more and more PCs with Windows 2000 or Windows XP as OS are used
for DDW, I have newly designed the giveio-driver page and also written
a installer program to registerl the "giveio.sys"-driver.
"giveio.sys"-driver was written by Dale Roberts. It is
necessary for direct I/O access under Windows NT/2000/XP. You can
find more information about this driver in the Dr.Dobb's
The giveio.sys driver is only necessary for ddw versions < 0.8!
driver can be loaded by the small program written by P. Tomlinson.
The driver and the loader can be obtained here.
To install the driver start "Loaddrv.exe" and specify
the path and driver name (and extention!!, e.g. "C:\Treiber\giveio.sys").
Click on the 'load' button to register the driver. The driver has
to be started by clicking on the 'start' button. Under Windows NT
it will appear in the applet 'Devices'. You can right click the
driver and start or stop it there also. To start the driver during
system boot you have to change the startup mode from 'manual' to
'automatic'. Under Win2000 und Win XP you will find the driver here:
Control panel -> System ->Device manager ->show hidden
devices -> non Plug and Play Drivers ->giveio. To make installation
easy I have also written a small program to install/register and
to start the driver. The startup mode is set to 'automatic'. To
remove the driver stop it and then click the uninstall button of
the installer program.
giveio-driver appears to be quite robust. So far, I have not heart
about any problems.