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SATA driver for DOS

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Im trying to get a SATA driver for my cdrom so when I boot to the cd I would be able to read the files on it. I have tried using cdrom.sys, oakcdrom.sys, gcdrom. sys and none of them are working. One thing I was wondering was that when I throw in any bootable cds from microsoft like Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, they read from the cd. Does anyone know which driver is being used?
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by:willcomp
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You don't need SATA drivers.

Both the CD ROM driver and mscdex.exe are required. oakcdrom.sys is most commonly used. mscdex.exe are the Microsoft CD ROM extensions.

The CD ROM driver is loaded in config.sys and mscdex.exe is loaded in autoexec.bat. Both files shuld be copied to the root.

I don't have sample config.sys and autoexec.bat files on this PC. They're on the one in my shop where I sometimes prepare bootable CDs. Can't give you the switches and proper syntax for driver and mscdex from memory.

You will need a bootable floppy to prepare boot CD. Boot Disk Essentials disk at link below should help you out. Look at config.sys and autoexec.bat files. It also has driver and mscdex that you can use.


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by:bdpsg
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Hi, as far as I know, you do not need SATA drivers for the CDROM, you can boot up as normal using any of your WinXP boot CD.

However, you have to make sure that the boot CD contains SATA drivers for your HDD before the installation can start.....

normally you can download these drivers from the mobo manufacutrers site.....
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by:KJCJK
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I have to have a driver for my SATA CDROM because with the standard oakcdrom and mscdex it does not work. It tries to use the drivers and it fails saying no IDE drive detected. I was browsing through questions and found one that was the same, http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_22029286.html, but I tried that solution. Now my SATA CDROM is recognized, but if I try to access anything on the CD it says the drive is not ready. Ultimately Im trying to put Partition Magic 8, Image Center Pro and many other DOS applications on a bootable CD.
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by:dbrunton
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Try setting up your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT file as in the example here.

http://marktsai0316.googlepages.com/gcdromfordos

Also possible is

http://www.mdgx.com/files/DRIVERS.ZIP and see
http://www.mdgx.com/drv.htm for syntax.  Search the page for SATA for example.  Haven't tried these ones yet.

The other driver for SATA was the old Sound Blaster SBIDE driver but I can't place the syntax for that one.
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by:pgm554
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You're better off setting up a Barts PE disk and configuring plugins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0reKK2ASEaU
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I actually figured out why I was receiving that error, bad CDROM tried the CD I made on another computer and it worked great.
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