GiveIO & TotalIO (sys)
Posted on 2001-08-18
I'm trying to load a driver on Win2000, I don't care about GiveIO, since this is a specific call process, and I used PASCAL (yep that's right!), so I'm more intresting on TotalIO.sys driver, now I already loaded up, I can see it on Computer Management | System Information | Software Enviroment | Drivers. I see that the TotalIO.sys is on the list, but on the started mode there's a False comment, and on State there's a Stopped comment, I use Regedit to modify the Start Mode from Manual ($03) to System ($01) and the Error Control from Normal ($01) to Ignore ($00), and it is still the same... What the hell. How the hell do I start that Drive???
The Program in question loads some lines from a file which are converted to time format add all the lines to a double linked list, then gets hook to INT08, so every int08 checks if a second has passed, if so, check the time from the link with the time from the system, which is read directly from the CMOS chip (using port $70 & $71), If they are the same, then send a $01 to the address that was pooked from $40:$08 (LPT1 address) that is, It lights a Solid State Selenoid thru the bit1 of the parallel port, which is use to power up a 110v buzzer... then check for 5 seconds and lights down ($00) the bit1 of the port. Now this proggy is a TSR.
I made it work on Win98, I just simply put it on the Autoexec.bat, but I want to know if I can use it on W2000??? Or what do you think???
See the thing is that there are this guys who sold a new Time Check System, it cost arround 50,000 dollards, or so, but it doesn't come with a buzzer, we show the installer guy what we wanted the system to do, I symply show them the program at work, but on DOS. and they ask for the code... ??? WTF??? you're charging that much and you want me to give you some stupid-non-working-W2000-code??? they were clueless on what to do... so I want to see if any can help me out, If not, guess they have to install the system on W98, so that my proggy can work, and my boss ignore my effort, and give credit to some kiss-butt-@$$hole, and feel more stupid than i can imaging... oh well Life sucks...
I want a RAISE... damn it...