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Royi Levy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 10:06 am     Post subject: + Cd driver? Reply with quote

I am unbale to load a cd driver in Ms-dos modes outside of thw windows operating system. could some of you tel me, what lines should add to autoexec.bat and config.sys in order for Ms-dos mode to recognize m cd driver and register a specification for it?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 10:48 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Royi,

I'll do my best but you'll have to bear with me. I've just been discharged from hospital after an operation and I'm not feeling too bright. Sad

You need a CD-ROM DOS driver. One may have come with your CD-ROM drive. If it didn't or you can't find it then download vide-cdd.sys from -
http://www.bgdf.com/darkehorse/PC/DOS/Drivers/index.shtml

Put it in your Windows folder.

The best way to set up the autoexec.bat and config.sys, if you're running Windows 95 or 98 is to right-click the program concerned within Windows. Select "Create shortcut" from the menu that appears. Then right-click the shortcut and select Properties, then Program and then Advanced. Put a check in MS-DOS Mode and put a check in Specify a new MS-DOS configuration. Then fill in the autoexec.bat and config.sys as required.

The above process creates a Windows shortcut that, when you double-click it, will drop you out of Windows to full DOS mode (rebooting the machine to unload Windows) and then, when you exit the game, the system will reboot back into Windows. If ever you get stuck at the DOS prompt outside of Windows then type - "win /w" and hit enter.

The lines you require for a CD-ROM driver (assuming you use vide-cdd.sys) are -

config.sys-
DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\VIDE-CDD.SYS /D:MYCD-ROM

autoexec.bat-
LOADHIGH C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MYCD-ROM /M:15

Note that MSCDEX is quite big and takes up a lot of DOS memory. It is best to load it high so the usual Himem.sys and Emm386.exe lines are necessary in the config.sys.

Post again if this isn't any help.
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