DOS cd-drive setup
Posted on 1998-04-18
I have a 24x BTC cd drive, model no. BCD 24x HM. I've installed the drive on an old Dell 486s/L desktop computer. I installed the driver on the diskette that came with it, labelled BTC,
ATApi cd-rom device driver Installation diskette, version 2.5.
I get an error message that reads: cdrom driver not ready, no drives found aborting installation.
I press a for abort and the the screen says: Device driver not found: 'BTCCD001'
no valid cdrom device drivers selected.
REM******** BTC DEVICE DRIVER***************
DEVICE=C:\BTCCDROM\BTCCDROM.SYS /D:BTCCD001 /V
REM********BTC DEVICE DRIVER******************
C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:BTCCD001 /V
I have tried changing D:BTCCD001 to MSCD001. Same result.
I downloded the newest driver version 2.6 and installed this. Same result.
I have the cd drive connected to an ISA-Bus to IDE controller card. The card works because I connected my hard drive to it and it booted up fine. I moved the jumper on the cd drive to master and secondary slave. On master, the machine would not boot. on the the other slave setting, I got the same result as the original. I have moved the jumper back to the original setting, in the middle. For what it's worth the drive light does not come on, although the tray opens and closes. This is the second time I've come across this problem, different machine and drive. I sent the other back for a refund after a week of fustration and tech support had no clue.
Any suggestions on getting this drive to work?