Install old OLD Digi PC/8e under Win 2000

Has anyone been able to successfully follow the step-by-step instructions provided on the support site to install a legacy PC/8e card under Windows 2000?

If so, I would be forever in your debt if you could give me the DIP switch settings, Windows I/O port addresses and IRQ numbers you found to be successful.

TIA for any help.

Dick Flanagan

PS: If it matters, the card is an ISA PC/8e that I have been running successfully for years under Win NT4.

Thanks for the tips, Michael.

One question none of the referenced docs cover is the setting of the Interrupt Status Register on the PC/8e board. Under the old WinNT driver IRQs were disabled and the register wasn’t used. Under the Win2K install docs I have found, IRQ settings are apparentl used, but I can’t find any references to what the board ISR address should be set to.

Any ideas there?

Thanks again for your help.

Dick Flanagan

The i/o port address correspondes to the DIP switch settings. These would be found in one of the manuals listed under “Documentation” at the following link:

There are no settings which will work in all servers, since ISA resource settings really depend on what’s already in the system. Same would go for the memory address setting.

ISA boards can sometimes be difficult to get installed into a server because of that contention issue with other resources on a server. We’ve written an article with some tips that might help you get it sorted out:

Also, we have an article more specific to getting an ISA adapter installed into Windows 2000. Here is the link to that article:

Another resource you might find useful would be the Release Notes for the driver itself, which can be found on the page where you get that driver.

Hope this helps :slight_smile:


at the moment I’m having the same questions as D.Flanagan but the links given above don’t work any more.

Do these help topics still exist ?
If yes, where can I fin d them now ?

Thanks in advance


I just updated the various links so they’re all valid again. The articles were still there, just that the addresses had changed a bit.