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By steve.doig ·
I needed a harddrive with win9x on it so I
set up an old motherboard, power supply, h/d,
cd rom, etc... and somehow managed to produce
the sweet smell of burning electronics.

Now my cd will read from dos but not from
windows. It passes amidiag's cd test under
dos (not dos window) but fails in windows.

Windows will not recognise any data on the
cd, while a fresh boot into ms-dos will allow
me to read the contents.

Any clues?

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by PGalvin In reply to <Burning CDs>

The obvious might have happened where a circuit that Windows needs might have fried up. It won't be long until the CD will just stop. Are you able to try another CDROM? Do you start the driver in the Autoexec.bat or the config.syss files? Can you reinstall the Win9# software? Is the CDROM on a card or connects to the motherboard daisy chained to the hardrive? I would try each one of those configurations.

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by steve.doig In reply to <Burning CDs>

I actually added another CD drive which gave
a temporary fix. This seemed to fix the fact
that the secondary IDE controller was "not
present, not working, or the drivers..."

Thx for answering

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by bdgray In reply to <Burning CDs>

Look in your system Properties under the performance Tab. Is your your files system running 32-bit? If not you may have a boot sector virus or a corrupt master boot record. When this happens HD's run 16-bit and other drives like IDE zips and IDE CD-Roms just won't shoiw up at all.

To fix this:

1. Make a Win98 boot disk on a system that has no problems.

2. Boot to the newly created floppy disk.

3. At the command prompt type: FDISK /MBR

This will restore a clean master boot record. If you use a boot disk from the affected system you will only be coping the problem back to the HD, that is why you must use a disk from a clean working system.

Hope this helps.

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by steve.doig In reply to <Burning CDs>

Thx for answering

See answer1 for soln

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by ec364 In reply to <Burning CDs>

You're running a 16-bit driver for your CD-ROM that loads in Config.sys and Autoexec.bat. You don't have a CD-ROM driver in Windows.

Remove the driver in Config.sys. In Windows, remove your CD-ROM from "Device Manager" along with any Other Devices. Then restart Windows. Have your Windows CD and Cd-ROM driver handy. Follow the prompts when Windows detects your CD-ROM.

Enjoy!

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by steve.doig In reply to <Burning CDs>

Thx for answering

See answer1 for soln

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by ec364 In reply to <Burning CDs>

The \\<computer name>\<share name> should work fine. Not the domain name. Use domain name during logon.

You probably omitted the ":" in the mapped drive. For example:

net use k \\<computer name>\<share name>

The above failed with an error 53. As you would notice, I omitted the ":". Take a look a this one:

net use k: \\<computer name>\<share name>

This one works fine.

Unless you're not properly logged on or have no rights to the share, it should work.

Enjoy!

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by steve.doig In reply to <Burning CDs>

Thx for answering

See answer1 for soln

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by CompZone9 In reply to <Burning CDs>

Besides some considerations of brand, type, and configuration, I've seen this before. Your IDE bus master drivers are not properly installed or the wrong one was chosen by windows. 98 has more problems than 95 in detecting older hardware (pre-pentium II class boards). If you go to System in Control Panel, click on the Performance tab, if a box in the middle says compatibility mode, then your IDE drivers are not configured properly or the wrong one used. You can still force a cd rom to show up in compatibility mode (yes you can!) by making sure the line in autoexec.bat with mscdex on it is NOT rem'd out. However, the CD Rom drive will perform much slower and won't autorun anything. Standard practice for Win 9x conflicts with yellow ! marks: in Device Manager under System in Control Panel, go to the Hard Disk Controller category and remove the main one (you cannot remove the Primary or Secondary, only the Standard ESDI or whatever it says). Then, restart the computer and thereis a 50/50 chance it

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by steve.doig In reply to <Burning CDs>

Thx for answering
You're on the mark here.
All I did was add another cd-rom drive

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