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Ihave an old Gateway 2000 486 mhz. I did a format to install win 95 but no d: drive. I even tried to load generic driver from 98 bootdisk which has worked before on another old computer but it said no drives found.
Thanks. Gilbert
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What size/type of drive?  Does it work in another machine?
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try www.bootdisk.com and download a disk fo WIn95 with CD support
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Is the D drive a CD?  If so, what OS?
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IT's an old 2x cdrom drive. It worked fine before the format. I'm trying to upgrade from Win 3.1 to 95. Shouldn't the Win. 98 bootdisk work?
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yes but these are computers, who sometimes act crazy. The download is easy and it will be for the OS you are loading
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By this being an old 2x drive I am guessing it is not ATAPI compliant.  This means that it is on it's own controller, too.  You also generally can't boot from it.  You would find it well worth the money to buy a new ATAPI CDROM.  I just ordered one from www.tigerdirect.com for $30.
With that you will be able to boot from a boot disk downloaded from www.bootdisk.com along with it running faster.
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More than likely this CD connects to a sound card, or has it's own controller as slink9 suggests. If you can give us the make and model of the CDROM, we may be able to help.
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If it does connect to a controller or sound card, here is a link which will help you to get the drivers loaded along with some suggested drivers - http://www.computerhope.com/cdromd.htm
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It's amitsumi 2x. It does connect to the sound card.I installed a driver from Gateway's site. Now it says cdr 101 not ready reading drive d:
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In the link I provided, go to the Mitsumi drives. At the bottom of the page is a link to an .exe file for a Mozart sound card. If this is your card, install the driver according to the directions.
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That is 2 Bs from MSISCO.  Any reason for the grade?  If you don't grade fairly you decrease your chances of getting good help.
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