We have a customer with 4 Ascentia M Series notebooks. He is running Win95 on 2 and Win NT4 on the other 2.
One NT Machine is brand New, and one is about a year old.
The Win95 systems are working fine. No problems.
The WinNT systems will not see PCMCIA cards correctly. We are trying to install a KingMax 56k modem, and a 3com 3c589d-tp Ethernet Card.
The older unit is was running CardWizard V3, and would not see ANY PCMCIA Cards. When the cards were inserted, CardWizard reported an unrecognized card insertion. The old Unit is now running CardWizard V4.
The New unit is running CardWizard V4, and gives an unrecognized card when inserting the 3com, and sees the KingMax Card as a Ram Flashcard (Unformatted/ReadOnly).
The Old unit now running V4 is doing the same thing.
I've contacted Microsoft, 3com, AST, and the makers of CardWizard, and none have provided a clue as to what is going on.
I loaded Win95 on the units just to see if the cards would work, and they did work fine. The software the customer is running REQUIRES NT to run though.
I've tried the cards with and without any service packs installed on NT.