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These errors signify that the machine did not recognize its configuration on powering-up.|
If you have installed any new equipment (or REMOVED any devices) you will certainly have to run the REFERENCE or STARTUP disk for your particular model. The ISA PS2s (models 25, 30, and 30/286) use a STARTUP disk. The MCA systems (50 on up) use a REFERENCE disk. If you don't have this disk, a compressed file can be obtained from the IBM Web Site Files Download area.
A complete listing of the IBM REFERENCE and STARTUP disks for PS2 (complete with Links) is provided in the table at the end of this document.
Files with exe or com extensions are self-extracting.
IBM sometimes archives its files with dsk or tg0 extensions. These files are restored using the bluespecific programs LOADDSKF.EXE, for the dsk files, and TGCONFIG.EXE, for the tg0 files. Just to complicate matters one step further, you obtain LOADDSKF.EXE by downloading a self-expanding program, LDF.COM, from the IBM site. In the same manner, to get TGCONFIG.EXE, you need to download TGSFX.COM -- also called teleget.
Follow this path. You download LDF.COM for dsk files or TGSFX.COM for tg0 files, the STARTUP, and any OPTION files that you might need. You run LDF.COM to yield LOADDSKF.EXE. You then run LOADDSKF filename.dsk to finally get your REFERENCE or STARTUP disk. With the tg0 files, you'll run TGSFX.COM to derive TGCONFIG.EXE. You then execute TGCONFIG filename.tg0.Most of the OPTION files, just to be cantankerous, are self-expanding, producing a number of ADF files. The REFERENCE or STARTUP disk is used with the ADF to define optional devices.
You may also need an additional configuration disk from the manufacturer of the MCA, but non-IBM, hardware options. The MICROCHANNEL ENTHUSIAST's PAGE has a great library of ADF files.
If no hardware changes have recently been made, turn the system back off. Make sure that any cables or power cords to external hardware (5.25" disk drives, external hard drives, or other external storage) are properly connected. Turn your system back on. If you are still getting the 160 series error codes you will have to boot from the STARTUPor REFERENCE disk for your PS2. Run AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION. You may also have to run SET TIME AND DATE from the STARTUP disk menu.
If after the machine has been off for a half and hour or so and you again get the 160 series error, hit F1 to try to boot. If the machine fails to boot, the hard drive might have become unrecognizable from a virus, other source of file corruption, or hardware failure. Address the software issues first. Try booting from a regular boot floppy.
If the hard drive fails to boot and/or simply goes to BASIC, then read NO ROM BASIC.
If the system fails to boot from the original reference disk again see if the system will boot from a known good boot disk. If it does, then your reference disk is defective. Follow the directions above and make another copy. If the system will not boot from a known good boot disk, then the floppy drive is the trouble. Try a cleaning disk on the drive. A cleaning disk is available from any large computer or office supply. Cleaning disks work just like cassette or VCR head cleaners. If cleaning does not help, then the drive itself probably needs to be replaced. PS2 floppy drives are system-specific (non-standard) and very expensive to buy new. In most cases, it's only worth replacing them if you can find one on the cheap at a computer show, USENET, or, best of all, on a scrapped system in the garbage!
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||Quite possibly the internal battery needs to be replaced. This is located in a holder on the side of the case, above and away from the motherboard (in all models except the 55SX). Tension is maintained on the battery by a plastic clip. TREAT THIS CLIP GENTLY. YOU'RE SCREWED IF YOU BREAK IT! Make sure that the power is off when you remove the dead battery.|
After replacing the battery, you will have to run the IBM STARTUP or REFERENCE disk and any special option configuration disks.
|For the 55SX the battery is contained in a large IC (manufactured by DALLAS) that is inserted into the motherboard. With the power off, and yourself grounded, carefully pry out the old chip from its socket and insert the replacement.||
Sometimes, since the CMOS is intergrated with the battery in this model, it is necessary
to clear the CMOS before the STARTUP program can properly configure the system. To erase
the values from the CMOS use the DOS DEBUG routine. From the DEBUG prompt type in the
following series of commands:
This will clear the CMOS. Turn off the machine and now boot from the REFERENCE disk.
