readme.txt Driver File Contents (AP20_SCSI_Pro_All_v1.01.exe)

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  Windows 2000 AdvanSys Driver
  Copyright (c) 1997-2000 ConnectCom Solutions, Inc.
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  Description of Driver Installation Files
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  w2kasc.inf     Driver setup script file: for use during the 
                 Windows phase of Windows 2000 installation, or
                 for installing drivers during normal operations
                 of Windows 2000.

  w2kasc.sys     AdvanSys Fast/Ultra Narrow SCSI Adapter Win2K driver

  w2kasc.cat     This is either the actual Digital Signature File,
                 or when the Digital Signature File is not yet
                 available, a place holder file. (Not essential for
                 driver installation.)



  Creating the "Windows 2000 AdvanSys Driver" Diskette
  ====================================================

  NOTE: You can skip this step if you have the AdvanSys release
  diskette. It is already set up as a driver diskette to allow you
  to install the AdvanSys driver.

  To create a driver diskette for installing the AdvanSys Driver
  to a new or existing Windows 2000 (Win2K) system, copy all of
  the Win2K driver files (w2kasc.inf, w2kasc.sys, w2kasc.cat)
  to the top directory of a DOS formatted floppy diskette. Label
  the diskette "Windows 2000 AdvanSys Driver" and also record the
  driver version number for future references.


  New Windows 2000 Installation
  =============================

  This is the instruction for installing Windows 2000 onto a new
  SCSI drive connected to the SCSI Adapter. The Windows NT setup can
  be started by booting from the "Windows 2000 Installation" diskettes,
  or by booting from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM. (Booting from a SCSI
  CD-ROM requires that the CD-ROM is connected to a SCSI Adapter
  that has its CD Boot feature enabled: hit Ctrl-A when the SCSI Adapter
  BIOS banner shows up to see what features are enabled.) 

  When the text phase of the Windows 2000 setup first appears, the setup
  will ask if you would like to install support for SCSI or RAID type
  devices. As driver support for the AdvanSys Fast/Ultra Narrow SCSI
  Adapter is already built into the Windows 2000 CD-ROM, you do not have
  to install additional drivers support for it.


  Existing Windows 2000 installation
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  **** Installing new SCSI Host Adapter ****

  After you have physically install the Adapter into your computer,
  turn on the computer. Windows 2000 will detect the new device
  during startup. Use the "Windows 2000 AdvanSys Driver" Diskette
  when prompted for drivers or drivers location.


  **** Upgrading drivers on existing SCSI Host Adapter ****

  Double-click on the "My Computer" icon.
  Double-click on the "Control Panel" icon.
  Double-click on the "System" icon.
  Select the "Hardware" tab on the System Properties dialog box.
  Click the "Device Manager..." button.

  In the Device Manager dialog box, you will see a
  "SCSI and RAID controllers" item. That is if you had
  indeed install such devices on your system. Expand the
  item by clicking on the small "+" sign. The AdvanSys
  SCSI adapter should appear under the expanded view.

  Doubleclick on the AdvanSys SCSI Adapter item and select
  the "Driver" tab on the new dialog box that comes up.
  Click the "Update Driver..." button. This brings up the
  Upgrade Device Driver Wizard. Click "Next".

  Select the recommended choice of letting the Wizard search
  for a suitable driver. To use the "Windows 2000 AdvanSys
  Driver" Diskette, checkmark "Specify a location" and unmark
  the other choices. Click "Next".

  Enter "A:" into the edit box. Insert the "Windows 2000
  AdvanSys Driver" Diskette into "A:" and click "OK".

  After searching for available drivers, the Wizard will display
  the location of a recommended driver setup script INF file.
  This INF file may or may not be the one on the diskette.

  If there is a checkbox choice for "Install one of the
  other drivers", checkmark it and click "Next" (otherwise, just
  click "Next" and follow the instructions from the Wizard).
  In the driver list box, scroll all the way to the right so that
  you can see the location of the w2kasc.Inf setup script file.

  You may see OEMx.inf (where x is a number) instead of w2kasc.Inf
  if you have previously used the w2kasc.Inf in an installation:
  Windows makes a copy and renames the Inf file for its own use.
  Windows will not show w2kasc.Inf if it detects that it is identical
  to the local copy (OEMx.inf).

  Select the driver with the most recent Inf file (w2kasc.Inf or the
  OEMx.Inf with the largest number for x). If you are determine to
  to use the w2kasc.Inf file and wanted it to be listed, you may have
  to cancel the current Wizard and restart the driver update procedure
  after removing the OEMx.inf files from their currently listed
  location.

  Now, assuming that the Wizard will list the w2kasc.Inf setup script
  file on the "Windows 2000 AdvanSys Driver" Diskette, which you
  have inserted into drive A:, select the driver item with the
  entry "a:\w2kasc.inf" (scroll to right on the driver list box to
  see the complete entry).

  Click Next to continue. The w2kasc.Inf (or OEMx.Inf) file will tell
  Windows where to copy the drivers from. Follow the Wizard's
  instructions for the rest of the installation. Note: If you 
  encounter the "Digital Signature Not Found" dialog box, just
  click "Yes" to continue with the driver installation. Digital
  Signature (to be placed in w2kasc.cat) may not be available at
  the time the latest driver is first released.
  

  Determining the AdvanSys Driver Version
  =======================================

  To determine the version number of the AdvanSys Windows 2000 driver,
  do the following...

  Double-click on the "My Computer" icon.
  Double-click on the "Control Panel" icon.
  Double-click on the "System" icon.
  Select the "Hardware" tab on the System Properties dialog box.
  Click the "Device Manager..." button.

  In the Device Manager dialog box, you will see a
  "SCSI and RAID controllers" item. That is if you had
  indeed install such devices on your system. Expand the
  item by clicking on the small "+" sign. The AdvanSys
  SCSI adapter should appear under the expanded view.

  Doubleclick on the AdvanSys SCSI Adapter item and select
  the "Driver" tab on the new dialog box that comes up.
  Click the "Driver Details..." button. The file version will
  then be displayed.




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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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