fdcd.txt Driver File Contents (scsi.zip)

ABOUT FUTURE DOMAIN SCSI CD-ROM DEVICE DRIVER 
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GENERAL PRODUCT OVERVIEW
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    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.

	    

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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        - 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.)


INSTALL/TECH TIPS (READ BEFORE INSTALLATION)
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    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.

		usage: DEVICE=C:\DEV\FDCD.SYS /D:MSCD000 /T

	   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.



SUMMARY OF COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS
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        DEVICE = FDCD.SYS /D:NAME [/F/R/T/Z/M/L/P]

        where:
                NAME    is a 1 to 8 character device name

                /F      is to scan the drives in ascending SCSI ID
                        numbers

                /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.



TESTED SOFTWARE SUPPORT
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    Microsoft:
	- 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.


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

       - Sony CDU-6110 (does not support audio)

       - Sony CDU-6111 (supports stereo mode only)


CUSTOMER SUPPORT
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	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.

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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