Some PS2s (all model 60s, in my experience) are just absent minded and tend to lose their configuration for no discernible reason. Just keep the STARTUP disk handy. Peter Wendt suggests that this problem in the PS2 60 and the model 80 is due to the power supply becoming congested with dust. He says that blowing the power supply out with air will solve the problem. He also advises that this procedure will produce a large cloud of dust!
The REFERENCE disk for the PS2 8533 (a 386SX notebook) is called 8533r12m.exe or 8533r16m.exe, depending on the clock speed.
Hint: Most of the REFERENCE files start with the letters rf.
Many more files can be found at The IBM FTP Mirror Of The PCC BBC
Warning! If you're too lazy to look up the files that you need, DO NOT ask me to do it for you -- unless it's part of a (lucrative) offer of full-time employment!
|70_flash.exe||71700||09-12-94||Mod 70 Planar Upgrade - BIOS v 1.18.02|
|160mslct.exe||136456||03-06-91||PS/2 160MB SCSI fixed restoration dsk|
|25-286ad.exe||241630||08-04-95||PS/2 Model 25-286 Advanded Diags V 1.0|
|253540dg.exe||292630||10-18-93||PS/2 Adv Diag 25,35,40 disk ver 1.20|
|25start.tg0||289990||07-21-93||IBM PS/2 MOD 25 starter diskette v1.0|
|25sxstr.exe||293588||05-06-92||Adv Diag for 25, 35, 40 v1.3|
|30start.exe||311255||07-02-96||PS/2 model 30 starter disk|
|3540st.exe||293656||12-04-93||Models 35 & 40 starter disk ver. 1.03|
|3_3boot.exe||126208||08-24-95||DOS 3.3 Boot disk with maint. files|
|40sxdiag.tg0||282344||07-09-91||Advanced Diag v1.02 for 40SX|
|4xsnd22.zip||1316800||07-24-96||Sound Disk 2of2 for 4x Stereo PCMCIA CD|
|5-25boot.exe||151819||08-24-95||DOS 3.3 BOOT DISK W/ MAINT. FILES|
|5140star.exe||31178||07-14-94||5140 PCC Starter Disk w/APP Selector|
|55ls65rf.exe||461821||01-02-92||55ls & 65 Reference Diskette|
|56patch.exe||18038||10-18-94||56 LS patch for 169 errors.|
|7677_201.exe||1049563||07-15-94||76/77 I&S OS/2 2.0 Video Driver Disk 1|
|7677_202.exe||752888||07-15-94||76/77 I&S OS/2 2.0 Video Driver Disk 2|
|7677_211.exe||1235512||02-13-95||7677 I&S OS/2 2.11 S3 Graphics Disk 1.1|
|7677diag.exe||390712||10-18-95||G7GT55A 76/77 I&S Diagnostic disk v3.11|
|7677dosd.exe||727016||12-06-94||76/77 I&S DOS/Win S3 Graphics Disk v1.2|
|7677flsh.exe||225495||03-12-96||76/77 I&S Flash Update Disk Revision 7 G7GT59A|
|7677ref.exe||774689||10-19-95||76/77 I&S Reference Disk v3.10|
|7677scsi.exe||515335||07-02-96||Future Domain SCSI-2 Option Disk v1.00|
|7677wnet.exe||707331||10-20-94||76/77 S3 Windows drvrs for Novell Ntwks|
|8516enh.exe||438010||08-20-97||Touch Screen Drivers for 8516 Monitors using Windows 3.1 and OS/2|
|953540st.exe||405829||03-01-94||9535/9540 Starter Disk version 1.00|
|adv25dia.exe||140884||04-18-91||PS/2 Model 25 Advanced Diag ver 1.00|
|adv30286.exe||193226||07-02-96||Advanced Diags for Mod-30 & Mod-25 286s|
|adv30dig.exe||142180||08-20-92||Advanced diag for Model/30 8086|
