September 10, 1997 PC Card Director for DOS and Windows Version 4.07 ========================================================================= What This Diskettes Does ------------------------ The accompanying PC Card Director diskettes enable you to use a PC card easily. "PC Card Director" is the advanced utility software that enables you to use "Plug & Play." The following models are supported: - ThinkPad 345C/345CS - ThinkPad 365X/365XD - ThinkPad 535/535E (Japan only) - ThinkPad 560/560E - ThinkPad 760C/760CD/760L/760LD - ThinkPad 760E/760ED/760EL/760ELD - ThinkPad 760XD/760XL - ThinkPad 765D/765L Released Versions ----------------- Version 4.00 ThinkPad 760Ex support Version 4.01 ThinkPad 560, ThinkPad 365 support Version 4.02 ThinkPad 535 support Version 4.03 Problem fixes Version 4.05 ThinkPad 560E support Version 4.06 ThinkPad 765x support and a problem fix Version 4.07 Selecta Dock III support Summary of Change ----------------- Note: Diskette Version (e.g. 1.00 Version 1.00) (New) New Function or enhancement (Fix) Correction to existing function <4.01> - (Fix) The microcode cannot be written into IBM Wireless LAN. (DOS) <4.02> - (Fix) IBM WaveRunner card cannot be enabled. (Thinkpad 760ED/EL) - (Fix) Flash memory cards cannot be identified by the FFORMAT(DOS) or FFORMAT2 (OS/2) command. (DOS,OS/2) - (Fix) A strange sound occurs when the IBM 14.4/14.4 Data/Fax Modem is enabled. (Thinkpad 560) <4.03> - (Fix) If you reboot the system after the PCMCIA ATA CARD has been inserted and enabled, and if the folder of the assigned drive is displayed, the system hangs. - (Fix) The microcode cannot be written into SDLC (Modem) CCA. (DOS) - (Fix) A system hangup occurs when the system enters or exits suspend mode several times with the PC Card disabled. (DOS) - (Fix) PC Card Director doesn't show any information about the card in the socket of the docking station. (DOS) - (Fix) A system hangup occurs when IBMDSS14/04.SYS is loaded. (DOS) <4.06> - (Fix) (Windows 3.1) PC Card Director doesn't show information about the card correctly if "/IG0=1" parameter is specified for the Socket Service. Installation Guide ------------------ 1. Insert the PC Card Director for DOS, Windows diskette into the diskette drive. 2. Type A:\PCMINSTD and press Enter. 3. Follow the instruction on the screen. 4. Restart the system after completing the installation. 1. Start Windows (Enhanced Mode). 2. Select File from the Program Manager window; then select Run... from the pull-down menu. 3. Insert the PC Card Director for DOS,Windows diskette into the diskette drive. 4. Type A:\PCMINSTW and press Enter. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen. 6. Restart the system after completing the installation. Hints ----- - If you use an EMS driver with PCMCIA drivers under a DOS or Windows environment, the memory area specified by /MA must be excluded from the usable area for the EMS driver. < CONFIG.SYS > DEVICE=C: ... \EMM386.EXE ... /X=xxxx-yyyy DEVICE=C: ... \DICRMU01.SYS /MA=xxxx-yyyy < SYSTEM.INI for Windows > EMMExclude=xxx-yyyy - If you use the QEMM and run its OPTIMIZE program, you need to pay special attention to Resource Map Utility (DICRMU01.SYS, RMUDOSAT.SYS). Before running the OPTIMIZE program, remove Resource Map Utility from your CONFIG.SYS as follows: REM DEVICEHIGH=....DICRMU01.SYS After completing the OPTIMIZE program, add Resource Map Utility again. Resource Map Utility does not stay in memory, so no memory area is used. - PC Card Director for Windows supports Windows 3.1x Enhanced Mode only. - If you insert or remove PC Cards when a dialog box is opened, some contents and functions may not be valid in the dialog box. In this case please close the dialog box, and reopen it. - All the PC Cards that have been powered off in the utility will be powered on when you exit from the PC Card Director utility. - Before using a brand new FLASH PC Card, you have to initialize the card with the FFORMAT.EXE or FCHECK.EXE program. - If you see the following message: << Attention >> This card isn't supported formally It is possible that it doesn't work correctly while the FFORMAT.EXE or FCHECK.EXE program is running, the card will be formatted as if it has 256KB-erase-zone size and the write/erase logic of INTEL 28F020 or 28F010. - If you see the following message: The size of this card is too small for the card to be formatted while the FFORMAT.EXE or FCHECK.EXE program is running, the card can't be formatted because it is not large enough to make the transfer unit. (At least one transfer unit is required for FTL.) - You can't use the SRAM region of the IBM FLASH & SRAM combo card on DOS. The card appears to be a FLASH card if you install FLSHDMTD.SYS (FLASH memory technology driver), PAWATASF.SYS (ATA/SRAM/FLASH device driver), or other drivers. - In case of formatting two or more storage PC Cards, you have to run and exit the FORMAT program for every card. You must not format two or more storage PC Cards continuously. - You can't use the DISKCOPY program for the storage PC Card's drive. - If your PC has two or more PCMCIA slots, do not insert or remove a storage PC Card in the slot while you are executing DOS commands, such as FORMAT or COPY, for a storage PC Card in other slot. - The PC Card slots of the computer and SelectaDock Docking System do not support the following PC Cards: - Integral Peripherals Model 1841PA(40MB) - IBM 105MB PCMCIA hard disk drive (P/N 74G8694) - Before removing such storage PC Cards as the hard disk PC Card, flash memory PC Card, or SRAM PC Card from the PC Card slot, power off the PC Card slot using PC Card Director "Control Power off" function (for OS/2, Windows, and Windows 95) or the DOS CARDPWR.EXE utility (CARDPWR slot_number off). Otherwise, data in the PC Card may be corrupted or lost. - For the Auto Configurator driver and utility, refer to the AUTODRV.DOC file for more details. - For the PC Cards, refer to the PCMCIA.CRD file for more details on the support level. - If you use a docking station with your notebook computer, the adapter cards or the devices in the docking station may use such resources as I/O port, memory window, and IRQ. Exclude these resources from the usable area of Card Services. You can use Resource Map Utility (DOS, OS/2 2.1) or RESERVE.SYS (OS/2 Warp) to do this. - Add the /INT option if an error or a timeout occurs while the ATA(HDD) card is being used. DEVICE=...PAWATA.SYS /INT or DEVICE=...PAWATAS.SYS /INT or DEVICE=...PAWATASF.SYS /INT In this case a 4KB memory window is required for every ATA(HDD) card. - Close the PC Card Director utility before the system enters suspend mode or hibernate mode. - Close the PC Card Director utility and remove and insert the PC Card if the PC Card isn't enabled after the system exits suspend mode or hibernate mode. - If DEVICEHIGH=C:\THINKPAD\PAWATASF.SYS is specified in your CONFIG.SYS file and "BAD or missing PAWATASF.SYS" is displayed during DOS loading, change the DEVICEHIGH= string to DEVICE=. Trademarks ---------- IBM, Mwave, OS/2, PC Card Director, and ThinkPad are trademarks of IBM Corporation. PCMCIA is a trademark of Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. QEMM is a trademark of Quarterdeck Office System.