CardWare for Windows NT doesn't recognize my card
Definition: CardWare do not recognize card means that you are hearing only one beep on insertion. When you execute DOSCARD in DOS-Window DOSCARD shows "Unable to get the card name".
Another possibility is that CardWare even do not recognize card insertion. The cause is the same.
Reason: There is three main reasons for this problem using 16-bit card:
  1. The memory window used for card access is either shadowed or used by another device.
  2. If you have a CardBus adapter on PCI Bus different from PCI Bus 0, the memory window address may not satisfy the bridge memory filter settings
  3. Invalid external power switch clock settings by BIOS (only if your computer is using Texas Instruments PC Card Adapter 121x/122x, 1250 or 1450.
Solution:
  1. First of all check which PC Card adapter is used:
    1. Please run REGEDT32
    2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Hardware
      \Description\System\MultifunctionAdapter
    3. Scan trough numeric subkeys for sub-key with Identifier PCMCIA.
    4. In this subkey you should see the name of the adapter. If this is not Texas Instruments 12xx or 14xx there is no problem with clock settings.
  2. Switch CardWare to Expert mode:
    1. Please run PCCARD.EXE
    2. In Options menu select User Level
    3. Select Expert
  3. On any CardBus adapter, try to play with /IB parameter:
    1. Please run PCCARD.EXE
    2. In Options menu select Load Control and locate SSPCIC line
    3. Set /IB:0,ON and click OK (please click on '?' icon for help)
    4. CardWare will reboot the system
    5. If /IB:0,ON parameter did not help, please repeat points a-d and set /IB:0,OFF
    6. Please reboot your system.
  4. On TI 12xx, TI14xx and T44xx play with clock settings:
    1. Please run PCCARD.EXE
    2. In Options menu select Load Control and locate SSPCIC line
    3. Change /EC:AUTO to /EC:ON or /EC:OFF and click OK (please click on '?' icon for help)
    4. CardWare will reboot the system
  5. Try to shift CIS access window (for 16-bit cards)
    1. Check current CIS access address. For do it, please insert any card and run DOSCARD /A in DOS box. Note address CardWare shows you (e.g. 0xCF000-0xCFFFF)
    2. Please check your BIOS setup. If you have access to shadow settings, please disable shadow over 0xCF000-0xCFFFF area. Please be aware that some BIOS may offer such possibility but do not change shadow settings in fact.
    3. Try to shift CIS access memory to another area (0xD0000-0xD7FFF works on most PCs unless you have hardware device in this range):
      • Open PCCARD.EXE and go to menu Options
      • In Option menu open resource management dialog
      • Exclude currently used memory (e.g. 0xCF000-0xCFFFF).
        Please press F1 for online help
      • Reboot

You may need to repeat those steps several time before suitable window is located.