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Larry's ME Boot Disk ,Attn: Larry
wayne1921 Sep-27-01 06:56 PM
Hi Larry: Thought I had this boot disk problem made when I downloaded a "mouse.com" and added it to the Autoexec.bat. Now I find MSCDEX.EXE has added two drives, "D" and "E". My DOS programs look for the "D" drive but the disk is actually in the "E" drive. Any help on that, Thank you,
Wayne

1. RE: Larry's ME Boot Disk
lbyard Sep-27-01 08:34 PM
In response to message 0
That’s probably because you have a Windows Startup floppy made the Microsoft way. They add a bunch of junk that is loaded into a RAM drive. The RAM drive takes a drive letter. Try making one my way (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/winme/startup/page1.html http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/software/windows/startup/startup.htm ) or just make plain boot disk (Win 98 format with copy system files; Me first ref, above) without all of the stuff needed for a Startup floppy. Larry

2. RE: Larry's ME Boot Disk
wayne1921 Sep-27-01 10:14 PM
In response to message 1
Larry, I am using your version for an ME DOS boot. I don't have the RAMDRIVE on the disk. When I select menu item 1, this is what I get: (Partial)
Oak Tech CD-ROM DRIVER
DEVICE NAME : MSCD001
TRANSFER MODE : PROGRAMMED I/O
NUMBER OF DRIVES : 2
MSCDEX
DRIVE D: DRIVER MSCD001 unit 0
DRIVE E: DRIVER MSCD001 unit 1

NOTE: My CD Writer drive is drive M
My Read Only drive is drive N

Does this help??

Wayne


3. RE: Larry's ME Boot Disk
lbyard Sep-28-01 03:19 PM
In response to message 2
I don't understand this:

“NOTE: My CD Writer drive is drive M
My Read Only drive is drive N”

Please send copies of your config.sys and autoexec.bat files. Open with notepad and copy and paste them into a post. Larry


4. RE: Larry's ME Boot Disk
wayne1921 Sep-28-01 05:27 PM
In response to message 3
OK Larry,and what I mean is I have two ROM drives on the system, M and N.

(Autoexec.bat)
ECHO OFF
c:
path=a:\;c:\windows;c:\windows\command
IF "%config%"=="NOCD" GOTO NOCD
LH a:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001
LH Mouse
;set Blaster=A220 I5 D1
GOTO EXIT

:NOCD
echo CD-ROM driver not installed as selected in the menu. Reboot to reselect.

:EXIT


(Config.sys)


menuitem=CD, Start computer with CD-ROM support.
menuitem=NOCD, Start computer without CD-ROM support.
menucolor=7,0


device=oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001




files=10
buffers=10
dos=high,umb
stacks=9,256
lastdrive=z


7. RE: Larry's ME Boot Disk
lbyard Sep-28-01 06:18 PM
In response to message 4
I think this will work, but don’t have time to set-it-up and test it:
(Autoexec.bat)
ECHO OFF
c:
path=a:\;c:\windows;c:\windows\command
IF "%config%"=="NOCD" GOTO NOCD
LH a:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 /L : D (no spaces in "/L : D" or "/L : E" -- makes funny faces in forum)
LH a:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd002 /L : E
LH Mouse
;set Blaster=A220 I5 D1
GOTO EXIT
:NOCD
echo CD-ROM driver not installed as selected in the menu. Reboot to reselect.
:EXIT

(Config.sys)

menuitem=CD, Start computer with CD-ROM support.
menuitem=NOCD, Start computer without CD-ROM support.
menucolor=7,0

device=oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device= oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd002

files=10
buffers=10
dos=high,umb
stacks=9,256
lastdrive=z

If you have the driver disks for the two drives, putting the drivers on the hard disk drive and changing oakcdrom.sys to the specific driver may work better. Change the /L: in the autoexec.bat to change drive letters. Larry




8. RE: Larry's ME Boot Disk
wayne1921 Sep-28-01 09:01 PM
In response to message 7
Thanks loads Larry for all your help. I'll fiddle a little with your versions of autoexec.bat and config.sys but I found all I had to do was insert my program disk in the CD R/RW drive instead of the CD-ROM drive. I would rather have it configured for the correct drives however. Now I'm trying to get sound and the driver is 1mb, too large for the available memory. Will have to diddle with that also, maybe find another adlib driver. (At least I have something to do now.
Wayne

9. RE: Larry's ME Boot Disk
lbyard Sep-28-01 09:07 PM
In response to message 8
Use DEVICEHISH to load into upper memory. Also, look into.
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE
DOS=HIGH
UMBs
Larry

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