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CardBus USB 2.0 Enabler for DOS

What is new in version 4.05

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Small but powerful driver for quickly enable any CardBus USB 2.0 Adapter such as Adaptec AUA-1420 USB2Connect Adapter, Orange Micro Inc. OrangeUSB - USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, etc.

CardBus USB 2.0 Enabler is a class enabler. In other words it will enable any CardBus USB Adapter regardless of CardBus adapter manufacturer and model.

Fully compatible with Norton Ghost and PowerQuest Drive Image under MS-DOS and Windows 9x DOS.

In difference with any other USB software, CardBus USB 2.0 Enabler doesn't touch to built-in PCI USB adapters and, therefore, doesn't functionality of legacy USB devices (such as USB keyboard and / or USB mouse), connected to notebook USB ports.

Main features:

  • Supports any USB 2.0 and USB1.1 CardBus adapter.
  • Provides build-in support for USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 hard disks and CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMs
  • Fully compatible with available USB drivers for DOS such as Cypress Semiconductor Corporation DUSE 4.x.
  • Relocates parts of enabler code to upper memory automatically.
  • Supports any number of attached hard disk and CD/DVD-ROM devices (except DOS Point Enabler for ATA Cards).
  • Built-in resource manager with true PnP support of hardware configuration.
  • Supports both: original DOS (e.g. MS-DOS 6.22) as well as DOS included with Windows 95/98.
  • Can be loaded via CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT or simply started from DOS command prompt.
  • Support driver unload (unless third party drivers were loaded).
  • No DOS memory (inside of the 1st Megabyte) required for hardware configuration.
  • Provides full LBA support for disks of any size. Large disks are supported.
  • Provides full INT 13h support, including extension. Most utilities (e.g. FORMAT.COM, FDISK.EXE, Norton Utilities, etc.) are supported.
  • User may freely assign drive letters to partitions, except if Enabler is loaded from CONFIG.SYS.
  • Does not provide hot-swap support. The Mass storage device should be connected to the computer before Enabler is started.
  • Provides set of flexible configuration options via command line or via external .INI file.
  • Extensive diagnostic output on user request.
  • Supports multiple adapters of the same type.
  • Support backup and restore to/from NTFS partitions under Ghost 8.x.

Quick start:

Simply start driver from the command line or from autoexec.bat without parameters. The only restriction is that driver should be started after any memory manager such as HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE.

USB Support

Support of USB Device normally requires a whole stack of drivers. Usually you need at least an enabler (such as our USBENAB.EXE), and functional driver (such as Cypress Semiconductor Corporation DUSE). Starting with version 4.01 USBENAB provides build-in functional drivers for USB Disk and USB CD-ROM.

Generally speaking as long as your USB devices are limited to USB disk and/or USB CD-ROM, you no longer need any of third party USB driver - USBENAB will do the job. However, if you want support other type of USB devices or if you have compatibility concerns, you may combine USBENAB with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (or other) drivers in any combination.

Usage with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation DUSE driver for DOS
Product NameCardBus USB 2.0 Enabler for DOS
CategoryPoint Enabler
Supported PlatformsMS-DOS 5.x/6.22/7.0 (Windows 98) and clones. MS-DOS 6.22 or 7.0 are recommended.