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*       PIIX Bus Master IDE Drivers for Windows NT*                        *
*       Installation, Usage, and Release Note Information                  *
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*       NOTE:                                                              *
*          This document refers to systems with                            *
*          the following Intel PCIset devices:                             *
*          82371FB (PIIX1), 82371SB (PIIX3) or 82371AB (PIIX4) in          *
*          conjunction with the following Intel PCIsets:                   *
*          430FX, 430HX, 430TX, 430VX and 440FX                            *
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*          The terms "PIIX", "82371xB" refer to any/all of the             *
*          following Intel PCIset devices:  82371FB, 82371SB, 82371AB      *
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*          Also, the term "processor" refers to the Pentium(R) processor,  *
*          the Pentium(R) processor with MMX(tm) technology, the           * 
*          Pentium(R) Pro processor, and the Pentium(R) II processor       *
*          ONLY.                                                           *
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*       INTRODUCTION                                                       *
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This document describes the installation procedure and usage information
for the PIIX Bus Master IDE Drivers for Windows NT*. Also included 
are release notes describing any problems or issues with the software which 
were known at the time of shipment.

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*       CONTENTS OF THIS DOCUMENT                                          *
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This document contains the following sections:

1.  System Requirements
2.  Installing the Software
3.  Verifying Installation of the Software
4.  Un-installing the Software
5.  Troubleshooting
6.  Identifying the Software Version Number
7.  Contents of the Distribution Package
8.  Storage Devices Supported by the Driver
9.  Release Notes
    a.  General Release Information
    b.  Release-Specific Troubleshooting Information
    c.  Release Testing Information

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* 1.  SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS                                                  *
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This section describes system requirements for the PIIX Bus Master IDE Device
Driver for Windows NT.  Refer to the Release Notes section of this document
for additional information regarding this release.

NOTE:  This driver has been designed for and tested with Windows NT 4.0 only.
    This driver will only install on systems with Windows NT 4.0.

1.  The system must contain a supported Intel processor and chip set
    configuration:      

        Chip set:  Intel 430FX, 430HX, 430TX, 430VX and 440FX chip sets. 
        Processor:  Intel Pentium(R), Pentium(R) with MMX(TM) Technology, 
        Pentium(R) Pro, and Pentium(R) II devices ONLY.  

2.  Ensure that a mouse is connected to the system.

3.  The following version of Windows NT* must be
    installed on the system prior to installing the software
    Windows NT* Version 4.0

4.  It is assumed that the BIOS properly initialized the 82371xB IDE interface
    for Bus Master IDE operation. 

5.  There are no other non-82371xB IDE controllers (add-in IDE controller or
    sound card with IDE) enabled on the system.


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* 2.  INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE                                              *
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This installation procedure is specific only to the version of the driver
and installation file included in this package.  

This subsection describes how to install the software on a system where 
Windows NT Version 4.0 is installed.

NOTE:   This procedure assumes that the driver (PIIXIDE.SYS), installation 
        file (PIIXIDE.INF) and tag file (DISK1.NT) are located in the same 
        directory.  Record the locations of the driver installation and 
        Windows NT directories before installing the driver.

        If the driver is installed on the system, un-install the driver 
        (following the directions in the "Un-installing the Software" 
        section) PRIOR to re-installing the driver.

1.  Check the System Requirements.  Windows NT must be fully installed and
    running on the system prior to installing the driver.

2.  Close any running applications.

3.  Select "My Computer". 

4.  Open the "Control Panel" Folder.

5.  Invoke the "SCSI Adapters" applet.

6.  Click on the folder tab labeled "Drivers".
    The currently installed SCSI adapter drivers will be listed in the 
    Drivers menu.    

    The display MAY list the default driver, 
    "IDE CD-ROM (Atapi 1.2) / Dual-Channel PCI IDE Controller"
    OR a previous install of the PIIX Bus Master IDE driver, 
    "Intel PIIX PCI Bus Master IDE Controller".
    (NOTE: this text may vary according to the release of Windows NT*.)  

    If NONE of these adapter drivers are listed, go to step 9.

7.  If the "Intel PIIX PCI Bus Master IDE Controller" driver is listed, 
    select it.  Then, select "Remove" to remove the driver.

8.  If the default driver ("IDE CD-ROM (Atapi 1.2) / Dual-Channel PCI IDE") 
    is listed, select it.  Then, select "Remove" to remove the driver.

9.  Select "Add..." to add a new driver.

8.  From the "Install Disk" dialog box, select "Have Disk".
             
9.  The "Windows NT Setup" dialog box will appear prompting for the path of
    the installation files.   Specify the location of the driver 
    installation directory when prompted to do so.  

