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DOS - Invalid Drive message

Posted on 2006-07-04
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For some reason I am getting an invalid drive message for my CDROM drive in DOS. In windows 98, it works fine. How can I fix this? I need to install a new OS from CD.
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In DOS you need load CDROM driver (in C:\CONFIG.SYS file) and to assign CDROM letter to drive (in C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT file).
For more info read here: http://www.techadvice.com/tech/C/CDROM_DOSSU.htm
Note, CDROM drivers are provided by manufacturer of CDROM drive. It may be a real pain to find apropriate DOS driver (*.SYS).

If you need to install a new OS from CD, it's better to boot from that CD (it's probably bootable, just change boot sequence in your PC SETUP screen), not to install it from DOS.
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Thanks, that solved the problem.
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To be specific, I changed the boot sequence. That was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again, I nearly went insane.
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Thank you. be carefull to not daamage your existing Win98 installation, when installing new OS.
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