I have an old 2003 IBM Thinkpad my father in law wants to use as a netbook.
However, he got it in some sort of "wiped" condition with only a basic install of XP. The DVD drive seems to have a hardware problem. The ethernet port, the wireless card, and the USB drives apparently don't have drivers installed and Windows doesn't seem to find them when I try to reinstall.
I don't see an option to boot from USB in the BIOS.
How can I make this machine usable? I have the ethernet drivers... if only I could get that 1 meg executable on to the machine and get it networked I could do everything else from there...