NOTE:   This procedure assumes that the driver (PIIXIDE.SYS), installation 
        file (PIIXIDE.INF) and tag file (DISK1.NT) are located in the same 
        directory.
                
10. Click on "Intel PIIX PCI Bus Master IDE Controller" driver and then click 
    "Ok".

NOTES
    If the driver was previously installed on the system, a dialog
    box will appear that states that driver for the 
    "Intel PIIX PCI Bus Master IDE Controller" is already on the system.  If 
    this occurs, select "New" to install the new driver.

13. When prompted, reboot the system as directed in order for the changes to 
    take effect.


After installation, the PIIXIDE.SYS file is stored in the 
<Windows NT directory>\System32\Drivers directory.

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* 3.  VERIFYING INSTALLATION OF THE DRIVER                                 *
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This installation verification procedure is specific only to the version of 
the driver and installation file included in this package.  

This subsection describes how to verify installation of the software on a 
system where Windows NT Version 4.0 is installed.

This installation verification procedure is specific only to the version of 
the driver and installation file included in this package.  

1.  Select "My Computer". 

2.  Open the "Control Panel" Folder.

3.  Invoke the "SCSI Adapters" applet.

4.  A list of active SCSI adapters and connected devices will be displayed.
    One or more instances of the PIIX Bus Master IDE Driver,
    "Intel PIIX PCI Bus Master IDE Controller" should be listed.  
    
    The default driver,
    "IDE CD-ROM (Atapi 1.2) / Dual-Channel PCI IDE Controller"
    should not be listed.
    (NOTE: this text may vary according to the release of Windows NT*.)  

    One instance will be listed for each controller interface of the PIIX 
    that is currently enabled with devices connected to it.


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* 4.  UN-INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE                                           *
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This procedure allows one to un-install the PIIX Bus Master IDE driver, and
restore the default Windows NT driver for IDE support.  (Note that this 
procedure assumes the above installation process was successful.)

This un-installation procedure is specific only to the version of the driver
and installation file included in this package.  

This subsection describes how to un-install the software on a system where 
Windows NT Version 4.0 is installed.

This un-installation procedure is specific only to the version of the driver
and installation file included in this package.  

1.  Check the System Requirements.  Windows NT must be fully installed and
    running on the system prior to installing the driver.

2.  Close any running applications.

3.  Select "My Computer". 

4.  Open the "Control Panel" Folder.

5.  Invoke the "SCSI Adapters" applet.

6.  Click on the folder tab labeled "Drivers".
    The currently installed SCSI adapter drivers will be listed in the 
    Drivers menu.    

    The display should list the PIIX Bus Master IDE driver, 
    "Intel PIIX PCI Bus Master IDE Controller".

7.  If the "Intel PIIX PCI Bus Master IDE Controller" driver is listed, 
    select it.  Then, select "Remove" to remove the driver.

8.  Select "Add..." to add a new driver.

9.  From the "Install Driver" dialog box, select 
    "Standard mass storage controllers".
    (NOTE: this text may vary according to the release of Windows NT*.)  

10. In the SCSI Adapter dialog, select the default ATAPI driver, 
    "IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/Dual-channel PCI IDE Controller" 
    and click "Ok" to install the driver.
    (NOTE: this text may vary according to the release of Windows NT*.)  

NOTES
    Since this driver was previously installed on the system, a dialog
    box will appear that states that driver for the 
    "IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/Dual-channel PCI IDE Controller" is already on 
    the system.  Select "Yes" to install the current copy of the driver 
    already on the system.

11. When prompted, reboot the system as directed in order for the changes to 
    take effect.


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* 5.  TROUBLESHOOTING                                                      *
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The following procedure assumes that the hardware/software requirements from
above have been satisfied.  The following procedure also assumes that the
installation of the driver was performed as described in the 'Verifying 
Installation of the Driver' section.  Refer to the 'Release Notes' section
of the document for additional information.

COMMON PROBLEMS:
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1.  The device is incompatible with PCI Bus Master IDE operation.
    This is due to the fact that the device does not work properly when
    accessed in a PCI Bus Master IDE fashion.  Contact the device
    manufacturer for more information.

2.  Verify the length of the cables that are being used to connect the IDE or
    ATAPI devices to the primary and secondary PIIX IDE interfaces.  The
    length of these cables from END-TO-END should not exceed 18 inches
    (0.46 m).  Furthermore, the capacitance of the cable should not exceed
    35 pF.

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* 6.  IDENTIFYING THE SOFTWARE VERSION NUMBER                              *
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The driver's version can be determined by using one or more of the following
procedures.
 
