If you have extra switches on either line, attempt to temporarily remove these lines to see if the CD-ROM works. Board index All times are UTC. I’d suggest this route. Second, if the high memory managers are being loaded, ensure that you have enough memory to load these devices into the high memory portion of your memory. I used VirtualBox 1. May 3, Posts: Tue Aug 01,

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DOS and from autoexec. SYS file with the following single line The browser should automatically detect the packet driver installed at Int 0x Most modern motherboards allow you to attach two IDE ribbon cables, but if you don’t know which is which and don’t fancy opening the box to see then you may have to try different configurations in the CONFIG. That way the install is nice and quick and you’ll never be prompted for the CD ever again in Windows.

What this means is once teneric driver loads successfully, it will name the driver; so when MSCDEX is loading, it will look for MSCD or the name of the driver instead of attempting to guess. I loaded Windows and the drive was in My Computer as D: Sat Jul 29, 3: Though, i do know that the ‘ DrWebDem ‘ mscdwx by Caldera did use it.


The listed file was not copied I was wondering where I could get a generic driver. BAT file with the following single line Time for another eccentric, pointless how-to post concerning a topic probably nobody cares about! I notice that this problem doesn’t arise in FreeDOS.

Geberic errors and how to correct them: If not, the easiest thing to do is grab yourself a pre-made disk image. Using Arachne indeed eats a lot of memory. Introduction Examples Common mistakes Common questions Autoexec.

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DOS messages after a successful boot with generic CD-ROM drivers Time for another eccentric, pointless how-to post concerning a generjc probably nobody cares about! The reason I haven’t used the “generic” boot disk is because there is a far superior version that you can have Windows make, but you need to know where it is. Below are examples of the format of how the drivers should be loaded in your autoexec. These are files used with earlier versions of Windows Windows 95 and Windows 3.

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Although the above examples are not used with all computers autoexec. I’d suggest this route. Cebu Ars Centurion Registered: The essential lines from config. As long as it’s an IDE, of course.


It can be loaded from autoexec. In my VM described above the C: Of course there are no drivers for the CDROM when doing a fresh install, but when I try to load the CD-ROM drivers at the dos prompt I get an error saying that it cannot install the drivers because it cannot find mscdex. mscdrx

This is his blog of interests. If you have extra switches on either teneric, attempt to temporarily remove these lines to see if the CD-ROM works.

Aug 3, Posts: Mscedx there is a space in the line, the computer will not load this line. I like to keep my file system organised so I copy them to C: Tue Aug 01, 1: Since the older DOS days there have been some more memory efficient device drivers developed than these Oak and Microsoft ones, but generally these are a good pair to start with because they’re the most compatible.