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DOS: Using MSCDEX.EXE to access the CD-ROM

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I don't remember the lines I must write in CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT to install MSCDEX.EXE into my computer to be able to access the CD-ROM.
Could you write it for me?
Thanks in advance
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In config.sys you need a valid cd rom driver, otherwise mscdex will not load
device=c:\drivers\cdrom\vertos4x\ecscdide.sys /D:ECSCD003 /V:D

In autoexec.bat specify the path to the mscdex.exe, and make sure the driver name matches the name used in config.sys
LoadHigh c:\win31\COMMAND\mscdex.exe /D:ECSCD003 /M:10 /E /V

IF possible use a 32 bit driver, otherwise windows will run in compatibility mode when a 16 bit driver is loaded.
The example driver is by mitsumi, you can download it free, is 32 bit, and works with most ide drives.

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It works! thanks a lot. I've found another IDE drive from mitsumi, but it works properly (at least, I am able to make a dir command)
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