PROCEDURE 1:  Reading Windows* properties embedded in the driver file.

The driver version can be obtained by querying the driver file's properties 
under File Manager.

1.  Under Windows NT 4.0, invoke the "Explorer" application.

2.  Select the path containing the driver file.  
    
    When the driver is installed, the driver is in the following 
    directory:
        <Windows NT directory>\System32\Drivers        

3.  Select the driver file, "PIIXIDE.SYS".

4.  Open the "File" menu.

5.  Click on the "Properties" item.

6.  Click on the "Version" tab.

7.  The driver's version should be listed in the 'Product Version' 
    portion of the dialog.

PROCEDURE 2:  Using the SEEVER.EXE utility.

The following procedure uses the SEEVER.EXE utility to identify the version
number and build date of the PIIX Bus Master IDE driver.  This procedure
assumes that the SEEVER.EXE utility and the driver file (PIIXIDE.SYS) are in
the same working directory.

1.  Open an MS-DOS command window.

2.  Go to the directory where the driver is installed:
    Type
        cd <Windows NT directory>\System32\Drivers

3.  Run the version identification utility (SEEVER.EXE):
    Type 
        <driver installation drive & directory>\SEEVER PIIXIDE.SYS

        Assumes that SEEVER.EXE is located in the driver's
        installation directory.

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* 7.  CONTENTS OF THE DISTRIBUTION PACKAGE                                 *
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The PIIX Bus Master IDE Driver for Microsoft Windows NT package contains the
following items:

1.  PIIX Bus Master IDE Driver:
        PIIXIDE.SYS

2.  Installation File:
        PIIXIDE.INF

3.  Readme File:
        README.TXT

4.  Version Identification Utility:
        SEEVER.EXE

5.  Driver Tag File:
        DISK1.NT

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* 8.  STORAGE DEVICES SUPPORTED BY THE DRIVER                              *
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The Intel PIIX Bus Master IDE driver supports only specific ATA/ATAPI device 
types.  The Intel driver should not be installed if the system is equipped 
with any of the non-supported ATAPI devices.  

The Intel PIIX Bus Master IDE driver supports the following devices connected 
to the PIIX IDE interface:
    - ATA fixed disk 
    - ATAPI CD-ROM  devices

The Intel driver does not support the following types of device in the system:
    - ATAPI Tape Drives
    - ATAPI CD-ROM Changer Drives
    - ATAPI DVD-ROM Drives
    - ATAPI Writeable CD Drives
    - ATA/ATAPI ZIP*, LS-120*, Cartridge, Optical, Removable Media Drives
    - IDE Fixed Disk Drives larger than 8.4GBbytes

During initialization, the driver will auto-identify all the devices 
connected to the PIIX IDE interface.  Depending on the capabilities of the 
devices connected to the system, the driver will initialize the PIIX IDE 
interface for bus mastering operation.

Only drives identified as bus master capable will be accessed as a bus master;  
all other drives will be accessed in a PIO-only fashion.  In general, 
bus mastering is possible for ATA/ATAPI devices that support the following 
DMA timing modes:

    Single Word DMA Mode 2
    Multi-Word DMA Mode 1
    Multi-Word DMA Mode 2

    Ultra DMA Mode 0    
    Ultra DMA Mode 1     
    Ultra DMA Mode 2    

These devices will be accessed by the driver in either a bus mastering or a
PIO-fashion, depending on the specific transfer conditions.

Devices that do not support the DMA timing modes listed above, or whose PIO 
timings are faster than their DMA timings, will be accessed in a PIO-fashion 
ONLY.

For more information and a list of tested devices, see the 'Devices Tested'
section of this document.

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* 9.  RELEASE NOTES                                                        *
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The release notes describe the current, known state of the PIIX Bus Master 
IDE Driver for Windows NT.  The release notes are divided into 
three sections:

        9a.  General Release Information
        9b.  Release-Specific Troubleshooting Information
        9c.  Release Testing Information

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* 9a.  GENERAL RELEASE INFORMATION                                         *
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The driver supports general CD-ROM operations such as: file transfers, data
streaming and audio.  Advanced CD-ROM applications/features (VideoCD*, CDPlus*, 
multi-CD changers, etc), especially those outside of the scope of the
current Windows NT CD-ROM support, have not been tested with this driver.  
If a problem is encountered, un-install the driver.

For ATAPI CD drives, only Read-Only access is supported for data transfer 
operations.  Write data transfer operations for ATAPI CD drives (including
applications that write to CD media) are not supported by this driver.  

Since the driver does not support ATAPI tape drives, this release of the 
driver should not be installed on systems with ATAPI tape drives.  If the 
driver has been installed on a system with an ATAPI tape drive and problems 
are experienced, un-install the driver.

