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Please help with WinME Dos.
DrDoTooMuch Aug-06-01 04:13 PM
I created a dos boot disk to some specifications I found somewhere on this site. The contents of the disk are as follows:-

ATTRIB.EXE
EDIT.COM
EXT.EXE
FORMAT.COM
MSCDEX.EXE
SCANDISK.EXE
SYS.COM
AUTOEXEC.BAT
COMMAND.COM
CONFIG.SYS
EXTRACT.EXE
FDISK.EXE
IO.SYS
HIMEM.SYS
OAKCDROM.SYS
MEM.EXE
DELTREE.EXE
DISKCOPY.EXE
SCANREG.EXE
XCOPY.EXE
XCOPY32.EXE
XCOPY.MOD

I altered the config.sys file to appear as:-


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

I also altered the Autoexec.bat file to appear as:-

@ECHO OFF
path=a:\;c:\windows;c:\windows\command
IF "%config%"=="NOCD" GOTO NOCD
LH a:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001
GOTO EXIT

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

:EXIT

After trying it out, it works! Only thing is I have no sound and my mouse doesnt want to know either.

Could anyone tell me what I need to add to the disk and to the config and autoexec files to make the sound and mouse work? I was wondering if my soundcard is too new for this sort of thing, its a SoundBlaster PCI 512 and ideally I wouldnt want to install some drivers from the days of old.

Any help would be much appreciated.


1. RE: Please help with WinME Dos.
lbyard Aug-06-01 05:24 PM
In response to message 0
You need to add mouse.sys or mouse.com or a variation thereof that may be on a floppy that came with the mouse. The .sys file is called with line in the config.sys which may be simple as:
Driver=mouse.sys
Or
Devicehi=mouse.sys
To save conventional memory.
Or it may be more complex and require flags pointing to the type of mouse of the port that the mouse is plugged into.
The other file would go into the autoexec.bat. Use one or the other.
http://techsupport.ea.com/how_to/howtodrv.htm has more info plus some tips on the sound card. Larry

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