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03-19-2001, 10:58 PM
I cant seem to get my cd rom working. its a quad speed (x4) creative labs. I am trying to install win95 with the cd. I tried using the '98 starup disk with cd support but it does not recognise the cd-rom. d: becomes a virtual drive and e: is supposed to be usable. I get error message cdr101 not ready reading drive. I downloaded drives from creative but how do I implement it throught the floppy (boot disks) to get the cd rom working?
please help.


03-20-2001, 01:17 AM
Cbana can you post more info on your system MOBO and internal hardware.

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03-20-2001, 06:35 AM
To load the driver you need these files on your boot floppy:
- MSCDEX.EXE (this comes with Windows)
- Somename.sys (this is a DOS CDROM driver from the manufacturer. Many Creative CDROM use a generic driver called sbide.sys).
- AUTOEXEC.BAT -- a plaintext file you can create if it doesn't exist.
- CONFIG.SYS -- same as autoexec.bat

You can create or edit autoexec.bat and config.sys in Notepad or another text editor (e.g., DOS edit.com).

Autoexec.bat contains this line:

Config.sys contains this line:

Give it a try and let us know how it goes.

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Paleo Pete
03-22-2001, 07:45 AM
Usually you have to unzip the driver after downloading it, and look for a setup.exe or install.exe and run it. (Usually install I think) If you have to do this in DOS, just type setup or install whichever it happens to be. Also check for a readme file. If you're downloading and unzipping on another computer notepad will usually open a readme.txt file, if you have to try it in DOS type edit_readme.txt using a space in place of the underscore used here.

If you're installing win95A you might have to install DOS first, I don't think 95A will run without it. 95B will run with FAT32 and without DOS installed.

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