The PIIX Bus Master IDE Driver for Windows NT has designed for and tested 
with Version 4.0 of the Windows NT operating system (Production Version).

This release version addresses an issue with previous versions of the driver
(all revisions previous to Version 1.67) in which there was a small 
probability that PCI Bus Master IDE operation would be disabled during driver 
initialization for certain system configurations.  This release version has 
changes that ensure that PCI Bus Master IDE operation is always utilized in 
system configurations containing DMA-capable drives, which are described in 
the "Storage Devices Supported by the Driver" section.

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* 9b.  RELEASE-SPECIFIC TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION                        *
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Verifying the installation of the driver and other generic troubleshooting 
is discussed in the "TROUBLESHOOTING" section above.  This section describes
release-specific troubleshooting.

This section contains a list of known problems with certain system
configurations discovered during testing of the driver.  A list of all
storage devices tested with the driver is given below in the "RELEASE
TESTING INFORMATION" section of this document.
 
If the solution given to any of the problems listed below is to un-install 
the driver, follow the un-installation instructions outlined above in the
section "UN-INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE".

    Issue:      The system does not operate reliably or fails to boot when 
                the driver is installed. 
 
    Solution:   Un-install the driver.
                                

    Issue:      One or more of the IDE/ATAPI drives on the system fail to
                perform correctly and/or is not recognized by the driver.

    Solution:   Ensure that devices on the system are connected according to 
                the manufacturers' documentation.  
                
                If the system still fails to operate reliably, Un-install 
                the driver.


    Issue:      The CD-ROM drive fails to perform correctly after the driver
                has been installed (e.g. audio CD-ROMs or advanced CD-ROM
                applications fail to perform correctly).

    Solution:   Un-install the driver.


    Issue:      The driver is not compatible with EZ-Drive* floppy boot
                protection option. 
 
    Solution:   If EZ-Drive is installed on the boot drive, the floppy boot
                protection option must be disabled prior to installing the
                PIIX Bus Master IDE Driver for Windows NT.  If, for any 
                reason, the floppy boot protection cannot be disabled, the 
                driver should not be installed.


    Issue:      The driver does not support the following CD-ROM drives:

                    Gallant GCD-R542B
                    Toshiba XM-5302B
                    Wearnes CDD-220
                    Wearnes CDD-620
                    Wearnes CDD-820

    Solution:   Do not install the driver in configurations equipped with
                these CD-ROM drives.


    Issue:      The driver does not support the following fixed disk drives:

                    Conner CFA850A
                    Maxtor 71626A
                    Maxtor 71260AT
                
    Solution:   Do not install the driver in configurations equipped with
                these fixed disk drives.


    Issue:      The driver does not support the following types of ATAPI 
                devices:

                    Tape drives
                    Writeable CD drives
                    Cartridge drives 
                    Changer CD drives

    Solution:   Do not install the driver in configurations equipped with
                these types of devices.


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* 9c.  RELEASE TESTING INFORMATION                                         *
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This section contains information on how the driver was tested, including a
list of storage devices used in testing.  If any problems are encountered
running the driver with devices listed below, refer to the
"RELEASE-SPECIFIC TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION" section above for more
detailed information.

The following fixed disk drives were tested with the PIIX Bus Master IDE
Driver:

Conner*:

    CFA540A
    CFA1275A
    CFS425A
    CFS850A
    CFS1275A

IBM*:

    DALA-3540
    DALA-31080

Maxtor*:

    7540AV
    71626AP 

Quantum*:

    FB540A
    FB640A
    FB1080A
    FB1280A
    LPS270A
    TRB420A
    TRB850A

Seagate*:

    ST5660A
    ST5850A
    ST51080A
    ST31220A
    ST31270A
    ST32140A

Western Digital*:

    AC2420
    AC2510
    AC2700
    AC2850
    AC31000
    AC31600
    AC21000


The following ATAPI CD-ROM drives were tested with the PIIX Bus Master IDE
Driver:

Hitachi*:

    CDR-7930
    CDR-8130

Mitsumi*:

    FX400 
    FX600S
    FX600T
    FX810T
    FX120T

NEC*:

    CDR271
    CDR272
    CDR273
    CDR1300A
    CDR1400A

Panasonic*:
    
    CR581
    CD-574B
    CR-583-B

Sanyo*:
    
    CRD-S54P

Sony*:

    CDU55E
    CDU76E
    CDU77E
    CDU311-GI

TEAC*:

    CD44E
    CD56E

Toshiba*:

    XM5302B
    XM5602B
    XM5702


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