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Silicon Image SiI 3x12 SATALink Controller Driver Installation
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Table of Contents
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 1) Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000/XP or Windows Server 2003 Fresh Installation.

 2) Adding the SiI 3x12 controller to an existing Windows NT installation.

 3) Adding the SiI 3x12 controller to an existing Windows 2000/XP or
     Windows Server 2003 installation.

 4) Verifying controller installation under Windows NT, Windows 2000/XP or
     Windows Server 2003.

 5) Update SiI 3x12 driver on Windows NT 4.0.

 6) Update SiI 3x12 driver on Windows 2000.

 7) Update SiI 3x12 driver on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.

 8) Windows 98SE and Windows ME Fresh Installation Instructions.

 9) Adding the SiI 3x12 controller to an existing Windows 98SE/ME installation.

 10) Update SiI 3x12 driver on Windows 98SE/ME.

 11) Verifying controller installation under Windows 98/SE/ME.



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1) Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000/XP or Windows Server 2003 Fresh Installation
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Follow the instructions in this section if you are performing a new installation
of Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000/XP or Windows Server 2003, and you wish
to boot from a device attached to the SiI 3x12 SATALink controller.


1. Power off the system.  Insert the SiI 3x12 SATALink controller into an
   available PCI slot.  Connect serial ATA cable(s) between the SiI 3x12
   controller and the serial ATA device(s).  Power up the system.

2. Put your Windows NT/2000/XP or Windows Server 2003 CD into the
   CD-ROM/DVD drive, or the NT/2000 boot diskette #1 in the floppy
   drive if your system cannot boot from the CD.

3. Press F6 for third party SCSI or driver installation at the beginning
   of text mode installation.  Press 's' when setup asks if you want to
   specify an additional device, and insert the diskette labeled
   'Silicon Image SiI 3x12 SATALink Driver Installation Disk' then press
   'Enter'.  From the menu presented next, select the controller
   installation process that corresponds to the version of Windows being
   installed and press 'Enter'.

4. Press 'Enter' again when prompted to continue on with text mode setup.

5. Follow the setup instructions to select your choice for partition and
   file system.

6. After setup examines your disks, it will copy files from the CD to the
   hard drive selected above and restart the system.  After restart the
   setup process will resume to finish the installation.

7. Once the operating system installation has completed you can follow the
   instructions in section 4 to verify controller was installed correctly.



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2) Adding the SiI 3x12 controller to an existing Windows NT installation
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Follow the instructions in this section to install the Silicon Image
SiI 3x12 SATALink controller into a system already running Windows NT 4.0.


1. Power off the system.  Insert the SiI 3x12 SATALink controller into an
   available PCI slot.  Connect serial ATA cable(s) between the SiI 3x12
   controller and the serial ATA device(s).  Power up the system.

2. After OS boots up, Click 'Start' 

3. Under 'Settings', click 'Control Panel'.

4. Select 'SCSI Adapters' from the Control Panel.

5. Select the 'Drivers' tab and click 'Add'.

6. Click 'Have Disk'.

7. Insert the diskette labeled 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12 SATALink Driver
   Installation Disk' into A: and press 'Enter'.

8. Choose either 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Controller' or
    'Silicon Image SiI 3512 SATALink Controller' as appropriate and click 'OK'.

9. After the driver installation has completed you can follow the
   instructions in section 4 to verify controller was installed
   correctly.



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3) Adding the SiI 3x12 controller to an existing Windows 2000/XP or
    Windows Server 2003 installation.
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Follow the instructions in this section to install the Silicon Image SiI 3x12
SATALink controller into a system already running Windows/XP or Windows
Server 2003.


1. Power off the system.  Insert the SiI 3x12 SATALink controller into an
   available PCI slot.  Connect serial ATA cable(s) between the SiI 3x12
   controller and the serial ATA device(s).  Power up the system.

2.  During OS boot up, Windows will display the 'Found New Hardware Wizard'.
    Click 'Next'.

3.  Select 'Search for a suitable driver for my device
    (Recommended)' and Click 'Next'.

4.  Under 'Optional search locations' insure that 'Floppy disk drives'
    is checked.

5.  Insert the diskette labeled 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Driver
    Installation Disk' into A: and click 'Next'.

