Need a driver: Intel PCMCIA Flash card

Eric J Korpela korpela at
Mon Oct 17 12:11:26 CDT 2005

On 10/11/05, Bruce Lane <kyrrin at> wrote:
> Fellow classic'ers,
> I've been all over Intel's site and Google, and have come up empty.
> I have here a 4MB PCMCIA 'FLASH' card with Intel's name and colors on it.
> I know it has a standard MS-DOS filesystem on it, and I'm trying to find a
> driver to read the thing under Windows 2000 Pro.

You shouldn't need a driver for it if it's formatted with a standard MS-DOS
file system. PCMCIA flash drives (and compact flash) just appear as drives
on vanilla IDE controllers. I haven't seen one that wasn't recognized when
inserted. Do other PCMCIA cards work on the system? Does the card tell you
which standard it's manufactured to (cardbus or cardbus II?)


I'll resort to FreeBSD if I have to, but I would prefer otherwise. I've
> tried the current version of SystemSoft's CardWizard Pro with no luck.
> Ideas? Declarations? Speeches about how looney the whole idea is?
> Thanks much.
> -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
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