IBM L40SX boot disk

By Gmoyer3292
Jun 19, 2011
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  1. I am looking for a boot disk for a IBM L40sx. Any help is appreciated.

    Greg
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    You'll need to give a bit more detail, the OS and some system specs would help. Also explain what you need this disc for. Any OS disc will boot the PC.
  3. Gmoyer3292

    Gmoyer3292 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    IBM l40 sx boot disk

    The computer currently has no OS on it. The most advanced you can run on it
    is windows 95. I need the reference disk to acess the bios. Then i can install dos
    and windows. The file must be on floppy 3.5 1.44 mb.
  4. Gmoyer3292

    Gmoyer3292 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    boot disk update

    I was able to use a win 95 boot disk and run setup disk 1 on windows 95

    till I received the error you have compressed volume or Disk-cache utility remove
    disk cache utility?
  5. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

  6. Gmoyer3292

    Gmoyer3292 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    boot disk

    if I formatt I will lose my device drivers and IBM nolonger supports them.
  7. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    I don't quite follow, if you have no OS installed how can you have any drivers installed?

    What is in the compressed volume?

    Have you tried looking up the make and model of the motherboard to get your chipset drivers?
  8. Gmoyer3292

    Gmoyer3292 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    L40 sx Boot disk

    The computer only boots to F1 then stops. So I guess it has no OS or device
    drivers.

    I do not know the compressed volume.

    not sure where to look for device drivers for this computer? Was told it is not
    supported anymore.

    I will fdisk it this weekend.

    Thanks.
  9. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    It's been many, many years since I used a machine as old as this, I had an IBM as one of my first PC's.

    If you follow the guide I gave above you can at least wipe the drive of the compressed volume and start with a clean slate. Then you should be able to install Windows 95 and go from there.

    You may have to do some hunting to find suitable drivers if the system calls for them.

    Have a good look at the motherboard to find the make and model as that will be needed to find the chipset drivers.

    Best of luck.
  10. Gmoyer3292

    Gmoyer3292 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hello:
    following the guide when I try to fdisk computer it says no fixed disk found?
  11. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

     
  12. Gmoyer3292

    Gmoyer3292 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks again Mark 56 will get disk and post back.
  13. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Just incase you missed the edit to my last post I added a link for a hard drive diagnostics for floppy.


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