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Driver and Utility

There are motherboard drivers and utilities included in AOpen Bonus CD. You don’t need to install all of them in order to boot your system. But after you finish the hardware installation, you have to install your operation system first (such as Windows 2000/XP) before you can install any drivers or utilities. Please refer to your operation system’s installation guide.

Auto-runMenu from Bonus CD

You can use the auto-runmenu of Bonus CD. Choose the utility and driver and select model name.

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nVIDIA nForce Drivers

This nForce driver is an all in one package, which contains the below components:

GPU driver, Audio driver, Audio utilities, Network driver, GART driver, SMBus driver, Memory controller driver

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NVIDIA Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Display Driivveerr

For Display Driver of 98/ME/2000/XP, please use this driver for installation

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Installing Promise SATA150 Driver in Existiinngg WWiinnddoowwss

XP/2000/ME/98/NT4.0 System

Windows XP Installation Guide

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Installing Driver in Existing Windows XP System

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WARNING: If you will be moving the boot drive containing the existing Windows XP operating system to the SATA150 connector, the SATA150 driver MUST be loaded on to this hard drive while it is still attached to your existing hard drive controller. Do not attach this drive or any other hard drive to the SATA150 controller before completing this step.

After enabling the SATA150, Windows XP setup will show a "Found New Hardware" dialog box. Under Windows XP, "Mass Storage Controller" will be displayed.

1.Click on "Next," and from the generated list box, choose "Install from a list or special location (Advanced)"

2.Click on "Next," and from the generated choices, choose "Include this location in the search:"

3.Insert the Promise SATA150 driver diskette into drive A:.

4.Type "A:\" in the text box that appears. Press "OK ".

3a. Insert the Bonus CD in CD-ROM.

4a. Type "[CD-ROM]:\Driver\Promise\SATA150\Driver\WinXP"in the text box that appears. Press "OK ".

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5.Click on "Next." A message informing you that Windows XP has found "WinXP Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

6.When the New Hardware Wizard has finished installing the Promise SATA150 software, click on "Finish"

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Confirming Windows XP Installation

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1.From Windows XP, open the Control Panel from "My Computer".

2.Click on "Performance and maintenance".

3.Click on the "System" icon.

4.Choose the "Hardware" tab, and then click the "Device Manager" tab.

5.Click the "+" in front of "SCSI controllers". "WinXP Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

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Windows 2000 Installation Guide

 

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Installing Driver During New Windows 2000 Installation

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1.Start the installation:

a.Floppy Install: Boot the computer with the Windows 2000 installation diskettes.

b.Floppyless Install: Boot from floppy and type "WINNT". After files have been copied, the system will reboot. On the reboot,

press <F6> after the message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration..." appears.

c. CD-ROMInstall: Boot from theCD-ROM.Press <F6> after the message "Press F6 if you need to install third party SCSI or RAID driver" appears.

2.When the "Windows 2000 Setup" window is generated, press "S" to Specify an Additional Device(s)

3.Insert the Promise SATA150 driver diskette into drive A: and press "Enter" key.

4.Use "↑" or "↓" to choose "Win2000 Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" from the list that appears on screen, and then press the "Enter" key.

5.The Windows 2000 Setup screen will appear again saying "Setup will load support for the following mass storage devices:" The list will include "Win2000 Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller".

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NOTE: If you need to specify any additional devices to be installed, do so at this time. Once all devices are specified, continue to the next step -

6. From the Windows 2000 Setup screen, press the Enter key. Setup will now load all device files and then continue the Windows 2000 installation.

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Installing Driver in Existing Windows 2000 System

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WARNING: If you will be moving the boot drive containing the existing Windows 2000 operating system to the SATA150 connector, the SATA150 driver MUST be loaded on to this hard drive while it is still attached to your existing hard drive controller. Do not attach this drive or any other hard drive to the SATA150 connector before completing this step.

After enabling the SATA150 IDE controller and rebooting your system, Windows 2000 setup will show a "New Hardware Found" dialog box. Under Windows 2000, "PCI Mass Storage Controller" will be displayed.

