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CardWizard(TM) for Windows(r) NT 4.0 
Release 4.10.08
July 16, 1998

(c) 1996-1998 SystemSoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved
Section Contents:
1.   General Description and Installation
2.   Enhancements and New Functionality
3.   Things to Know
4.   Reference Material


1.  General Description and Installation

CardWizard for Windows NT provides a complete PC Card solution for
systems running Microsoft's Windows NT 4.0. It provides for Plug
and Play of PC Cards enabling users to hot insert and remove PC
Cards.  Card types supported include ATA, Modem, Serial, Network,
Combo, Multifunction, Specialty, Flash, and SRAM cards.

For a complete list of supported cards, check the SystemSoft 
Web site at:

To install CardWizard:

  This release of CardWizard for Windows NT requires Windows NT 4.0
  Build 1381 or a later release of Windows NT 4.0.

  A user must have administrator privileges in order to install
  CardWizard for Windows NT.

  If the machine already has a copy of CardWizard for Windows NT
  installed, see the section "TO UPGRADE CARDWIZARD FOR WINDOWS NT"
  before proceeding.

  From the Start Menu, the Explorer, or from a command prompt, run 

  Note: The contents of the installation diskette can be copied to
  a directory on the hard disk and setup can be run from this 
  directory. To do this, create a new (empty) directory for 
  this purpose.

  For example:

                mkdir \WizInstall
                cd \WizInstall
                copy a:*.*
                setup          [optional step]

  Setup can also be run from a network drive.  

To Upgrade:

  The CardWizard installation automatically removes previous 
  versions of CardWizard prior to installing.  You can also remove 
  CardWizard, by using the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs 
  applet (for version 3.00.03 or later).

  After the previous version has been removed, the machine must be 
  rebooted. After rebooting, Setup can be run to install the new 

  Note: To determine the version of CardWizard which is currently
  on the system, run the CardWizard application, then pull down 
  the Help/About CardWizard menu.

To Uninstall CardWizard:

  For version 3.00.03 or later, run the CardWizard un-installation
  program from the Start Menu or from the Control Panel Add/Remove
  Programs applet.

  For versions earlier than 3.00.03, run Setup.exe on the 
  installation diskett (as descirbed above).  The setup procedure 
  will detect the existing installation and will remove it.

2. Enhancements and New Functionality

The following features were added to this product:

  - Multifunction card support

  - PCI IRQ sharing for Modem and ATA cards

  - Enhanced network card problem resolution

  - If the CardWizard application was not previously launched, it no
  longer appears in the task bar on card insertion and notification 

  - The CardWizard properties dialog boxes now indicate if the PC 
  Card is Hot-Swappable.

  - User settings such as notification handling are now preserved 
  after installation.

3.  Things to Know:

- Hot-Swapping for modem and ATA cards as well as Hot-Swapping of a 
  limited number of network cards is supported.  SCSI cards are 
  supported as boot time devices.  If you remove a non Hot-Swappable
  network card or a SCSI card without first shutting down the 
  system, it is possible for the system to freeze since the driver 
  may not be written to handle PC Card removals.

- When upgrading to Windows NT 5.0, you must first uninstall 
  CardWizard.  If you do not uninstall CardWizard, then the system
  may hang on reboot.

- PC Cards should not be removed or re-inserted before all beeps 
  and notifications are completed. Failure to wait for completion 
  may cause unexpected results.

- PC Card support (from both SystemSoft and Microsoft) may not work
  on some platforms which have a Plug and Play (PnP) BIOS because
  the BIOS assumes that the operating system will handle setup
  issues which are not handled by Windows NT.  If PC Card support
  does not work on your platform, you might be able to instruct
  the BIOS to disable PnP features; the details of how this is
  done vary from one platform to the next.  Typically this can be
  done in the BIOS setup.  For example, some setups have a setting
  similar to:

    Plug & Play O/S:  [Yes]

  Set this to [No] to disable PnP BIOS features.

- In some situations, the Modem applet (in the Control Panel) will 
  not be able to auto-detect the modem inserted in a slot.  In this 
  case, you should choose the appropriate modem from the list.

- In some configurations, you may need to change the IRQ or Com port
  used for a modem. In order to use a new configuration for the 
  modem, go to the Card Management / Modem dialog box and de-select 
  AutoConfigure.  This will let you use a new configuration instead
  of the last known good configuration.

