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PCMCIA Swap Box

  • The Plug and Play and Non-Plug and Play SwapBoxes will default to use I/O port address: 3E0 - 3E1 under all operating systems. The SwapBox will use an available IRQ (for Non-Plug and Play versions). If IRQ 10 is available (not in use by other hardware), the SwapBox will use it.
  • Because Windows 95 includes drivers for PCMCIA support, the PCMCIA software (CardSoft/CardWizard) provided with the SwapBox, is not required. CardSoft/CardWizard is only needed for DOS, Windows 3.1, and 3.1. Refer to the Unistall CardSoft/CardWizard removal instructions below.
  • Always verify the ISA card and cables are seated securely.

Uninstall CardSoft/CardWizard

If you have installed the CardSoft/CardWizard software, you must uninstall it before you can install the SwapBox under Windows 95. If you have not installed the CardWizard software, please skip to Installing SwapBox into Windows95 or Installing Windows95 over SwapBox.

  • To remove CardSoft/CardWizard files manually:

    1. At the C:\> prompt, edit your config.sys file by typing Edit c:\ config.sys
    2. Delete the 7 or 8 CardSoft/CardWizard device drivers. If you added the EMM386.exe (memory manager), you may keep it for loading other device drivers in the upper memory block this will free more of your conventional memory.
    3. Delete the memory segment X=D000-DFFF.
    4. Save the file and exit.
    5. At the C:\> prompt, type: Edit c:\windows\system.ini
    6. Scroll down to the enhanced-mode section, you will see two device drivers ending with extension *.386. These were added by the installation of CardSoft/CardWizard.
      Delete these files.
    7. Save the file and exit.
    8. Reboot your system for changes to take effect.

  • To remove CardSoft/CardWizard using the OS, you can use the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. Refer to the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel Help for instruction in use of the Control Panel.

Installing SwapBox into Windows95

  • Plug and Play (Models: SBI-D2P and SBI-C2P): After you physically install the SwapBox into your PC, Windows 95 will recognize it and notify you new hardware was found. Additionally, Windows95 will try to install software for it.
  • Non-Plug and Play (Models: SBI-D2, SBI-C2, SBI-FC1D1 and bootable products): Windows95 will ask that the Windows 95 installation CD be placed in the CD-ROM drive or for Windows 95 diskettes. Follow the Windows95 Setup program. Typically Diskette No. 5 will be required to copy the needed files onto your hard disk.
  • If Windows 95 does not display the message: New Hardware Found for your type of the SwapBox, do a Manual Installation in Windows95.

Manual Installation in Windows95

Windows 95 usually recognizes the presence of a Plug & Play SwapBox during a boot procedure. If it does not, you can add the SwapBox using the Windows 95 Control Panel. This can be done by:

  • Double click My Computer
  • Double click the Control Panel icon.
  • or click START - Settings - Control Panel.
  • Double click Add New Hardware icon.
  • Click the button Next.
  • Click No. (You know you are trying to install a PCMCIA SwapBox.) Selecting Yes, will add a several minutes to install.
  • Select PCMCIA Socket from the Hardware component list.
  • Click Next.
  • Choose SCM Microsystems as your new hardware manufacturer.
  • Highlight the SCM SwapBox family Plug and Play PCMCIA controller for PNP SwapBox.
  • (or Highlight the SCM SwapBox family controller for non-PNP products).
  • Click the Next button to verify the I/O port (3E0 - 3E1) assigned, and the assigned IRQ (usually 10 or 11 depending on the availability of the IRQs in your system), otherwise a different IRQ will be assigned. For Plug and Play products (depending on your computer) Windows 95 will manage resources without assigning an IRQ to the SwapBox.
  • Finish the installation and reboot the system for changes to take effect.

Installing Windows95 over SwapBox

If a SwapBox has been installed in you computer and you are now going to upgrade to Windows95, the SwapBox will be automatically recognized by the Windows 95 Setup program. By following the steps below, you can verify correct installation of your SwapBox.

  1. Open the folder, My Computer.
  2. Click the icon Control Panel, and then the System icon to get to system properties.
  3. Click the Device Manager tab.
  4. Click the entry PCMCIA socket. The entry: SCM SwapBox Family Plug & Play PCMCIA controller should display on your screen if you are installing a PNP product. If you are installing a non-PNP product, the entry will simply read: SCM SwapBox Family PCMCIA Controller.
  5. Your verification is complete.

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