READDOS.TXT Driver File Contents (Adaptec_SCSI_19160_Winx86.exe)

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               Adaptec Family Manager Set v4.0a Service Pack 3
                      DOS Drivers for CD-ROM access
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This document describes how to set up and install DOS drivers for your SCSI
adapter.

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	CREATING A DOS BOOTABLE FLOPPY FOR YOUR SCSI ADAPTER
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Install the CD-ROM drivers only if DOS mode access to a SCSI 
CD-ROM drive is required. DOS mode access is needed during certain 
Windows 95, Windows 98, or Netware installations, and to create driver 
diskettes for Adaptec supported Operating Systems using the Adaptec 
Family Manager Set v4.0a CD-ROM (if using a system without an installed 
OS and existing CD-ROM access). 
If Windows 95, Windows 98, or NetWare is already installed, or if the 
CD-ROM drive is not connected to a SCSI adapter, these drivers do not 
need to be copied or installed. However, you may choose to install these
drivers if you are having trouble accessing your CD-ROM from Netware or 
Windows 95/98.
 
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  NOTE: You do not need these drivers for OS/2, Windows NT or UNIX.    
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The following driver files are provided on the Adaptec Family Manager 
Set Utility diskette:

ASPI8DOS.SYS (device driver for Ultra class host adapters)
ASPI8U2.SYS  (device driver for Ultra2 and Ultra160 class host adapters)
ASPICD.SYS   (driver for SCSI CD-ROM drive)

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NOTE: You will also need the file MSCDEX.EXE available from MS-DOS 6.0 or
higher, Windows 9x, or download from Microsoft BBS or CompuServe forum.
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To update your DOS, Windows 95 or 98 Boot Diskette:

1. Make a backup of the Boot Diskette.

2. Copy ASPI8DOS.SYS, ASPI8U2.SYS, and ASPICD.SYS from the Adaptec Family 
   Manager Set Utility diskette to the root directory of your DOS, 
   Windows 95 or Windows 98 Boot Diskettes. This is easier to do on a system
   that has DOS, Windows 95, or Windows 98 already installed. 

   Here is one example: 
   2a) Insert the Adaptec Family Manager Set Utility diskette in
       drive a: and at the DOS prompt type:
 
       copy a:\aspi8dos.sys c:\ (if you have an Ultra adapter)
       copy a:\aspi8u2.sys c:\  (if you have an Ultra2 or Ultra160 adapter)
       copy a:\aspicd.sys c:\   (if you want access to your SCSI CD-ROM)
 
   2b) Then insert the backup Windows Boot Disk in drive a: and type:

       copy c:\aspi8dos.sys a:\ (if you have an Ultra adapter)
       copy c:\aspi8u2.sys a:\  (if you have an Ultra2 or Ultra160 adapter)
       copy c:\aspicd.sys a:\   (if you want access to your SCSI CD-ROM)

3. Modify the A:\CONFIG.SYS file for loading ASPI8DOS.SYS, ASPI8U2.SYS and 
   ASPICD.SYS.

   Below is an example of what the command strings should look like:
     DEVICE=A:\ASPI8DOS.SYS /D
     DEVICE=A:\ASPI8U2.SYS /D 
     DEVICE=A:\ASPICD.SYS /D:ASPICD0

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NOTE: Make sure you customize the command strings above to reflect the actual
location or path of the ASPI8DOS.SYS, ASPI8U2.SYS and ASPICD.SYS files.          
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4. Copy MSCDEX.EXE to A:. In Windows 95/98 the file is located in the 
   \Windows\Command subdirectory.

5. Modify the AUTOEXEC.BAT file to load MSCDEX.
 
   Below is an example of what the command string should look like:
     A:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:ASPICD0 /M:12
 
This will assign the CD-ROM to the next available driver letter, typically D: 
if there is only one DOS drive. 

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NOTE: Make sure you customize the command strings above to reflect the actual 
location or path of the MSCDEX.EXE file. For example if your MSCDEX.EXE file
is located in the c:\windows\command directory, either copy the MSCDEX.EXE
file to the root directory of the Boot Diskette, or change the path in the
A:\Autoexec.bat file to reflect the actual location of the MSCDEX.EXE file.
NOTE: If you are using MS-DOS 5.0 and do not already have MSCDEX.EXE, you will
need to either upgrade to MS-DOS 6.0 or above, or download MSCDEX.EXE from 
Microsoft BBS or CompuServe forum.
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6. Reboot your system. You are now able to access your CD-ROM drive from the
   command line and from Windows or Netware. 

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	ENABLING SCSI CD-ROM ACCESS WHEN BOOTING TO DOS FROM HARD DRIVE
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Follow these steps if you want to enable SCSI CD-ROM access from a bootable 
hard drive.
 
The following systems files will be modified: 
- CONFIG.SYS 
- AUTOEXEC.BAT 

1. Copy the files ASPI8DOS.SYS, ASPI8U2.SYS (depending on your host adapter 
hardware configuration) and ASPICD.SYS from the Adaptec Family Manager Set 
Utility diskette to the appropriate drive (C:) and directory in which they 
will be used (for example c:\SCSI).
 
2. Modify the CONFIG.SYS file for loading ASPI8DOS.SYS, ASPI8U2.SYS and ASPICD.SYS.
 
   Below is an example of what the command strings should look like:
     DEVICE=C:\SCSI\ASPI8DOS.SYS /D 
     DEVICE=C:\SCSI\ASPI8U2.SYS /D 
     DEVICE=C:\SCSI\ASPICD.SYS /D:ASPICD0

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NOTE: Make sure you customize the command strings above to reflect the actual 
location or path of the ASPI8DOS.SYS, ASPI8U2.SYS and ASPICD.SYS files.      
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3. Modify the AUTOEXEC.BAT file for loading MSCDEX. 
   Add this line to the existing AUTOEXEC.BAT.
	C:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:ASPICD0 /M:12
 
This will assign the CD-ROM to the next available driver letter, typically D: 
if there is only one DOS hard drive. 
NOTE: Make sure you customize the command strings above to reflect the actual 
location or path of the MSCDEX.EXE file. For example if your MSCDEX.EXE file
is located in the c:\windows\command directory, either copy the MSCDEX.EXE
file to the root directory above or change C:\ in the command line to reflect
the new path. 
NOTE: If you are using MS-DOS 5.0 and do not already have MSCDEX.EXE, you will 
need to either upgrade to MS-DOS 6.0 or above, or download MSCDEX.EXE from
the Microsoft BBS or CompuServe forum.


4.  Reboot your system. You are now able to access your CD-ROM drive from the 
    command line and from Windows or Netware. 

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	                  Contacting Adaptec
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Technical information, including product literature, answers to commonly asked 
questions, information on software upgrades, and other topics is available 
electronically through the following: 

- Search the Adaptec World Wide Web site at http://www.adaptec.com 
- Connect to the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server at 
  ftp://ftp.adaptec.com/pub/BBS/ 
- Search the Adaptec Support Knowledgebase (A.S.K.) at http://ask.adaptec.com 
  for articles, troubleshooting tips, and frequently asked questions for your 
  product. 
- For Internet support, send technical questions to Adaptec’s Technical Support 
  Specialists via WebMail at http://www.adaptec.com/support/webmail.html . 
- To speak with a Technical Support Specialist, call 408-934-7274, 
  Monday–Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Pacific Time. 

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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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