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Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 1999 - 4:24 am:   

I was given a Toshiba T1960CS laptop (notebook). The only condition is that I remove the data from the HD. No problem I think. At present it's running (and surprisingly well I might add) Win95. It's only a SX33 486 with 8mb Ram and a 200mb HD...and apparently only a 256k video. Thought I'd just install Win3.11 and Office on it. My problem is I'd like to try and get a manual for it and if at all possible some Toshiba setup disks. Being 6 years old Toshiba have forgotten that they made it and there is no support at all for it on their site. I've been looking round sites from the Hardware front page but my eyes are starting to go funny and I'm starting to fantasize about what the laptop would look like connecting with the brick wall on the side of my garage!! Anyone point me to a Setup disk site for older computers.....the frustrating thing is that I know I got to one from this site once before but instead of bookmarking I was more likely thinking that there were alot of poor b******s out there trying to flog dead horses...well I've got me one of those nags now and damn it, I wanna ride it!!!!!
....sorry. TIA. Mail me or post here.
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 1999 - 12:02 am:   

Are you sure you need setup disks? I sort of thought that that went out of style with the 386's. If you can boot from a DOS 6.22 floppy, you can probably install DOS (and hence Win 3.1). Can you access the cmos settings with a keystroke at boot? If all else fails, I'd try doing a search on the newsgroups (Dejanews is a good starting point). Your odds of finding such specific info on that old beast would be much better if you could focus in on Toshiba users exclusively. Wish I could be more helpful, maybe someone else can? Good luck...
Posted on Friday, October 22, 1999 - 4:35 am:   

Thanks Dave. I did install Dos 6.22 and Win3.11 and managed to find the Windows utilities for that model which was Maxtime and nothing else. I also found the dedicated display drivers...which were next to no help as well.....the screen will not run SVGA or 256 colours even with them!!! I may just pull it apart and see how it works as the battery is also shagged and only retains a charge for 5 minutes before the alarm beeps. I do have the ps with it though so that negates that problem. Ah well.....didn't cost me anything....except about 3 hours of Net time searching for files!!
Posted on Saturday, July 1, 2000 - 11:40 pm:   

Try for some useful general information. You can find the most current BIOS (Ver 2.5) at under "Old Models".
Best of luck...

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