readme.txt Driver File Contents (

Readme file for HPT371 UDMA/ATA133 Controller 
BIOS and Device Drivers

Copyright (C) 2002 HighPoint Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last updated on Apr 3, 2002

Please review this file for important information about compatibility issues and 
differences in operation that were discovered after our product manuals were 
created. In case of conflict among various parts of the documentation set, this 
file contains the most current information.

Note: The latest firmware and product documentation will be available for 
download at

This file is divided into the following major sections:

1. Software Version
2. Files Listing
3. Revision History
4. BIOS Update
5. Known Problems

1. Software Version

    BIOS version: v1.21
    Driver version: v1.21
    Operating Systems:
       Windows 98/ME
       Windows NT 4.0
       Windows 2000
       Windows XP

2. Files Listing
    Readme.txt                  This file
     \_ bios371.121             HPT371 controller BIOS
    Drivers                     Driver disk
     |_ win98_me                Windows 98/ME driver
     |_ win_nt                  Windows NT 4.0 driver
     |_ win_2k                  Windows 2000 driver
     |_ win_xp                  Windows XP driver
     |_ disk1                   Driver disk label
     \_ txtsetup.oem            Windows NT/2k/XP setup file

3. Revision History

  v1.21 04/03/2002
        * Fix reading ATA/133 disk error when PCI clock is lower than 33MHz
        * Fix compatibility problem with Intel IAA driver under Windows ME
        * Fix compatibility problem for hptpro.sys
        * Fix 48bit LBA formatting issue
  v1.2  12/08/2001
        * Performance improved
  v1.0  11/01/2002
        * First release

4. BIOS Update

   HPT371 controller BIOS must be merged into mainboard's BIOS. Please Refer to 
   your mainboard manual or contact the hardware vendor for updating BIOS.

5. Known Problems

  * Install OS to devices attached to HPT371 controller

    Before installing OS to devices attached to HPT371 controller, you must
    remove the drives connected to other controllers from your system temporarily.
    After OS installation complete, you can put them back.
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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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