Installing Windows NT4
On
Rock Agenda

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Introduction

This booklet has been designed to help the novice user to set up their Rock Agenda notebook computer with Windows NT4 Workstation. 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.

INPORTANT Additional Information

Windows NT4 Workstation will not install onto a Hard Disk Drive above 2Gb. To over come this problem on a larger hard disk drive, create a partition of less than 2Gb using dos "Fdisk" and once NT has been installed go to Start, Programs, Administrative Tools (common) and then Disk Administrator. Now increase the size of the 2Gb Partition.

 

Setting up the hibernation partition

 

NOTE : ALL DATA ON HARD DISK DRIVE WILL BE DELETED

Put in a MS-DOS Boot-up disk in to the Floppy Disk Drive

Switch on the Agenda

The computer will now boot from the Floppy Disk Drive

At the DOS Prompt ("A:\>") put in the floppy disk containing the "PHDISK" program

Now type in "PHDISK /CREATE 130000" (Where 130000 is the Partition size)

PHDISK will now create the 'Save to Disk' partition.

Once this is done Re-Boot your machine by pressing :

CTRL+ALT+DELETE (all simultaneously)

Your 'Save to Disk / Hibernation partition' is now set-up.

 

Setting up Windows NT 4 Workstation

 

Put in Disk 1 of 3 which came with Windows NT4 Workstation OEM

Switch ON the Rock Agenda

Put in the NT4 workstation CD in to CD-ROM drive

Put in Disk 2 when asked and press the Enter key

Now NT will bring up a screen saying "Welcome to Setup"

Press the Enter key

Now NT will ask you about storage devices

Press the Enter key (to auto detect)

Put in Disk 3 when asked to and press the Enter key

NT will now say that setup has found the following device

"IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller"

Press the Enter key to continue

PLEASE READ LICENSING AGREEMENT

Press PAGE DOWN until you have read the whole agreement

Press F8 to agree

Now NT will display a screen showing the current settings.

DO NOT CHANGE any of the settings and press the Enter key

Now NT will ask you on what partition you wish to install NT on.

Select "Unpartitioned Space 1961Mb" (or bigger)

Press the Enter key

Now select "Format the partition using the NTFS file system" and press Enter

NT set-up will now start formatting the Hard Disk Drive

Once formatted, NT will ask for a directory to install NT on

Press the Enter key

Now NT would like to test the Hard Disk Drive

Press the ESC key

Now NT will start to copy NT Workstation files from the CD-ROM to the HDD

Once NT has copied the files it will ask to re-boot the computer

REMOVE ANY FLOPPY DISKS IN THE FLOPPY DISK DRIVE 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 start copying files from the CD-ROM

Now you will have a screen "Windows NT Setup"

Press the Next button

Under Set-up options select "Portable" and press the Next button

Now type in your Name, Organisation and press the Next button

Now type in you Registration Number. (This is found on the front of your manual)

Press the Next button

Now NT will ask you for a Computer Name

Type in "Rock Agenda" and press the Next button

Now NT will ask for a password

DO NOT type anything, press the Next button

NT will now ask you if you wish to create an Emergency Repair Disk

Select the YES option and press the Next button

Now you will be in the Windows NT Components Windows

Press the Next button

Now NT will start to install files, select the Next button

Now NT will ask about Network installation

Select "Do not connect this computer to a network at this time" and

Press the Next button

Select the Finish button

Now NT will ask for a Time Zone.

Select your time zone and select Close

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

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

Once NT has finished it will ask to restart the computer

Take out the Floppy Disk out of Floppy Disk Drive and

Select RESTART COMPUTER

Once restarted

Select "NT 4 Workstation v4.0" on booting up

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

Display Settings under Windows NT 4 Workstation

How to set-up the Chips & Technologies 65555 Video Driver under NT4

 

Put in Notebook Utilities & Drivers CD (that came with the Rock Agenda) in to CD-ROM

Go to Start, then Settings and then to Control Panel

Double Click Display

In the display properties window select the Settings Tab

Now select Display Type

Next to Adapter Type select Change

Now select Have Disk

In the path for the Driver type "D:\CTNT4" or "A:\"