|atdg207.exe||148558||02-07-97||Adv Diag PC/AT & XT-286 v.2.07 360K|
|atdg207.tg0||131074||11-10-94||Adv Diags Disk PC/AT & XT-286 v.2.07|
|blc_util.exe||27438||01-27-95||70/80 Blue-Lightning proc u/g util disk|
|bopt103.exe||376224||03-26-93||enable all enhanced memory - see 5 line ...The files contained allow users with AT LEAST ONE Enhanced Memory Adapter with ROM installed to enable all memory contained on all installed Enhanced Memory Adapters. This included systems that hBOPT103.LAB label for IBM label prg.for BOPT103.EXE|
|bopt103.txt||397||03-25-93||Text file for BOPT103.EXE|
|dspos212.zip||1010375||06-18-96||MWAVE for OS/2 Disk 1 of 2 for 25H2749|
|dspos222.zip||230364||06-18-96||MWAVE for OS/2 Disk 2 of 2 for 25H2749|
|dspwav16.zip||1212865||06-18-96||MWAVE for Win3.1x Disk 1of6 for 25H2749|
|dspwav26.zip||1339530||06-18-96||MWAVE for Win3.1x Disk 2of6 for 25H2749|
|dspwav36.zip||1335967||06-18-96||MWAVE for Win3.1x Disk 3of6 for 25H2749|
|dspwav46.zip||1272865||06-18-96||MWAVE for Win3.1x Disk 4of6 for 25H2749|
|dspwav56.zip||1339659||06-18-96||MWAVE for Win3.1x Disk 5of6 for 25H2749|
|dspwav66.zip||369270||06-18-96||MWAVE for Win3.1x Disk 6of6 for 25H2749|
|ether32a.exe||303949||03-30-93||32bit 3Connect Ether/A Opt Disk v1.00|
|g7jt60a.exe||225221||08-18-97||PS/2 - Model 76/77 Bios revision level 8 build 60A|
|interfac.exe||207422||04-11-94||Interface code for 8514/A 1.02|
|irlan.exe||473495||09-07-94||IR Lan version 2.10 replacement disk|
|kelrec.exe||840280||08-24-95||Kelso Recovery Diskette|
|m5060pu.exe||215084||02-25-94||50/60 Microelectronics PU opt. diskette|
|mod30286.exe||458650||07-02-96||Mod 30-286 Starter diskette v 1.02|
|n51ref.exe||616270||07-29-93||PS/2 model for N51 v1.10|
|nt128.exe||667148||08-20-97||Touch Screen Monitor Driver for Models 654x ONLY for Windows NT 3.51/4.0|
|nt128.txt||7797||08-20-97||Readme file for NT128.exe|
|opt3514.exe||369863||04-14-93||3514 Startable Option Diskette v1.15|
|opt4a.exe||351832||03-12-93||Option dsk for 4/A w/updted diag|
|os2_30.exe||700605||08-20-97||Touch Screen Monitor Drivers for Models 654X ONLY for OS/2 Warp 3.0 and 4.0 version 3.0A|
|os2_30.txt||10237||08-20-97||Readme file for OS2_30.EXE|
|os2dpmv.exe||130051||06-01-94||OS/2 Display Power Management Drivers|
|os2power.exe||184965||10-04-94||XGA Power mgnt. drivers for OS/2|
|p70-386r.exe||483171||04-22-9||4 P70-386 Reference disk|
|pageprtr.com||6709||04-02-93||Per Page Ptr Adp/A Opt Dsk V.1.10|
|pc_net.exe||115857||07-02-96||PC Network Diagnostics V.2.0|
|pccadv11.exe||102472||12-02-91||PC Convertible Advance Diag ver 1.11|
|powrscsi.exe||323562||07-02-96||Future Domain PowerSCSI Util Disk v1.00|
|powscsi4.exe||751872||03-24-97||Future Domain Power SCSI Util. Disk v4.1|
|ps1diag1.exe||151584||07-02-96||PS/1 Diagnostics Diskette|
|ps1diag2.exe||159556||09-17-92||PS/1 Type 2121 Advanced Diagnostics|
|ps1diag3.exe||293224||09-17-92||PS/1 Type 2123 Advanced Diagnostics|
