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By ofleming ·
I created a windows 95 boot disk and formatted the C: Drive. When I rebooted, I had lost contact with the CDROM Drive. After opening the case and discovering the CDROM drive model (CD620E) I found the appropriate driver on teh web and installed ( itsaid it installed correctly). Yet, when I rebooted I still couldn't access the CDROM drive ( ). Any thoughts about how to get around this as I need to reload Windows and only have it on disc.

Thanks,
Odette

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by nschulz In reply to Missing CDROM Drive

Try using a Win98 boot disk from http://www.bootdisk.com. It has a generic CDROM driver built in and works on most systems.

You are probably missing the mscdex.exe file in autoexec.bat. mscdex.exe does require command line parameters.

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by ofleming In reply to Missing CDROM Drive

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by pschuvie In reply to Missing CDROM Drive

While the drivers might have installed to the hard drive there are some elements missing from your boot disk that make things go.

The easiest way is to take a run over to www.bootdisk.com and download a boot disk from there that has the universal cd setup on it.

A good choice would be from the listing on the line that says mirrors.org.

Download the file for windows 95, probably 95b, it will be an executable file. Have a blank disketter handy.

click on the downloaded file and follow along with any instructions that show on the screen.

Then use that new boot disk for your project.

Good luck.

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by ofleming In reply to Missing CDROM Drive

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by ofleming In reply to Missing CDROM Drive

Hi,

I created a WIN98 boot disk as suggested. When I booted with this disk I am still recieving errors.

1. It starts with saying 'starting windows 95...'instead of 98.
2. Following is the messages I am recieving:-
- prompt p$g$
- a>MSCDEX/d:MSCD001/v
Bad command or file name
- A>C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE/D:MSCD000
Device Driver not found:'MSCD000'
No Valid CDROM Drives selected
- A>MSCDEX/D:TEAC-CDI/M:20 Bad Command
- A>MSCDEX.EXE/D:Acercd00/L:F

The command.com file seems to be filled with gobbledygook when edited. Have I completely stuffed the computer. Any advise would be greatly apprecitaed.

Cheers,
Odette

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by TheChas In reply to Missing CDROM Drive

The drivers for the CD-ROM drive, and the mscdex file are only for DOS mode access of the CD drive.

For Windows access you do not need any specific drivers for the CD drive.

What you do need however, is the IDE bus master driver for your motherboard / chipset.

The default Windows drivers often do not work.

Depending on the size, and type of file, you can either copy and install the driver from a floppy, or zip the files and extract them from a multi-floppy set onto the hard drive.
If you need help identifying your motherboard / chipset, go to either www.motherboards.org
or www.wimsbios.com

On a full Windows re-install, drivers should be installed in the following order;
Motherboard / chipset
DirectX
Video card
Modemother plug-in cards
sound card

NOTE: some modems require that you install the drivers before installing the modem card.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to Missing CDROM Drive

Re-reading your question, the Windows 95 boot disk that you create is not the same as the startup disk.

You can download a W95 startup disk from www.bootdisks.com

Format the hard drive over again, as you don't need the files that you placed onthe drive.

Chas

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by sage138john In reply to Missing CDROM Drive

i might be alittle late in answering your question i don't know but to answer it any way, i take it from the idea of formating the hard drive you are intending to uprade your operating system from 95 to 98, if so all you need is the os disk boot, and 98, in most cases you could boot up from 98itself but because of no cdrom oot up with a: the 98startup disk hold a defualt driver that recocgnises most cdroms them start pc with cdrom support, setup win98 insert disk, easy as it sounds it is, if youv'e form matted 95 to goto 95 you will have a problem unless you have an actual startup disk for 95. if you need more info get in touch by all means. hope this helps.

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