README Driver File Contents (ob800.zip)

                         SystemSoft's CardWorks(TM)
                 The Complete PC CARD Solution for Windows 95
                _____________________________________________

                              Version: 1.10.03


Contents
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        Product Description
        Copyright Notices
        Tips for Using Real Mode Device Drivers
        Novell Network Drivers for LAN Cards
        CardID Settings for CardWorks
        Overriding CardSoft Driver Installation
        Advantages to Loading CardWizard at Startup
        Using Copy and Paste with CardWizard
        Installing CardWorks with a Docking Station
        Removing CardWorks
        Initializing PC Card Hard Disks (or ATAs)
        Limitations
        

Product Description
-------------------
        CardWorks is a Windows 95 software suite that includes SystemSoft's 
        industry leading CardSoft & CardWizard PC CARD software to enhance
        the functionality of PC CARD technology in Windows 95.  CardWorks
        is intended to make PC CARD use easy and pleasurable, while
        affording the greatest compatibility in the computer industry.

Copyright Notices
-----------------
        The following names and terms are registered trademarks of 
        SystemSoft Corp.:

                SystemSoft              CardView

        The following names and terms are trademarks of SystemSoft Corp.:

                CardID                  CardSoft
                CardWizard              CardWorks

        All of the above are Copyright (c) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, SystemSoft Corp. 

        All Rights Reserved.

        All other trademarks are held by their respective owners.


Tips for Using Real Mode Device Drivers
---------------------------------------
        CardWorks provides enhanced compatibility with real mode device
        drivers for use with PC CARDS which do not have Plug and Play
        drivers.  This section provides some tips for configuring cards
        using "CardSoft Mode" (real mode) within CardWorks.

        Note: Although CardWorks can display information about cards
              configured by either real mode or Windows 95, the "PC
              Card" Control Panel program can only display cards that
              are configured by Windows 95.

        Real mode drivers are typically required to be loaded in CONFIG.SYS
        or AUTOEXEC.BAT during system boot.  Many of these cards must be 
        inserted prior to booting the system. This is most often the case 
        with real mode network and SCSI cards, but other cards may have 
        this requirement as well.

        You will need to consult the documentation provided with your
        card for information on how to properly install the drivers.
        In most cases, there is an install or setup program which
        will lead you through the installation process.

        CardWorks runs prior to Windows 95.  CardWorks tries to determine
        what system resources are available for your PCMCIA cards during
        system boot.  In some cases, CardWorks may mark resources as 
        used which Windows 95 later marks as available.  Once Windows 95
        is loaded, CardWorks will query Windows 95 for what resources
        the operating system has allocated to devices.  

        For example, CardWorks may mark IRQ 7 as used when it scans for
        available resources during boot.  When Windows 95 loads, it detects
        that IRQ 7 is free, because there is no printer attached to 
        your system and IRQ 7 is typically used for local printers.   
        CardWorks will detect that Windows 95 has marked IRQ 7 as available,
        and adjust its resource data base automatically.  

        You can use CardWorks to include and exclude resources which
        CardWorks will use when configuring cards during the boot process.
        To continue with the IRQ 7 example, the following describes 
        how to make IRQ 7 available for cards configured by CardWorks
        during boot:

           - Open CardWizard and select "IRQs" from the "View" menu.  
           - Select "Included" and click on the add button.
           - Select the IRQ 7 using the mouse or arrow keys.
           - Click on the "OK" button to reboot the system

        After the system reboots, IRQ 7 should then be available 
        (before Windows 95 launches).

Novell Network Drivers for LAN Cards
------------------------------------
        Before installing real mode Novell network support for a LAN
        PC card, first make sure that the card is not already supported
        by Plug and Play.  If not, install the Novell drivers that came
        with the card, following the card software instructions.  Usually,
        drivers are either loaded in AUTOEXEC.BAT, alternatively in a
        separate STARTNET.BAT or other batch file.

