ReadMe.txt Driver File Contents (IOFLEX-2SP_.zip)

Installing the Parallel PCI card under DOS for use with Windows 3.x or DOS

PURPOSE OF UTILITY

	The purpose of the program is to enable our board from DOS level.  It configures DOS to accept our board and it may set the PCI bus address to what you have set as a parameter.  You can leave that parameter out and DOS will be configured to what the PCI bus on your system has configured our card to.
	DOS can have a maximum of three parallel ports enabled.  So you can have up to 3 Parallel PCI cards in a system as long as there are no other parallel ports in the system.  The three standard addresses are 3bc 378 278.  The lava card cannot install on 3bc because it may cause problems with video cards.  You may assign the card any address you wish other than 3bc.  You must omit parameter 2 and three if there is only one parallel Pci card in your system.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS


1) Insert the Lava Parallel PCI into a free PCI slot.

2) Boot into DOS.

3) With the Lava Parallel PCI floppy diskette in the floppy drive, copy the setaddr.sys file to root directory of the hard drive.
Use the following command:
copy a:\DOS\setaddr.sys c:\

4) Add the following line to your config.sys above (following) all devices to be loaded such as HIMEM and EMM386, or if you are running DOS under Windows 95 add this line also to your Config.dos.

device=c:\setaddr.sys [1] [2] [3]


	where [1] [2] [3] (leave the [] out) are the I/O addresses that you wish to assign to the Lava Parallel PCI cards started with Lava Parallel PCI with the lowest PCI slot number.  Consult your motherboard manual to verify which slot is the lowest slot number.  You can use other addresses for the Parallel PCI card such as 378 or non standard addresses such as 288,238,2b8,338.

NOTE!!
DO NOT USE THE STANDARD ADDRESS 3BC!  This address could cause problems with your video.

here are some examples:

1 Lava Parallel PCI installed on address 278:
device=c:\setaddr.sys 278

1 Lava Parallel PCI installed on PCI bus assigned address
device=c:\setaddr.sys
	
2 Lava Parallel PCI installed on PCI bus assigned address
device=c:\setaddr.sys

3 Lava Parallel PCI installed on PCI bus assigned address
device=c:\setaddr.sys

2 Lava Parallel PCI cards installed on address 278 and 378 first card 378 second card 278.
device=c:\setaddr.sys 378 278

3 Lava Parallel PCI cards installed on address 278 and 378  288 first card 378 second card 278 third card 288.
device=c:\setaddr.sys 378 278 288


	You can also leave out these parameters and the Parallel PCI card will be assigned the PCI bus assigned address like 6000,5000....

5) Reboot into DOS and our setaddr.sys utility will report the IRQ and address assigned to our card.

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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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