README.TXT Driver File Contents (VIA_VT6420VT8237_SerialATA_V220c.zip)

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                 Copyright (c) 1998-2003 VIA Technologies Inc.

          VIA VT6420, VT8237 SATA RAID Software Package ReadMe.txt

     This readme file provides information on VIA VT6420 and VT8237 SATA
     software pacakge. VIA Technologies assumes no responsibility for any 
     errors in this document and no part of this document may be reproduced,
     transmitted, or translated into any language,or in any form without the 
     prior written permission of VIA Technologies Incorporated.
		
 	           Package Version 2.20C / ReadMe Version 2.20C
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  VIA VT6420 SATA RAID and IDE controller supports two configurations:1) Two
  SATA HDDs + Two IDE HDDs, and 2) Four SATA HDDs. The RAID functions are only
  supported on SATA HDDs. It supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD, these functions,
  however, are not supported on IDE HDDS. This "VIA VT6420 Software Package" is 
  used to install the drivers and utility which are needed for using the VIA 
  VT6420 SATA RAID and IDE controller.

  VIA VT8237 is a south bridge which includes VT6420 SATA controller so VT6420
  software package also supports VT8237 SATA controller.


                             CONTENTS
                      ======================
 1)  System Requirements
 2)  Package Version Identification
 3)  BIOS Verision
 4)  Software Package Contents
 5)  Install Drivers and Utility
 6)  Insatll Operating System into HDD of VT6420
 7)  Install Operating System into SATA HDD of VT8237
 8)  Silent install
 9)  Notes
                      ======================   

 1) System Requirements

     1. Hardware Requirement

        This package should be installed on the VIA VT6420 Controller or VT8237 south bridge.
 
        Supports up to four hard disk drives, which all support LBA address.

     2. Software Requirement

        Supports the following Operating Systems:

          Operation System                
    --------------------------------------

        Microsoft Windows NT4.0
        Microsoft Windows 98SE
        Microsoft Windows Me
        Microsoft Windows 2000
        Microsoft Windows XP
        Microsoft Windows Server 2003 IA32

        IE 4.0 or later version must be installed.
                                        

2) Package Version Identification

    1. The VT6420 (VT8237) SATA driver versions included in this package are:

        Operation System                   Version             
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        Windows 98SE, ME                   2.0.950.220
        Windows NT 4.0                     4.0.1381.220
        Windows 2000                       5.0.2195.220
        Windows XP                         5.1.2600.220
        Windows Server 2003 IA32           5.1.2600.220


    2. The VT6420 PATA driver versions included in this package are:

        Operation System                   Version             
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        Windows 98SE, ME                   2.0.950.104
        Windows NT 4.0                     4.0.1381.103
        Windows 2000                       5.1.2600.104
        Windows XP                         5.1.2600.104
        Windows Server 2003 IA32           5.1.2600.104

    3. The RAID Windows Utility versions included in this package are:

        Operation System                   Version             
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        Windows 98SE, ME                   2.21
        Windows NT 4.0                     2.21
        Windows 2000                       2.21
        Windows XP                         2.21
        Windows Server 2003 IA32           2.21

    4. The production tool versions included in this package are:

        Operation System                   Version             
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        DOS		                   1.00


 3) BIOS Verision
    
    1. SATA RAID BIOS: 6420R230.rom
       This BIOS supports SATA RAID

    2. None RAID BIOS: 6420N230.rom
       This BIOS does not support RAID functions and does not support installing Windows 98SE
       or Me into SATA HDD.


 4) Software Package Contents 
 
    The decompressed software package includes the following files:

\BIOS
     6420xxxx.rom                 VIA VT6420 BIOS

\Mass_Tool
    Viasata.exe                   Diagnostic tool for VIA VT6420 controller
    Dos4gw.exe                    Program called by viasata.exe

\PIDE                             VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller setup folder
    Component.cif                 VIA setup component interface file
    RaidDrv.dll                   VIA setup dynamical link library for Win2000, XP
    RaidDrv9x.dll                 VIA setup dynamical link library for Win98SE
    Via_stor.dll                  VIA setup dynamical link library for WinNT 4.0
    \Driver
        \2003IA32
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win Server 2003 IA32
        \Win2000
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win2000
        \Win98-Me
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win98 and Me
             VIApide.vxd          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win98 and Me ACPI
        \Winnt40
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for WinNT 4.0
        \WinXP
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for WinXP

\SATA                             VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller setup folder
    Component.cif                 VIA setup component interface file
    RaidDrv.dll                   VIA setup dynamical link library for Win2000, XP
    RaidDrv9x.dll                 VIA setup dynamical link library for Win98SE
    Via_stor.dll                  VIA setup dynamical link library for WinNT 4.0
    \Driver
        \2003IA32
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for Win Server 2003 IA32
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win2000
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for Win2000
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win98-Me
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver install information file
             VIAsraid.mpd         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for Win98 and Me
             Vsatavsd.vxd         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for Win98 and Me ACPI
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file
        \Winnt40
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for WinNT 4.0
        \WinXP
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for WinXP
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file

\RaidTool                         VIA Windows RAID Tool setup folder
    Component.cif                 VIA setup component interface file
    RaidUtl.dll                   VIA setup dynamical link library
    RaidUtlNT.dll                 VIA setup dynamical link library for Win NT4.0
    \Utility
        \Win2000-XP
             DrvInterface.dll     Dynamical link library for utility under WinNT 4.0,
                                  Win2000, or WinXP
        \Win98-Me
             DrvInterface.dll     Dynamical link library for utility under Win98SE
                                  WinMe
        Raid_tool.chm             Help file for utility
        Raid_tool.exe             Windows RAID utility

