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    USB CD ROM in DOS

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    by davis, gary ·

    I have a USB CD ROM that I need to get working under DOS as I have to load a ghost image from DOS. I have tried numerous drivers, but non of them seem to work. I am using usb_cd.sys at the moment, but when it is called by config.sys I get an error “invalid parameter”. I have drivers from HP for the CD, but they are a .inf and a .cat file which I cannot get to run under DOS. Is there any way I can use the HP drivers under DOS or are there any DOS USB CD ROM drivers that might help.

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    • #3380168

      Reply To: USB CD ROM in DOS

      by jackofalltech ·

      In reply to USB CD ROM in DOS

      I’ll give you the same answer I gave to another, similar question.

      If the vendor of the hardware didn’t give you DOS drivers you will have a VERY hard time.

      I recommend finding a small, PC Repair/Used PC shop in your area and buying a used, parallel-port CD drive, or a PCMCIA drive (for laptops), or even a SCSI drive with a SCSI-Parallel adapter. I have all three and use whichever is appropriate for the situation.

      Ralph

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        Reply To: USB CD ROM in DOS

        by davis, gary ·

        In reply to Reply To: USB CD ROM in DOS

        Poster rated this answer.
        I don’t have the option of using another cd rom. I am going to try get the laptop to boot off the network and do the install from there

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      Reply To: USB CD ROM in DOS

      by davis, gary ·

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