        Using the Windows 95 Control Panel "Network" applet, install the
        "Adapter" called "Existing ODI Driver" (if you do not see
        this option, recheck your network setup).  Windows 95 should
        remove the "NETX" or "VLM" part of the drivers loaded in 
        AUTOEXEC.BAT or STARTNET.BAT and replace them with the driver
        ODIHLP.EXE from the Windows directory.  You may have to correct
        this by hand - Windows 95 does not always complete this operation
        properly.


CardID Settings for CardWorks
-----------------------------
        CardID is a CardSoft real mode client responsible for configuring
        modems and CardSoft mode ATA disks.  CardWorks supports editing
        many of the setting in its initialization file, CARDID.INI.  Some
        settings may have to be changed by editing the file with a text
        editor for best results under Windows 95 and CardWorks.

        One setting which may need to be modified is "NoDOSModem=Yes".
        This setting controls whether CardWorks configures modems in
        DOS, before Windows 95 loads.  By default, CardWorks does 
        not configure modems until after Windows 95 loads.  If you wish
        to use modems in DOS before Windows 95 loads, you will have to
        change this line to "NoDOSModems=No".

        CARDID.INI specifies card libraries to be loaded by CardSoft
        when CARDID.EXE loads.  They are listed toward the end of the
        file and have a .CLB extension.  The libraries control whether
        CARDID.EXE configures a card.  
        
        Some entries have been commented out to prevent CardID from 
        configuring cards present during the boot process.  If you are 
        using a card which is configured during the boot process by 
        CardSoft and you wish to use a Plug and Play driver, you should 
        remove the library entry for the card from CARDID.INI.  
        
        On the other hand, if you wish to use a card in CardSoft mode,
        you may have to enable the library entry for the card.  In
        particular, the GENATA.LIB library is commented out of CARDID.INI
        by default.  This library controls most PCMCIA hard disks.  If
        you wish to use PCMCIA hard disks in CardSoft mode, you should 
        remove the semicolon from the beginning of the line which contains
        GENATA.LIB.


Overriding CardSoft Driver Installation
---------------------------------------
        CardWorks uses Plug and Play features to try to assist you
        in installing the correct drivers for your PCMCIA cards.  In
        some cases, Plug and Play drivers may work with certain cards 
        even though the Plug and Play information for the driver does
        not exactly match the information CardWorks reads from the
        PCMCIA cards.

        CardWorks provides a way for you to configure cards for Plug
        and Play mode, overriding the default selection made when the
        card is first inserted in your system.  To override the
        driver selection, insert the card into your computer with
        CardWizard running.  Select the card you wish to configure
        from the Card Information view.  Select "Properties..." from
        the "View" menu and select the "Drivers" tab.  Select the 
        "Change Card Driver" option and click on the "Use Plug and
        Play" option.


Advantages to Loading CardWizard at Startup
-------------------------------------------
        CardWorks does not automatically install the CardWizard application
        into the system Startup group.  If you wish to have CardWizard
        start automatically when Windows 95 loads, you can add the
        application to the Startup group by selecting "TaskBar..." from
        "Settings" of the "Start" button. 

        By running the CardWizard application at startup, you will be 
        able to view cards which are inserted into your system, track
        system resource usage, start applications on card insertion,
        play sound files on card insertion, and easily "stop" Plug
        and Play configured cards before removing them.

        If you have a configuration problem with a PCMCIA card, CardWizard
        may be able to solve the problem for you.  Loading CardWizard at
        startup will allow you to be informed of configuration problems
        should they occur; however, CardWizard does not have to be loaded at
        startup to help diagnose PCMCIA problems.  You can run CardWizard
        any time and consult the "wizard" for help.


Using Copy and Paste with CardWizard
------------------------------------
        CardWizard allows the text of the Wizard tips (problem solving 
        suggestions) to be copied into a file for printing.  To copy text 
        onto the Windows clipboard, highlight the text you wish to copy with 
        the mouse.  Hold the control key down (usually the control 
        key has "CTRL" for a label) and press the 'C' or the "Insert"
        key.  The Wizard text will be copied to the clipboard and
        can be pasted into a text editor such as Notepad for printing
        or later review.

