Sony i.LINK (IEEE 1394) PCI Host Controller Driver Installation Utility for PCG-F150,Win2000

June 22nd, 2008 | Tags:

Please read all information thoroughly before installing any files.

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What does this do?

This utility installs the Sony i.LINK (IEEE 1394) PCI Host Controller driver.

What products and operating systems does this apply to?

Operating System(s):Microsoft Windows 2000

Important Notes
  • To install these drivers correctly, this utility requires Windows 2000 to be installed on the boot partition (C:). The drivers will not be installed correctly if Windows 2000 is installed in a different hard drive partition. To perform a "Clean Install" of Windows 2000 Professional in the (C:) partition, please read Installing the Microsoft Windows 2000 Operating System.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.

Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the ILINK.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the ILINK.EXE file to begin the installation.
  3. At the "Sony iLINK (1394) PCI Host Controller - Welcome" box, click Continue. A Command Prompt box will appear as the files are installed. Once finished, the Command Prompt box will close automatically.
  4. At the "Setup Complete" screen, click Finish.

The installation of the i.LINK(1394) PCI Host Controller driver is now complete.

NOTE: If it is necessary to install the drivers for the Sony CXD1974A i.LINK(1394) PCI Host Controller again, you will need to first remove the ILINK.EXE installation files. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
  2. At the "Control Panel" window, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  3. At the "Add/Remove Programs" window, click the "iLink (1394) PCI Host Controller" entry to highlight it.
  4. Click the Change/Remove button.
  5. At the "Welcome" screen, click "Remove" and then click Next.
  6. At the "Confirm File Deletion" window, click OK to remove all of its components.
  7. If a "ReadOnly File Detected" message box appears, click the box next to "Don''t display this message again" to check it and then click Yes.
  8. At the "Maintenance Complete" screen, click Finish.
  9. Click Close to exit the "Add/Remove Programs" window.
  10. At the "Control Panel" window, double-click the System icon.
  11. At the "System Properties" window, click the Hardware tab.
  12. In the Hardware tab, click the Device Manager button.
  13. At the "Device Manager" window, click the plus (+) next to the "IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers" category to expand it.
  14. Under the "IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers" category, right-click the "Sony CXD1974A i.LINK(1394) PCI Host Controller" entry.
  15. From the menu, click Uninstall.
  16. At the "Confirm Device Removal" box, click OK.
  17. Click the X in the top-right corner to close the "Device Manager" window.
  18. Click OK to close the "System Properties" box.
  19. Click the X in the top-right corner to close the "Control Panel" window.
  20. Follow the steps below to restart the computer.
    1. Click Start and click Shut Down.
    2. At the "Shut Down Windows" box, select "Restart" and click OK.

After the notebook has restarted, the ILINK.EXE file can be reinstalled.

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