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[SOLVED] 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

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[SOLVED] 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

#1 Post by beshad » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:51 pm

hi all,

I have been getting great advises here helping me to finish set up all the WIN95b drivers on this laptop.the last 1-2 drivers that i can not get to work are PCI Bridge and PCI Cardbus Bridge drivers in the system->drivers section. please see screenshot below (USB one is solved now):

https://ibb.co/W02TxBw

i have tried all the drivers on this forum Drivers page for this model laptop here but none has worked so far. would anyone know what model/manufacturer are the PCI hardware for 380XD? or where i can find the missing drivers please?

cheers
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Re: 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

#2 Post by Screamer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:44 pm

Try this driver, it should install the PCI cardbus bridge. On the other hand, I have no clue what the PCI bridge driver is.

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Re: 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

#3 Post by beshad » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:50 pm

Screamer wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Try this driver, it should install the PCI cardbus bridge. On the other hand, I have no clue what the PCI bridge driver is.

thank you, will try the driver tonight and report here

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Re: 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

#4 Post by beshad » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:12 pm

Screamer wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Try this driver, it should install the PCI cardbus bridge. On the other hand, I have no clue what the PCI bridge driver is.
thanks for the PCI driver file Screamer but it did not work :( any other suggestions? I guess it would have helped in search for drivers mission if i knew what brand/model PCI Bus hardware these 380XD laptops have. before downgrading from 98 to 95 i took screenshots of the other devices in System->Device window to avoid this situation, but missed the PCI.

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Re: 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

#5 Post by Screamer » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:08 am

The 380XD uses a Texas Instruments PCI-1250A cardbus controller, and the PCI ID for it is 104C:AC16. If I am not wrong, you could also use the driver meant for a Texas Instruments PCI-1250, since they both share the same PCI ID.

Would it be possible for you to check the PCI IDs of those unknown devices, through the device manager? I could definitely use some confirmation that we are hunting for the right driver, or the wrong driver.

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Re: 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

#6 Post by Screamer » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:31 am

I think I may have found out what the PCI bridges are... it's part of the chipset, maybe?

This driver that is meant for the 430TX chipset/PCIset, should work on your 380XD.

I've also uploaded another driver for the cardbus controller, but you have to run PCCARDUP.EXE first. This is crucial for enabling a feature called 'Zoomed video' on the PCI-1250A, though I am not actually sure if it is the culprit that prevents the installation of the driver itself. Please note that 'PCMCIA.INF' is just another driver to serve as a last resort plan, in the case where '1250.INF' doesn't work.

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Re: 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

#7 Post by beshad » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:07 pm

Screamer wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:31 am
I think I may have found out what the PCI bridges are... it's part of the chipset, maybe?

This driver that is meant for the 430TX chipset/PCIset, should work on your 380XD.

I've also uploaded another driver for the cardbus controller, but you have to run PCCARDUP.EXE first. This is crucial for enabling a feature called 'Zoomed video' on the PCI-1250A, though I am not actually sure if it is the culprit that prevents the installation of the driver itself. Please note that 'PCMCIA.INF' is just another driver to serve as a last resort plan, in the case where '1250.INF' doesn't work.
Cheers for all the help, i will try this method tonight and report back. the last post solution didn't work but it seems that it has made some progress. now when checking the devices i can see Texas Instruments PCI-1250A listed there: https://ibb.co/wzGY4rL . it shows again even after i remove it from list and restart/refresh the Windows so you are right about the Texas Instrument hardware

here are also some screenshots from popup windows (not all of them though) when i start the WIndows and it begs for missing drivers and files:

https://ibb.co/R0W4cM1
https://ibb.co/hdDRnpG
https://ibb.co/XWwwTm8
https://ibb.co/VYKV3L9

... and a few more

i believe the bridge refers to the connection between the 2 standard PCMCIA ports that 380Xd has. i guess it allows them to communicate with other if they both are filled, i.e. with two Microdrives inserted into the PCI sockets. Please correct me if i am wrong.if the PCMCIA driver issue is solved i guess the Bridge issue will solve itself hopefully.

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Re: 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

#8 Post by sdfox7 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:27 pm

This is the file I’ve used for many years, it even worked on my Gateway Solo 9300:

http://sdfox7.com/solo9300/win9x/W95SFDV.EXE

Readme is here:

http://sdfox7.com/solo9300/win9x/W95SFDV.TXT
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Re: 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

#9 Post by beshad » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:34 pm

sdfox7 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:27 pm
This is the file I’ve used for many years, it even worked on my Gateway Solo 9300:

http://sdfox7.com/solo9300/win9x/W95SFDV.EXE

Readme is here:

http://sdfox7.com/solo9300/win9x/W95SFDV.TXT

cheers for that, I will give it a try tonight

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Re: 380XD PCI & PCI CardBus Bridge Drivers

#10 Post by beshad » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:46 am

again thank you all, specially sdfox7 and screamer for helping out, you guys are amazing and i love this forum.

the PCMCIA problem is solved now :) i don't know which of the solutions (and files) above exactly did the trick but i ran both above .exe files, restarted the laptop and when was asked for some random Win95 files, i searched for them on C:\ and found them in the Windows\System folder, as well as the newly created Drivers folder by http://sdfox7.com/solo9300/win9x/W95SFDV.EXE installation. you can see the result in screenshot below:

https://ibb.co/kSyHg6C

I tested both sockets and both are detecting the pictured PCMCIA modem card. now i have a complete 380XD with Windows 95, next task is enjoying it by downloading some old software and 800mb of classic DOS games to play them with my 8 years old iPad generation son :)

again cheers guys for all the information and the shared files. I will likely be back here next week, bugging you all again with my new software (and hardware) questions re my new 750C

P.S. i wish we could upload some of these helpful files to Drivers section of this forum for others to use

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