Solved

How to get cd-rom to work in DOS???

Posted on 1998-12-11
4
227 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I have a am486dx4 120mhz with 24 megs ram.  No sound card.  Creative 8X cd-rom. It has a 1.2 gig hard-drive. I have just installed MS_DOS 6.22 on the machine and it works fine.  I have tried numerous drivers and programs that try and configure dos to recognize the cdrom, none work correctly.  I have a copy of mscdex.exe residing on c:\mscdex.exe.  Nothing I do seems to work.  Any suggestions will be a life saver.  No windows95/98/nt will be put on this machine, just DOS.  Thank you for your suggestions.
0
Comment
Question by:jesse_stewart
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:jesse_stewart
ID: 1130902
Exact ways to configure autoexec.bat and config.sys to work will be necessary, I am fairly unfamiliar with DOS.
Thanks again
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
mark2150 earned 80 total points
ID: 1130903
Here is a copy of my CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC on a box that boots to DOS with CD ROM drive active:

shell=C:\COMMAND.COM C:\ /e:1024 /p
device=C:\WINDOWS\himem.sys
device=C:\WINDOWS\emm386.exe noems x=c000-cfff
dos=high,umb
buffers=40,0
files=80
devicehigh=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\ansi.sys
DEVICEHIGH=C:\MTM\MTMCDAI.SYS /D:MTMIDE01

The last line of the CONFIG.SYS is where the device specific driver gets loaded for my CD-ROM.
Now for the AUTOEXEC.BAT...

@echo off
cls
break on
verify on
prompt Mark's 95 System ($p) ?
SET PATH=C:\DOS;C:\WINDOWS
lh mouse
LH MSCDEX.EXE /D:MTMIDE01 /D:CDROM1

The device name in the AUTOEXEC.BAT has to match that in the CONFIG.SYS so the MTMIDE01 is the same in both.



0
 

Author Comment

by:jesse_stewart
ID: 1130904
mark2150

thanks for your answer it was right,
the real problem was that the cdrom's jumper
was set to master and I needed it to be set to
slave.  I tried your solution and it did not work the
first time.  I then switched the jumper and it worked
perfect.  Thank you very much for your quick response.
Jesse
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:mark2150
ID: 1130905
Always glad to help.

Thanx for the points!

M

0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
When you create an app prototype with Adobe XD, you can insert system screens -- sharing or Control Center, for example -- with just a few clicks. This video shows you how. You can take the full course on Experts Exchange at http://bit.ly/XDcourse.

757 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now