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Missing Autoexec.bat and Config.sys

By bmcelmury ·
I recently reformatted a older Gateway 120, reinstalled Win95. And to load the drivers for the 4x cd-rom I need to add lines in the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys. Problem is they are to be found any where. I received this system and reformated, restalled Win95 and everyhing was dandy. Then a coworker upgraded to Win98, and that is where everthing went screwy. Since then Win95 is load and working along with all the drivers except the cd-rom.

Any Help?

Brian

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by Silkwyrm In reply to Missing Autoexec.bat and ...

If you've done anything with the hardware in the system, verify that CDROM connections are correct and snug. If any adding of drives has been done verify that the slave and master settings are correct. Check the system setup menu, BIOS, CMOS, which ever you wish to call it, and verify that the CDROM is recognised there if it can auto recognize drives. If not manually set it to CDROM on the appropriate channel. If all this is done and windows doesn't recognise the CDROM have it search for new hardware via the Control Pannel. If that doesn't work, try manually adding a CDROM Drive. If that doesn't work, just add a config.sys and autoexec.bat and put in the propor commands for the CDROM driver. Technically this shouldn't be necessary andyou shouldn't need an autoexec or config, But if all else fails there is nothing wrong with putting them in and that should help windows recognize the CDROM.
Good Luck

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by bmcelmury In reply to Missing Autoexec.bat and ...
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Missing Autoexec.bat and Config.sys

by calves In reply to Missing Autoexec.bat and ...

Just open your notepad and add the info and save as c:\autoexec.bat

Same for the Config.sys

If you don't have the files, it will create it.
If you do and you're not able to see it (You'll receive a question box asking if you want to overwritethe original file), just go to My Computer, Tools, Folder Options, View, Show Hidden Files and Folders.

Good Luck!

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by bmcelmury In reply to Missing Autoexec.bat and ...
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Missing Autoexec.bat and Config.sys

by drew_lgca In reply to Missing Autoexec.bat and ...

You go to the web page of the cd-rom manufacture and download the install and driver. Try www.download.com for the drivers
The install program should put all the stuff you will need.

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by bmcelmury In reply to Missing Autoexec.bat and ...
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Missing Autoexec.bat and Config.sys

by brian.moss In reply to Missing Autoexec.bat and ...

If the CD-ROM drive is a standard ATAPI device, you generally won't need real mode drivers loading in Autoexec.bat or Config.sys. However, if it's a proprietary interface, you probably do need the real mode drivers. Check the cabling; if it looks like a standard IDE cable, it's probably ATAPI.

If this is an ATAPI drive, check to make sure that the cable is good and firmly connected to both the drive and the controller. Also, make sure that the CMOS settings are set to autodetect on the appropriate channel. If that fails to help, try setting the CMOS detection to "none" and try again. (Weird, but I've seen it work once or twice.)

If you do need real mode drivers in Win 95, you have your work cut out. If you can determine the drive manufacturer, check their Web site or www.driverguide.com.

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by bmcelmury In reply to Missing Autoexec.bat and ...
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Missing Autoexec.bat and Config.sys

by FRock222 In reply to Missing Autoexec.bat and ...

Have you gone into folder options and selected show all files before searching for these system files?

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