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Win95 PCMCIA Installation

By Cyberbob ·
Hello All

I have an IBM Thinkpad & Docking Station with which I am trying to setup a PCMCIA Card in (either laptop or Docking Stn.)I have installed IBM's Card Wizard for Win95 but when I run the wizard to detect it comes up with this:- The CardWizard DOS Device Driver CSALLOC.EXE was loaded by your
config.sys file before CS.SYS. The Driver CSALLOC.EXE
should follow CS.SYS in your config.sys file.The driver
file does not exist on disk.File = CSALLOC.EXE

I have checked Config.sys and everything is in the correct order. I have tried REM ' ing lines as well as changing the order in which they load and still nothing.

HELP Please.

Cheers

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by rindi1 In reply to Win95 PCMCIA Installation

Remove all cardwizard drivers etc from config.sys as well as from everywhere else you may have them. Also remove ibm's win95 cardwizard. Also remove all pcmcia cards from your PC. Now reboot. Windows 95 should now find and install the necessary drivers by itself. If it doesn't, open your control panel, add new hardware, then let windows find the new hardware. Only if the PCMCIA drivers still can't be found, install IBM's card wizard software for windows 95, but only that, without any DOS drivers. Reboot, then insert your PCMCIA card. Windows should now install the card specific drivers. You may need the card's disk for that.

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by Mr.IE In reply to Win95 PCMCIA Installation

I agree with "m". Remove all of the lines from your config.sys file that refer to the Card and socket services drivers 1st. Remove any PCMCIA cards. Next Boot into Windows, and remove any drivers for Card Services from Device Manager (System Applet in Control Panel) Re-Boot. Windows should automatically detect the correct device at startup, if not, Run the AddNew Harware wizard, if still no hardware detected, you will have to select a device and type manually, (Have the Drivers ready, you'll beprompted) Once Card Services is working correctly, Any PCMCIA Card should be detected automatically when inserted into the slot, Some cards require, there own drivers though. Good Luck. I had to work this out for 400 Thinkpads for a Rollout project I was on. Greg

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by pwojcieh In reply to Win95 PCMCIA Installation

I agree with the above answers but I have a little more info for you. You didn't mention which thinkpad you have. But go to the itm site, and click on support and then type in the model number (it's on the bottom of your thinkpad) . It should bring up a matrix of drivers for your particular thnkpad. Download the latest version of Card Wizzard. Delete all previous copies of card wizzard and then install your new version. Restart your computer with your pc card in the slot. Let the card wizzard detect the card, and install about the same time Wondows X )depending on what version you have) will detect the modem. Just let it install it, but make sure you have the pc card drivers and make windows install them. With thinkpads, it has to have card wizzard to work properly. I have tried it without and never got it to work. Once I put it in, and let windows also install it, the pc cards (network, modem etc) worked fine.

Happy computing!

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by dobick In reply to Win95 PCMCIA Installation

Try placing csalloc.exe in your autoexec.bat file.

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