Installing CardWorks with a Docking Station
-------------------------------------------
        CardWorks needs to be added after Windows 95 has already been
        installed with a docking station, and after 32-bit PCMCIA support
        has been enabled.  If you acquire a docking station after
        installing CardWorks, you will need to remove CardWorks and then
        reinstall it in order to support PCMCIA slots on the dock.  See 
        the next section, "Removing CardWorks", for instructions on how 
        to remove CardWorks.

Deinstalling CardWorks
----------------------
If you have previously installed CardWorks and wish to remove it, take the 
following steps:

 Note: If your machine is setup with docking enabled and your docking station 
       has PCMCIA slots, you need to dock the machine before you start the 
       CardWorks deinstall process.


1. First remove CardWorks from the Start Menu (if it was previously installed 
to automatically appear in the TaskBar when  Windows 95 starts):
	· Select Start/Settings/TaskBar.
	· Select the Start Menu Programs Tab.
	· Click on the Remove Button
	· Select the CardWorks entry and click on the Remove Button. - then
		 confirm that you want to remove this item

2. If you had previously installed CardWorks to run upon startup, Double Click 
on Startup entry, select Wiz (if available) and click on Remove.   

3. Close the Remove Shortcuts/Folders dialog, then press OK in the TaskBar 
Properties dialog.

4. Remove any short cut to the CardWizard application on the Desktop by clicking 
on the icon with the right mouse button and selecting Delete.

5. You must then use the Windows 95 device manager to deinstall CardWorks to use 
the basic PC Card support provided with Windows 95.
	· To deinstall CardWorks, open the Control Panel (by selecting Start, 
	then Settings, then Control Panel) and select the System icon.  Open 
	that icon and select the Device Manager tab. 
	- Double click on PCMCIA socket and select the PCMCIA controller.  Use 
	the remove button to remove the PCMCIA controller (Then select OK to
        confirm removal in the device removal dialog box) 

6. Windows will ask you to restart your system.  After restarting your system, 
open the Control Panel and select the System icon. 
	- Open that icon and select the Device Manager tab. 
	- Inspect the PCMCIA controller entry. If it does not appear, add PCMCIA 
	support using Add Hardware in the control panel (See procedure # 2 above)
	- If the PCMCIA controller entry has an x on top of it, select it and press 
	the property button.  
	- Inspect the Device Status. If the status is disabled, in the Device Usage 
	Box, check the Undocked configuration box and press OK. The PCMCIA Wizard 
	will guide you and enable PCMCIA.  

7. Consult the Windows 95 Help file for complete instructions on adding the
Windows 95 PCMCIA (PC Card)  support. Note: Make sure you fully reinstall Windows 
95 PCMCIA support before you reinstall CardWorks  - or else the error dialog 
(see previous) will appear when attempting to install CardWorks.
       

 Note: On some systems, the PCMCIA controller will be redetected when Windows 
restarts, and the PCMCIA controller icon in "DeviceManager" reappears and its 
status is "working properly".  On these systems, you need to uncheck the "Undocked" 
configuration box and select "OK".  When Windows asks you to restart your computer, 
choose "No" and again click on "Properties" for the PCMCIA controller.  Now check the
"Undocked" box in the "Device Usage" section.  This will start the PCMCIA 
Wizard and enable native 32-bit PCMCIA support.

Initializing PC Card Hard Disks (or ATAs)
-----------------------------------------
        ATAINIT.EXE is a program that initializes the low level
        format of PC Card hard disk drive.  It is used fairly
        infrequently because the hard disk can be reformatted using
        the MS-DOS FORMAT command once it has been initialized. A
        known limitation of ATAINIT.EXE is that it does not work in
        an MS-DOS window.

