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BTC CD-ROM & Windows 98 Conflict

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Does anyone know how to install a BTC CD-ROM drive and Windows 98 on a new system. I have had no luck with this model. The Toshiba I tried worked great. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
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Try this link and
http://www.btc.com.tw/uncle01/home1.htm
when you get there click on software library and then cdrom drivers and look for you model # of cdrom, and down load and install the dos based driver. You may have to load a dos driver for use in win95 because these drives are not atapi compliant.
GB

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That was the first thing I tried. No luck

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Are you loading the driver and the mscdex.exe substitute below for your directory where driver is installed and driver name.

config.sys
device=c:\cdrom\yourdriver.sys /d:cd1

autoexec.bat
c:\windows\command\mscdex.exe /d:cd1

If dos does not see the drive then you can forget windows ever seeing this drive.
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Exactly what is the problem your having and how do you have the cdrom set up?

Mike

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If you have access to a Windows 98 system create an emergency startup disk on it, boot up the target system and try if it can autodetect the drive. I just witnessed a little miracle with it when the drivers provided by the manufacturer utterly failed. At least it's worth a try.

-- Roke
Agree with Roke.

I have been watching the OAK 32 bit driver that comes with Win '98 since March of '97 ..... It has not failed yet!
I used to work at a PC manufacturer, and we discovered that the Samsung (sscdrom.sys) driver works for just about every IDE cdrom we cam across. eg. Goldstar, Aztech, Vuego, BTC, Lion, Wearnes, Hermes, Oak, Delta, Toshiba, Creative, Panasonic etc. The only one it didn't work well with was the 24x Sanyo. The BTC driver supplied with the drives didn't work with anything (especially not the BTC cdroms!!)

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GB,
The comment about your computer "seeing" the CDROM in Dos is correct.
The real mode driver must be configured properly in config.sys & autoexec.bat files to enable Dos to access the CD.
Also, check the master/slave jumper position.
Let us know if you need help to set it up.
Ralph

GB

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Actually, the solution appears to be that one must install and register Windows 98 and then attach the BTC CD-ROM.

Thanks Anyway,
GB

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How does one install Win98 with a CDROM that isn't installed?
Ralph

GB

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It's easy if you have a preloaded hard drive with an OEM version, as in my case.

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Try any other CD-rom driver.  I have never had a BTC CD-rom ship with a working driver.  My favorite one is atapi_cd.sys.
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Have you even read the history of this question? I am giving you the points becuse I feel sorry for you!
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