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zettaimagen
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DOS PCMCIA support for old Compaq Armada 1571DM

Hi there,

 

I have recently purchased an old Compaq Armada 1571DM for a project I'm currently in, which requires both portability and the availability of a couple of COM (serial) ports. The laptop comes with a single serial port, so I thought to add the second one I need via a PCMCIA to serial card adapter. So I purchased one of these too.

 

The problem I faced is that the software I use to access the serial ports runs on DOS only, and as far as I could find on the internet, there seems to be no DOS driver/card enabler for this particular laptop.

 

I'll very much preciate your help, as I'm stuck on this issue for a long time now, and I really need to make it work.

 

Thank you very much.

 

Best regards.

 

PS.: under Windows 98 everything seems to work: PCMCIA sockets are detected, and PCMCIA adapter is properly recognized and installed thru its provided drivers.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: DOS PCMCIA support for old Compaq Armada 1571DM

Hi:

 

You may also want to post your question on the HP Business Support Forum -- Armada notebook section.

 

There is a member there (Rainald Taesler) that knows everything about those relics.  If he can't help you no one can.

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-HP-ProBook-EliteBook/bd-p/bsc-274

 

 

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zettaimagen
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Re: DOS PCMCIA support for old Compaq Armada 1571DM

Thanks Paul, I'll give him a try. In the meantime, if there is anyone else in this forum that could supply a solution, or another suggestion, will be preciated.

 

Regards.

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