If this path is not their then contact Rock Customer Services for a Driver Disk

Select "Chips Video Accelerator (64300/10 65535/40/45/48/50/54/55)" and press OK

It will ask about load 3rd Party drivers, select YES

Once it has copied the files select OK

Now select Close, and Close again (in display properties)

Now NT will ask to re-start select YES

Take out any floppy disks in floppy disk drive

Once restarted, NT will give a window "Invalid Display Settings"

Select OK

Now change the settings to

Colour Palette : 65536

Desktop area to 1024x768

Now select TEST to confirm settings are OK

If settings are OK select YES

And then OK in Display Properties Window

Now a full screen should be displayed.

 

Audio for Windows NT4 Workstation

How to set-up the Yamaha audio driver under NT4

Switch on the Agenda

Press the [F2] key to go into the Bios set-up.

In the Bios set-up, move across to Advanced and then move down to Audio Option Menu

Now change the audio settings from Auto to Enabled

Now move down to IRQ and change this value to 10

Press the [ESC] key, and move to Exit

Select "Exit Saving Changes"

Once the Agenda has re-booted and NT4 has completely loaded up

Go to Start, Settings and then Control Panel

Double click on Multimedia

Now select the Devices Tab

Now select ADD

Now select "Unlisted or Updated Driver" and then OK

NT will now ask for the path, type in "D:\YAMNT4\" or "A:\" and then OK

NT will now show the device "OPL3-SA Sound System [English]", select OK

The Yamaha settings are as follows :

Base I/O : 220

IRQ : 10

DMA : 1

MPU401 I/O Address : 320

Select OK and then restart NOW

Once restarted sound should be heard from the speakers. Donít forget to put the volume up !!

Setting up the Keyboard Properties and Regional Settings

 

Go to Start then to Settings and Control Panel

Select Keyboard by pointing to & double clicking the mouse button

Select Change

Select Add and then move down the languages until you get to "ENGLISH (British)"

Now select "ENGLISH (British)"

Now highlight "ENGLISH (United States)" and select Remove

Select OK

(Windows NT will now load the files it requires from the CD)

Now select Regional (Shown in the Control Panel)

Move up the selection until you get to "ENGLISH (British)"

Select "ENGLISH (British)"

Select OK

Setting up a Apex / Pace PCMCIA Modem card

Windows NT4 & Rock Agenda

Switch on the Agenda

Press the [F2] key to go into the Bios set-up.

In the Bios set-up, move across to Advanced and then move down to Audio Option Menu

Now change the audio settings from Auto to Enabled

Now move down to IRQ and change this value to 10

Press the [ESC] key, and move to Exit

Select "Exit Saving Changes"

Once the Agenda has re-booted and NT4 has completely loaded up

Put in the PCMCIA modem card into the Agenda PCMCIA Slot

Switch on the Mentor

The Modem card should automatically be recognised.

The Modem card should set itself to COM3, IRQ 5.

You can check this by going into Start, Settings, Control Panel and PC Card

Once in PC Card (PCMCIA) Devices

Select the modem card

Now select Properties and then Resources

Your settings will now be displayed.

Setting up the Modem Driver

Go to Start, then Settings and then into Control Panel

Now double click Modem

In the window "Install New Modem",

Select "let windows search for modem"

Select Next

Windows will now say it has found a modem on COM3

Select Change

Select Manufacture and Model from choices given

PMC / Pace modem set up is:

Manufacturer: Pace Micro Communications

Model: Pace Microlin NB 34 PCMCIA Modem

Apex Clipper Com modem set up is:

Manufacturer: Apex Data Inc.

Model: Apex V34 Cellular PCMCIA Modem

Select Next

For country select "United Kingdom"

Type in your area code

Select Next

Select Finish

Select Close

 

Testing the PCMCIA modem

Go to Start, then Programs and then to Accessories and select Phone Dialer

Type in a number and then select Dial

You should get a ringing sound from the number you are calling

 

Setting up of a Dlink PCMCIA Ethernet card

Dlink DE660, Windows NT4 & Rock Agenda

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.