        To use ATAINIT, first you must edit the file CARDID.INI in the
        CardWorks home directory.  Remove the semicolon from the line 

            ;CardLib=GENATA.CLB

        Now you need to restart your computer, using the "Shut Down"
        option from the "Start Menu".  Insert the PC Card hard disk
        that you want to initialize and use CardWizard to change the
        card driver to "Use CardSoft Mode".  Reinsert the card and 
        ensure that CardWizard says it is properly configured.  Take
        note of the drive letter used by the hard drive in CardSoft
        mode.  Now use the "Restart the Computer in MS-DOS Mode"
        option from "Shut Down" on the "Start Menu".  Change to the
        CardWorks home directory and type ATAINIT followed by the
        CardSoft drive letter, for example:

            ATAINIT D:

        The PC Card hard drive should be initialized.  You should
        next FORMAT the drive, as per the CardWizard Help on "ATA
        Card Formatting".  After the drive is initialized, you should
        replace the semicolon that you removed from CARDID.INI.


Limitations
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Application Launching

 	The application launch feature of CardWizard is currently
        restricted to assigning only the program name to a card - a
        program command line option cannot be added using the "Browse"
        button from the Wizard's Application Launching Assignments dialog. 
        Command line options can be added manually by editing the WIZ.INI
        file.  To add a command line to an application, first use the
        Wizard to assign the application to the card.  Then use a text
        editor to edit WIZ.INI, which is located in the Windows directory. 
        Find the application program name under [APPLICATIONS], add the
        command line to the end, and save the file.

        CardWizard is not automatically started when CardWorks detects
        a problem configuring a card that has been previously inserted.

        CardWizard does not display memory resources for PC cards 
        configured with Plug and Play mode, as it does cards configured
        in CardSoft mode.

        The "PC Card" applet in the Control Panel will not display cards
        that are configured in CardSoft Mode (CardWizard will display
        cards configured in either Plug and Play mode or CardSoft mode).
        CardWizard will not identify as "Stopped" cards that are stopped
        by the "PC Card" applet.

        ATAINIT does not work in an MS-DOS window.  See the section
        "Initializing PC Card Hard Disks" above.
        
Memory Window Configuration

	Cardworks is currrently installed using a 64K memory window in 
	Upper Memory Block (UMB) space in the range D000-DFFF.  Many 
	notebooks use a large range of UMB space for other functions and 
	therefore, the only UMB area remaing is the 'D' segement 
	(D000-DFFF) and part of the 'C' segment (CC00-CFFF or C800-CFFF).
	The current CardWorks installation takes all of the 'D' segement,
	leaving only a small amount of UMB space free.

	On systems with less than 16 MB of memory, PCCARD uses extended 
	memory in the range of 8 Meg to 16 Meg for most of its memory 
	requirements.  However, on systems configured with 16 Meg of memory, 
	PCCARD is forced to use UMB memory to locate it's own memory windows. 
	In addition, card drivers which require memory to operate, may also 
	be located in the UMB area on systems which have 16 Meg or more of 
	physical memory.  

	The combined requirements of all drivers for UMB space may exceed
	the space which remains after the default CardWorks installation.  
	As a result, some cards may not configure properly with CardWorks 
	installed.  This is particularly true of LAN cards with memory 
	mapped buffers.

	To workaround this problem, you can decrease the amount of UMB 
	space used by CardWorks.  Do the following:

	1.) Modify CSALLOC.INI 

		MEMEXCLUDE=C000-CFFF,E000-EFFF

		change it to

		MEMEXCLUDE=C000-CFFF,D800-EFFF

	2.)Modify SYSTEM.INI

		EMMEXCLUDE=D000-DFFF

			if it is there, change it to

		EMMEXCLUDE=D000-D7FF

	3.) If EMM386.EXE is loaded, modify CONFIG.SYS 

		device=emm386.exe noems x=d000-dfff

		to

		device=emm386.exe noems x=d000-d7FF


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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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