Unknown PC Card is inserted

March 2, 2010 at 03:10:57
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, i have problem with PCMCIA card. I am trying to install Silicom DualSerial PCMCIA adapter in DOS, but when insert this card in socket, DOS writte: Fatal error: Unknown PC Card is inserted.
this is my CONFIG.SYS
FILES=30
BUFFERS=10
DOS=HIGH
device=c:\dos\emm383.exe noems x=d000-dfff
DEVICE=C:\PCM\CNFIGNAM.EXE /DEFAULT
DEVICE=C:\PCM\PCMSS.EXE
DEVICE=C:\PCM\PCMCS.EXE
DEVICE=C:\PCM\PCMRMAN.SYS
DEVICE=C:\PCM\PCMSCD.EXE

DEVICE=C:\DISKETTE\S2SDRV.EXE


sorry about my language, I writte with dictionary
Please give me instruction, how to solve this problem.
thangs!


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#1
March 2, 2010 at 11:52:37
Try:

DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
device=c:\dos\emm383.exe noems x=d000-dfff
FILES=30
BUFFERS=10
DOS=HIGH,UMB
DEVICE=C:\PCM\CNFIGNAM.exe /DEFAULT
DEVICE=C:\PCM\PCMSS.exe
DEVICE=C:\PCM\PCMCS.exe
DEVICE=C:\PCM\PCMRMAN.SYS
DEVICE=C:\PCM\PCMSCD.exe
DEVICE=C:\DISKETTE\S2SDRV.exe

What version of dos are you using?

Are you sure all those files are supposed to load in config.sys?

If the card is supposed to work in dos then either the setup disk should configure config.sys or it should tell you how to manually edit it.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#2
March 2, 2010 at 22:43:27
thangs for replay.

I try your configuration, no results.
DOS version 7.1 (from win98)
all those files is in PCM folder.

this card is supposed to work in DOS

from PCMCIA card seler:
1x PCMCIA 16 bit, 5V pc-card
2x RS-232 dongle
1x installation manual
1x driver diskette (operating system : MS DOS, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/XP/2000/Vista)
If you looking for TRUE RS-232 in your notebook - this is BEST SOLUTION

this is readme.txt http://www.aurimas.narod.ru/readme.txt


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#3
March 2, 2010 at 23:38:37
Did the driver diskette make the change in config.sys or did you edit it yourself?

These lines should be OK as they are standard:

DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
device=c:\dos\emm383.exe noems x=d000-dfff
FILES=30
BUFFERS=10
DOS=HIGH,UMB

So you can probably leave those as they are. I'm not sure about the other lines as they are for the card and I can't know if they are correct.

The error 'Unknown PC Card is inserted' may be a bios message and not coming from dos but I can't be sure of that either.

Or, looking at the readme.txt file, it may be because S2SDRV.EXE isn't configured right. It has quite a few switches (/irq, /instl, etc) that might be wrong.

There's just no way for me to know. You've got the manual and disk. You'll have to follow the instructions in the manual.

The serial port on your laptop is one form of an RS-232 port. Are you sure you even need that card? Maybe you can use the serial port.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#4
March 3, 2010 at 00:52:32
my laptop don't have serial port.
when I install PCM+, config.sys editing automatical.
then I install S2S driver (this is Silicom card driver). then in config.sys appeared this line: device=c:\s2s\s2sdrv.exe
I don't known or my cardbus (Texas Instruments PCIxxx21 controller) compatible with 16 bit cards.

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#5
March 3, 2010 at 12:17:23
It's hard to believe it doesn't have a serial port. What is your laptop model number?

Other than that, you should check to see if any of the S2SDRV.exe switches (/irt, etc.) apply to your situation.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#6
March 3, 2010 at 21:30:52
my laptop is Acer Extensa 4220-050508Mi

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#7
March 3, 2010 at 22:25:07
I suspect it's compatible with 16-bit cards but couldn't find anything definite.

The only thing I can suggest is you experiment with the S2SDRV switches. Or maybe something in cmos/bios setup needs to be changed. The card is old and by now obscure and you seem to have more info on it (manual, drivers) than I could find on the internet. I simply don't have any of the equipment in front of me and can't give you a solution.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#9
March 4, 2010 at 01:15:58
In this config.sys line:

device=c:\dos\emm383.exe noems x=d000-dfff

the x=d000-dfff tells dos not to load anything in that address span because it's reserved for some hardware--maybe the card. If the card setup did that then it's OK. If not, you may need to check the manual to see if other space needs to be reserved.

And like I say, you may need to experiment with all the switches that S2SDRV allows. That should be covered in the manual.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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