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I'm trying to find the DOS PCMCIA card and socket service software. I had downloaded heaps of "cardsoft.zip" files. But they won't work with the "Texas Instruments PCI-1420" PCMCIA chipset my laptop has.




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The cwdw.exe downloadable from their website is a Windows 32bit app that gives the choice of creating install floppies or unpacking in a directory, in it there's a DOS install.exe and a Win 3.1x setup.


I have actually tried the tellme program and it actually recognizes it as a intel 82365SL pcmcia device , But I do know its a Ricoh RL5C475A because when I run windows 98, that is what shows up in device manager , and that is what driver disks I have for it , is for the Ricoh chipset, and yes I have tried PhoenixCard Manager 4.02, it does recognize the pcmcia as a ricoh pcmcia controller , but when DOS loads DOS just completely freezes. The next thing I am trying to use is APsoft cardware 7.0 , which for it to work you have to set somethings like resources manually in the configuration file for the software , And I know the software works with the pcmcia controller since I have tried the windows 98 version of the software with windows 98 on that laptop. I actually made another post on this forum to get help to get it working. Topic 56589


Yes, when I do the DOS installer, it doesn't leave me install anything , The installer recognises nothing and when I try to install , It says it installed something , But it installs nothing . The other issue is that controller isn't a cardbus controller , its a original pcmcia not cardbus controller, even if that driver would work , that would mean no cardbus devices would work.


And for the sake of testing, comment out everything you don't need to try the drivers, especially emm386, cause it seems that's the source of your issues.Also put a "pause" as the first line of your autoexec.bat so you can read what the cardsoft drivers say.Please post the contents of both your config and autoexec files that would be very helpful.


Another issue I really don't want to use the cardsoft drivers, since the intel ss365sl isn't cardbus compatible, I am thinking the Ricoh RL5C475A is intel ss365sl 16-bit pcmcia compatible, but then you need other drivers to use 32 bit cardbus cards , I want to use cardware 7.0 drivers since its fully compatible with the Ricoh RL5C475A, But because the drivers work with basically all pcmcia controllers , the resources have to be manually set to the hardware of the device.


Pcmkinit.exe is part if the PCMK Win9x Driver - download from A-B as part of a monster 1784-PC Card bulk driver downloadAfter pcmkinit.exe runs you should hear the beep,Run pcmklist.exe to check the PCMK card and show allocated address. I aimed for D300-D3FF. The address allocated by pcmkinit.exe can be specified by switches AND is restricted by the block of memory you exclude in EMM386 - see config.sys above.


If you can see the PCMK card configured correctly well done.Now remember the drivers for the 6200 software need to be updated so the built in KT card drivers will use the PCMK cardThis update is explain in same document: 1784-6.5.19-RN2 "Using PCMK card with 6200 series sofwtare"The update software is also found in the bundle of drivers you downloaded earlier. look for Util_40.zip


actually cardware does support cardbus, my cardbus controller is in the list of compatible pcmcia devices , also since the ricoh cardbus controller is intel ss365sl compatible as well. in the manual it talks about supporting cardware and there is a list of supported devices, cardbus controllers are on the list


Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.


Adaptec 1460 AND iomega zip PCMCIA SCSI adaptors have an enabler for this purpose.The Following lines are required in your Config.sys file for PCMCIA support in DOS or Windows 3.1x. If you have installed Cardsoft to a directory other than C:\cardsoft, then change the path accordingly.DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYSDEVICE=C:\EMM386.EXE NOEMS X=D000-DFFFDEVICE=C:\CARDSOFT\SSCIRRUS.EXEDEVICE=C:\CARDSOFT\CS.EXEDEVICE=C:\CARDSOFT\CSALLOC.EXEDEVICE=C:\CARDSOFT\CARDID.EXEThese files will activate the PC Card socket. There will probably be additional drivers required by the PCMCIA Card itself. In order to get more information on any additional drivers, please call the manufacturer of the card or reference the manual. This has been provided as a convenience for our customers. Technical Support does not support the MS-DOS operating system on the LM.Some drivers of PCMCIA cards have an integrated direct enabler function. Unfortunately the drivers of many cards do not yet support modern PCI PCMCIA Controllers. Therefore the "Legacy/Notebook" mode in the System Setup (Advanced- PCI devices- PCMCIA I/O Address) must be adjusted (compatibility with the old ISA Controller type). On the other hand there are many cards that do have a direct enabler function that has been adjusted to a PCI PCMCIA (NOT CardBus!) Controller. Because with such drivers the PCMCIA Controller is looked for as a PCI Device, the [Legacy] setting in the System Setup does not have any effect - a new driver by the card manufacturer is required or an older driver which still has an ISA-Bus compatible direct enabler function. (e.g. the Accton EN2216 Ethernet Card driver Ver. 1.03). The possible settings, depending on the card type, are: I/O=180,240, 260,...,2F0,300,320, 340,... ,370,3A0h and A20,A24(TokenRing) (addresses 200h, 220h, 330h and 380h collide with the standard settings of the Audio Board; for other resources used see BIOS Setup). IRQ=3,4,5,7,9,10,11,15 (IRQ4 is used by Com 1 as a standard, 7 is used by LPT1 ,5 is used by the Audio Board. IRQ3 is reserved for the IrDA Port, but it can be used for other purposes as long as IrDa Port is not addressed, IRQ 15 is used by the CD-ROM - if available). If necessary you can reprogram all ports and the Audio Board in the Setup or you can switch them off completely. MEM=CC00-DBFF. 350c69d7ab


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