- Network cards whose drivers ship with Windows NT will 
  automatically be installed using the drivers which come with 
  Windows NT.  If you would like to use the newer drivers,  you 
  should go to the network applet and remove the drivers and 
  reinstall the newer ones.  
  Note: Some of the drivers which ship with Windows NT may not 
  work with CardWizard and will need to be updated. For a list of
  updated drivers see our web page at

- If a PC Card network adapter is installed, and the machine is 
  rebooted with the card removed from the system or disconnected 
  from the network, the Service Control Manager may display the 
  following error message, "At least one service or driver failed 
  during system startup...".  This is caused by limitations in the 
  Windows NT operating system.

  It is safe to ignore this message.

- This version of CardWizard contains support for Hot-Swapping 
  network cards. The Hot-Swap support requires certain 
  functionality to be implemented in the network drivers. 
  Hot-Swappable drivers are available from most card vendors.  For 
  more information on driver availability, see the SystemSoft Web 
  Site (

- Megahertz software beeps when their cards are successfully 
  inserted. When running CardWizard with beeps on, the insertion 
  of a Megahertz card will result in additional beeps.

- If using the Netware client and the Ositech Jack of Diamonds 
  combo card, there may be times when you can access the network 
  but cannot browse it.  This is because of the frame type.  The 
  frame type should be set to 802.2 to avoid this situation.

- If you install a SCSI card, then later remove it, you may 
  receive a Service Control Manager error message that "At least 
  one service or driver failed during system startup..."  or "Not 
  enough server storage to process this card..."  This is caused 
  by limitations in the Windows NT operating system.

  It is safe to ignore this message.  To keep this message from 
  recurring, you must disable the driver for the SCSI card, or you 
  must make sure the SCSI card is plugged in when you boot your 

- Some combinations of SCSI controllers and SCSI devices do not 
  work together.  The reason is that the SCSI specification does 
  not specify which device, the SCSI controller or the SCSI device, 
  is required to supply termination power.  If neither device 
  supplies the power, unusual behavior will result. For example, a 
  CD ROM drive may have too many or no drives mapped to it.  This 
  problem can be fixed with an Active Termination Device which can 
  be obtained from several manufacturers. 

- For the New Media Bus Toaster SCSI card, it must be used with 
  SCSI devices that provide termination power or with an Active 
  Termination Device.  If the device is not attached or powered on 
  when the Bus Toaster is inserted, then the system will hang at 
  the system startup screen until the device is activated. 

Mass Storage Device (ATA, Flash, SRAM):
- The FUJIX ATA card is now supported, however, Cardwizard does not
  recognized this card if it is write protected.

- It is recommended that you stop Mass Storage Device cards using 
  the Stop Card feature, prior to removing them from the system. 
  Failure to do so can result in loss of data.

- This version of CardWizard supports the following flash memory 

     Intel Series 2
     Intel Series 2+
     Intel Series 100
     Intel Mini-Cards
     AMD   Series C
     AMD   Series D
     AMD   Mini-Cards

  Intel Series 1 Flash cards are not supported.

- Several of the early Calluna ATA cards may have timing issues 
  with CardWizard and fail to configure.  For resolution of this 
  problem, you should contact Calluna.

- If the drive letter for a Mass Storage card is changed in the Disk 
  Administrator, it will not be reflected in the CardWizard 
  Properties. This is a limitation of Windows NT. To set new drive 
  letters for your card, use CardWizard (Card Management / Mass 

- Due to a timing issue with the Windows NT file system, sometimes 
  the volume and file system format may not appear in the Mass 
  Storage Properties menu. If you close the dialog box and reopen 
  it, the information will be available for a previously formatted 

- Memory cards (Flash and SRAM) are implemented as removable media 
  by CardWizard. If you try to copy a file which is larger than the 
  memory cards capacity, Windows NT will prompt you for
  another "disk".  However, removing the memory card and 
  reinserting another card is not handled correctly by the copy 

- For Flash cards, when a flash card reaches capacity, performance 
  degradation for reads and writes will occur.  Reformatting the 
  disk will help improve performance.

4.  Reference Material

Look in the following areas for additional information on the 
product and its features.

  - User's Guide
  - SystemSoft Web site -
  - Help system

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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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