.TO LOAD ORIGINAL SOFTWARE OFF OS/2 WIN3.1 SOFTWARE CD
To load one particular directory or file on the Aptiva Mxx series you will need the recovery disks or be in an OS/2 window. Recovery disks can be created by using the MPEG disk. It is a black disk in the MPEG bonus pack. Boot with the disk and it will give you a option to create the disks. It will take three disks. If you boot with the recovery disks select option 6 (after inserting disk two) "Go to a OS/2 window". You can also boot to OS/2 and get to a open window by using the launch pad. Once there, get to the CD drive (usually D: or E:) and type the following:
cd_recovery [Enter] The _ means space
To unzip a directory use the follow command:
UNZIP_SYSTEM_"directory"/*.*_-d_C:\ [Enter] The _ means space
Replace "directory" (including quotes) with the directory you wish to restore.
If you wish to restore a specific file, then also replace the *.* with the full name of the file.
HOW TO UNZIP SPECIFIED DIRECTORIES ON THE WIN 95 APTIVA Mxx and Axx
The following is the correct procedure for unzipping directories on the Aptiva with the Window 95 preload:
Get into the \RECOVERY\US directory of your Aptiva Image CD. From the command prompt, type:
PKUNZIP -d -o -Smagic *.ZIP C.\
The "-Smagic" parameter is the encrypted password used to unzip. It MUST be
included to work. If the encryption password is not included, you will receive the
@WARNING! Skipping encrypted file: PATH\FILENAME
The following is an example:
To unzip Phoenix. (at the D:\RECOVERY\US> directory where D: is the CD drive)
PKUNZIP -d -o -Smagic *.ZIP C:\ Phoenix\*.*
*** Note the space must be included after the C:\ If you boot with the recovery disk and it asks you to restore the system say “NO”. If you say yes it will format the drive. Saying no will take you to the prompt and you can do the above procedure.
[using the Diagnostics and Utilities CD]
The Diagnostic and Utility CD contains a mirror image of the files pre-loaded on the Aptiva Cxx systems. This image does not include Microsoft applications, due to contractual issues. To restore a Microsoft application, you must restore the entire preload, using the Product Recovery CD.
To restore non-Microsoft applications, use the following procedure: