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By nizaresmail ·
CD Rom Installation of The Autodesk Collection: Serial Number 88021411

I am having problems installing the above CD on my Pentium iii, 733 MHz, 128 Ram Computer which has Windows 98.
Following instructions in your Manual, from DOS, Drive A, I installed ?awcd? into my C Drive using the Interface Disk (Floppy) and the Patch Disk (Floppy) Version 1.0a provided by you.
The problem is even after inserting my CD Rom in my D Drive, when I type C:\awcd>awcd, from DOS, to activate the interface, I get the following messages:

1. ?No CD-Rom were detected in order to install ?CAD and the design process. Addison Wesley Autodesk Collection CD-Rom is required! Install the proper CD-Rom drivers, reboot and try again?
2. ?Warning: CD Rom not found! Make sure MSCDEX Drivers Version 2.10 or higher are loaded?
3. ?Please place the Master Distribution Disk for Product: Addison Wesley AutoDesk Collection Version 1.10 Disk Label AWCD CD Rom Disk in Drive A and close the drive door?
4. ?Winstall Error: Reference to drive-table out of range?

In summary, awcd does not look into Drive D for the CD Rom. Instead it looks into Drive A for the CD Rom and insists that the CD Rom be inserted into the Floppy Drive A. Would you please phone, fax or email a response to-day.

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by spiceman In reply to CD Rom Installation Autod ...

Why are using DOS to install the CD rom when you have the best plug and play operating system - Windows 98 - on your computer. If you install the CD rom windows 98 will detect it for you.

It is confusing what you are saying. Are you talking aboutinstalling some software using a CD or actually installing a CD rom drive!

Assuming cd rom drive - you can get patches or reference to problems from the makers website - it's possible the files you have are corrupted.

good luck

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by nizaresmail In reply to CD Rom Installation Autod ...

AutoCAD 12 is an old program and although it is for Windows, the Manual requires that the Software be loaded from DOS and not from Windows. If I try to load from Windows, it simply tells me to exit Windows and load from DOS. Unfortunately, the Manufacturers no longer support this program. It loaded OK and worked fine with my old computer. Is there someone out there who is familiar with this version of AutoCAD? who can help?

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by rogerndgreen In reply to CD Rom Installation Autod ...

If you are using Win98, then get out your startup disk (or make one if you haven't got it). Use Settings, Control Panel Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk, Create Disk.

Now restart the PC with the disk. You should get the option to load the CD rom driver, and then it will stop at the A: prompt. You will still be able to install software from at this point. If it works, then fine, but be careful with folder & file names. If the installation must be done from DOS, then it most probably will not like any filenames, other than the ISO9660 ones (8.3 format)

Roger

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by nizaresmail In reply to CD Rom Installation Autod ...

Thanks. Your suggestion did not work

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by pcsurgeons In reply to CD Rom Installation Autod ...

If I understand you when you go to dos you have to have the cdrom drivers installed in dos. That is why it makes reference to the mscdex driver If you install this in dos and also tell the config.sys. What drive letter you want it to use you should be able to install the program. Go to a dos help and type mscdex and it will give you a listing of what switches to use to set the driver up correctly.

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by nizaresmail In reply to CD Rom Installation Autod ...

Thanks. Installing CD Drivers in DOS seems to complicated for me. Also I am told that there is no such thing as DOS any more because Windows supersedes the old DOS.

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by kda740 In reply to CD Rom Installation Autod ...

at the C type <dir> hit enter to verify that awcd is on the c:drive. Boot into windows, goto RUN and and enter awcd ok insert cd into drive follow installation guidelines

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by nizaresmail In reply to CD Rom Installation Autod ...

Your suggestion did not work

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by rogerndgreen In reply to CD Rom Installation Autod ...

You have had 2 or 3 suggestions to load CD drivers, either via config.sys file or using the Win98 startup disk (my suggestion).
Now re-reading my answer I said that the CD wouold be on . The startup disk creates a RAM disk for system tools, so you will probably find the CD has moved to drive E: at this point.

If this doesn't work, then I guess that your biggest problem is that you have an old version of the software (AutoDesk is owned by Autocad, it appears from the web) and if you are not prepared to even try anything that sounds a bit complicated (and real-mode CD drivers aren't that complicated)then your best solution will be to replace your software with a version that is fully supported under Windows 98.

Roger

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by nizaresmail In reply to CD Rom Installation Autod ...

Thanks Roger. This is too complicated for me. I tried copying the CD into a directory in the C Drive and tried to load hte autoCAD from there. As expected it asked me to quir Windows and load from DOS.

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