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How to do new system cdrom w95 install?

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I just built my first computer from the bottem up....
I can boot off my a: drive to dos.
My c: drive is partitioned and formatted...
I have the w95 cd.....
How do I get the system to recognize the cdrom and begin installing from the cdrom to the c: drive?

Is there a good web page dealing with this?

Thanks!
Keith K.
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I dunno about a web page dealing with this, but it sounds simple enough.
Why don't you boot DOS from either A: or C:, load your CDOM drivers, then MSCDEX? You could then, in your autoexec.bat, launch any other .BAT, .COM or .EXE. Therefore, you could start the install from the 95 CD.
Correct?
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by:stotter
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johnt'S answer is good - if you have a driver diskette that came with the CD run it's installation program. Then boot your computer and you should full access to the CD.
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Though all you need to do to use a CD ROM drive is it's driver.sys and mscdex.exe
driver.sys is loaded from config.sys, like this:
device=drive:\path\driver.sys /d:name001
mscdex is loaded from autoexec.bat, like this:
drive:\path\mscdex.exe /d:name001
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by:penggu
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The drivers to be loaded into Config.sys can be either supplied with the cdrom when you bought it, or any generic ones should do. When specifying the driver in config.sys, the /d:xxxxx must be exactly the same as the one you put after mscdex, be it loaded from the command line, or in Autoexec.bat. (You cannot load config.sys drivers from the command line. Has to be added ton config.sys, the computer rebooted). There are many generic cdrom diskettes lying around here and there.. most of them include an installation program.
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