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New install: win98 can't find cdrom.

I just built a PC. I partioned/formatted the HD.

When I put in the boot disk for windows 98 it tries to find the cdrom but can't. I think it is looking for a Z: drive (?)

What do I need to do in order to install a cdrom without an OS, in order for the win98 install to use it for the install? do I need to put an entry in the config.sys file?

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James ElliottManaging DirectorCommented:
If you have access to an old win95 cdrom setup disk then that would work just as well.
If not then I think your stuck!

First is the CD hooked up to the Sound Card?  if not here is the Answer:  ffirst sys the boot drive (a:sys c:) then copy Mscdex.exe to the boot drive (c:copy a:mscdex.exe) if you have a disk to install the CD just restart the computer and run the install.  If not the copy the CD-ROM driver over to the boot drive. then put this line in the config.sys: device=C:xxxx.sys /d:mscd0001 (were xxxx.sys is the CD-ROM driver).  In the autoexec.bat put this: C:mscdex.exe /D:mscd0001. then restart
James ElliottManaging DirectorCommented:
If you reject the above answer then
Follow these steps(I will repost it as an answer if required):
1. Reboot with the win98 setup disk in the a: drive.
2. exit the setup process which wil then take you to the dos prompt.
3. type "sys c:"
4. Now install the drivers that came with the cd-rom drive!
5. Reboot with an empty a:
6. From the d: drive type "setup"



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