Some Portable computers use a PCI bridge to link to the docking station. During installation, Windows NT is not able to dectect devices in this type of docking station.
The HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) in Service Pack 3 can detect devices across a PCI bridge.
Create a distribution share which contains the i386 directory or copy the i386 directory to the local disk. Rename the following files or move them to a backup directory:
Hal.dl_ Halast.dl_ Halcbus.dl_ Halcbusm.dl_ Haloli.dl_ Halsp.dl_ Halwyse7.dl_
Copy the following files from Service Pack 3 (You can expand it with the /x switch):
Hal.dll Hal486c.dll Halapic.dll Halast.dll Halcbus.dll Halcbusm.dll Halmca.dll Halmps.dll Halmpsm.dll Haloli.dll Halsp.dll Halwyse7.dll
When you install Windows NT using WINNT /B /S:SourcePath, the devices in the docking station will be detected.