JSI Tip 0440 - I can't get NT to detect the devices in my docking station.


Some Portable computers use a PCI bridge to link to the docking station. During installation, Windows NT is not able to dectect devices in this type of docking station.

The HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) in Service Pack 3 can detect devices across a PCI bridge.

Create a distribution share which contains the i386 directory or copy the i386 directory to the local disk. Rename the following files or move them to a backup directory:

      Hal.dl_ 
Halast.dl_ 
Halcbus.dl_ 
Halcbusm.dl_ 
Haloli.dl_ 
Halsp.dl_ 
Halwyse7.dl_ 

Copy the following files from Service Pack 3 (You can expand it with the /x switch):

      Hal.dll 
Hal486c.dll 
Halapic.dll 
Halast.dll 
Halcbus.dll 
Halcbusm.dll 
Halmca.dll 
Halmps.dll 
Halmpsm.dll 
Haloli.dll 
Halsp.dll 
Halwyse7.dll 

When you install Windows NT using WINNT /B /S:SourcePath, the devices in the docking station will be detected.

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