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PCMCIA Device May Not Work in Windows XP

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Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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A Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) device that works correctly in Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, and Microsoft Windows 2000, may not work correctly in Windows XP. If this problem occurs, a black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field is displayed on the device in Device Manager. Additionally, no resources will be allocated to the device.
This problem can occur if the PCMCIA device has its configuration information in common (working) memory instead of attribute memory (where the Card information structure (CIS) and configuration registers are mapped). The Pcmcia.sys driver in Windows XP does not recognize such devices, and because of this, does not allocate resources to the device.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name   Platform   --------------------------------------------------------------   25-Oct-2001  08:07  5.1.2600.17  116,352  Pcmcia.sys  Intel   25-Oct-2001  08:07  5.1.2600.17  310,784  Pcmcia.sys  ia64				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.
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Article ID: 310772 - Last Review: 12/07/2015 08:03:20 - Revision: 1.3

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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