how to install a NT legacy driver to WIN2000 and WINXP?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by peng, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. peng

    peng Guest

    I have developed a driver for a serial smartcard reader in WIN NT4.now I
    want to develop one driver for the smartcardreader in WIN 2000 and WIN XP.I
    have heard that the NT legacy driver directly controls the
    hardware,however,in win 2000,Micrepsoft offers serial.sys and serenmum.sys
    for serial.how can I directly control the hardware?
    in a word ,what shall I do in order to install a NT legacy driver for a
    serial smartcardreader in WIN 2000?The reader does not support PC98
    specification,which means that it can not be enumed by serenum.sys,does not
    support PNP.)
     
    peng, Nov 14, 2003
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  2. Just use NT4's legacy driver for w2k. Since the hardware is not PnP, the
    WDM driver for it is impossible.
     
    Maxim S. Shatskih, Nov 14, 2003
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  3. peng

    peng Guest

    thank for your reply.
    But after installing the NT4 driver to WIN2000,it does not work anymore.
    I first compile a .sys file(such as readerserial.sys) and copied it to
    WINNT\system32\drivers,and then I revised the regedit table.After that,in
    win2000 device manager,there is "readerserial"in the none plug and play
    item.but the device ,namely the smartcardreader,had no any response.The test
    programme shows that "no reader installed".
    What is the problem???
    with my best wishes.
     
    peng, Nov 17, 2003
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