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By joenguyen ·
I have justed reformatted C drive from a boot disk. How do I re-enable the CD-ROM?
Thank you,
Joe

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by Doganboy In reply to Enable CD-ROM

To reenable the CDROM in DOS, you have to put the driver into CONFIG.SYS. The line usually looks like:

DEVICE=C:\<Path to CD Driver>\<Drivername>.sys /d:MSCD001

The CDROM driver is supplied by the manufacturer, and if this is not available, downloadable from the web.
After you enter this line in config.sys, you have to have this line in AUTOEXEC.BAT:

c:\<Path to MSCDEX>\mscdex.exe /d:MSCD001

This will load the Microsoft CD Extensions driver. The MSCD001 has to be the same as the /d switch for your driver in config.sys.

This should give you CDROM access again in a newly formatted DOS drive.

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by bstei18 In reply to Enable CD-ROM

Use answer 1 if you aren't installing windows 98 or a later version of Win 95. If you are installing Win98 and you have the boot disk simply boot from the floppy, the drive can be setup for you. Some MB BIOS's allow you to boot right from the CD-ROMif you are using a bootable cd install disk.

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by bstei18 In reply to Enable CD-ROM

Use answer 1 if you aren't installing windows 98 or a later version of Win 95. If you are installing Win98 and you have the boot disk simply boot from the floppy, the drive can be setup for you. Some MB BIOS's allow you to boot right from the CD-ROMif you are using a bootable cd install disk. The installation should set the CD-ROM for your OS to use.

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by heckle In reply to Enable CD-ROM

Unless your using WIN98, you will have to load a DOS driver (and people say DOS is dead?). You should have a driver disk for the CD-Rom (download it from the manufacturers site or copy it from another type of PC). You will also have to load up MSCDEX.EXE

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by martinqc In reply to Enable CD-ROM

You need to know what type of CDROM you are using. The sound card manufacturer may also be required. If it is a Phillips LMSI, Mitsumi CDROM, or a Panasonic CDROM, earlier versions of these drives had proprietary interfaces. Each had special drivers to enable the CDROM in DOS. These earlier drives were not ATAPI compatible and required special drivers to enable them. The Driver names are MTMCDAE.sys or MTMCDAI.sys for the Mitsumi Drives. The panasonic Drives used a Driver named CDMKE.sys. Thesedrivers are fairly easy to find on the net. The sound card usually had special interfaces to connect these drives to the system or they had special interface cards to control them. The jumpered settings (IRQ, IO Address, & DMA ) may need to be specified in the Config.sys file so the driver knows where to look for these drives. When you find these driver files, they usually come with a readme file to explain how to specify these specific locations.
Otherwise, the drive should be ATAPI compatible (on

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