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cd-rom icon dissapeared :(
coderaper Dec-25-00 11:33 PM
Any idea why windows95 (after fresh new install) did lost my cd-rom (creative) no matter if i install it's drivers and all... besides it shoudl work as generic ide cd-rom in windows withouht drivers if i remember right...

i have had thsi problem long time ago as well... and it ONLY happens when drive letter goes beyong e: so now if's F: and windows loose that...

I tried 2 change drive letter but windows dont let change that

so if someone has had similar problem and remember how 2 solve it, i'd apreciate help

that's anyway even reading this


1. RE: cd-rom icon dissapeared :(
lbyard Dec-26-00 03:46 PM
In response to message 0
Boot to the DOS prompt by pressing F8 just before windows starts.

Edit the config.sys file with:

C:\>edit config.sys

Put one of the following lines in your config.sys file:

lastdrive=F

lastdrivehigh=F

Type the following to learn more:

C:\>lastdrive /?
C:\>lastdrivehigh /?

Try Autodetecting hardware with Start, Settings, control Panel, Add Hardware.

You may need the real mode driver for the CD-ROM drive for Win 95. See http://duxcw.com/faq/cdrom/cdrom.htm.

Larry


2. RE: cd-rom icon dissapeared :(
diletante Jan-03-01 02:06 PM
In response to message 1
The situation with real mode drivers can work both ways. It is also possible that you have the real mode driver installed, and W'95 is incompatible with it. On my son's machine, you have to have the real mode driver installed to insatll Windows from the CD, but once you try to run W'95, the real mode driver becomes a problem. The lines installing the driver in autoexec.bat and config.sys must be commented out or removed for Windows to work with the CDROM.

Try it both ways. If you don't have the real mode driver installed, try installing it as Larry suggests. If the driver is installed, try commenting it out of the autoexec and config files to see if that helps. Rob


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