\DriverDisk                       Driver Disk folder for installing Windows NT base OS
    Txtsetup.oem                  Driver install file for installing WinNT4.0,
                                  Win2000, or WinXP into VT6420 HDD
    VT6420                        Tag file for installing WinNT 4.0, Win2000,
                                  or WinXP into VT6420 HDD
    \PIDE                         VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver folder
        \2003IA32
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win Server 2003 IA32
        \Win2000
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win2000
        \Win98-Me
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win98 and Me
             VIApide.vxd          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for Win98 and Me ACPI
        \Winnt40
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for WinNT 4.0
        \WinXP
             VIApide.inf          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver install information file
             VIApdsk.sys          VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller driver for WinXP

    \SATA                         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver folder
        Txtsetup.oem              Driver install file for installing WinNT4.0,
                                  Win2000, or WinXP into VT8237 SATA HDD
        VT8237                    Tag file for installing WinNT 4.0, Win2000,
                                  or WinXP into RAID
        \2003IA32
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for Win Server 2003 IA32
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win2000
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for Win2000
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file
        \Win98-Me
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver install information file
             VIAsraid.mpd         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for Win98 and Me
             Vsatavsd.vxd         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for Win98 and Me ACPI
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file
        \Winnt40
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for WinNT 4.0
        \WinXP
             VIAsraid.inf         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver install information file
             VIAsraid.sys         VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller driver for WinXP
             VIAsraid.cat         Microsoft WHQL file

0x0409.ini                        Installshield file
Instmsia.exe                      Installshield file
Instmsiw.exe                      Installshield file
Isscript.msi                      Installshield file
License.rtf                       VIA software license file
Pcienum.sys                       VIA setup driver
Readme.txt                        This file
Setup.exe                         Install driver and utility
Setup.ini                         Installshield file
Setup.iss                         Installshield file
Setup.scf                         VIA setup configuration file
Viasetup.dll                      Installshield file
VIA RAID Driver Setup Wizard.msi  Installshield file


 5)  Install drivers and utility
    
     =========================
     == Driver Installation ==
     =========================
     Click on the SETUP.EXE program and it will automatically install the 
     "VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller Driver", "VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller Driver" and 
     utility onto the operating system.

     ===========================
     == Driver Uninstallation ==
     ===========================
     Click on the SETUP.EXE program and choose "Remove" to remove  
     "VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller Driver", "VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller Driver" and 
     utility from the operating system.
    

 6)  Insatll Operating System into HDD of VT6420

     1. Install Windows 98SE or Me

        * Make sure VT6420 BIOS is executed by the system BIOS when POST.
  
        * Make sure the HDD wanted for installing the OS is in the first hard disk drive (C:\).

        * Install OS.
 
        * Run setup.exe after OS is installed.

    2. Install Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, or Server 2003

        * Copy all files and directories from the DriverDisk folder to a floppy disk. 
          Make sure the following directories and files are copied into the floppy disk.

      A:\
        \PIDE
            \2003IA32
                 VIApide.inf
                 VIApdsk.sys
            \Win2000
                 VIApide.inf
                 VIApdsk.sys
            \Winnt40
                 VIApide.inf
                 VIApdsk.sys
            \WinXP
                 VIApide.inf
                 VIApdsk.sys
        \SATA
            \2003IA32
                 VIAsraid.inf
                 VIAsraid.sys
                 VIAsraid.cat
            \Win2000
                 VIAsraid.inf
                 VIAsraid.sys
                 VIAsraid.cat
            \Winnt40
                 VIAsraid.inf
                 VIAsraid.sys
            \WinXP
                 VIAsraid.inf
                 VIAsraid.sys
                 VIAsraid.cat
        Txtsetup.oem
        VT6420


        * Boot system from OS installing CD-ROM.

        * Make sure VT6420 BIOS is executed by the system BIOS when POST.

        * Press "F6" when OS installer starts running.

        * Insert floppy disk.

        * Choose the OS device driver wanted for loading.

        * Install OS.

        * Run setup.exe after OS is installed.
                         

 7)  Insatll Operating System into SATA HDD of VT8237

     1. Install Windows 98SE or Me

        * Make sure VT6420 BIOS is executed by the system BIOS when POST.

        * Make sure the HDD wanted for installing the OS is in the first hard disk drive (C:\).

        * Install OS.

        * Run setup.exe after OS is installed.

    2. Install Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, or Server 2003

        * Copy all files and directories of DriverDisk\SATA folder to a floppy disk. Make sure 
          following directories and files are copied into floppy disk.

      A:\
        \2003IA32
             VIAsraid.inf
             VIAsraid.sys
             VIAsraid.cat
        \Win2000
             VIAsraid.inf
             VIAsraid.sys
             VIAsraid.cat
        \Winnt40
             VIAsraid.inf
             VIAsraid.sys
        \WinXP
             VIAsraid.inf
             VIAsraid.sys
             VIAsraid.cat
        Txtsetup.oem
        VT8237


       * Boot system from OS installing CD-ROM.
 
       * Make sure VT6420 BIOS is executed by the system BIOS when POST.
 
       * Press "F6" when OS installer starts running.

       * Insert floppy disk.

       * Choose the OS device driver wanted for loading.

       * Install OS.

       * Run setup.exe after OS is installed.


 8)  Silent install
 
     Under windows DOS command window, and type "setup -s", the setup program will install the All drivers.

     If user want reboot, you can type "setup -s /z"Reboot"", After install the drivers, OS will reboot.

     If you want uninstall drivers, you can type "setup -s" again, setup program will remove all drivers.
     
     or type "setup -s /z"reboot"", setup program will remove all drivers and reboot.


 9)  Notes
 
Download Driver Pack

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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