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By Islander ·
I am running Win95 on and old 486. I have the ZIP drive installed via the printer(Parallel) port then the printer via the ZIP drive. However I can't see the CD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer with this setup. When I unplug the ZIP drive & printer I can see the CD-ROM drive in Win Explorer but it doesn't work. Please Help! What is the problem. THANKS GUYS!

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by Still_learning In reply to CD-ROM problem

Sounds like the Zip drive and the CDRom drive have claimed the same drive letter assignment. Try reassigning the Zip to something else like z: for Zip drive. Hope this helps.

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by crapaud ergo sum In reply to CD-ROM problem

in the bios you might need to change "last drive letter" as it will limit the number of drives.
are you using the default windows driver or one that came with cd-rom? if one with drive is it compatable with win95?
confirm no redundent drives showing in "system device manager" as well as no conflicts. check the drive assignment letter for the cd-rom, make sure it is not the same as zip-drive.

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by zlitocook In reply to CD-ROM problem

It's been awhile but I belive that if you put in the config.sys (Lastdrive=z) it will allow your computer to have multible drives. So that when you connect a new device it will automatily get a new drive letter. Try removing all the software for thezip drive and rebooting with a win98 boot disk. This will find your cdrom then reinstall the zip software.

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