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README for Portable Drive Bay and Portable 20X CD-ROM Driver for Windows 95/98/NT and 2000
devbay.txt
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s 14 Sep 2000
Portable Drive Bay and Portable 20X CD-ROM Driver for Windows 95/98/NT and 2000
devbay.exe
195.15 KB
September 14 Sep 2000
DOS mode CD-ROM enabler for the Portable Drive Bay and 20X Portable CD-ROM drive
devbaycd.exe
51.03 KB
n/a 14 Sep 2000
This document provides the Portable Drive Bay and the Portable 20X CD-ROM Drive drivers for Microsoft Windows 95/98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000.
Additional information

Note: This driver, DEVBAY.EXE, will now automatically extract to your hard disk drive. It will only extract under Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Me, Microsoft Windows NT, and Microsoft Windows 2000.

This Additional Information field contains the following sections
I. Installation instructions for DOS
II. Installation instructions for Windows 95/98
III. Installation instructions for Windows NT
IV. Installation instructions for Windows 2000.

I. Installation instructions for DOS
To install DOS mode support for a CD-ROM drive, follow the instructions outlined below.
  1. Download devbaycd.exe to your hard disk drive.
  2. Edit the CONFIG.SYS file and add the following line:
    device=x:\devbaycd.exe /p:320 /d:ibmcd001

    where x: is the location of where you downloaded the driver to. For example, device=c:\devbaycd.exe /p:320 /d:ibmcd001 would indicate that the driver was downloaded to the root directory of the C drive.
  3. Save the changes and close the CONFIG.SYS file.
  4. Edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file and add the following line
    x:\mscdex.exe /d:ibmcd001

    where x: is the location of the MSCDEX.EXE file. For example, the line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file may read C:\mscdex.exe /d:ibmcd001 , assuming MSCDEX is in your root directory.
  5. Save the changes and close the AUTOEXEC.BAT
  6. Restart the system for the changes to take affect.

II. Installation instructions Windows 95/98 (devbay.exe)
Note: This device requires the use of an additional interrupt resource (IRQ). It may be necessary on some ThinkPad systems to disable one feature (i.e. the hot / warm swap feature of the UltraBay, Infrared or serial port, etc.) to enable this device.

Do not have the PC Card installed in the system at this time.
  1. Start Windows 95/98.
  2. Download the file to the hard disk.
  3. Double-click the file to extract it to the hard disk drive (the default directory is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\PORTBAY).
  4. Insert the PC Card for the Portable Drive Bay. After the Hardware Wizard detects new hardware it will prompt you for the drivers for the new device. Change the location to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\PORTBAY\WIN95 (or the custom location the drivers were extracted to).
  5. After the drivers are installed, it will prompt you to restart the system. Make sure there are no programs running, remove any diskettes from the floppy drive, and click Yes to restart the computer.
III. Installation instructions Windows NT (devbay.exe)
Note: This device requires the use of an additional interrupt resource (IRQ). It may be necessary on some ThinkPad systems to disable one feature (i.e. the hot / warm swap feature of the UltraBay, Infrared or serial port, etc.) to enable this device.

Do not have the PC Card installed in the system at this time.
  1. Start Windows NT and Log on with Administrative privileges.
  2. Download the file to the hard disk drive.
  3. Double-click the file to extract it to the hard disk drive (the default directory is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\PORTBAY).
  4. Click Start, then select Settings, then click Control Panel, and then double-click SCSI Adapters.
  5. Click the Add button. Be sure to change the location where Windows NT will look for the driver. Change the location to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\PORTBAY (or the custom location the drivers were extracted to).
  6. Select Portable Drive Bay and click the OK button.
  7. When prompted for the location of the drivers, change the location to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\PORTBAY\WINNT (or the custom location the drivers were extracted to).
  8. After the drivers are installed, it will prompt yo u to restart the system. Make sure there are no programs running, remove any diskettes from the floppy drive, and click the Yes button to restart the computer.
IV. Installation instructions Windows 2000 (devbay.exe)
Note: Do not have the PC Card installed in the system at this time.
  1. Start or install Windows 2000. (The portable drive bay does not support the actual installation of Windows 2000.)
  2. Log on to Windows 2000 with Administrative privileges.
  3. Download the file to the hard disk.
  4. Double-click the file to extract it to the hard disk drive (the default directory is C:\DRIVERS\WIN\PORTBAY\).
  5. Insert the PCMCIA-IDE card into the PCMCIA slot,
  6. Windows 2000 will auto detect the card and bring up the New Hardware wizard. Click the Next button.
  7. Choose Display a list of Devices... and click the Next button.
  8. From the list of hardware, select Other Devices and click the Next button.
  9. Click the Have Disk button and specify the directory where the files are extracted as C:\DRIVERS\WIN\PORTBAY\WIN2K. If you extracted the files to a different location, specify that location instead.
  10. Select Portable Drive Bay and click the Next button. The drivers will now install.
  11. When the installation completes, click the Finish button and restart the machine when prompted.


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Document ID : DS002450
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-4DXQKX
Last Updated : 04 Feb 2013
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