I might be trying to do something that is not possible. I am trying to convert my old XP desktop machine into a machine that will run DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.11 like my old 486DX66 machine did until it crashed and burned recently. I have a very old DOS program that I run on a weekly basis and it is very important to me.
I used special software and wiped my XP hard drive clean. I then installed DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.11on the clean hard drive. I have a DOS partition of 2 gigabytes to work with. When I boot up I get a C prompt and I can access Windows.
My first problem is that my CD-ROM drive (D:) is not recognized and it is not accessible. When I hit the eject button on the CD-ROM drive the tray pops open but the system doesn't recognize D drive. I know I don't have the correct commands in my config.sys file and in my autoexec.bat file. The CD-ROM drive is not a name brand so I don't know what driver to install.
My second problem is that I do not get a mouse cursor in Windows. The old mouse that came with the XP machine, I think, is a PS2 mouse. It is an old style roller ball mouse. I am not sure whether I have the correct commands in the config.sys and autoexec.bat files. The mouse may not be a PS2 mouse. The mouse has a brand name of MICRO Innovations.
I have used some commands from my old 486DX66 machine's config.sys and autoexec.bat files on the converted XP machine. Some of the commands may not be suitable. I can provide the commands found in the config and autoexec files if necessary.
Can anyone give me the solution to my two problems? I will appreciate any help given. Thanks.