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DOSSTART.BAT

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You know how windows9x uses DOSSTART.BAT when restarting in dos mode? Well, my CD-ROM is not functional in dos mode, so I want to load a CD-ROM device driver. But I have to do that in config.sys, so I tried creating a file called dosstart.sys and putting it in there. It did not load, so I'm wondering how do I do this?

The line I need loaded: DEVICE=C:\CDROM\CDROM.SYS /D:CDROM00
I need to load this line ONLY when I go into dos mode, anyway to do it?
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Question by:SKG
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Goto the link below and download ctload.exe this will allow you to load the cdrom driver and mscdex in dosstart.bat

http://www.soundblaster.com/wwwnew/tech/faqs/ctload.html

Here is what your dosstart.bat will look like

ctload C:\CDROM\CDROM.SYS /D:CDROM00
c:\windows\command\mscdex.exe /d:cdrom00

You no longer will need to load anything in your config.sys file pertaining to your cdrom.
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by:duologic
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You can load the cdrom driver in your config.sys, i.e.
device=c:\cdrom\cdrom.sys /d:cdrom00

You then need a line in your dosstart.bat to start up the cdrom:
c:\windows\command\mscdex.exe /d:cdrom00
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by:SKG
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Worked for me, thanks.
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