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My Win98 system disk does not load driver for CD Rom in order to re-install Windows. Error in line 3 Config.sys
no cd drivers???
I formatted disk, therefore is there a download available to correct. Product: Laptop
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by:rmarotta
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Please post the config.sys file here.
Who made the CD-ROM/Laptop?
Is there any indication on-screen, at bootup, that the CD-ROM is recognized by the BIOS?
Regards,
Ralph

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by:firstlegal
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Ralph,
BIOS (AMI) recognizes cdrom ; however, when using the win98 startup disk "start computer with CD Rom" i receive error message no cd rom driver found. Laptop made by Kapoc Computers, e.g. 233 MMX, 96 MG Ram, and TEAC CD ROM.
I have tried to install teac driver with no luck. When using a boot disk I receive error msd001 not found? "Error line 3 config.sys file."

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by:rmarotta
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firstlegal,
If you have the real mode teac driver file, create a config.sys file on a bootable floppy to contain only the following statements:

     device=himem.sys
     device=<cd-driver>.sys /d:msd001
(where <cd-driver> = the name of the teac driver file)

Create autoexec.bat file with only the following statement:
     mscdex.exe /d:msd001

Be sure himem.sys, mscdex.exe, and the teac driver file are all in the root directory of your bootable floppy.
When this is complete, boot with this floppy, insert the Windows CD and run setup.exe.
Let me know if you need more.
Ralph
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by:firstlegal
ID: 1759664
Ralph,
this may sound stupid, but how do I copy the teac_cdi.sys to the a root directory.
I've created a config.sys per your instruction and recieve an error that "the following fileis missing or corrupted TEAC_CDI.SYS.
Do I copy to file directly to the a: floppy???
Thanks for your help.
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by:rmarotta
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That's all!
Just go to where the file resides now and copy it to A:\.
You want to be sure to test that the floppy boots properly, and that you have access to the CD-ROM from a Dos prompt before running Windows setup.
After successfully booting and with a CD inserted in the drive, try DIR D:\ to test that you can read it.
Ralph
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by:firstlegal
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Ralph
Your instructions were excellent...It worked fine.....Thanks for your help and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
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I'll submit this as an answer for you to grade.
Glad to help with it.
Regards,
Ralph

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by:rmarotta
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firstlegal,
You need to grade this so the question will be closed and sent to the PAQ database for others to view later.
Thanks,
Ralph
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