ibm 755 docking station cd

Ibm / 755
February 20, 2009 at 10:05:12
Specs: win 95
Is there such a thing and where can i get it? My ptoblem is I have win 95 on it and I want to go to win 98, but cant because of no cd, plus my pcmcia slots do not work. is there a driver for win 95

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February 20, 2009 at 10:34:32
At some point you need to step back and take a look at what you have.

I suggest that you give up on your current laptop. If you are willing to use a docking station then you should consider buying a desktop model.

You can get a NEW computer and monitor with Vista installed for about $500. Consider refurbished or used for even less.

Below are links to a few examples.

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February 20, 2009 at 11:02:03
I got an emachine laptop with Vista, DVD burner, 120GB, 1 meg ram for $300 at best buy.

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February 20, 2009 at 11:57:59
What is the type number of your 755? It's on a label on the bottom; something like 9545-F0E.

What happened that your PCMCIA ports don't work?

How much memory is installed now? 20Mb?

A parallel port cd would likely work...if you could find one.

I sold a 486DX75/20Mb 755 with 98se installed and it was not a good combination. It worked but that's about all it did. I sure don't recommend 98 on these laptops

Your laptop is worth about 20 bucks with everything working. Don't start sinking money into this thing.

My current 755C runs DOS/Win3.11 and is useful in that capacity for a total investment of just over $6.00.


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February 20, 2009 at 17:46:00
Here is the link for all the drivers that are available for the 755:
I have a 755c. In order to successfully install Win98 I had to move the hard drive to another computer and copy the Win98 installation files to the hard drive and then put the hard drive back in the 755 to actually run the installation. I used 98lite from and used the "sleek" option which replaces the Win98 shell with the Win95 shell. It works alright after it finally gets booted up, but I would not try to run with the stock Win98 shell, it would be so sluggish it would be painful. I agree with SkipCox that the 755 is better suited for the 16-bit windows. Notice on the link I provided, there were never any Win98 specific drivers released for this model.

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February 21, 2009 at 11:59:03
it is a 755 cse cs i Have two of them.
i was going to put DSL linux on itit is a 50 mb system. I just dont know how to go about it with my only access is the 3.5. how did you connect the hard drive to another pc?

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February 21, 2009 at 12:02:43
for some reasson they do not work (pcmcia slots) heck if they did work maybe the pcmcia hard drive. Once I get damn small linux on it then I can run the thing (hopefully)

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February 21, 2009 at 15:29:48
Did you find the type number on the bottom label? That'll make it easier to find the files and you might be able to get PCMCIA slots working.

I use a PCMCIA SD card adapter, 10Mb Flash drive, and a PCMCIA type III hdd to transfer files to my 755C...haven't bothered to set up a network on the 755C yet.


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February 21, 2009 at 16:13:10
Looks like Win95 has built in support for the PCMCIA slots.


IBM/Lenovo says

"*2.2 Windows 95:
Installing the drivers:
Legacy systems in Windows 95 use the Windows 95 default PCMCIA support. This includes support for ATA drives. If basic PCMCIA support is not installed, it should be installed via the PCMCIA wizard invoked by selecting the PCMCIA icon within the Control Panel.

If there is a specific need to run real mode (DOS) drivers in config.sys, the drivers can be installed in config.sys from the DOS/Win3.x diskette INSTEAD of using the Windows 95 support. This is usually only done if there is a particular card which is not supported in Windows 95, which is rare.

PCMCIA Hard Disk Drives and ATA Flash cards are recognized as IDE controller devices by Windows 95, and will show up in Device Manager. The card may show up as a generic IDE controller, or with some vendor specific information to distinguish it from the IDE controller already present in your Thinkpad.

It is important to note that, like any IDE controller, this card will require the use of an IRQ, as well as an I/O range. If the drive is not recognized, checking the properties of the device manager entry for the card should be the first step in troubleshooting. Resolve any resource conflict issues before trying to go any further.

Once any resource issues are resolved, the cards will normally just work. You should get a drive letter (just one) assigned when the card is in the system."

It's been a long time since I set one of these up with Win 9x and I don't remember what I did to get PCMCIA working. Probably just followed directions as nothing weird sticks in my addled mind.


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February 21, 2009 at 17:46:48
"how did you connect the hard drive to another pc?"

I also have an old IBM 760ELD, which has a floppy and a CDROM. I just swapped the 755's hard drive into the 760 and booted it with a DOS floppy, and copied the files I needed off of a CD. Then I put it back into the 755 and booted the 755 from a DOS floppy to start the installation. Once Windows was set up on the 755, I could use a pcmcia network card and filesharing for farther software installation. But, that technique wouldn't work to install DSL because you would still have to have a way to boot the 755 on DSL to run the installation.

What you need is a old desktop PC you can use and an adapter which will allow you to connect the 755's hard drive to the desktop's IDE connector. Then, just install DSL on the hard drive from the desktop. DSL isn't like windows, if you just do the basic installation and don't configure anything then DSL will boot okay when you put it back in the 755.

But, do you really think DSL will work well on a 755? It might enable your pcmcia slots okay, but I'm pretty sure you'll only have a 16-color (4-bit)graphics display and no sound.

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March 25, 2009 at 14:32:29
I am running Win95 with no problems. I use the 755 (I have a couple) because it has a "real" serial port and my fantastic XP laptop won't talk to my car ECU through a USB to serial converter.

I partitioned my hard drive to a C: & D: drive. I used a parallel port Zip drive to copy the Win95 setup CD to my D: partition.

I ran Win95 setup from there. I have a PMCIA network card which with Win95 setup I can use my network to map a drive letter to my Workstation CD drive. From there I can install whatever software I want.

I have also removed the hard drive and setup the harddrive from my workstation like the guys above. The advantage of that method is I have been able to put in a hard drive bigger than what the bios was designed for.

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