CDROM - Controller
Posted on 2002-03-16
Do I need a controller for the CDROM? Any existing ones I try to add (Add New Hardware) from the available list have a conflict.
Do I need to download a controller or could it be another problem?
My CDROM is accessible with DOS but if I do a dir or attempt to open it in Windows Explorer I get error messages.
It is a Mitsumi CDROM Model:CRMC-FX400D. I have updated the drivers, so autoexec and configsys have lines calling new files. Does this mean I don't have a controller!?
I'm thinking the h/w is stuffed.
But someone might have a suggestion that works.
I was going to clean a little marble in the case - but the phillips screws are to small - stopped that idea.
In the Device Manager it also reports it is running in MS-DOS compatibility mode:"Virtual Memory MS-DOS compatibility mode" and "Compatibility mode paging reduces overall system performance."
The CDROM says it is CATEGORIE 1 - The controllers availible are "Double Speed," "New Single Speed" and "Older Single Speed." There is no external label suggesting what this one is. It was manufactured in 1995.
So how do I determin its speed and how do I locate a new file - looks like it should be an ".ini" file? But then do I need a Controller?