1.Choose "Search for a suitable driver for my device (Recommended)". from the list, and then press "Enter".

2.Choose "Specify a location." and then press "Next"

3.Choose "Mass Storage controller" and press "next" and next screen press "finish"

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4.Insert the Promise SATA150 driver diskette into drive A:.

5.Type "A:\" in the text box that appears. Press " OK ".

4a. Insert the Bonus CD in CD-ROM.

5a. Type "[CD-ROM]:\Driver\Promise\SATA150\Driver\Win2000"in the text box that appears. Press "OK ".

6.Click on "Next." A message informing you that Windows has found "Win2000 Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

7.Click on "Next," and then on "Finish."

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Confirming Windows 2000 Installation

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1.From Windows 2000, open the Control Panel from "My Computer" followed by the System icon.

2.Choose the "Hardware" tab, and then click the "Device Manager" tab.

3.Click the "+" in front of "SCSI controllers". "Win2000 Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

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Installing Drivers During Windows Me Installation

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The following details the installation of the Serial ATA drivers while installing Windows Me (with the Serial ATA controller is enabled already).

1.Install Windows Me fully.

2.After installation, go the "Start" menu and choose "Settings."

3.From the "Settings" menu, choose "Control Panel."

4.In the "Control Panel" window, double-clickon the "System" icon.

5.In the "System" window, choose the "Device Manager" tab.

6.In the hierarchical display under "Other Devices" is a listing for "PCI Mass Storage Controller." Choose it and then press the "Properties" button.

7.Choose "Reinstall Driver," and then press "Next."

8.Choose "Specify the location of the driver (Advanced)," then press "Next".

9.Insert the Promise SATA150 driver diskette into drive A:

10.Choose "Specify a Location," and then type "A:\"

9a. Insert the "Bonus CD" in CD-ROM.

10a. Choose "Specify a Location," and then type "[CD-ROM]:\Driver\Promise\SATA150\Driver\Win98-Me"in the text

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box.

 

11.Press the "Next" button. A message informing you that Windows Me has found "Win98-MEPromise SATA150 TX2plus(tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

12.Press "Next," then "Finish".

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Confirming Driver Installation in Windows Me

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To confirm that the driver has been properly loaded in Windows Me, perform the following steps:

1.Choose "Settings" from the "Start" menu.

2.Choose "Control Panel," and then double-clickon the "System" icon.

3.Choose the "Device Manager" tab, and then click the "+" in front of "SCSI & RAID controllers". "Win98-MEPromise SATT150 TX2plus(tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

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Installing Drivers During Windows 98 SE Installation

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The following details the installation of the Serial ATA drivers while installing Windows 98 SE (with the SATA controller is enabled already).

1.After enabling the Serial ATA controller and configuring the hard drive(s), partition and format your hard drive(s), if necessary.

2.Install Windows 98 SE normally.

3.After installation, go the "Start" menu and choose "Settings."

4.From the "Settings" menu, choose "Control Panel."

5.In the "Control Panel" window, double-clickon the "System" icon.

6.In the "System" window, choose the "Device Manager" tab.

7.In the hierarchical display under "Other Devices" is a listing for "PCI Mass Storage Controller." Choose it and then press the "Properties" button.

8.Choose "Reinstall Driver," and then press "Next."

9.Choose "Search for a better driver than the one your device is using now (recommended)," then press "Next."

10.Insert the Promise SATA150 driver diskette into drive A:.

11.Choose "Specify a Location," and then type "A:\"

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10a. Insert the "Bonus CD" in CD-ROM.

11a. Choose "Specify a Location," and then type"[CD-ROM]:\Driver\Promise\SATA150\Driver\Win98-Me"in the text box.

12.Press the "Next" button. A message informing you that Windows has found "Win98-MEPromise SATA150 TX2plus(tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

13.Press "Next," then "Finish".

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Confirming Driver Installation in Windows 98

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To confirm that the driver has been properly loaded in Windows 98, perform the following steps:

1.Choose "Settings" from the "Start" menu.

