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By zone1 ·
I have a cdrom that is connected to my sound card. Therefore I have to create config.sys on the startup disk with a path to the cdrom driver which is currently installed on my c drive. right? this is what I was told .I have done this but my system is freezing either at the logo screen or the dos prompt stating that it is loading win 95. I currently am in the process of loading win 95 from a cdrom. My drive is formatted and clean. When I get my cdrom to be recognized I hope I can then load 98. Any assistance would be great theanks

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by nohdowt In reply to driver load problem

What kind of sound card and cdrom drive you got? Is cdrom an IDE, SCSI, or proprietary?
You can copy the cdrom driver onto your startup disk and change the load path of the "device=cdromdriver.sys /d:drivename" in your config.sys accordingly.Check to see if the cdrom driver loads properly by doing a step-by-step bootup. Press F8 when it says "Starting Windows95..."
Choose the Step-by-Step option from the bootup menu and see what you get when the driver loads.
If it's successful, then make sure you have the "MSCDEX.EXE /d:drivename" loading from the autoexec.bat so your cdrom gets a drive letter.
But if you can get your hands on a Win98 startup disk, then you may not have to do anything, as most cdrom drivers are on there.

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by steve.doig In reply to driver load problem

1st answer nails it, might want to load Win98 straight up without loading 95 first...

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by formula In reply to driver load problem

the first 2 answers are right. I'm assuming you have the full version of 95 and the upgrade of 98, right? If so, skip the 95 install and just install 98. When it asks for a previous version of Windows, remove the 98 cd and put in 95, and point thesetup to the cd rom path. Then finish installation.

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by binder In reply to driver load problem

It sounds like you have an older CDROM and an older sound card with a CDROM Controller.
These components will not install the long file names properly due to being Proprietary and old in nature.
You can buy a 32X CDROM Drive for 47.00 and a new sound card for 20.00 then you can use you secondary HD Controller to hook up the CD rom as Slave as your HD or C: is set to Master.

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by martinqc In reply to driver load problem

There are several Proprietary CDROM interfaces that are out there. LMSI, Mitsumi, Panasonic, and a few others. You need to know which you are dealing with. if the CDROM and the Sound Card are a set, looking for the Soundcard drivers should lead you to the CDROM drivers also. If not, Using the Interface you are using and the model designation of the CDROM you have, go to www.driverguide.com and sign up for free access. Search for the Model number you got off of the CDROM in the Driver postings under the CDROM drivers section. I don't think that it would be too long before you find what your looking for. You can also try windrivers.com also for out of date drivers.

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