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CDRoms

KEWL
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I just got a new motherboard(my old one @#$& itself), and windows95 wont rekugnise my cdrom anymore!. ive ripped the computer to peices and put it back togethor again, and still cant work it out. in add new hardware, it wont detect it (It never detects anything anyway!) and manually it doesnt have CDROMS listed. I have gone to the Octeks homepage, and downloaded a driver, but its a dos driver. and it works, but only supports short-filenames. any ideas?
 p.s i was gonna put all the relevant system info. in here, but im in a rush. leave a comment if you need it.

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KEWL,
To get your CDROM working you'll need Dos drivers to be loaded in your config.sys & autoexec.bat files at bootup.
When Win95 loads, it will detect the drive and replace the real mode drivers with a protected mode version.
You should then remove the MSCDEX statement from autoexec.bat.
When changing a motherboard (if different from the one being replaced) I would recommend that you re-install Win95 completely.
Let us know if you need help setting up the drivers or with Win95 setup.
Regards,
Ralph

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