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Jauja (Jauja)
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2002 - 8:41 am:   

ok mates!, what happens is that my old 8x cdrom is dead!... so i get this old cdrom but it is one of those cdroms that need to be attached to a sound card to work!... so my question is, how do you install the cdrom that way(i never need to do that in my life!)... ive installed the sound card(Soundblaster 16) but i dont know how to make the cdrom to be recognized!...

Thanks for your time!
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2002 - 11:16 am:   

Find out Brand info for the Sound card in question then download the suite of drivers for it if you can find them. There should be a DOS application to setup the onboard cdrom controller to make the needed changes to config.sys and autoexec.bat files.
Allen Fischer
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 4:58 am:   


This is my computer problem.

I am working on a Dunn Petium computer 133 Mhz.

I put in a windows 95 startup disk
A: format c: to format the c drive
A: sys c: to put system command on c drive? Or something
I donít see the cd drive

I boot from a win98 cd to see the cd its called E drive at this time

I put in the windows 95 cd in the drive
A:copy win95 c: to copy win95 files to the c drive


I get the 580B cd driver

A:install to install the cdrom driver

I install to the c drive

Then I get a warning box: cant open config.sys file OK

Click OK

Then I get a message box: completely installed OK

Reboot from c: drive

CD still not working

What am I doing wrong. I am in need of helplease email me back as soon as possible. Thank you for your time and help.

Allen Fischer

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