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I did something magical with the configurations of my CD-Rom under Win95 and the system no longer recognizes it.  I've done the Add new hardware and it doesn't see it.  Since I can't reload without the Cd-rom, how do you ever get past this.  PS:  I won't buy a new computer for it either.
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by:rmarotta
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kydgfi,
What type of CDROM do you have?
It should be easy to set it up once we know more about what we're working with.
(.....no purchase necessary)  :-)
Regards,
Ralph
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Please post you autoexec.bat & config.sys files here if you have them.
Ralph
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shewitt earned 150 total points
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If it is an IDE CD-ROM, first - backup registry files, run regedit,choose edit, search for "noide" and if found - delete the reference. Reboot and all should be ok.

Regards

Shewitt
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by:kydgfi
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I'm traveling right now and not able to try out this solution.  However as I've tried to select several different drivers for the CD-ROM within the add new hardware process and had no response, this makes sense as to why it didn't matter which selection I made.

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by:rmarotta
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Actually, the drive would still operate in real mode with the correct driver.
There are many CD-ROM types out there other than IDE.
(That's why I asked you for what we're working with)
You have accepted a guess for an answer.
Come back, though, if you need more help.
Ralph
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by:kydgfi
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Hi Ralph:

It is an IDE CD-Rom and thats why I accepted.  However, I'll be back if it doesn't work out.  I'll be checking it this coming weekend.

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