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.