README.TXT Driver File Contents (via_ide_301.zip)

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  ³              Copyright (c) 1995-1999 VIA Technologies Inc.             ³  ³                                                                        
 ³          VIA Bus Master(Ultra DMA) PCI IDE Driver ReadMe.Txt           
³  ³                                  for                                  

³  ³                              Win9x/WinNT/Win2000/Millennium                               

      This readme file is used to provide the information for installation,

  ³     Enable/Disable DMA and Uninstall "VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Driver".    
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    The VIA Bus Master IDE controller is a high performance Bus  Master  PCI
  IDE controller. This "VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Driver"  distribution  floppy
  is used to utilize the DMA operation of your Hard disk/CD-ROMs  drives  in
  order to release the I/O loading from the  CPU. You  could  refer  to  the
  related section to install the driver individually.

                                CONTENTS
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1)  System Requirements
2)  Distribution Package Contents
3)  Windows 9x Driver
4)  Windows NT Driver
5)  Package Version Identify
6)  Silent Install Driver
7)  Verifying Installation of the Driver
8)  Notes


1) System Requirements

   * This package should be installed on the VIA Bus Master IDE chipset,
     VT82C580VP or later, and others' chipset will not be supported.

   * The "VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Driver" supports the following Operation
     System.

        Operation System                Version
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        Windows 95                      4.00.950 or above
        Windows 98                      4.10.1998
        Windows NT                      3.51 or above
	Windows 2000			2195
	Millennium			RTM
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2) Distribution Package Contents
     This distribution floppy is compress by auto uncompressing format. You
   could uncompress it by execute it.

   The floppy by uncompressing includes these files are listed below.

FLOPPY 

_INST32I EX_       296,674
_ISDEL   EXE         8,704
_SETUP   DLL        11,264
_SYS1    CAB       175,466
_SYS1    HDR         3,905
_USER1   CAB        94,011
_USER1   HDR         4,681
DATA     TAG           136
DATA1    CAB           469
DATA1    HDR         2,707
LANG     DAT        23,541
LAYOUT   BIN           609
SETUP    ISS           311
README   TXT         8,833
IDETOOL        <DIR>      
OS       DAT           450
RELEASE  TXT        10,208
SETUP    BMP       375,478
SETUP    EXE        61,440
SETUP    INI           102
SETUP    INS        97,346
SETUP    LID            49

\IDETool
PCIENUM  SYS       281,676
IDETOOL  INI         2,131
IDETOOL  EXE       339,968

\WIN2K
VIAIDE2K INF         2,867
VIADSK   SYS        49,164
VIAIDE2K DLL        32,768

\WIN9X
VIADSK   MPD        59,965
VIAIDE   INF         2,063
VIAIDE   VXD        10,260

\WIN9XVSD
VATAPI   VXD         8,793
VIAVSD   INF         1,471

\WINNT
VIADSK   SYS        49,248
VIAIDE   INF        22,410


3) Windows 9x VSD Driver

    *************************
    ** Driver Installation **
    *************************
      Click the SETUP.EXE program and select "Install"  button  then it will
    install the "VIA Bus Master PCI IDE VSD Driver" automatically on your 
    Windows 9x system. It will copy the VSD driver to the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS. 
    It only combines with windows default IDE driver for some compatible issues.

    ***************************
    ** Driver Uninstallation **
    ***************************
      You could remove the "VIA Bus Master PCI IDE VSD Driver" by selecting the
    "Uninstall" button. It will completely remove the driver from the sytsem.
    
4)  Windows 9x/Melliennum Driver

    *************************
    ** Driver Installation **
    *************************
      Click the SETUP.EXE program and select "Install"  button  then it will
    install the "VIA IDE Bus Master Driver" automatically on your Windows 9x
    system. It will copy the driver to the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS and  set
    the related registry tree.

    ************************
    ** Enable/Disable DMA **
    ************************
      The default setting is the DMA mode. You could turn off the DMA setting
    by running the VIA IDETool.

    ***************************
    ** Driver Uninstallation **
    ***************************
      You  could remove the "VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Driver" by selecting the
    "Uninstall" button. It will completely remove the driver from the sytsem.

5)  Windows NT/Windows 2000 Driver

    *************************
    ** Driver Installation **
    *************************
      Click the SETUP.EXE program and select "Install"  button  then it will
    install the "VIA IDE Bus Master Driver" automatically on your Windows NT
    system. It will copy the driver to the \WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS  and  set
    the related registry tree.

    ************************
    ** Enable/Disable DMA **
    ************************
      The default setting is the DMA mode. You could turn off the DMA setting
    by running the VIA IDETool.

    ***************************
    ** Driver Uninstallation **
    ***************************
      You  could remove the "VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Driver" by selecting the
    "Uninstall" button. It will completely remove the driver from the sytsem.


6)  Package Version Identify

      You could check this distribuation version and release date by using
    the DATE\TIME displayed by using dir/p command, e.g :

      SETUP    EXE        59,392  mm-dd-yy  hh:mi a SETUP.EXE

    The version number reads as 2.hh.mi, which was released on the date of mm/dd/yy.


7)  Silent Install Driver

    Available parameters: -b, -u, -s

       Parameter       Description

       -b              Causes Setup.exe automatically to reboot after
                       the silent mode install successfully.

       -u              Uninstall driver. This parameter must works with
                       the '-s' parameter.

       -s              Silent install driver.

     Note:
       - A dash(-) must precede the command line parameters.
       - The parameters '-b' and '-u' must be specified before the '-s'
         parameter.

     Examples:
       setup.exe -b -s      Silent install driver and reboot the computer.
       setup.exe -u -b -s   Silent uninstall driver and reboot the computer.
       setup.exe -s         Silent install driver but not reboot the computer.
       setup.exe -u -s      Silent uninstall driver but not reboot the computer.


8)  Verifying Installation of the Driver

    For Window 9x VSD:
    	1. Open explorer
    	2. Switch to \windows\system\iosubsys
    	3. To check if Vatapi.vxd exist. If it is, then the install is successful.
    	
    For Windows 9x:
        1. Open "Control Panel" from "Start Menu -> Settings".
        2. Open "System" in "Control Panel" and select the "Device Manager".
        3. Select "Hard disk controllers" and check if the "VIA Bus Master
           PCI IDE Controller(Ultra DMA)" controller is existing or not.
        4  If it is then your installation is successful.

    For Windows NT:
        1. Open "Control Panel" from "Start Menu -> Settings"
        2. Select "SCSI Adapters" from "Control Panel".
        3. Check the "Devices" is "VIA bus master IDE drivers" or not.
        4  If it is then your installation is successful.

9) Notes
   *   It is recommended to install the CD-ROM which is not on the same
     channel with the hard drive for the performance issue.

       If you play VCD or DVD abnormally on some CD-ROM or DVD-ROM which
     is on the same channel with hard drive, we recommand you to setup
     the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM on the separatly channel.

   *   You should run the ATAPI ZIP 100MB setup program first for the
     WinNT 3.51/4.0 in order to use ZIP ATAPI 100MB normally on your
     system.

       If you run the VIA Bus Master setup program first and then the ATAPI
     ZIP 100MB setup program. After the ATAPI ZIP 100MB setup program, it
     will disable the VIA Bus Master driver after the installation. You
     could use the following steps to disable the ATAPI ZIP 100MB driver and
     enable the VIA Bus Master driver again.

       1. Double click the "Devices" icon from Control Panel.

       2. Select the service for IDE/ATAPI ZIP drive. (ex. imgatapi)

       3. Press the "Startup" button and select "Disabled".

       4. Press "OK" and reboot computer.




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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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