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By emo ·
I have a computer with windows 95 on it and I can't get it to recognize the CD-ROM.
I have tried drivers and I have tried new ribbons. I can't reinstall win95 because I don't have a product code. It came with the machine. I would like to install linux 6.0 or 7.1 but because it doesn't recognize the cd I not able to.
E-mail me with any help at emo@telus.net
Thanks
Emo LeBlanc, MCP

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by jschein In reply to CD-ROM

goto www.bootdisk.com and download a "DOS" boot disk with cd-rom support... Should get you to the dos prompt and then you can manually go into the cd drive and execute the install.

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by TheChas In reply to CD-ROM

Emo,

The Windows driver duties for nearly ALL CD-ROM drives is handled by the IDE driver for the chip-set on your motherboard.
Try downloading and installing the latest IDE driver from the manufacture of the chip-set on your motherboard.

As to re-installing W95, you should be able to extract your product code.
Right click on My Computer.
Click on Properties.
On the General tab, there should be a serial number listed.
For Windows 95, that is your product code.

Chas

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