Legacy Hard Drive Support
(Applicable to Intel® Desktop Boards D875PBZ, D865PERL, D865GBF and D865GLC only.)
Microsoft Windows* 98SE and Microsoft Windows* Me operating systems do not support enhanced mode IDE/Serial ATA resources for more than four devices. Before installing 98SE or Me, the BIOS Drive configuration must be changed from Enhanced to Legacy mode:
Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility (INF Update Utility)
- Enter the BIOS Setup program by pressing the key after the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) memory test begins.
- Select the Advanced menu and then the Drive Configuration menu.
- Set ATA/IDE Configuration to Legacy.
- Save and exit [F10].
There are resources in Intel chipsets that are not automatically recognized by Microsoft Windows* 98 SE or ME. It is critical that the INF utility is installed in order to enable chipset features and optimize performance with Pentium® 4 processor-based systems.
||It is also critical that the INF utility is installed first before any other drivers.|
The INF can be installed from the Intel® Express Installer CD or you may download and use the latest Intel INF installation utility. To download the latest Intel INF installation utility, select your board model:
Integrated LAN (Optional)
The drivers for the on-board LAN adapter can be installed from the driver CD or you may download and install the latest LAN adapter driver from Intel's Web site. To download the latest LAN adapter driver, select your board model:
Integrated Audio (Optional)
The drivers for the on-board audio can be installed from the driver CD or you may download and install the latest audio driver from Intel's Web site. To download the latest audio driver, select your board model:
Integrated Graphics (Optional)
The drivers for the on-board graphics can be installed from the driver CD or you may download and install the latest graphics driver from Intel's Web site. To download the latest graphics driver, select your board model:
Enabling DMA transfers
Windows 98 SE and Me install the Microsoft Bus Mastering IDE drivers automatically during installation of the operating system. However, Bus Mastering DMA support is disabled by default. Every IDE device supporting DMA Mode transfers must be enabled individually. Perform the following steps to ensure that DMA support is enabled on each device that supports it:
Intel Application Accelerator 2.x
- Go to the Control Panel - System - Device Manager tab
- Expand the "Disk drives" and "CDROM" categories.
- For each DMA capable device, select the drive from the list. For example, select "GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE47" as in the illustration below.
Figure 1: Device Manager
- Click the "Properties" button.
- Select the Settings tab.
- Select the box next to "DMA". Windows 98 will display a message box. Click OK.
- A check mark should appear in the box as in the picture below. Click "OK".
Figure 2: Checking for DMA
- Close all windows and restart the system when prompted.
Use the Intel Application Accelerator to automatically enable fast Ultra ATA transfers for a variety of ATA/ATAPI mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and CD-ROMs. This driver takes advantage of the latest Intel Ultra ATA controller features to improve both storage subsystem performance and overall system performance. The Intel Application Accelerator offers a performance advantage for those using Intel Pentium 4 processor-based systems while also offering support for next generation storage technology. The driver includes the Ultra ATA Companion, a diagnostic tool that can be used to view technical details of the ATA subsystem. The Storage Driver can be installed from the driver CD or you may download and install the latest Intel Application Accelerator. To download the latest Intel Application Accelerator, select your board model:
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Enabling Hi-Speed USB 2.0 requires the installation of the USB2.0 driver. The drivers for USB2.0 can be installed from the Intel Express Installer CD or can be downloaded from Intel's Web site. To download the latest USB 2.0 driver, select your board model:
The web distribution rights for certain Microsoft drivers and patches granted to Intel require that the driver be made available only thru password-protected Web sites. To gain access to the password-protected driver/patch, please refer to the information on the flyer included in the box.
Microsoft* DirectX* 8
Microsoft DirectX 8 includes updated drivers for the most popular sound and video adapters currently available. It is critical that this version of DirectX is installed in order to enable optimum platform performance with Intel Pentium 4 processor-based systems. DirectX 8 is included on the Express Installer CD or the latest version can be found on the Microsoft DirectX Web site*.
To view the current version of DirectX loaded on any given platform, use the Find option under the Start menu and locate DXdiag.exe. The DirectX Diagnostic tool can help you troubleshoot your DirectX installation as well as display the version of DirectX that is installed on your system.
Power Management Settings
The Power Options applet in the Control Panel dictates sleep operation. Here are some common settings:
Power Schemes tab:
- Power Scheme: "Home/Office Desk
- Turn off monitor: This setting can be any desired time. If this setting is a time greater than the "System Standby" option, Standby will occur first, making this setting unused.
- Turn off hard disks: This setting can be any desired time. If this setting is a time greater than the "System Standby" option, Standby will occur first, making this setting unused. System Standby: The amount of idle time before the system enters the sleep (S1 or S3) state.
IEEE 1394 (Optional)
- "Power Buttons" option: Change the "When I press the power button on my computer" option to "Standby". This will enable the system to go to standby (S3) state instead of shutdown when the power button is pressed.
Microsoft patches for 1394a are required for Microsoft Windows* 98SE. These patches are described and are available for download in Microsoft Knowledge Base articles 242975 and 252183. These articles can be found at Microsoft's support Web site at Microsoft's support Web site*.
A Microsoft patch for 1394a is required for Microsoft Windows* Me. This patch is described and is available for download in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 252183. This article can be found at Microsoft's support Web site at Microsoft's support Web site*.
Third Party Drivers
You'll need to load the drivers for any third party hardware components you plan to install in your PC. Refer to the documentation that comes with such hardware for complete instructions on installation.
This applies to: