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Windows 95 No CD-ROM Drive


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#1 Corrupt_Liberty

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 07:24 PM

I just recently acquired a Compaq LTE 5250 laptop (Pentium 120Mhz, 16MB RAM, 800x600 SVGA Display with 1MB Cirrus CL-GD754 Video).  Now I have been trying very hard to work around this thing missing its floppy drive.  It has a 6X CD-ROM drive installed instead.  Using VirtualBox I installed DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 to the HDD (Mounted Drive as RAW Disk)(4GB CF Card with IDE adapter split into two partitions), I was able to boot into Windows 3.1 on the laptop just fine.  I put my Windows 95 Upgrade CD in the drive and installed that.  Now when I boot the machine there is no CD-ROM drive.  When I exit to DOS it still won't show up (yes the DOS drivers are still installed - says no device on boot up).  Here's the weird thing...when I type WIN at the Dos prompt to return to Windows 95, the CD-ROM shows up and works perfectly fine.  Any ideas? 



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Posted 31 August 2016 - 03:08 PM

Seems very strange. But you have the DOS drivers for CD-ROM drive still installed, isnt it advisable not to use them?

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 03:40 PM

IIRC, you still need the DOS drivers if you plan on exiting to DOS and playing DOS based games?  The Windows 95 Drivers only work in the GUI.  



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 01:18 AM

Sounds like you have the dos cdrom drivers, but not the real-mode drivers. I imagine they was not found during install from the win95 cab files.



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 06:32 AM

It turned out to be a flaky motherboard.  I was able to replace it and now everything works.  Thanks for all your help guys!






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