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CDROM recognized in DOS but not in Win95

Posted on 1998-11-15
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When I enter DOS I'm able to completely access my CDROM drive.  However, when I'm in Win95 it does displays the CD drive icon, but when I double click on the drive's Icon it doesn't show any files on the CD. Windows won't even recognize the CD at all.  I run "add new hardware" but Win95
doesn't recognize the drive at all.
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Question by:lynn402
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by:j_powers
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Have you removed the CD ROM driver before going to 'add new hardware'?

What brand of CD ROM is it? What speed?

Try this: remark out the lines in your autoexec.bat and config.sys that deal with the CD ROM. Go into windows, and see if the computer recognizes it and reads it.

Let me know
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by:edxujj
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if j-power's answer does not work, try to load the same lines as your dos autoexec.bat and config.sys running windows95.  
if it fails, try "add new hardware", don't use auto detect, choose the one specified in the list.  or if you still keep the setup disk (some special brands may have it), try to add it choosing "other hardwares" select "have disk"

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by:rmarotta
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To save time in solving your problem, it will be helpful to know more about your computer.
Please list the components of your system that might apply.
(Motherboard, CPU, RAM, Hard Drive(s), CD-ROM, Soundcard, etc.)
Please post your autoexec.bat & config.sys files also.
Regards,
Ralph

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slyandro earned 50 total points
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OK.

First thing you do is remove all the cd-rom drivers from your config.sys.

Then reboot the machine and try to auto-detect the CD-ROM.  If that fails,  restore the drivers in the config.sys and remove all 32-bit drivers in the control-panel/system/hardware.  It's somewhere in troubleshooting.  Sorry I can't be more specific but I am at work now (Win NT) and can't remember exactly what Win95's CtrlPanel looks like.

If it still does not work,  lemme know.
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