readme.txt Driver File Contents (promise_100.zip)

Windows xp
Installing Driver During New Windows xp Installation
Note: Before the Windows xp installing, please copy the whole files in the folder as follows "other\promise\20265\ata100\winxp\Winxp\" of the TUCD (Support CD came with the M/B) to a floppy disk.
1. CD-ROM Install: Boot from the CD-ROM. Press <F6> after the message "Press F6 if you need to install third party SCSI or RAID driver" appears.
2. When the "Windows xp Setup" window is generated, press "S" to Specify an Additional Device(s)
3. Insert the Driver diskette into driver A: and press "Enter" key.
4. Choose "Winxp Promise Ultra DMA/ATA100 Controller" from the list that appears on screen, then press the "Enter" key.
5. The Windows xp Setup screen will appear again saying "Setup will load support for the following mass storage devices:" The list will include "Win2000 Promise Ultra DMA/ATA100 controller"..
NOTE: If you need to specify any additional devices to be installed, do so at this time. Once all devices are specified, continue to step 6.
6. From the Windows xp Setup screen, press the Enter key. Setup will now load all device files and then continue the Windows xp installation.

Confirming Windows xp Installation
1. From Windows xp, open the Control Panel from "My Computer" followed by the System icon. 
2. Choose the "Hardware" tab, then click the "Device Manager" tab.
3. Click the "+" in front of "SCSI controllers." "Promise Technology, Inc. ULTRA DMA/ATA100 IDE controller" should appear.
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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.

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