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How do I add manufacturer CDROM support to startup disk?

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February 21, 2005 8:41:16 AM

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Trying to install Windows 98 on an older PC. CDROM is not working w/ generic
drivers in startup files. General instructions are to use manufacturer
drivers if CDROM runs from sound card and won't work with generic drivers.
That's the situation for me, but I can't find info on doing so. I've been
unable to locate specific drivers for ACER 4x CDROM since it's so old. It
was installed with a Sound Blaster card, so I've downloaded those drivers.
Now, how do I add SB16 CDROM support to startup disk?

Thanks!
Anonymous
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February 21, 2005 8:40:26 PM

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The idea is to load the sound card driver, then the CD driver. You don't need to
activate the entire sound card, just the part that connects the computer to the CD
interface. For example, if the interface driver is "a:\cdsetup.sys" and the cd driver is
"a:\acercd.sys", the "a:\config.sys" file might be

device=cdsetup.sys
device=acercd.sys /d:mscd0001

Then the "a:\autoexec.bat",

mscdex.exe /d:mscd0001

Ben

Old Acer drivers
http://www.drivermuseum.com/files/drivers/cdrom_d.html

"ssb" <ssb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2C5FE4B0-B796-4821-8414-0C10D213FC0F@microsoft.com...
> Trying to install Windows 98 on an older PC. CDROM is not working w/ generic
> drivers in startup files. General instructions are to use manufacturer
> drivers if CDROM runs from sound card and won't work with generic drivers.
> That's the situation for me, but I can't find info on doing so. I've been
> unable to locate specific drivers for ACER 4x CDROM since it's so old. It
> was installed with a Sound Blaster card, so I've downloaded those drivers.
> Now, how do I add SB16 CDROM support to startup disk?
>
> Thanks!
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
February 22, 2005 9:20:54 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Just curious-do you have to use the sound card as the controller? Can you
disconnect it and cable it as an IDE. Then you could use generic drivers.
Reason I ask I had 2 like that - a Reveal and SB - I took an old 4x from
one and hooked it up . Planned to do this as a temp but just kept it to
install programs. Had gone through 2 CDROMs , and the replacements were no
good either.
--
mae

"ssb" <ssb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2C5FE4B0-B796-4821-8414-0C10D213FC0F@microsoft.com...
| Trying to install Windows 98 on an older PC. CDROM is not working w/
generic
| drivers in startup files. General instructions are to use manufacturer
| drivers if CDROM runs from sound card and won't work with generic drivers.
| That's the situation for me, but I can't find info on doing so. I've been
| unable to locate specific drivers for ACER 4x CDROM since it's so old. It
| was installed with a Sound Blaster card, so I've downloaded those drivers.
| Now, how do I add SB16 CDROM support to startup disk?
|
| Thanks!
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
February 22, 2005 10:49:42 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

If you have the correct drivers, then you will have the driver file and the
command for CONFIG.SYS. This is usually one file (with a SYS extension)
and one command line such as
DEVICE=CDROM.SYS /D:MSCD0000

The sys file name and the device name (MSCD0000) might both be different in
your example and there might be other command line options.

You need to modify the line to suit the boot disk. This might include
putting a drive specifier before the driver file name, and it might include
a different device name. Take your cue from the existing lines - they will
all follow a pattern. Be sure to replace the device name (MSCD0000 in the
above example) with the exact name as per the existing lines in CONIG.SYS.

If your startup disk actually runs from another location, such as a RAM
drive, then you need to ensure that your device driver file is copied to
that location along with the others when the system boots.

There should be no need to change the MSCDEX part of the installation - if
you use the corrrect device name then that command is already installed for
you.
--
Jeff Richards
MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
"ssb" <ssb@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2C5FE4B0-B796-4821-8414-0C10D213FC0F@microsoft.com...
> Trying to install Windows 98 on an older PC. CDROM is not working w/
> generic
> drivers in startup files. General instructions are to use manufacturer
> drivers if CDROM runs from sound card and won't work with generic drivers.
> That's the situation for me, but I can't find info on doing so. I've been
> unable to locate specific drivers for ACER 4x CDROM since it's so old. It
> was installed with a Sound Blaster card, so I've downloaded those drivers.
> Now, how do I add SB16 CDROM support to startup disk?
>
> Thanks!
!