readme.txt Driver File Contents (q23w32Storv90115.exe)

QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter SCSI Stor Miniport Driver for Windows Server 2003


Contents 
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1.    OS Support
2.    Supported Features
3.    Creating the Driver Diskette
4.    Installing the Driver
4.1.  Initial OS installation with the QLogic Controller as Boot
4.2.  Initial OS installation with the QLogic Controller as Add-On
4.3.  Adding the QLogic Controller to the Existing OS
4.4.  Updating the Existing QLogic Driver 
5.    Removing the Driver
6.    Additional Notes
7.    Driver Package Content
8.    Contacting QLogic

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1. OS Support 
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This release of driver works with Windows Server 2003.

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2. Supported Features 
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*  PnP interface 
*  Point-To-Point F port, FL port, N port and Arbitrated Loop
*  FC Tape
*  Reduced Interrupt Operation

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3. Creating the Driver Diskette or Folder
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1. Locate the driver you want on the QLogic website and click "Link to 
   driver."
2. If prompted "What would you like to do with this file?" choose
   "Save this program to disk". Specify a temporary location on 
   the hard drive and download the driver.
3. Insert a blank diskette in the diskette drive A: if you are extracting
   to a diskette.
4. Run the self-extracting file you just downloaded specifying A:\ for
   "Unzip To Folder:" or to the folder where driver files will be located.

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4. Installing the Driver
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The operating system manages and controls the driver installation process,
and driver has to follow the process dictated by the operating system and
can not deviate from it.

This section covers the most common ways of installing and upgrading the
driver, it merely repeats what is provided by the operating system.
Please consult the operating system manuals for using other mechanisms.

This section is divided into the following four subsections.
1. Initial OS installation with the QLogic Controller as Boot
2. Initial OS installation with the QLogic Controller as Add-on
3. Adding the QLogic Controller to the Existing OS
4. Updating the existing QLogic Driver

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4.1. Initial OS installation with the QLogic Controller as Boot
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This procedure requires the system equipped with a floppy drive.
Follow the procedure below to initially install Windows on the 
boot disk attached to the  QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter: 

1. Start Windows installation procedure using the Setup 
   diskettes or CD.
2. If you are booting from the CD, press F6 if you see the message

       Press F6 if you want to install a thrid party SCSI or RAID 
       Driver ...

   After all the standard devices have been loaded, press S to Specify
   Additional Device. Go to step 5.
3. If you are booting from the floppy diskette, after the standard 
   devices have been detected and configured, press S to Specify 
   Additional Device. 
4. Select Other and press ENTER.
5. Insert the QLogic software diskette and press ENTER. 
6. Select the  QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter and press ENTER. 
7. Continue with standard installation procedure. 

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4.2. Initial OS installation with the QLogic Controller as Add-On
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his procedure requires the system equipped with a floppy drive.
Follow the procedure below to initially install Windows on the 
boot disk attached to the  QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter: 

1. Start Windows installation procedure using the Setup 
   diskettes or CD.
2. If you are booting from the CD, press F6 if you see the message

       Press F6 if you want to install a thrid party SCSI or RAID 
       Driver ...

   After all the standard devices have been loaded, press S to Specify
   Additional Device. Go to step 5.
3. If you are booting from the floppy diskette, after the standard 
   devices have been detected and configured, press S to Specify 
   Additional Device. 
4. Select Other and press ENTER.
5. Insert the QLogic software diskette and press ENTER. 
6. Select the  QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter and press ENTER. 
7. Continue with standard installation procedure. 

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4.3. Adding the QLogic Controller to the Existing OS 
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Perform the following steps to add the driver to the existing Windows
system.

 QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters are devices that are Plug and Play compatible to 
your computer. The step-by-step procedure to install a Plug and Play 
device is: 

1.  Connect the device to the appropriate slot on your computer 
    according to the device manufacturer’s instructions. 
2.  Restart or turn on your computer. 
3.  When your computer comes up, Windows will detect the newly 
    installed device by displaying the Found New Hardware with SCSI 
    controller message and start the Found New Hardware wizard program
    to start the process of installing a device driver for the newly 
    installed device.
4.  Click Next.
5.  Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended).  
    Click Next.
6.  Scroll down the Hardware types list, select SCSI and RAID 
    controllers and click Next.
7.  If you have a QLogic Software Diskette then insert into drive A: 
    and click Have Disk.
8.  On the Install From Disk screen, type in

       A:\ or choose the folder where driver files are located.

    and click OK. 
9.  Click Next.
10. On the Start Device Driver Installation screen, click Next.
11. When the Digital Signature Not found screen appears, select Yes.
12. Click Finish on the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard/Completing the 
    Upgrade Device Driver Wizard.
13. You may be prompted the message: 

       Your hardware settings have changed. You must restart your 
       computer for these changes to take effect.

