CD Rom Missing

So I'm trying to upgrade an old Gateway 2000 Pentium 90.  I've installed a new WD 6.4 HDD and with EZ-drive have a single 6.4gb partition and a format and drive is bootable.  The problem when booting from Win98 Startup Floppy is the generic CD Rom drivers from OAK Technologies appear to load as well as ASPI Manager for DOS by Adaptec.  At this point the system appears to "freeze".  At least an abnormal amount of time seems to pass with out anything happening.  CD Rom is not recognized.

I need step by step help
dockboy549Asked:
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OttaCommented:
What manufacturer/model is your CD-ROM?
How fast (2X? 4X? 8X? 40X?) is it?
Check the ribbon-cable leading from the CD-ROM -- does it connect to the motherboard? the hard-drive? the sound-card?
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dockboy549Author Commented:
CD Rom is a Toshiba Model XM-5602B. About 1996 and probably a 2x or 4x
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rayt333Commented:
The CD-Rom driver on the Win98 bootdisk will not work with your CD-Rom. In order to get your computer to see the CD-Rom you must put the driver from your CD-Rom on the bootdisk. If you need help doing this just ask and I will explain how to do that.
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dockboy549Author Commented:
Yes rayt333 explain how to do that.  I don't know the name of the driver files are or where to find them.  It seemed that as I was using a WIN98 startup disk it was trying to load the generic driver to the c: drive but for some reason it just didn't seem to get done.
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vipatCommented:
2x CD-ROM?? Maybe, it is NOT an IDE CD-ROM drive !

If it isn't IDE (and SCSI), DON'T connect it to IDE port (even the pins are looked same)! You need a very old soundcard which have multiple CD-ROM connectors to connect it.

Check out your CD-ROM's manual carefully (if you have). Probably, it would help about its connector type.
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OttaCommented:
> CD Rom is a Toshiba Model XM-5602B. About 1996 and probably a 2x or 4x ..

No, this is an 8X device,
and it *IS* an IDE-compatible device.

The CD-ROM driver can be found at:
ftp://ftp.toshiba.ca/drivers/toscdrom.zip

Unzip it to create:
TOSCDROM.SYS    10080   2-25-98   7:00p

Add a DEVICE= statement in your 'CONFIG.SYS' file.
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rayt333Commented:
dockboy549
Otta's answer should do what you was wanting to do. If you still need help to explain exactly what to do just ask and he (or someone) will explain it step by step
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dockboy549Author Commented:
What exactly should the DEVICE= statement say in the config.sys.
So if I do up a config.sys with the correct DEVICE= statement and copy it to my empty but formatted C:\ drive and copy the TOSCDROM.SYS file to the C:\ drive and re start to C:\ without CD\ support the system will recognize my CD Rom as my D:\ drive?  All I have is a 3 1/2 Floppy, a Hard Drive, and a CD Rom and I can load my WIN98 ?
 
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rayt333Commented:
You should add this the "CONFIG.SYS" on your bootdisk.
DEVICE=TOSCDROM.SYS

Also make sure you copy the file Toscdrom.sys to the bootdisk too.
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dockboy549Author Commented:
Thanks rayt333 for completing the process.  It all now makes sense.  Thanks to Otta for getting me started in the right direction.
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rayt333Commented:
No problem dockboy549, we help each other out
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OttaCommented:
> What exactly should the DEVICE= statement say in the config.sys ?

If you have copied 'TOSCDROM.SYS' into the "root-directory" of the 'C:' drive, then it should read:

DEVICE=C:\TOSCDROM.SYS /D:MSCD0000

to assign the "handle" of 'MSCD0000' to the device-driver.

Then, in your 'AUTOEXEC.BAT', add:

MSCDEX /D:MSCD0000

to use the identical "handle",
which adds "DOS-mode" support for your CD-ROM, so that you can read files from the CD, to allow you to install Windows.

After installing, you can remove this line from your 'AUTOEXEC.BAT' file.
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