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 document. 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 Modem. 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 LPTn". Note: One or more ports may be already "In Use" by such ---- peripherals as a serial mouse and/or other serial devices. 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 directory. b. Tests for the existence of temporary directories created and used during APT Setup, deletes any files and removes that directory. 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 directory: 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: device=ppm.386 device=vppm.386 f. Removes APT Parallel Modem Objects from Program Manger E. You are now ready to begin a "fresh" installation of your APT Setup Disk. --- 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. Compaq Microcom Hardware Support Sales Info: (800) 822-8224 Compaq Microcom Inc. Hardware Support: (781) 551-1313 500 River Ridge Drive Main: (781) 551-1000 Norwood, MA USA 02062 BBSconnection(tm) (781) 255-1125 WWW: http://www.microcom.com FAXconnection(tm) (800) 285-2802 FTP: ftp.microcom.comDownload Driver Pack
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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