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Win95 FAQ Part 4 of 14: Hardware
Section - 4.12. Other PnP theory (SCSI, monitors, printers, PCMCIA, etc)

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Top Document: Win95 FAQ Part 4 of 14: Hardware
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   SCSI: Supposedly you can power-on a SCSI device while you computer is
   running, and Win95 will enumerate and mount it instantly! OK, not
   entirely. Sometimes it takes a few presses "Refresh" in Device Manager
   before the new device appears, but it should work. The newest SCSI
   peripherals can auto-configure themselves, where the host adapter
   assigns them a SCSI ID. Normally, Win95 ASPI will scan the SCSI bus on
   power-up and present you with the "Found new hardware" requester.
   
   NOTE: A handful of SCSI drivers for Win95 seem to be missing Logical
   Unit Number (LUN) support. LUN support lets things like CD-ROM
   Jukeboxes work, by assigning a drive letter to each LUN. The result
   is: You will only see ONE device and not six or seven. To fix this,
   get an updated Win95 driver for your SCSI card, or get a different
   card (All Adaptec drivers for AHA-1510 and up have LUN support; others
   you might be able to turn on LUN support in their "Settings" tab in
   the Device Properties.) Also check out MS's CD-ROM Changer Driver
   Update. 
   
   Monitors: Win95 video drivers can poll the monitor for scan rate
   information, if the monitor can reply back.
   
   Printers: PnP printers are just starting to show up. This is where the
   printer sends back info about itself on a bi-directional parallel
   port. The "Windows has found new hardware..." requester will show up,
   asking you for a Win95 printer driver, and you can begin using the
   printer right away.
   
   PCMCIA: If you have a notebook computer, you need Win95. Forget that
   messy DOS PC card driver nonsense and incompatibilities with certain
   PC card chipsets, and special "no card services" drivers. Win95 runs
   Card Services in protected mode, using no conventional memory, and
   will give you the "Found new hardware" requester when you insert a new
   card for the first time. Modems work straight away with Win95 TAPI
   programs. Net cards will re-connect to the network for you when you
   insert them. SCSI cards will mount all devices on its cable. And best
   of all: You can still use dumb DOS programs that require EMS memory at
   the same time!
   

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Top Document: Win95 FAQ Part 4 of 14: Hardware
Previous Document: 4.11. Basic PCI Plug & Play theory (Don't bother also)
Next Document: 4.13. Top ten hardware mistakes

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