PCMCIA Adapter Not
Detected by Windows 95
Support Bulletin: 7010
When using the Racore
M8134 adapter in Windows 95, there is a condition in which the
system may over-write the M8134's information ROM, causing the
adapter to lose functionality with card & socket services
and Windows 95. The adapter will still function in DOS with the
real mode enabler, but running RCPDIAG.EXE will report "No
configuration register found".
This situation to date has been
identified by us on the Twinhead Slimnote-890TX and the Compaq
This problem can be initially
prevented before the adapter is installed in Windows 95 by following
Before the Racore PCMCIA adapter
is inserted into the machine, edit your SYSTEM.INI file and add
the line emmexclude=d000-d3ff to the [386Enh] section.
Shutdown the machine. With the
power off, insert the Racore PCMCIA and connect your network
cable. Power the machine back on.
Windows 95 should find your
adapter and prompt for a driver. Install the Racore PCMCIA adapter
driver and when asked to specify a memory window select D000.
When the driver installation is complete, restart your machine
If this has happened to your
adapter you can rewrite your adapter's information area by following
Download UPCIS120.ZIP (2.2kb)
and extract the file UPD8CIS.EXE version 1.20 to a hard drive
Add the real mode enabler (PCMDRI.DOS
found on the driver diskette) to your CONFIG.SYS file. This can
be done by copying the file PCMDRI.DOS from the driver disk to
the root of your C: drive and adding the line "DEVICE=C:\PCMDRI.DOS"
to your CONFIG.SYS file. Temporarily remark out any other lines.
With your PCMCIA adapter inserted
into your machine, boot up to a DOS prompt by restarting your
machine and pressing the F8 key during the 2 second time you
see "Starting Windows 95"; then select the option "Command
Prompt Only". The real mode enabler should load in your
CONFIG.SYS file and report your PCMCIA adapters hardware settings
and node address.
Execute the file you downloaded
by typing UPD8CIS.EXE at the proper DOS path and pressing Enter.
Remove your PCMCIA adapter from
your machine and follow the steps above to install your adapter
in Windows 95.