Got my hands on a nifty little Thinkpad 240x. The hard drive has no OS on it. It came with an external floppy drive and I just bought it a new external CD drive. I'm trying to get the CD drive recognized so that I can get XP loaded, but I can't get it to boot off a bootable floppy disk to get things started. I've tried several different floppies but with each one the floppy drive activates and seems to take a look at the floppy for awhile before [No Operating System Found] flashes on the screen. Checked the Bios, and under Startup everything seems normal. The floppy drive and the hard drive are listed under Startup. IBM's Bios utility says use [Shift 1] to enable or disable a device. Doing so places or removes an [!] next to the device entry. I'm not sure whether the [!] signifies enabled or disabled, so I've tried booting with each. No change in results. I always get [No Operating System Found]. Any ideas? Maybe this floppy drive is defective? I can't see anyway to add the CD drive in the Bios.