Make sure both the Floppy Disk Drive and the CD-ROM are plugged into the Mentor

Put in the Dlink PCMCIA Card into the Mentor PCMCIA Slot

Switch on the Agenda

Once in Windows NT workstation

Login as Administrator

Go to Start then Settings and then Control Panel

Now double click the Network icon

Will ask "Windows NT Networking is not installed, do you want to install it now ?"

Select Yes

You will be in the "Network Setup Wizard"

Windows will be searching for networking bits

Now windows will ask, "Windows NT needs to know how this computer should participate on a network"

Select the option Wired to the network

Select Next

Windows will now request for a network adapter

Select Select from List

Select Have Disk

NT will now ask for the location of the driver file

Put in the Dlink Driver disk into the floppy disk drive and

type in "A\NT40"

Select OK

"D-Link DE-660 Ethernet PC Card" should be displayed

Select OK

Now you will be back to the "request for network adapter" window with "Dlink DE660 Ethernet Card" in the selection box

Select Next

Select Protocols if required

Select Next

Select Changes to Network Services

Select Next

Select Next

NT will now ask for the location to copy Windows NT4 files

type "D:\i386"

When NT asks for a path again type "A:\NT40"

Now a DLink setup screen will come up, select the following :

IO port : 340

IRQ : 9

Select Continue

If you have chosen TCP/IP protocol, NT will ask you about settings now

NT will now load the required files

Select Next

Select Next

NT will now ask you about Workgroup / Domain name

make selection and type in the name

Select Next

Select Finish

Select Yes to reboot machine

Take the Dlink Driver Disk out of the floppy disk drive

 

 

Setting up of a Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet card

Xircom CE3B-100BTX, Windows NT4 & Rock Agenda

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.

Put in the Xircom PCMCIA Card into the Agenda PCMCIA Slot

Switch on the Agenda

Once in Windows NT workstation

Login as Administrator

Go to Start then Settings and then Control Panel

Now double click the Network icon

Will ask "Windows NT Networking is not installed, do you want to install it now ?"

Select Yes

You will be in the "Network Setup Wizard"

Windows will be searching for networking bits

Now windows will ask, "Windows NT needs to know how this computer should participate on a network"

Select the option Wired to the network

Select Next

Windows will now request for a network adapter

Select Select from List

Select Have Disk

NT will now ask for the location of the driver file

Put in the Xircom Driver disk into the floppy disk drive and

type in "A\"

Select OK

"Xircom CreditCard Ethernet Adapter 10/100" should be displayed

Select OK

Now you will be back to the "request for network adapter" window with "Xircom CreditCard Ethernet Adapter 10/100" in the selection box

Select Next

Select Protocols

Ė Remove TCP/IP and choose NetBEUI & NwLink IPX/SPX

Select Next

Select Changes to Network Services

Select Next

Select Next

NT will now ask for the location to copy Windows NT4 files

type "C:\winnt\setupnt\i386"

When NT asks for a path again type "A:\"

Now a DLink setup screen will come up, select the following :

IO port : 340

IRQ : 7

Select Continue

NT will now load the required files

Select Next

Select Next

NT will now ask you about Workgroup / Domain name

Leave as Workgroup

Select Next

Select Finish

Select Yes to reboot machine

Take the Xircom Driver Disk out of the floppy disk drive

 

ZIP Drive & Rock Agenda

Setting up the Zip Drive on the Rock Agenda

 

 

Make sure the Rock Agenda is switched OFF

Take out the screw on the FDD bay release lock

Now move the release lock and at the same time pull the Floppy Disk Drive out

Once the FDD unit is out, put in the Zip Drive

 

 

Under Windows 95 osr2.1

Switch ON the Rock Agenda

Windows 95 will automatically find the Zip Drive and label it as the next available Drive Letter

Put a Zip disk in to the Zip drive and double click the Drive letter to access it

 

 

Under Windows NT4 Workstation

Switch ON the Rock Agenda

Windows NT will find the Zip Drive and label it as the next available Drive Letter

You will now have to run the NT Zip Tools to use the drive.

The "Zip tools" are available on:

C:\winnt\setupnt\zip\iomgnt15

or

http://www.iomega.com

Put a Zip disk in to the Zip drive and double click the Drive letter to access it