2.Choose "Control Panel," and then double-clickon the "System" icon.

3.Choose the "Device Manager" tab, and then click the "+" in front of "SCSI controllers." "Win98-MEPromise SATA150 TX2plus(tm) IDE Controller" should appear.

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Windows NT 4.x Installation Guide

 

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Installing Drivers During New Windows NT 4.0 Installation

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1.Start the system installation by booting from the Windows NT disk:

a.Floppy install: boot the system with the Windows NT installation diskettes.

b.Floppyless install: boot from floppy and type "WINNT /B". After files have been copied, the system will reboot. On the reboot, press the "F6" key when the message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration…" appears.

c.CD-ROMdisk install: boot from theCD-ROMdisk and press the "F6" key when the message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration…" appears.

2.When the "Windows NT Setup" window is generated, press "S" to specify an Additional Device(s).

3.Use "↑" or "↓" to select "Other" and press the "Enter" key.

4.Insert the driver diskette into drive A: and press the "Enter" key.

5.Choose "WinNT Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" from the list that appears on screen, and then press the "Enter" key.

6.The Windows NT Setup screen will appear again saying, "Setup will load support for the following mass storage devices:" The list will include "WinNT Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller".

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NOTE: If you need to specify any additional devices to be installed, do so at this time. Once all devices are specified, continue to the next step.

7.From the Windows NT Setup screen, press the Enter key. Setup will now load all device files and then continue the Windows NT installation.

8.After a successful installation, the "SCSI Adapter Setup" box will show that the "WinNT Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" driver has been installed.

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Installing Drivers with Existing Windows NT 4.0

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WARNING: If you wish to use your current bootable drive with the Windows NT4 operating system on the SATA150, perform the steps below while the boot drive is still attached to your existing onboard IDE controller. Do not attach any drives to your SATA150 until the steps below are complete.

1.Choose "Settings" from the "Start" menu.

2.Choose "Control Panel" from the "Settings" menu.

3.Double-clickon the "SCSI Adapters" icon, which generates the "SCSI Adapters" dialog box.

4.Choose "Drivers," and then press "Add."

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5.In the "Install Drivers" dialog box, press "Have Disk…"

6.When the "Install From Disk" appears, Insert the driver diskette into drive A:, then choose "OK."

7.When the "Install Driver" dialog box appears, select "WinNT Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" and then press "OK".

8.When the "Select SCSI Adapter Option" dialog box appears, press "Install."

9.After a successful installation, the "SCSI Adapter Setup" box will show that the "WinNT Promise SATA TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller" driver has been installed.

10.Power off your system, and then attach your hard drive(s) to the SATA150 controller.

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Installing USB2.0 Driver in Existing Windowss XXPP SSyysstteemm

* Windows XP Installation Guide

NOTICE:

If you have install Windows XP Service Pack1 , it is not necessary to install USB 2.0 driver.

Because USB2.0 driver was packaged in Service Pack1

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Installing Driver in Existing Windows XP System

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Please follow these directions for a smooth installation of the USB 2.0 package.

After enabling the USB 2.0, Windows XP setup will show a "Found New Hardware" dialog box. Under Windows XP, "Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller" will be displayed.

1.Click on "Next," and from the generated list box, choose "Install from a list or special location (Advanced)", click "Next"

2.Click on "Next," and from the generated choices, choose "Include this location in the search:"

3.Insert the Bonus CD in CD-ROM.

4.Type "[CD-ROM]:\Driver\Nvidia\USB2.0\WinXP"in the text box that appears.

5.Click on "Next." A message informing you that Windows XP has found "NVIDIA PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller W/ Filter FPGA (3616)" should appear.

6.When the New Hardware Wizard has finished installing the USB driver, click on "Finish"

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Installing USB 2.0 Driver in Existing Windowwss 9988//MMEE//22000000 SSyysstteemm

For USB 2.0 driver for Windows 98/ME/2000, please use this driver for installation

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