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FAQ about CBS52U

General FAQs

Q What is the Controller Chip on the CBS52U?
Ricoh-R5C486
Q What OS is the CBS52U compatible with?
The CBS52U is fully compatible with Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP.
Q Is the CBS52U compatible with Windows 95/98?
Q Is the CBS52U compatible with DOS, or Windows 3.1?
Q Is the CBS52U compatible with Windows NT3.51/4.0?
Q Is the CBS52U compatible with OS/2 Warp 3/4?
Q Is the CBS52U compatible with Mac OS?
No. The CBS52U does not work on these OS.
Q How to check the available IRQ number?
Q How to arrange the IRQ resource?
*16Bit Legacy PC Card needs to be assigned a specific IRQ resource to work.
CardBus PC Card can be used without assigning specific IRQ resource for each one.

Windows 2000/XP
[How to cherck the IRQ resource]
  • Right click "My Computer" icon and select "Properties".
  • Click "Device Manager" button on "Hardware" Tub.
  • Select "View Resources by Type" from "View" menu.
    *Check the available IRQ number. At least one IRQ resource needs to be available.
    To make an IRQ resource free, disable a device which is not in use.
[How to arrange the IRQ resource]
  • Select "View Devices by type" from "View" menu, on "Device Manager".
  • Double click the device you want to disable.
  • Select "Do not use this device (Disable)" from pull down menu under "Device usage:" and click "OK" button.
Windows 98SE/Me
  • Right click "My Computer" icon and select "Properties".
  • Click "Device Manager" button on "Hardware" Tub.
  • Double click "Computer" to open property window.
  • Check the "Interrupt request (IRQ)".
    Make sure is there an available IRQ number.
    *Check the available IRQ number. At least one IRQ resource needs to be available. To make an IRQ resource free, disable a device which is not in use.
[How to arrange the IRQ resource]
  • Double click the device you want to disable on "Device Manager".
  • Check the box of "Disable in this hardware profile".
*If the setting change has no effect, you may need to change BIOS settings.
The setting of BIOS depends on each PC. Regarding how to change resources, refer to the user's manual of your PC.
Q The CBS52U installation fails with "Code12" error on Windows XP/2000.
The CBS52U does not work with some PCs on Windows 2000 and XP. The installation of the CBS52U will fail with "Code12"error. ("Code12" indicates that insufficient resources are available.)
  • We confirmed that the trouble occurs on PCs which has nForce2 or nForce3 Chipset.
  • We have received some reports that the same trouble occurs on following PCs from customers.
    Dell PowerEdge 650 (ServerWorks GC-SL)
    Dell PowerEdge 6800
    Dell Precision 450
    Dell Precision 410
*So far, we have no solution for the trouble.
Q What driver bundled with the CBS52U?
The IRQ routing driver and software for 16bit PC card (for Windows 98SE/Me/2000) is bundled with the CBS52U.
*Windows XP includes IRQ routing driver software. The contoroller chip on the CBS52U is supported by Windows XP.
Q What types of PC card can work with the CBS52U?
Type I/Type II/Type III PC card.
*You can use one Type III PC Card or two Type I/ II PC cards at the same time.

16bit Legacy PC card/CardBus PC card.

Trouble Shooting

Q Can I boot up from a storage device through the CBS52U?
No. BIOS does not support to boot up from a storage device through the CBS52U.
Q Media cannot be ejected, when I login the system as an interactive user. (Windows 2000 and XP)
You need to change "Security settings".
Follow the instructions below to change the security settings.
  • Login the system as the administrator.
  • Press "Start" key and click "control panel".
  • Double click "Administrator tools".
  • Double click "Local Security Policy".
  • Select "Security Options" under the "Local Policy" strings in the left column.
  • Double click the "Devices: Allowed to format and eject removable media" in the right column. A popup window will appear.
  • Select "Administrators and Interactive Users" from pull down menu and click "OK" button.

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