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WIN95 RAP//CD problem with long filenames

Posted on 1997-05-07
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I just installed WIN95 on my system over an existing version of DOS 6.2. Windows recognized my external CD-rom at the parallel port properly (it's a RAP//CD from Noveca with a TEAC 6X drive in it), but the drive cannot access directories with long filenames.
The directories appear in Explorer, but they are cut to 8 characters (but without the "~" like under DOS) and I can't get in them (Windows says that the vurrent directory has been moved). I've already tried:
1. removing the old driver and scanning for new hardware (windows didn't recognize the drive at all)
2. searching for a special win95 driver (novecas site was not accessible for weeks.
If i put the drive in my computer, everything works fine, because I have a win95 driver from TEAC, but i cannot leave it there, because I also need it for my notebook, so please help me ... Thanks a lot ...
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yoram earned 500 total points
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See Q158417 on MSKB (Microsoft Knowlege Base). I quote one sentence: "CD-ROM drives that use real-mode drivers cannot view long file names".
I recommend you do everything possible to find and install the 32 bit driver.Yoram.

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ellsberry is right.The url for download is: http://www.nii.nchc.gov.tw/~jbond/download/kingbyte/ki3020.exe
You do not have to go through the first link if there is a delay.
Yoram.
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Nice try, but the driver mentioned isnt't working. I installed it but after I restarted the computer, the drive is still not recognized.
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