6.  When the wizard indicates that it found a driver for the device click
    'Next'.

7.  If the 'Digital Signature Not Found' dialog appears, click 'Yes' to
    continue installing the driver.

8.  The wizard will now copy the required files to the system and start the
    driver.  After starting the driver the wizard will display a completion
    dialog, click 'Finish' to exit the wizard.

9.  See instructions in section 4 to verify controller was installed
    correctly.



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4) Verifying controller installation under Windows NT, Windows 2000/XP or
    Windows Server 2003.
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Follow the instructions in this section to verify that the controller was
installed correctly.

   For Windows 2000/XP and Windows Server 2003

      1. Right click on 'My Computer' icon, select 'Properties', left click
         on 'Hardware' tab, and then on 'Device Manager' button.

      2. Double click on 'SCSI and RAID Controllers', If there is no yellow
         '!' or '?' in front of 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12 SATALink Controller'
         the driver has started correctly.  

      3. To view information about the devices attached to the controller,
         right click the 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12 SATALink Controller' and
         select Properties from the context menu, then select the tab
         labeled 'Device Info'.

   For Windows NT 4.0

      1. Double click on 'My Computer' icon, select 'Control Panel', click
         on the 'SCSI Adapters' icon, either 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink
         Controller' or 'Silicon Image SiI 3512 SATALink Controller' should be
         displayed under 'Device' and 'Driver' tab.

      2. To view information about the devices attached to the controller,
         double click on the 'Silicon Image ATA Controllers' control panel
         applet.  Select a controller from the list at the top of the
         dialog.  Then select a device from the 'Device Location' drop down
         list to view its information.



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5) Update SiI 3x12 driver on Windows NT 4.0
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1.  After OS boots up, Click 'Start' 

2.  Under 'Settings', click 'Control Panel'.

3.  Select 'SCSI Adapters' from the Control Panel.

4.  Select the 'Drivers' tab and click 'Add'.

5.  Click 'Have Disk'.

6.  Insert the diskette labeled 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12 SATALink Driver
    Installation Disk' into A: and press 'Enter'.

7.  Choose either 'Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink Controller' or
    'Silicon Image SiI 3512 SATALink Controller' as appropriate and click 'OK'.

8.  Refer to instructions in section 4 to verify controller was installed
    correctly.



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6) Update SiI 3x12 driver on Windows 2000
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With the Silicon Image SATALink controller already plugged in and the driver
already installed.  Follow the instructions below to update SiI 3x12 SATALink
driver.


1.  Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'. Under the 'System
    Properties' section, click on 'Hardware' tab, and then on 'Device Manager'
    click 'SCSI and RAID Controllers' and right click 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12
    SATALink Controller' then select 'Properties' from the context menu.

2.  Click 'Update Driver' button on the 'Driver' tab and select 'Display a list
    of the known drivers for this device so that I can choose a specific
    driver'.  Insert the diskette labeled 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12 SATALink
    Driver Installation Disk' into the floppy drive. Click 'Next'.

3.  Click 'Have Disk'.  On the 'Install from Disk' dialog ensure that the
    correct floppy drive is specified and click 'OK'.

4.  Click 'Next' until the installation process begins.  If presented with a
    dialog warning about an unsigned driver click 'Yes' to accept it.

5.  If at the end of the installation process you are prompted to reboot the
    system click 'Yes'.

6.  See instructions in section 4 to verify controller was installed
    correctly.



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7) Update SiI 3x12 driver on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.
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Follow the instructions in this section to update the driver for the SiI 3x12
SATALink controller on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.

1.  Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'. Under the 'System
    Properties' section, click on 'Hardware' tab, and then on 'Device Manager'
    click 'SCSI and RAID Controllers' and right click 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12
    SATALink Controller' then select 'Properties' from the context menu.

2.  Select the 'Driver' tab, then click the 'Update Driver' button.

3.  Select 'Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)' and click
    'Next',

4.  Make sure 'Search for the best driver in these locations' and 'Search
    removable media (floppy, CD-ROM...)' are both selected and then click
    'Next'.

5.  As the installation process begins you may be presented with a dialog
    warning about a non-logo'd driver, click 'Continue Anyway' to continue
    the installation.

