Getting my CD ROM to work

I have an IBM330 with a Pentium 75. It has a CD that is labeled as an IBM
F4X00C2. It appears that this is a Mitsumi because thats where I find that number when looking for a driver.
I downloaded the correct driver (I think. IT's from Mitsumi, because I can't find anything at IBM) and it goes out and finds the CD during bootup,
assigns it the D drive (drive detected, etc..), but when I try to access it, I get "CDR101 drive not ready" no matter what CD I have in there. Is there something special about the IBM and its CD? ANy help would be greatly appreciated!

Jeff
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
I REALLY want to get this working! :)
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
Points! More points!!!

Anyone??

:)
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MrbreezeCommented:
Jeff,
What does your autoexec.bat read?


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oldgreyguyCommented:
if your config.sys contains:

device=c:\......the path......\.....your cddriver /d:mscd001

and your autoexec.bat contains:

c:\....the path....\mscdex.exe /d:mscd001

that is all you should need to have it work at the C:

any error messages at all on boot

bill
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
Autoexec:

C:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MTMIDE01 /M:10


Config.sys:

Device = C:\MTM\MTMCDAI.SYS /D:MTMIDE01

THis is after I used the Mitsumi setup program.

I originally formated the hard drive with MS-DOS 6.22, then made sure the MSCDEX.EXE file was in the root before running the Mitsumi setup program. I've done this hundreds of times on many PCs and never had this problem

Jef
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
No error messages on boot. It gives me the same message I always see on a good system.   I can't recall exactly but something about detecting it and then you see the drive letter assigned...

The D: drive is there because I can type "D:" at the C prompt and I'll be at the D drive. It's just when I do a dir i get the drive not ready..

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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
No error messages on boot. It gives me the same message I always see on a good system.   I can't recall exactly but something about detecting it and then you see the drive letter assigned...

The D: drive is there because I can type "D:" at the C prompt and I'll be at the D drive. It's just when I do a dir i get the drive not ready..

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MrbreezeCommented:
When you install certain real-mode CD-ROM drivers, an older version of the Mscdex.exe file is copied to the hard disk, and the Autoexec.bat file is updated to point to this older version of the Mscdex.exe file.

The FIX:

Modify the Autoexec.bat file to reference the correct version of the Mscdex.exe file. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Make a backup copy of the Autoexec.bat file.
2. Use any text editor (such as Notepad) to open the Autoexec.bat file.
3. Modify the line containing Mscdex.exe to read

<drive>:\<windows>\command\mscdex.exe <parameters>

where <drive> is the drive letter on which the Windows folder is located, <windows> is the name of the folder in which Windows is installed, and <parameters> are the parameters from the original line containing Mscdex.exe. 4. Save and then close the Autoexec.bat file.
5. Restart your computer
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
The only MSCDEX.EXE file I have is the one that came with MS-DOS 6.22. I don't have windows because I can't install windows because I can't see the CD-ROM Drive. I have a formatted C:\ with command.com and MSCDEX.exe. When I run Mitsumis setup program, it asks where the MSCDEX.EXE file is, and I point it to the only one there. It doesn't install a new one, because I checked the file.
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MrbreezeCommented:
okay didn't know you didn't have windows. So what you have done is to get DOS loaded, made the config.sys file and autoexec.bat file to get access to the CD to install Windows. That definately changes the complexion of things.

Do you know that the CD player is good?
Though BIOS is seeing it the laser could be bad. CDR101 is an error that it can't access the parameter of the CD.

Can you get access to a Win98 boot disk?
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
Well, I THINK the CD is good. Here's why. I just bought it at an online auction, and, GEE, we all know they would never rip anyone off, lol!
It is a remanufactured unit. When I first got it, I just told BIOS to boot from the CD, then I put Caldera Linux 2.3 CD in and it went and installed. Everything was great. But it was WAY too slow, so I decided I wanted windows. I booted from a dos disk, performed an FDISK then formatted the C drive as a system disk (ive done this many times before), which is when this problem started. I also tried using a win98 startup disk (I own linux, win95, win98), and it comes up with CDROM support installs some CDROM driver but then gives me the error when it tries to access the CD. Could linux have done something evil, lol!?
I suck!

Anyone want to buy a Pentium 75 machine, lol!?
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MrbreezeCommented:
"I just told BIOS to boot from the CD"
Have you tried to do that from the Windows CD
                           Mrbreeze
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
Yes, it just goes right past it now and if I don't put Hard drive or floppy drive as second option, it will come up with a boot failure
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MrbreezeCommented:
Give me just a minute here, I need a drink....LOL....
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MrbreezeCommented:
Maybe you could try one of these or both. Take a CD player from another machine and try it in the IBM, something newer that the generic drivers Win98 loads from the boot disk can activate. If it works the Mitsumi probably is bad.

Try running the linux setup again from the BIOS boot and see if it will work again. If it does the Mitsumi probably isn't bad.

Give me the name of the site you bought it from so I can put that in my anti web site filter
                        Mrbreeze
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oldgreyguyCommented:
the drive is bad..................
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MrbreezeCommented:
Looks like what we're coming to thats why I suggested my last comment. Everything else seems to be right.
                         Mrbreeze
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
Ok,
Thanks for all your help guys. I appreciate everything. The name of the place was CNET auctions, and the company was Intellisale. There customer service sucks. They didn't deliver on time. The PC was not exactly as advertised. It's just not worth fighting or sending back a $71 PC when the shipping costs me $30..

Thanks again!

Jeff
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MrbreezeCommented:
What? No points?  LOL
Sorry it didn't work out the way you wanted come back if we can help again
                        Mrbreeze
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danroachCommented:
You should give the points.
The only thing these guys did not tell you to do was to install the CD drive in another machine and see if it works there, but they gave you all the right instructions short of that.
It is pretty obvious that the drive is fefective.
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
Who wants them? Shall I split them up, lol?

How do I assign points to several people?

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prborelCommented:
Getting in this late but, out of curiosity, you were talking about an older system.  Is the CD-ROM connected directly to the motherboard or is it going to some type of controler card or audio card?
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
The CD-ROm is connected to the same IDE port on the motherboard as the hard drive. I'm not sure how old it is, but it has onboard IDE ports.
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prborelCommented:
I was just checking.  They have already suggested everything I would have.
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MrbreezeCommented:
Theres a way to get the points, i'm sure it was meant as a comment
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jeffscharpfAuthor Commented:
Thanks for trying..

Your help is appreciated!

I hope the neighbors aren't watching when I throw this piece of crap out the window, lol!

Jef

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MrbreezeCommented:
congradulations prborel
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