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  • #6587

    Stil8
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    I dug up this very old, but still operational Toshiba satellite pro 430cdt laptop from the basement and installed DOS 7.10 on it, since I do not have Win98/95 setup disks. DOS7.10 is supposed to have support for a CD-ROM, as long as it has the right .sys driver.

    Apparently, my CD-ROM is not an IDE-CD (thats the driver that comes with DOS7.10) and is not detected by DOS at all. The BIOS supports only FDD/HDD startup. I do have an FDD, which does work with DOS, but I only have 2 floppies that work properly. I am unsure if they will hold out for any longer, they are very old.

    So I want to make the CD drive work, but I cannot find the right drivers. The drive itself is internal and works (I put a cd in, the light flashes and the CD spins, and I can hear the head move.)

    http://forum.pcmech.com/showthread.php?t=75631
    I tried following the instructions on that web-page, but to no avail due to a number of setbacks:
    1. I have a package of .sys drivers for 2x;4x;6x;10x and 20x Drives, but I don’t know which one to use.
    2. It is not exactly the same issue I have, but it is similar.

    At DOS startup (after I edited config.sys and autoexec.bat) I got this:
    Device driver not found: MSCD001
    No valid CDROM device drivers selected.

    Anyone know how I can get this to work? I like that laptop and it is going to be a lot easier to play around with it if I had a CD-ROM.

    #52983

    Irishbandit
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    try this site it has boot disk images for windows 98 which included cd-rom support with the boot. If your cd-rom works then copy the drivers from the disk.

    http://www.allbootdisks.com/download/98.html
    or this one
    http://www.svrops.com/svrops/downloads/zipfiles/win98start.exe
    or hear
    http://nerdlabs.org/bootdisks/

    follow the instructions to get a working 98 boot disk with cd-rom support.

    Report your findings back hear.

    #52984

    Stil8
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    /NUL

    I found out the problem:
    THe CD-Drive was not connected properly… I am unsure whether win95 will read it now, but a Win ME boot disk reads it perfectly YAYY!!! Now to make DOS read this too.

    EVEN the Default DOS drivers read it… *Bangs head against titanium wall.*

    What surprises me is that the CD still moved and flashed, even though it was not connected properly :/.

    #52987

    Stil8
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    /NUL

    Found the right driver.

    #52988

    Irishbandit
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    Have fun.
    C:dos
    C:dos run
    Run dos run

    #52989

    Thrax
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    @irishbandit wrote:

    Have fun.
    C:dos
    C:dos run
    Run dos run

    Hey… Dos is good. Most of us grew up on dos..

    Without dos.. there would be no Scorched-Earth. 😈

    #52986

    Irishbandit
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    @thrax wrote:

    @irishbandit wrote:

    Have fun.
    C:dos
    C:dos run
    Run dos run

    Hey… Dos is good. Most of us grew up on dos..

    Without dos.. there would be no Scorched-Earth. 😈

    YES!! I learned a lot on dos 5.0. I still miss editing config.sys and autoexec.bat
    Any-one know what ansi.sys does? hehe
    gorillas.bas was before scorched. 😯 😯

    #52985

    Thrax
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    @irishbandit wrote:

    YES!! I learned a lot on dos 5.0. I still miss editing config.sys and autoexec.bat
    Any-one know what ansi.sys does? hehe
    gorillas.bas was before scorched. 😯 😯

    ANSI.SYS was extention to allow the Ansi color text in text apps; like BBS
    clients.

    #52990

    Irishbandit
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    Yes and color to the command prompt as in ‘prompt $e[34m’

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