|ps1diag4.exe||135247||10-20-92||PS/1 Type 1 2133/2155 Advanced Diags.|
|ps2estrt.exe||457749||04-11-95||9533E Starter Diskette v1.0|
|ps2eutil.exe||437208||04-23-96||9533E utilities disk version 1.0|
|rd7677a.exe||335394||04-08-94||Adv Diags. for 9576/9577 Ver 1.10|
|rd855657.exe||308552||02-14-95||Diagnostic Disk for 8556/8557 v2.04|
|rd9553a.exe||324726||11-24-93||Diagnostics for 9553 v1.00|
|rd955657.exe||332850||07-02-96||Diagnostic Disk for 9556/9557 v2.04|
|rf5060a.exe||418375||07-01-96||PS2 50/50Z/60 ref disk, v 1.08|
|rf5565a.exe||461821||07-02-96||PS/2 Model 55/65 Ref Disk ver 1.05|
|rf70486a.exe||441168||04-23-92||PS/2 Model 70-486 Reference Disk v1.06|
|rf7080a.exe||450404||07-01-96||Model 8570/8580 Reference Disk ver 1.12|
|rf70plan.exe||632877||07-02-96||Model 70 Planar Ref DIsk|
|rf7677a.exe||647418||07-02-96||Ref. Diskette for Mod. 76 & 77 Ver 1.10|
|rf855657.exe||537776||07-02-96||Reference Disk for 8556/8557 v2.10|
|rf90386a.exe||515172||03-01-93||PS/2 MOD 90XP/386 ref diskette|
|rf9553a.exe||529771||11-25-93||Reference disk for 9553 V1.10|
|rf955657.exe||579652||07-02-96||Reference Disk for 9556/9557 v1.10|
|rfp70a.exe||483171||04-24-92||Ref Disk for a P70|
|rfp75a.exe||525532||07-02-96||PS/2 Mod P75 486 Ref. Disk - ver 1.00|
|rs25286a.tg0||500048||08-18-93||PS/2 Model 25-286 Starter disk - V1.00|
|s3-cid.cmd||29284||03-07-95||CMD file for LAcuna (S3928) CID Install|
|trbm.exe||314282||10-30-92||Token-Ring 16/4/A Busmaster Ref v. 1.02|
|utte131.exe||897512||11-15-94||PCMCIA Device Drivers for 9533|
|vpadv100.exe||144419||12-22-92||PS/VP Adv Diags-Mach Type 6384, V1.00 ...PS/ValuePoint Advanced Diagnostics - Machine Type 6384, Ver 1.00 For IBM Dealers and support personnel only. Not provided with ValuePoint machine shipments. (C)IBM Corp. 1981, 1992|
|wavdos12.zip||405704||06-18-96||MWAVE for DOS Disk 1 of 2 for 25H2749|
|wavdos22.zip||473273||06-18-96||MWAVE for DOS Disk 2 of 2 for 25H2749|
|wavos211.zip||193208||06-18-96||MWAVE for OS/2 v2.11 Disk 1of1 25H2749|
|wavwarp1.zip||127369||06-18-96||MWAVE for Warp Disk 1 of 1 for 25H2749|
|win30drv.exe||368198||05-07-93||XGA-2 drivers for Windows 3.0|
|winpower.exe||220234||10-13-95||DOS/ Windows 3.x DPMS drivers|
|xga210.exe||883754||11-15-93||XGA-2 Drivers Win 3.1 & Vesa v2.10|
|xga211.exe||877913||12-28-93||XGA/XGA2 DOS,WIN,ACAD, VESA DMQS v2.11|
|xga212.exe||960857||08-16-94||XGA/XGA2 Drv v2.12 DMQS/DOS/WIN311|
|xga2adp.exe||493919||04-22-94||Option Disk for XGA-2 Adapter v2.2|
|xgadoc.txt||118900||01-07-94||XGA/XGA-2 tech support supplemental|
|xgaopt.exe||493919||08-05-93||XGA/XGA2 Display Adapter Options Disk|
|xgapatch.com||28185||04-06-95||XGA Patch files for 9533 Starter Disk|
|xgautil.exe||67714||08-09-94||XGA/XGA2 Utilities (P70.exe& P75.EXE)|
|xtdgs225.dsk||126350||07-01-91||Advanced Diags, PC, XT, & PPC ver 2.25|
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