07-21-2008 06:27 PM
Recently I had some virus issues with my T40 and decided to just wipe it clean and start over. I used the recovery disks that came with it to reformat the hard drive and re-install Windows XP Pro. The installation appears to be good but several drivers were not installed. I found the Lenovo web page that lists all the drivers for the T40. I decided to do the Ethernet controller first so I could get on the Internet and download the rest. I copied the driver file onto the T40 and expanded it into the C:\Drivers\WIN\Ethernet\PRO100\WS03XP32 where it left 7 files of various types. Then I tried to use the device manager to install the driver. I browsed to that folder but the wizard keeps telling me it can't find the driver file. I must be doing something wrong, can anyone give me some help? Thanks!
07-22-2008 05:27 PM
T40 units were shipped with two types of Ethernet connection, 10/100 and 10/100/1000. What is the full 7-character model number of your ThinkPad, so we can determine the correct LAN driver for it, should be something like 237?-???
Good luck and let us know.
07-23-2008 06:10 AM
I'm having the exact same problem as miked above (only my HD bit the dust - no virus). I'm on a new HD now and am trying to install the driver for the Ethernet Controller.
I downloaded it from this page:
Unfortunately the installation wizard doesn't recognize the file.
I have a IBM T40 2373-42G with Windows XP Pro running on it.
Camaro, what do you mean by "try the other driver listed"? There is only one downloadable driver for XP on the Lenovo download page.
Thank you all very much in advance for your help!
07-29-2008 07:11 AM
Hello. I'm not usually one for double posting, but I was wondering after this thread being viewed 120 times, does no one have any input for me?
Again, I'd be very, very grateful, as I desperately need my laptop for work and it's sadly lying sleeping at home.
Thank you very much!
08-05-2008 05:15 AM - last edited on 08-05-2008 08:17 AM by andyP
Hello akill, thank you so much for that file! I tried it and it worked beautifully!
Where did you find it?
I'm so glad, thanks again.
Have a nice day,
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08-20-2012 03:29 PM
08-20-2012 08:06 PM
Welcome to the forum, grandma_thinker!
After downloading and extracting the file, you must go into C>Drivers>Win subfolder and run the setup(s) from there.
For instance, the graphics driver will be in: C>Drivers>Win>Video, while the LAN will be in C>Drivers>Win>Ethernet.
Hope that you're grasping the concept now.
Good luck and keep us posted.