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I just built a PC. I formatted/partioned the HD ok.
But what do I need to do with regards to the cdrom?-- How do I declare it to be drive d: so that I can install from it?

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Keith
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If you don't have nothing installed on HD (I mean Win95) then you
need DOS CD-ROM driver (can be CDIDE.SYS, SBIDE.SYS, any) and
MSCDEX.EXE (from DOS 6, or from Microsoft site). Then you create
CONFIG.SYS (or add line):
DEVICE=<path>\CDIDE.SYS /D:MSCD001

and to AUTOEXEC.BAT
<path>\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD001 /M:15 /V

Note: if you partitioned your HD to more than C disk, then you
can't make CD-ROM as D:
It'll be last HD letter+1
Also you'll need line in CONFIG.SYS:
LASTDRIVE=<lastHDletter+2>
(so if you have last HD letter F, you'll have LASTDRIVE=H)

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Write if you need to clarify some things and don't shy to ask. :)
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