Product Alert

Proper Recognition of PIIX4 (Intel 82371AB) Under Windows 95

Background Information
The PIIX4 (Intel 82371AB) of the TI5TT motherboard you received will not be properly recognized by the following versions of Windows 95 operating system.

Version 950 Windows 95 (Retail Release)
Version 950A Windows 95 OEM Service Release (OSR1)
Version 950B Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2) or Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.0 plus USB Supplement (OSR2.1)

Workaround
Modifications to the .INF files are necessary for Windows 95, Versions 950, 950A and 950B, to recognize PIIX4 properly. An application note that describes these modifications from Intel Corporation can be downloaded here.

You may also download bus master IDE drivers for PIIX4 under Windows 95 Versions 950, 950A and 950B from our web site. This bus master IDE driver, however, is a "beta" version and Intel plans to release a production version around the end of March.

Please click on the appropriate executable file to download.

BMIDE_95.EXE
Beta Version of Bus Master Driver for Windows '95

BMIDE_NT.EXE
Beta Version of Bus Master for Windows NT

BMIDEOS2.EXE
Beta Version of Bus Master for OS/2 3.0


Warning!


After installing the PIIX4 drivers, the Primary and Secondary Bus Master IDE Controllers in Device Manager are not recognized. In order for the OS to recognize the Primary and Secondary controller, you will need to do the following.

Go to the Control Panel, System and Device Manager. First, select "Hard Disk Controllers," then the "Intel 82371AB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller." Next, click on "Properties" and select the "Resources" tab. In order to de-select, click on "Use Automatic Settings," so the check mark in the box disappears. Finally, click "OK" and reboot your system.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact TMC Technical Support department at (408) 262-0888, Fax: (408) 262-1082 or by e-mail: [email protected]



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