README.TXT Driver File Contents (PCMCIAV616.zip)

I.   Introduction
II.  DOS 6.0 or Greater
III. WIN9x
IV.  WIN NT4.0
V.   Installing/Reinstalling Operating Systems
VI.  Conclusion




I.   Introduction

     The "BOOTDISK" program is for users that wish create a boot disk 
with there Addonics Pocket Cdrom loaded.  There are a few steps prior
to running "SETUP". We will be assuming that your floppy drive is A:.  If
your floppy drive is another letter, change the following command lines
to reflect the difference




II. DOS 6.0 or Greater
	1. Get a blank floppy disk and place it into the floppy drive.
	2. Format the floppy and copy the system files onto the disk.

			FORMAT A: /S  

	3. Now that the floppy disk is bootable. You will need to copy one of
		Microsoft's files onto the floppy disk.  The file is called 
		MSCDEX.EXE.  Typically, the file can be located in the C:\DOS 
		directory.  If you aren't sure if it is on your computer, at 
		the root C:\ prompt, type in DIR /S MSCDEX.EXE.  It will 
		display	all the directories that the MSCDEX.EXE is located.  
		If your	computer does find the file you can copy it from 
		another computer system.
	
			COPY MSCDEX.EXE A:\

	4. Copy the "BOOTDISK" file that you downloaded onto the floppy.

	
			COPY BOOTDISK.EXE A:\
	
	5. Go to the floppy drive
	
			A:

	6. The prompt should read A:\.  Type in BOOTDISK.
	7. Type in SETUP.
	8. Your disk has been successfully created. 		
	9. Restart the comptuer with your BOOTDISK in the floppy drive.
	10. Labal the floppy and put it in a safe place.



III.  WINDOWS 9x (Window 95 and Window 98)
	1. Go to START....PROGRAMS....MS-DOS PROMPT
	2. Get a blank floppy disk and place it into the floppy drive.
	3. Format the floppy and copy the system files onto the disk.

			FORMAT A: /S  
	
		You can either stay in the MSDOS prompt or type in EXIT to  
		return to windows, whichever is more comfortable for you.
	4. Now that the floppy disk is bootable. You will need to copy one of
		Microsoft's files onto the floppy disk.  The file is called 
		MSCDEX.EXE.  Typically, the file will be located in the 
		C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND directory.  If you aren't sure if it is on 
		your computer, at the root C:\ prompt, type in 
		DIR /S MSCDEX.EXE.  It will display all the directories that 
		the MSCDEX.EXE is located.  
		If your	computer does find the file you can copy it from 
		another computer system.
	
			COPY MSCDEX.EXE A:\
		or  
			My Computer 
			    C:
			       Windows
				   Command
					MSCDEX.EXE  Right click on the icon and	  
					            select send to FLOPPY A:\
				
	5. Copy the "BOOTDISK" file that you downloaded onto the floppy.

	
			COPY BOOTDISK.EXE A:\
		or
			Right click on BOOTDISK and select send to FLOPPY A:\
	
        6. Go to the MSDOS prompt. Go to the floppy drive
	
			A:
		
	7. The prompt should read A:\.  Type the 
		following command
			
			BOOTDISK
		
	9. Your disk has been successfully created. 		
	10. Restart the comptuer with your BOOTDISK in the floppy drive.
	11. Labal the floppy and put it in a safe place.



IV. WIN NT 4.0
	You will need a DOS base or Win9x based system to perform this function.
	     Please refer to the appropriate section above.



V.  Installing/Reinstalling Operating Systems
	PCMCIA devices load up differently than internal (IDE) cdroms.  There are 
	some precautionary steps to take if you are installing Windows 9x or
	Windows NT 4.0.  If you are using a recovery disk you will most likely have
	to contact your manufacturer.

	1.  Window 9x Installations
		A. Use the bootdisk to set up the CDrom.  At the C:\ prompt type in 
		
			MD CABS
		
		B. Go to the Cdrom prompt (D:) and type in DIR.  Type...

			For 95        CD WIN95
			For 98	      CD WIN98

		C. Now type...

			COPY *.* C:\CABS

		D. Once the files are copied...
		
			C:         

		E. Change directories to get into the C:\CABS directory.

			CD CABS

		F. Remove any floppy disks from the drive.  To begin the 
	     		installation of Win95 or Win98 type in...
			

			SETUP
	
		G. Follow Microsoft's instructions on how to install and the 
			instructions for 95/98 installation of the Cdrom.
	2. Window NT 4.0
		A. Use the bootdisk to set up the CDrom.  At the C:\ prompt type in 
		
			MD I386
		
		B. Go to the Cdrom prompt (D:) and type in DIR.  Type...
			
			CD I386

			
		C. Now type...

			COPY *.* C:\I386

		D. Once the files are copied...
		
			C:         

		E. Change directories to get into the C:\I386 directory.

			CD I386

		F. Remove any floppy disks from the drive.  To begin the 
	     		installation of Win NT 4.0 type in...
			

			WINNT /B
	
		G. Follow Microsoft's instructions on how to install and the 
			instructions for NT 4.0  installation of the Cdrom.

	3.  Recovery CD-ROM's
		Many computer manufacturers use recovery CD's.  Please create the 
		Bootdisk for Cdrom support and contact your manufacturer for 
		furthur instructions on how to use the Recovery CD with the Addonics
		Portable CDrom.



VI. Conclusion
	If you computer has more that one PCMCIA socket. Try to use the BOOTDISK with 
    	the Cdrom in both sockets, also try using the power adpater in both slost.
	The built in enabler may react differently in seperate computers.  
		ie., load only one socket, not direct enough power to the socket
	
	If you experience any problems with making the bootdisk or getting the cdrom 
	to be recognized please call Technical Suppport at 1-888-584-8324 from 
	8-8 (EST) Monday thru Friday.  Thank you for choosing Addonics as your 
	portable solution.


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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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