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Installing Cdrom Drive In Dos


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#1 michael massacre

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 09:50 PM

So I just acquired an old IBM PC, with nothing but DOS on it. It was used to run machines at an optical company as far as I know. After dusting it out, and finding out the CDROM drive wasnt hooked up, I hooked it up (Not completely sure if its correct, but it looks okay), and it can open, it starts spinning, blah blah blah.

I get into the diagnostics to try to make the computer know its there, but theres a problem. It only has an option for another diskette drive, not a CDROM drive.

Now somehow I think it would be easier to install windows 95 from floppys, but I think thats unreasonable.

Any tips/suggestions/fixes?

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:00 PM

You can download a Windows 95 bootdisk with CD-rom support at http://www.bootdisk.com

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:11 PM

To get it working on your system you'll need to do two things. One, you'll need a generic CD-ROM driver saved to the C: directory, OAKCDROM.SYS is a common one. Secondly you'll need to edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files by adding a line to each.

The full directions are on this site, they also have the driver file there that you can download.
http://www.computerhope.com/cdromd.htm
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Posted 21 August 2007 - 10:23 PM

To get it working on your system you'll need to do two things. One, you'll need a generic CD-ROM driver saved to the C: directory, OAKCDROM.SYS is a common one. Secondly you'll need to edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files by adding a line to each.

The full directions are on this site, they also have the driver file there that you can download.
http://www.computerhope.com/cdromd.htm

Ahh, thank you so much! That really helps. :thumbsup:




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