Windows driver / hd 527mb

PROBLEM - What Windows driver should be used in PS/Valuepoint systems with IDE hardfiles larger than 527MB?

Machines AFFECTED - All Valuepoint systems.

SOLUTION - A new version of the Windows 3.1/3.11 32 bit disk access device driver has been released for PS/Valuepoint systems with IDE hardfiles larger than 527MB. The prior version of this driver would only support IDE hardfiles up to 527MB.

This driver is only used with Windows 3.1/3.11 if the 32 bit disk access is enabled. The following is a method of determining if this new driver is required:

Both of the following conditions must be met:

1. An IDE hardfile 528MB or larger The simplest way to check the hardfile capacity is power-on the system and press F1 during the memory count to access the configuration utility. The IDE DASD size(s) are on page one of the utility.

2. Microsoft Windows 3.1/3.11 32-bit disk access mode is enabled To determine if 32-bit disk access mode is enabled, perform the following steps:

o select the "control panel" icon from the "main group"
o select the "386 enhanced" icon from the "control panel"
o select the "virtual memory" button from the "386 enhanced" dialog box
o see if the "use 32-bit disk access" button has an "x" covering it (enabled)

The 32-bit disk access device driver may be downloaded from the IBM PC/CO bulletin board system or library.

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