readme.txt Driver File Contents (

Readme file for Rocket100 IDE Controller
BIOS and Device Drivers

Copyright (C) HighPoint Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last updated on Jul 9, 2004

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. Known Problems

1. Software Version

    BIOS version: v1.22
    Driver version: v1.22
    Operating Systems:
       Windows 98/ME
       Windows NT 4.0
       Windows 2000
       Windows XP
       Windows 2003
       Windows XP/2003 for AMD64

2. Files Listing
    Readme.txt                  This file
     |_ load.exe                BIOS loading utility
     |_ R100370A.122            Rocket100 controller (HPT370A IC) BIOS
     \_ R100302N.122            Rocket100 controller (HPT302/302N IC) BIOS
    Drivers                     Driver disk
     |- win98_me                Windows 98/ME driver
     |  |_ hpt3xx.inf
     |  |_ hpt3xx.mpd
     |  \_ hptpwr.vxd
     |- win_nt                  Windows NT 4.0 driver
     |  |_ hpt3xx.inf
     |  |_ hpt3xx6.inf
     |  \_ hpt3xx.sys
     |- win_2k                  Windows 2000 driver
     |  |_ hpt3xx.inf
     |  |_
     |  |_ hpt3xx.sys
     |- win_2k                  Windows 2003 driver
     |  |_ hpt3xx.inf
     |  |_
     |  |_ hpt3xx.sys
     |- win_xp                  Windows XP driver
     |  |_ hpt3xx.inf
     |  |_
     |  |_ hpt3xx.sys
     |- AMD64                   Windows AMD64 driver
     |  |_ hpt3xx.inf
     |  |_
     |  |_ hpt3xx.sys
     |- disk1                   Driver disk label
     \_ txtsetup.oem            Windows setup file

3. Revision History

   v1.22 07/09/2004
         * Fix BIOS BBS compatibility issue
         * FIx BIOS EBDA reallocation error
         * Fix system hang with IDE1 slave on HPT302N IC 

   v1.21 07/22/2003
         * Support HPT302/302N IC
         * Fix 48bit LBA command compatibility issue
         * Fix hptpro.sys problem on Windows XP system restore and sparse files

   v1.2  04/02/2002
         * Fix multi-controller support
         * Fix 48bit LBA formating problem

4. Known Problems

  * Install OS to devices attached to Rocket100 controller

    Before installing OS to devices attached to Rocket100 controller, you must
    remove the drives connected to other controllers from your system temporarily.
    After OS installation complete, you can put them back.
  * Windows XP upgrade installation
    When doing an upgrade installation of Windows XP (before SP1) with Rocket100 controller,
    Windows XP will use HPT370 driver in its driver package and prevent user to 
    specify a new driver. To solve this problem you can do the upgrade as below:
    1. Run XP upgrade program in a running system.
    2. When setup finished copying files and ask reboot, DO NOT reboot.
    3. Open WinXP temporary installation folder ($WIN_NT$.~BT)  and search for 
       txtsetup.sif file.
    4. Open txtsetup.sif with Notepad, remove the line "hpt3xx=hpt3xx.sys,4" 
       under section [scsi.load] by adding a semicolon before that line. 
    5. Save the file and reboot.
    6. Start XP setup as normal. When setup prompt "Press F6 to add SCSI driver",
       press F6 and specify the new driver to be loaded.
    This method may still have problem on some systems (e.g. system with multi
    Rocket100 controllers). Windows XP will copy the built-in HPT370 driver to
    the final Windows installation's System32\Drivers directory during text-mode
    setup. To use the new driver, you must replace the old one before you continue
    into graphic-mode setup. This can be done by booting from a DOS floppy if you
    use FAT or FAT32 file system; if you use NTFS file system, you have to use
    some other mothod to replace the built-in driver.
    There are more information about this issue on Microsoft support site:;en-us;Q225125;en-us;Q220845

  * Install Rocket100 controller on an existing Windows XP/2003 system
    When installing Rocket100 controller on an existing Windows XP/2003 system,
    Windows XP will try to install its HPT370 driver first; this may hang up
    the system. To avoid this problem, you shall first update the driver to 
    Rocket100 driver with no drives attached to the controller, shutdown 
    the system, attach the drives, then start the system again.

  * Windows XP/2003 Installation with Rocket100 controller

    When installing Windows XP/2003 on a system with Rocket100 controller,
    you should always use "F6" key to load the Rocket100 driver. Otherwise
    system may hangup.

  * Windows 98 Installation hang on some systems
    On some systems Windows 98 installation may hang during first reboot.
    Please disable EBDA reallocation feature in Rocket 100 BIOS by re-flash
    the BIOS using "load /c" command.
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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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