fdcd.txt Driver File Contents (scsi.zip)



    1) Product Description

	 The Future Domain SCSI CD-ROM device driver is to be used with
	 Future Domain SCSI controllers to support one or more CD-ROM
	 drives on either a DOS or Windows Operating Systems.  The device 
         driver can support from 1 to 24 CD-ROM drives.

    2) List of Supported SCSI CD-ROM Drives 

         Please refer to Future Domain Compatible SCSI Embedded
         Peripherals List.



        - PC/AT or MCA computer system with at least 2 MB memory to
          run Windows 3.1

	- MS or PC DOS Version 3.x or later

	- CD-ROM Extensions 

	- A Hard Disk Drive (Optional)
	  (Not necessary for device driver or SCSI controller but
	   may be necessary for some CD-ROM application programs.)


    1) IMPORTANT - If the CD-ROM device(s) is attached to a Future Domain
	SCSI controller which contains a BIOS Version 3.00 or prior for 
        16-bit controllers or version 8.00 or prior for 8-bit controllers, 
        you must take one of the following actions:

	a) Upgrade the BIOS.
	b) Load the appropriate DOS CAM loadable driver. 
	c) Use the '/T' command line parameter to force the CD-ROM device
	   driver to talk directly to the SCSI controller.


	   NOTE: The '/T' parameter must only be used with SCSI controllers 
		 that contain the BIOS versions 3.00 or 8.00 or prior.

    2) LASTDRIVE = Z 
	If you are getting invalid drive letters for your CD-ROM
        drives add the above line to your CONFIG.SYS file. To avoid
        having DOS reserving more drive letters than you need, change the
        letter Z to the last drive letter that your system needs.

        For example if you have one fixed drive with two partitions using
	drive letter C & D and one CD-ROM drive using drive letter E, 
        set LASTDRIVE to E (LASTDRIVE = E). This is very important for 
        Network users so that drive letters will be available to access 
        Network drives as in a Novell environment.

    3) You can remove the BIOS chip on the Future Domain SCSI controller
	if there are no fixed drives attached.  This will allow the system
	to boot-up much more quickly since the SCSI bus will not be scanned
	by the BIOS upon boot-up.

    4) For compatibility with the Future Domain Fixed Disk Device
	Driver (FDBIOS.SYS or FDDEVICE.SYS), load the disk device driver 
        before loading FDCD.SYS	in the CONFIG.SYS file.


        DEVICE = FDCD.SYS /D:NAME [/F/R/T/Z/M/L/P]

                NAME    is a 1 to 8 character device name

                /F      is to scan the drives in ascending SCSI ID

                /R      is to force a SCSI Bus Reset to occur before
                        driver initialization

                /T      is to force the use of the proprietary OEM
                        Tool Kit even if Future/CAM is available

               	/Z      is to display the device driver size

                /M      is to mute the display on the screen

                /L      is to reserve one CD-ROM drive for
                        PCMCIA hot-plug support

                /P      is to reserve multiple CD-ROM drives for
                        PCMCIA hot-plug support

        Note: /L and /P are mutually excluded.


	- TESTDRV.EXE (CD-ROM device driver test program)
	- CDSPEED.EXE (CD-ROM Data Streaming Transfer Rate Test)
	- Windows 3.0 with Multimedia extensions V1.0
	- Windows 3.1
	- BookShelf
	- Programmer's Library
	- Musicbox with a variety of audio discs
	- Multimedia Beethoven

    National Geographic Society:
	- Mammals: A Multimedia Encyclopedia
	- The Presidents
    Sierra Online:
	- Mother Goose

    Software Toolworks:
	- CD Game Pack
	- Illustrated Encyclopedia
	- US Atlas
	- World Atlas

    NOTE: The CD-ROM device driver will work under Windows 3.0/3.1 in REAL,
	   STANDARD and ENHANCED mode.  Depending on the application being
	   used, you may be limited to using REAL mode.  Contact the
	   manufacture of the application for compatibility under Windows.


    1) The following drives do not support Audio Channel Manipulation:

       - Sony CDU-6110 (does not support audio)

       - Sony CDU-6111 (supports stereo mode only)


	To contact our Customer Support Department please call :

		Future Domain Corporation
		2801 McGaw Ave.
		Irvine, Ca. 92714

		Phone #: (714) 253-0440
		Fax #:   (714) 253-0429

		Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm PST.

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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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