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                          R E A D M E    N O T E S

                     Broadcom TCL diagnostics for Windows
                 Copyright (c) 2000-2011 Broadcom Corporation
                            All rights reserved.
                                May 03, 2011

Table of Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. Requirements
    3. Scope 
    4. Limitation
    5. Directories and Files
    6. Installation
    7. Command Usage
    8. HowTo and Examples 

1. Introduction:
This program is an extension for DOS B57diag. Users could execute it from a DOS prompt
console in Windows operating systems. Users must install the Skinny WDM driver(bxskinnyx.sys)
before running b57wdiag.exe. The skinny driver makes Broadcom's NIC devices available and useable
in Windows. Users can use the same set of commands as Broadcom's b57diag.exe utilily, with exceptions
related to limitations which are described at the section 4.

For other detailed information, please refer to the B57diag User's Guide.

2. Requirements:

    1. Skinny Driver version or above.
    2. Broadcom Diagnostics for Windows(a.k.a b57wdiag.exe) version 1.8.7 or above.
    3. Please install ¡§MSFT Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable¡¨, if you encounter the following error message from Windows.
     ¡§The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is in
      correct. Please see the application event log for more detail.¡¨

3. Scope:
Supported Operating Systems
    - Windows XP (x86 and x86-amd64)
    - Windows Vista (x86 and x86-amd64)
    - Windows 7 (x86 and x86-amd64)
    - Windows Server 2003 and 2008 (x86 and x86-amd64)
4. Limitations:
    1. Only memory-access can be supported to reach the hardware resources.
       (Commands which issues PCI Config Cycles are prohibited. For example, pciscan, ROM Test,...)

    2. Due to the limitation of Windows PE, B57wdiag can be executed on Windows PE x86 only.

5. Directories and Files:
               \x86                 - Skinny driver for Windows x86.
               \x86-amd64           - Skinny driver for Windows x64.
           \vc2008rt                - Runtime DLLs and Registry required for Windows PE x86.
                    \winsxs         - Manifest and DLLs for VC2008 Redistributables.
                    Instvcrt.bat    - A batch file to install DLLs/Manifest and update Registry.
                    vc2008rt.reg    - A Registry file for VC2008 Redistributables.
           B57wdiag.exe             - Executable binary file of B57wdiag utility.
           ASF.txt                  - Text file for running ASF.
           EEPROM.txt               - Text file for setting EEPROM.
           MACADDR.txt              - Text file for recording MAC addresses.
           Release.txt              - Version histories.
           Readme.txt               - This file you're reading.
           XXXXXX.bin               - Binary files executed by Diagnostics.
6. Installation:

  Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2003 or 2008:
    1. On a system with NetXtreme I of NIC, install 
       the Broadcom Skinny Driver for the device.
    2. Double-click b57wdiag.exe to run in the manufacturing mode 
    3. Launch a DOS prompt console and go to the same directory as b57wdiag and related binary files.
    4. Execute b57wdiag in the engineering mode
       b57wdiag -b57eng
    4a. or in manufacturing mode
       b57wdiag -c 0 -e b57kia -f xxx.bin -fmac macaddr.txt
  Windows PE:
    1. Copy all files and directories of B57wdiag to a directory on the customized Windows PE image.
    2. Boot up to the Windows PE.
    3. Execute the batch file 'Instvcrt.bat'.
    4. Load the Skinny driver
    5. Run B57wdiag
7. Command Usage:    
     Please refer to Broadcom B57diag User's Guide.   
8. HowTo and Examples:
     For more information, please refer to Broadcom B57diag User's Guide.
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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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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