       Do you want to restart your computer now?

    Click Yes to restart the computer right away.

Notes
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*  If the driver has already been installed once, and you are adding 
   an additional HBA onto the system, when the system comes up, it 
   will detect the device correctly by displaying the Found New 
   Hardware with  QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter message. 
   Follow the procedure below to complete the driver installation:

   1.  When the Digital Signature Not Found screen is displayed, 
       select Yes.
   2.  When the Insert Disk message appears, insert the QLogic 
       Software Diskette into drive A: and click OK.
   3.  Click Finish on the Found New Hardware Wizard/Completing the 
       Found New Hardware Wizard screen.
   4.  You may be prompted the message: 

          Your hardware settings have changed. You must restart your 
          computer for these changes to take effect.

          Do you want to restart your computer now?

       Click Yes to restart the computer right away.

*  QLogic is in the processing of obtaining a Digital Signature for 
   the driver through the official WHQL process from Microsoft. Once a
   valid Digital Signature has been obtained and put in the CAT file,
   the Digital Signature Not found screen should not appear.

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4.4. Updating the Existing QLogic Driver
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Perform the following steps if the driver is already installed and
you want to install an updated version of the driver.

1.  Start the Device Manager by clicking Start, clicking Control Panel, 
    clicking System applet, clicking Hardware tab, and clicking the 
    Device Manager button.
2.  Use scroll bar to scroll down the list of hardware types, double 
    click the SCSI and RAID controller.
3.  Select  QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter from the devices list and 
    then click Properties. 
4.  Click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver to start the 
    Upgrade Device Driver Wizard.  Click Next.
5.  Select Install from a list or specific location(Advanced). click
    Next.
6.  Select Don't search I will choose the driver to install. Click Next.
7.  If you have a QLogic Software Diskette then insert into drive A: 
    and click Have Disk.
8.  On the Copy manfacturer's files from, type in

       A:\ or choose the folder where driver files are located.

    and click OK. 
9.  When the Hardware Update Wizard/Select a Device Driver dialog box
    displays, click Next.
10. When the Hardware Installation dialog box displays, select Continue
    Anyway.
    
12. Click Finish on the Hardware Update Wizard/Completing the 
    Hardware Update Wizard.

Note
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*  QLogic is in the process of obtaining a Digital Signature for 
   the driver through the official WHQL process from Microsoft.  Once 
   a valid Digital Signature has been obtained and put in the CAT 
   file, the Digital Signature Not found screen should not appear.

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5. Removing the Driver
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To uninstall a Plug and Play device:

*   Turn off your computer and remove the device from your computer 
    according to the manufacturers instructions. 

Note 
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*   You do not normally have to use the Device Manager or the Hardware
    wizard to uninstall a Plug and Play device. After you have removed
    the device from your computer, and you have restarted your 
    computer, Windows will recognize that it has been removed. 

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6. Additional Notes
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*   To ensure the driver function properly, the driver changes some
    of the system related registry entries such as the disk timeout value
    of the system disk driver during driver installation through the use
    of the OEMSETUP.INF file.  Those values are not being restored upon
    driver removal.

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7. Driver Package Content
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The following files on this diskette support Windows: 

1.  AREADME.TXT       - API Readme
2.  OEMSETUP.INF      - Driver installation script
3.  QLOGIC            - Driver Package identification file 
4.  QL2300.CAT        - Catalog file
5.  QL2300.SYS        - QLogic Fibre Channel miniport driver
6.  QLSDM.DLL         - QLogic API
7.  QL2XHAI2.DLL      - QLogic HBAAPI 2.0 Library
8.  README.TXT        - Driver readme 
9.  TXTSETUP.OEM      - Driver installation script for text mode 

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8. Contacting QLogic
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Please visit QLogic's website (http://www.qlogic.com). On this site 
you will find product information, our latest drivers and links for 
technical assistance if needed.

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    Copyright (c) 1998-2004 QLogic Corporation. All rights reserved. 
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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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