APTUNINS.TXT Driver File Contents (ppm.exe)

APTUNINS.TXT - Compaq Microcom APT(tm) Drivers Uninstall Routine  11/7/97

A. Troubleshoot your Current Installation before resorting to a
   complete removal of your APT installation.

   1. Verify that your Windows SYSTEM.INI file has been properly
      updated.  If the APT Setup routine hangs at the "Updating
      Configuration" message, check for a trailing space at the
      "drivers=mmsystem.dll" line in the [Boot] section of your
      Windows SYSTEM.INI file.

   2. Check the Release Notes or README.TXT file included with your release
      of the APT Setup Disk for any comments which might directly
      concern your hardware and software configuration.

   3. Obtain the current release of the Compaq Microcom APT Support Disk from
      the Compaq Microcom BBSconnection(tm), Compaq Microcom WWW Home Page or the
      Compaq Microcom FTP Server at the locations listed at the end of this

      The APT support files are updated regularly and may address a
      specific consideration, which could be associated with your
      operating environment and platform.

   3. Open the Parallel Modem ICON in Main->Control Panel->Parallel

      a. Use the scroll bar to check all COM ports from COM1 to COM9.
         If you observe COM9 "redirected" to Parallel Modem on LPTn,
         highlight it in blue with one mouse click, then click on the
         "Disconnect" button.

      b. When all COM ports you know to be unused are "Available", double
         click on a Port; COM1-COM4, then double click on "Parallel Modem

         Note: One or more ports may be already "In Use" by such
         ----  peripherals as a serial mouse and/or other serial

      c. Click on the "Info" button.  If you receive a report on the
         Firmware Revision of your modem, the APT installation is
         working, and you may begin to use Windows(tm) 3.xx Applications
         on the DOS COMn device you configured.

B.  Remove APT(tm) support from your System using supplied DEINST.EXE

   1.  What DEINST.EXE does:

       a. Deletes all files in the C:\PPM directory and removes that

       b. Tests for the existence of temporary directories created and
          used during APT Setup, deletes any files and removes that

       c. Deletes the following support files from C:\WINDOWS directory:

             PPM.INI, PPM.PPM and SYSTEM.PPM

       d. Deletes the following support files from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM

             PPM.386, PPM.DRV, PPM.HLP, PPM.VXD, VPPM.386, MCHOOK.DLL
             and MMISYS.DLL

       e. Cleans up the SYSTEM.INI file

             In the [BOOT] Section, deletes "ppm.drv" from the line
             drivers=mmsystem.dll ppm.drv
             In the [386 Enh] Section, delete these lines:

       f. Removes APT Parallel Modem Objects from Program Manger

E.  You are now ready to begin a "fresh" installation of your APT Setup


    Windows(tm) is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.
    APT(tm) Advanced Parallel Technology and BBSconnection(tm) are registered
    trademarks of Compaq Microcom Inc.

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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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