6.  If at the end of the installation process you are prompted to reboot the
    system click 'Yes'.

7.  See instructions in section 4 to verify controller was installed
    correctly.



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8) Windows 98SE and Windows ME Fresh Installation Instructions 
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Follow the instructions in this section if you are performing a new 
installation of Windows 98SE/ME and you wish to boot from a device attached
to the SiI 3x12 SATALink controller.

You may start up the Windows 98SE/ME installation from CD. If either your
Windows 98SE/ME CD or CD-ROM drive is not bootable, your can start up with
floppy diskettes.

1.  Power off the system.  Insert the SiI 3x12 SATALink controller into an
    available PCI slot.  Connect serial ATA cable(s) between the SiI 3x12
    controller and the serial ATA device(s).  Power up the system.

2.  Put your Windows 98SE/ME CD into the CD-ROM/DVD drive, and
    the Windows 98SE/ME boot diskette in the floppy drive if your 
    system cannot boot from the CD.

3.  Follow the normal Windows 98SE/ME setup instructions to select your choice
    for partition and file system.

4.  Wait until Windows 98SE/ME finishes installing devices, regional
    settings, networking settings, components, and final set of 
    tasks, reboot the system.  

5.  After the system reboots, right click on 'My Computer' and select
    'Properties'.  From 'System Properties' , select 'Device Manager', right
    click on the '?PCI Mass Storage controller' and select 'Properties' from
    the context menu.

6.  Click 'Driver', 'Update Driver' and select 'Automatic search for a better
    driver[Recommended]'. Insert the diskette labeled 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12
    SATALink Driver Installation Disk' into floppy drive.  Click 'Next' and
    complete the driver installation.

7.  System will go through the enumeration process and install the driver.
    At the end of the process, click 'Yes'  to reboot your system.  

8. See instructions in section 11 to verify controller was installed
   correctly.



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9) Adding the SiI 3x12 controller to an existing Windows 98SE/ME installation
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1.  Power off the system.  Insert the SiI 3x12 SATALink controller into an
    available PCI slot.  Connect serial ATA cable(s) between the SiI 3x12
    controller and the serial ATA device(s).  Power up the system.

2.  During the system boot up, the Hardware Wizard will display that it found
    a 'PCI Mass Storage Controller', click 'Next'. Select 'Search for the
    best driver for your device[Recommended]' and click 'Next' .  

3.  Make sure the 'Floppy disk drives' checkbox is checked and insert the
    diskette labeled 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12 SATALink Driver Installation Disk'
    into the floppy drive.  Click 'Next'.

4.  System will go through the enumeration process and install the driver.
    At the end of the process, Click ' Finish'  to complete the installation.
    Reboot the system if your Windows 98SE/ME drive is connected on the 
    SiI 3x12 Controller. 

5.  See instructions in section 11 to verify controller was installed
    correctly.



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10) Update SiI 3x12 driver on Windows 98SE/ME
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With the Silicon Image controller already plugged in and the driver already 
installed.  Follow the instructions below to update SiI 3x12 driver.


1.  Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'. Under 'System
    Properties', click 'SCSI and RAID Controllers' then right click 'Silicon
    Image SiI 3x12 SATALink  Controller' and select 'Properties' from the
    context menu.

2.  Click 'Driver' ,'Update Driver'  and select 'Automatic search for a better
    driver[Recommended]'. Insert the diskette labeled 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12
    SATALink Driver Installation Disk' into the floppy drive.  Click 'Next'
    and complete the driver installation.

3.  System will go through the enumeration process and install the driver.
    At the end of the process, click 'Yes' to reboot your system.  

4.  See instructions in section 11 to verify controller was installed
    correctly.



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11) Verifying controller installation under Windows 98/SE/ME
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Follow the instructions in this section to verify that the controller was
installed correctly on Win98SE and Windows ME.

1.  Right click on 'My Computer' icon, select 'Properties'.
    Click on 'Device Manager' tab.

2.  Double click on 'SCSI and RAID Controllers', If there is no yellow '!' or
    '?' in front of 'Silicon Image SiI 3x12 SATALink Controller', the
    driver has started correctly.  

3.  To view information about the devices attached to the controller, double
    click on the 'Silicon Image ATA Controllers' control panel applet under
    'Control Panel'.  Select a controller from the list at the top of the
    dialog.  Then select a device from the 'Device Location' drop down list
    to view its information.


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