Most modern motherboards allow you to attach two IDE ribbon cables, but if you don’t know which is which and don’t fancy opening the box to see then you may have to try different configurations in the CONFIG. What do you need? I’d suggest this route. D” command and it didn’t work, I’m guessing because INF files are either bit drivers or not drivers at all. In a future post I’ll be talking about alternative drivers.

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The solution for that turns out to be easy too: I use version 2. Mar geneeic, Posts: It is available from the following link: If not, the easiest thing to do is grab yourself a pre-made disk image.

Below are examples of the format of how the drivers should be loaded in your autoexec.

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Time for another eccentric, pointless how-to post concerning a topic probably gsneric cares about! Nov 7, Posts: Any suggestions or comments appreciated?? If there is a space in the line, the computer will not load this line.


Rubi mascot by kirisveil. The numeric keypad provides alternative ways to jscdex some of these. Void Engineer adrift in the Deep Umbra. Then I decided to install a DOS 6.

Rubenerd: Enabling CD-ROMs in DOS with generic drivers

That way the install is mscdfx and quick and you’ll never be prompted for the CD ever again in Windows. Board index All times are UTC. As long as it’s an IDE, of course. The browser should automatically detect the packet driver installed at Int 0x I suspect it goes on the secondary IDE channel?

Here’s the Packet-Driver i got, it works normally: The “generic” Win98 boot disk may or may not work, but I haven’t used it for so long that I can’t remember.

Sat Jul 29, 2: Illiterate Text Ars Centurion Registered: I’ve tried three different “universal” IDE CDROM drivers, each recommended somewhere on these forums, each loaded using a devicehigh statement in config. If you have a Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition boot disk, you’re already half way there. Jul 4, Posts: If you’re running Windows 95 or later get your drivers’ from our disc drivers section.


Still got a bit of work to do on it but it looks OK so far. MSCD is not a driver; it is a common name of the driver. In my VM described above the C: It can be loaded from autoexec. Below is a listing of the major disc drive manufacturers and their related driver files. This is the only wildcard here.

How to Use Real-Mode CD-ROM Drivers from Windows 98 Startup Disk

While these lines may be loading properly, it could be a possibility that your CD-ROM is not working because of a hardware issue with the drive itself. Jun 8, Posts: Famous last words This is sketchy; nevertheless I hope it gives you enough hints to try it. Apr 18, Posts: