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Detect Cd-Rom in windows ME

Posted on 2003-03-08
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
in my Windows 98 Ityped the following in autuexec.bat  and config.sys to detect my secondary master CD-Rom:
rem - By Windows Setup - MSCDEX /D:MSCD001 /V

But in Windows ME i make the same but windows cannot detect my CD-Rom
what can I do or type in autuexec.bat  and config.sys to detect my CDROM in Me
Question by:GouGou
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if the file is not there, try to make one yourself with the desired entry.

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Remove the "rem-By Windows Setup-" from the entry.

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I've had the same problem.  I deleted the "rem - By Windows Setup -" and the CD ROM is detected.  One setback is autorun would not work, though the drive does work.

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but if u dont make either of the entries,,,,me should detect the drive and then autorun should work.
here u are loading the real mode driver and then not loading the cdrom extensions (mscdex).
this makes me believe that u have some odd kind of cdrom and wont provide all the support.
but if u remove both entries...it should work on its own 32bit drivers

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Jimbo99 earned 375 total points
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Some FYI here.

The driver you are speaking about, (and mscdex.exe) are for real mode things.  Windows 95 through XP use protected mode (32 bit) drivers.

Having those references in your config.sys and autoexec.bat are not necessary and are usually there only for those times when you boot to DOS.  I don't know that ME allows you to boot to DOS though.

In order to get the CDRom available in windows you should check your BIOS settings and ensure that your drives are detected there--set them to "Auto".  Watch your startup and see if, when it lists the Harddrives that it also lists the CDRoms.

I doubt you would have to go through ADD/Remove hardware to get the drive to show up.

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