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Getting confused with CD-ROM driver

Posted on 1998-06-17
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Hi,

I had my Mitsumi cd-rom drive replaced yesterday with a Pioneer drive.
However, it seems the technician who replaced the drive did not remove the
previous Mitsumi drivers. The config.sys file still featured the previous
mitsumi driver command line, which I removed (as well as the file).

Now, in the system.ini, there is this line I don't know what to do with:

rem ---------------------- MTM ATAPI CD-ROM ----------------------
DEVICE=C:\MTM\MTMCDAI.386
rem ---------------------- MTM ATAPI CD-ROM ----------------------

The Pioneer driver disk does not contain any .386 file, so I'm not sure one
is needed. Can I safely suppress this command, and the mtmcdai.386 file?

Thanks.
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Raphaël Goubet
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by:jhance
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If you are using Win95 then you don't need a DEVICE=XXX in your config.sys at all.  You should comment the line in question out by putting a REM at the beginning of the line.  Reboot Win95 and you should still have access to your CDROM.


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by:goubet
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It does not answer my question. I do need the .sys file when running the DOS mode.

And I still don't know if I can remove the mitsumi .386 file from the system.ini file.

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The MTMCDAI.386 is the MSDOS mode driver for the Mitsumi drive NOT the Pioneer.  Since many CDROMS are very similar, it may work fine, however.  Did you read the instructions on the Pioneer drive for finding the MSDOS driver for it?  It doesn't have to be named *.386.  A device driver can be named anything the developer chooses.

Again, try commenting the DEVICE= line in System.INI and see if your Pioneer still works normally.  If not, uncomment it.
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by:rmarotta
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Is the Pioneer drive a multi-disk unit?
Ralph

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No, it's a single disk drive.

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