Whats with my Cd Rom and Autoexec.bat?
I finally got my cd-rom to work by editing autoexec.bat and changing the drive from D:\ (thats my 2nd HDD) to E:\. After I rebooted I was finally able to use the cd-rom on my old comp. I inserted the windows98 SE disk to install some missing files and all of the sudden it doesn't work anymore. I take a look at autoexec and MSCDEX.exe has rem next to it. So I take that rem off and reboot. It works again when I put in Starcraft. My I have two mscdex.exe's on my system. One is in C:\DOS and the other is in C:\Windows\Command. Tell me what could be going on.
Sounds like you may have an older CD-Rom...
Most of them in the past few years will be
setup by Windows on installation without
having to have drivers installed...That's
why Windows Rem'd out the entry in the
Autoexec.bat file...You might try eliminating
the entries in the .bat file (save them)
and just let Windows set it up and see how
it works then...Unless of course you need
the Dos drivers for Dos based games...
That is probably it. I pulled it out of a '94 Packard Bell and put it in a Pentium 100. I had a '97 24x in that Pentium machine before. Thanks.
Anymore responses are appreciated.
When you see the autoexec.bat command line remmed out it is windows disabling it from dos mode drivers. When you remove the rem it enables it.It appears that Windows is not loading the drive. If you look at the file names of files when it is enabled with the dos drivers you will see that it is renaming the files because Dos can't support the long file names. The mscdex files you see are: the one in dos is for the real mode drivers(Dos). The other is for the windows drivers Take a look at this link and you will see the way I load the dos drivers for a cdrom. http://www.angelfire.com/la2/rlpos1/page3.html
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