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Hi everyone. Im really hoping that someone can help me install windows 95 on my toshiba sattelite pro 415cs. Let me give you some specs:

toshiba sattelite pro 415cs
pentium
90 mhz
swappable cd rom drive (model # xm-1502B)and floppy


I created a boot disk from bootdsk.com and from reading some post i see that you have to click on .exe and coppy that to the floppy, but whenever i download things from there, it just says "please insert floppy" and writes directly to the disk. So thats that about the bootdisk.

Here is what I think the problem is. I think that the computer is not recognizing the floppy drive because it says:
CD- ROM Device driver for IDE (four channel supported)
driver version: v340
device name : banana
No drives found aborting installation
Device driver not found :Banana
no valid cd rom drivers selected.
A:\>

I have the drivers for the cd rom (the disk that came with the cd drive) and I tried to just copy those to the boot disk, but i still says the same thing. So anyway, please help me. This thing is driving me absolutly nuts.

Also, when i go to bios, i can only boot either fdd-hdd or the hdd-fdd.

Thanks inadvance for your help.
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by:Goldwing
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so should i just copyy that on to the boot disk?
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by:Goldwing
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yes, and edit the config.sys

look for a line device=something.sys and change that to
device=toshibadrivername.sys
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by:princessjade
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oaky, let me try that..i'll let you know the deal
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by:princessjade
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okay, im tryin to edit the config now, but there are7 lines that say:
rem DEVICE=cd1.sys /D:banana /p:1f0,14
rem DEVICE=cd1.sys /D:banana /p:170,15
rem DEVICE=cd1.sys /D:banana /p:170, 10
rem DEVICE=cd1.sys /D:banana /p:1e8,12
rem DEVICE=cd1.sys /D:banana /p:1e8,11
rem DEVICE=cd1.sys /D:banana /p:168,10
rem DEVICE=cd1.sys /D:banana /p:168,9

last drive=7

so should i change all of those to device=toscdrom.sys /d:toscd001??

thanks so much for your help by the way!
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by:princessjade
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okay, so first i tried it without changing the 7 lines. didn't work, still coming up banana. Then i changed to device=toscdrom.sys /d:toscd001. still came up banana. i read the installation info an it said to change the autoexec.bat to: MSCDEX /D:TOSCD001 /M:10 /L:[drive letter], and i put the drive letter to d:. restarted now it says toscd001 no valid drom device driver selected
a:\>
now what?
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by:Goldwing
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did you copy the toscd001.sys to the a: drive?
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by:princessjade
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to the a drive? yeah. i did. i edited the autoexec.bat and config.sys. like the directions say, thats the only place i know how to copy it too.
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Make your autoexec.bat and config.sys as shown below.



Autoexec.bat
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@echo off
MSCDEX.EXE  /D:banana /L:R



Config.sys
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DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS /testmem:off
FILES=30
BUFFERS=20
DEVICE=toscdrom.sys /D:banana
LASTDRIVE=Z




Good luck
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by:princessjade
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no luck :( any other ideas? (thanks for your help)
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by:princessjade
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no luck :( any other ideas? (thanks for your help)
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by:princessjade
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thanks but i figured it out through another sit, but still you did help!
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