OT: Toshiba T4400C laptop questions

From: JAMES WEBSTER <jwebste3_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Wed Jul 28 18:47:23 1999


Start at the URL above. There are actually a number of sub-classes
of the SC-400 sound card, so you need to determine which one that
it is. There are Windows 95 drivers for a few of these. The site
also has .JPG files of some of the cards, displaying jumper
settings, etc. You also need to read the documention for the
driver that you download, since the driver command (in CONFIG.SYS
and/or AUTOEXEC.BAT) requires a switch that that tells the sound
card that there is a CD-ROM attached. And the switch letter
(as in "/T:???", etc.) changes depending on the Name Brand of
the CD-ROM itself. Hope that this helps!
  Jim Webster

Christian Fandt wrote:
> Hi folks, this is not really on topic as the machine in question doesn't
> fit the ten year rule. But the list is a way to make first contact with
> this query though. Reply off-list if you please.
> Assuming one or more of you on the list are well-versed or even expert with
> the T4400C, I pose a question to a problem I would like some advice on. The
> machine belongs to my uncle and I'm helping him solve the problem.
> As you may know this is a 1992 vintage machine: 486DX, 25 MHz, 12 Mb RAM,
> 120 Mb hdd, VGA color LCD display plus a Toshiba Desk Station IV docking
> station. He installed Windows 95 and a sound card and CD-ROM drive into the
> Desk Sta. IV.
> He got the laptop second-hand and of course the manual was missing. The
> D.S. IV was new, fresh outta the box and has a manual. The sound card and
> CD-ROM is a Reveal SC400 package he scrounged from an old machine. Driver
> disks came with it at least.
> Problem is that the CD-ROM drive is not interested in working with the
> system. W95 does not see it.
> The sound card has the IDE interface meant for the Panasonic CD-ROM (which
> is model CR-563-B) and the CD drive is plugged into that. So, BIOS setup
> for setting a second IDE device does not work in this case. Looks like
> there's no provision in the BIOS for a second IDE (slave) device anyway.
> Apparently (and be aware that this is the very first time I've ever fiddled
> with a sound card/CD-ROM combination) the drivers for the CD-ROM are part
> of the sound card drivers. Well, the drivers predate the release of W95 by
> a couple of years and Windows 3.1 and DOS are of course the only operating
> systems mentioned in the installation. One of the attempts at installation
> seemed to let W95 know there's a CDROM and sound card but the CDROM was not
> accessable and the "undocked" mode caused W95 to try to fuss with the
> drivers, etc. to get itself running. The CDROM was correctly set to be
> present in "docked" mode and not present in "undocked" mode. Same for the
> sound card.
> Has anybody installed a CDROM and sound card set into their Desk Station IV
> and gotten it running okay under W95?
> Has anyone even installed W95 onto their T4400C? Results?
> Thanks for your experiences.
> Regards, Chris
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Received on Wed Jul 28 1999 - 18:47:23 BST

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