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Command In Dos to recognize CD ROM on Wi

By georgie8 ·
Have a game that is to be played in DOS. Game plays off a CD. When I go to DOS and try to install DOS cannot recognize my CD ROM. CD ROM is new and operating OK. Having no hardware problems.

Is there a command?

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by Rustys In reply to Command In Dos to recogni ...

I have had this problem before. Step by step instructions also included.

Goto you windows directory and find the file called: Dosstart.bat
Open it in a text editor (do not run or open the program you will exit windows and need to restart).

Have acopy of you CONFIG.SYS handy and locate the device line that loads your cdrom driver. It might look like this:

DEVICEHIGH=C:\CDROM\OAKCDROM.SYS /D:CD1

Take the /D:CD1 and place it on the at the end of the MSCDEX command line. Your may vary slightly just look for the /D:??????.

Example:C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:CD1

Save the file and then try it. If you have futher problem or questions eamil me: rustys@mailcity.com

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by davewiz In reply to Command In Dos to recogni ...

try using dosstart when in ms-dos mode if the cd was installed pre-win 98 it should come up from there if not then then use an ide-apti driver.

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by tripkirk In reply to Command In Dos to recogni ...

There are actually two commands that are needed for the CD ROM to be recognized in DOS. The first will be in config.sys and will read something like "Device=c:\cdrom\atapi.sys" where the actual file is the real mode device driver that applies to your system. If your CD ROM did not come with a disk, you might be able to get the drivers from the manufacturers web site. The second command will be in autoexec.bat and it will be "c:\dos\mscdex d:drive name" where the drive name is the same as the name that the config.sys driver uses after the part I typed in above.

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by jeknull In reply to Command In Dos to recogni ...

Answers before are right, but the least confusing is the one that says that normally the CD-ROM drivers are not installed to run under DOS. Just get your CD-ROM driver disk (or go to www.driverguide.com and download a suitable driver) and Start -> Run -> type "a:\install" without the quotes, with the disk in the slot. There are two basic / generic D-ROM drivers, you should try to see which one is the one you need.

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by Webworld1 In reply to Command In Dos to recogni ...

in windows press start run type sysedit this will bring up the system files
edit theauto exec.bat file and insert the following line
c:\windows\command mscdex.exe /d:mscd001 next time you boot into dos you will have a cd driver present hope this is ok

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