README.TXT Driver File Contents (1200beta.zip)

                        HighPoint Technologies, Inc.

                     HPT366 Host Adapter Device Driver 
                        for Microsoft Windows NT4.0
                              Revision 1.20.0

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Revision History:

    1.20.0    Rename it as rev 1.20 to match BIOS's changes
              Fix installation problem on Windows 2000 
              Fix installation problem on NT4.0 dual processors

    1.00.5    Fix playing VCD on DVD-ROM
              Fix recognition of CD changer
     	      Fix installation from CD-ROM on Intel 810 chipset
              Merge code with Windows 2000 beta

    1.00.4    Fix timing table setting on PIO1/PIO0 and DMA1
              Fix scanning error on Intel 810 chipset
              Fix incompatible with OnStream digtial back system

    1.00.3    Support more than one HPT366 adapters on NT4.0 system
    1.00.2    Fixed problems of VCD playing
    1.00.1    Fixed problems on certain ATAPI devices
    1.00.0    Offical release

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    NOTE: HPT366 has been designed to let you add additional high performance
    device(s) to your current computer system, your computer must have the 
    Windows NT 4.0 operating system already installed.
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    This readme provides the information needed to install and use the HPT366
    device driver for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0.

    The Windows NT sub-directory (\NT) on the driver diskette contains the
    following files:
        HPT366.SYS      A HPT366 device driver for Windows NT 4.0
        OEMSETUP.INF    A file used by Windows NT 4.0 Setup for driver 
                        installation 
        README.TXT      An ASCII text file describing the HPT366 device
                        driver for Windows NT 4.0
        TEXTSETUP.OEM   A file used during Windows NT installation
        HPT366.TAG      A tag file required during during Windows NT installation
        DISK1           A flag of device driver which is required during Windows
                        NT installation

When Windows NT is up, then install HPT366 device driver as following

1.  Installing Device Driver
    1.  Open My Computer
    2.  Open Control Panel
    3.  Double click icon SCSI Adapters
    4.  Click Drivers
    5.  Click Add...
    6.  Click Have Disk...
    7.  Insert the floppy diskette containing  HPT366 Windows NT 4.0 device 
        driver into drive A, and type in "A:\NT[Enter]", then click OK
    8.  Select HPT366 Ultra DMA Controller, you will be asked to enter the 
        full path to the  HPT366 Ultra DMA Controller files, type in A:\NT 
        and then click Continue
    9.  When asked to restart your computer, click Yes

    Your hard disk drive attached to the HPT366 host adapter must be 
    partitioned and formatted before you can access it. Please see 
    Partitioning Your Hard Disk to know how to partition and format a hard 
    disk drive.

2.  Checking the Installation
    If you want to check if the HPT366 host adapter and its device driver are
    correctly installed, you can:
    1. Open My Computer
    2. Open Control Panel
    3. Double click icon SCSI Adapters
    4. You should see the item HPT366 Ultra DMA Controller (started) listed

3.  Partitioning Your Hard Disk
    If the hard disk drive attached to the HPT366 host adapter has not been
    partitioned and formatted yet, you need to partition it first.  To 
    partition the hard disk drive attached to the HPT366 host adapter, follow
    the following steps:
    1.  Click the Startup button
    2.  Go to Administrative Tools (Common)
    3.  Run Disk Administrator
    4.  Select disk number you would like to partition
    5.  Select the menu Partition
    6.  Decide the partition size create partition of the size
    7.  Exit Disk Administrator
    8.  Select the new created partition (logical disk drive) and format it

4.  Troubleshooting
    The boot manager for Windows NT contains recovery logic to allow you to 
    return to the last known good configuration. If you have changed your 
    host adapter configuration and Windows NT no longer boots, follow these
    steps to recover:
    1.  Undo any hardware changes you have made to the computer since it was
        last operational.
    2.  Reboot the computer. Watch the display carefully during booting up. 
        If the following message appears, press the Spacebar and follow the 
        instructions on the display screen to continue booting with the last
        known good configuration:
            Press spacebar NOW to invoke the Last Known Good menu
    3.  Once your computer is operational again, check all of the hardware and
        software configuration changes you want to make. Look specially for 
        conflicts with parts of the existing system configuration that are not
        being changed.

    If Windows NT can boot but the driver has not been started (see Checking 
    the Installation), please check the followings:
    1.  Make sure the host adapter is properly installed, and the device is 
        correctly connected to the adapter. Double check that the cable 
        between the adapter and the devices is correctly attached. And also 
        check the jumper setting on the drive is correct.
    2.  Make sure that a power cable is properly attached to each drive 
        attached to the HPT366 host adapter.

    If the driver has been started and you still cannot access the hard disk
    drive attached to the HPT366 host adapter, the hard disk drive might have
    not been partitioned and formatted yet. You may need to partition and 
    format it.

    If you cannot determine the source of the error, contact HighPoint 
    Technical Support for assistance (see HighPoint Technical Support and 
    Service in this README file).

5.  Removing a Host Adapter
    Removing a host adapter can be as simple as physically removing it from 
    the slot when your computer is shut down. Windows NT boots and functions
    properly in this configuration, but a warning message is generated every
    time you boot Windows NT. To eliminate the warning message, you must 
    update the Windows NT software configuration, as described in the 
    following steps:
    1.  Open My Computer
    2.  Open Control Panel
    3.  Double click SCSI Adapters
    4.  Click Drivers
    5.  Select HPT366 Ultra DMA Controller, then click Remove

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The first time install a Windows NT system with HPT366 device driver

1.  Install Windows NT from CD-ROM without specifing any option

2.  Windows NT will create three floppies for second phase installation

3.  Install Windows NT from the floppy

4.  When Windows NT ask for addtional host adapter, please slect SCSI
    type host adapter

5.  Then Windows NT will ask you to install device driver for that SCSI
    type host adapter (HPT366)

6.  After installation HPT366 files from floppy, users can see "HPT366
    Ultra DMA hosta dapter"

7.  Following the step to continue installation of Windows NT


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HIGHPOINT TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND SERVICE
    If you have questions about installing or using your HighPoint product, 
    check the user's guide or readme file first, you will find answers to 
    most of your questions here. If you need further assistance, please 
    contact us. We offer the following support and information services:

    1.  The HighPoint Web Site provides information on software upgrades, 
        answers to common questions, and other topics. The Web Site is 
        available from Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 
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    2.  For technical support, send e-mail to support@highpoint-tech.com or
        call 510-623-0841, M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time.

    NOTE: Before you send an e-mail or make a call, please visit our Web Site
    (http://www.highpoint-tech.com) to check if there is a new or updated 
    HPT366 device driver for your operating system.
 
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