Hi everyone, i bought my first thinkpad, an x21 on a bargain purchase from ebay a few weeks ago
HOWEVER: In device manager, there is one unidentifiable device left that i have been unable to find. It is simply labelled as 'unknown device'. Everything else on the computer works fine, sound, video, lan, etc.
Are you sure that you have installed the special power management driver already?http://www-306.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... IGR-4GXPEG
Also...whats the best OS to put on my thinkpad, i stuck 98SE on there as i felt XP might make it too slow. Ideas? Thoughts on this?
Sorry for being so frank, but that sounds idiotic to me. Windows 98SE is a terrible operating system, very unstable and incapable of managing larger amounts of memory sensibly. To choose Windows 9x is the worst decision you could make.
If you've got at least 128MB of RAM, go for Windows 2000. This is almost the perfect operating system, Windows-wise. It won't be slower than Windows 98SE, actually it will work much better, be much more responsive.
Provided that you've got more than 128MB (320MB would be great), you can switch to XP. With that much of memory, Windows XP won't be slower than Windows 2000. Speed differences between W2K and XP are mostly a matter of memory.