type “A:\”
  32. Now a DLink setup screen will come up, select the following :
    IO port : 340
    IRQ : 7
  33. Select Continue
  34. NT will now load the required files
  35. Select Next
  36. Select Next
  37. NT will now ask you about Workgroup / Domain name
  38. Leave as Workgroup
  39. Select Next
  40. Select Finish
  41. Select Yes to reboot machine
  42. Take the Xircom Driver Disk out of the floppy disk drive