Go here bootdisk.com and download a Windows 98 boot disk.
This disk will load the drivers needed to access any "IDE" cd-rom. When you use it choose the "...with cd-rom support" option.
If your cd-rom is not an "IDE" one. Then I would first copy your autoexec.bat and config.sys files to your floopy. Now take a look at the path information for the lines that load the cd's drivers.(for instance: C:\mscdex /d:mscd001 /M:15) notice that in my example the drivers are loaded from the C drive. If you change the line to read "a:\mscdex..." the computer will look on the floopy for the file "mscdex". If it's not there the drive will not be found. So you must copy the file "mscdex" ( the actual file names may be different for you) to your floopy in order for the drivers to be loaded. Any information behide the "/" is a switch and can be left as is. You can use the same method with drivers that load your mouse.
Any "non-cdrom ,non-mouse" errors you get can be ignored since in this case all we care about is getting the computer to access your cd-rom. But if you like you can place "rem" in front of any line in your startup files that you don't want processed. (example "rem c:\testfile" would cause that line to be skipped)
Hope this helps
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[This message has been edited by Ghost_Hacker (edited 01-30-2001).]
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