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Boot Disk Problem
KSL Dec-31-01 04:17 AM
I am trying to do a clean install with WIN98 SE on a P1 200 Mhz machine that has Win 95 installed and working and has an upgraded BIOS in Dec 2000. I am stuck at square one. Having problems with the boot disk. Specifically, I am getting the message:
Device driver not Found
No Valid CDRom device drivers selected

I am using both the boot disk that comes with WIN 98 and another one that I made, but no luck.

I tried loading the driver for my CD Rom in the Config.sys file:

Device=cdtech.sys /D:mscd001

with the corresponding entry in the Autoexec.bat file:

LH MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 /L:e

I also tried the putting the Oakcdrom.sys driver in the config.sys file

I also downloaded the latest driver from the CD ROM manufacturer's website (Delta is the manufacturer). Did not matter.

I also downloaded the latest MSCDEX.EXE file. Did not matter.

I was also thinking it may be a defectice CD ROM but I just replaced it about a month ago and it appears to be working fine with Windows 95 running.

At the C prompt after the system has booted on the boot disk, both my C and D hard drives are accesable but obviously not the CD ROM.

So, I am stumped. Why are the drivers for the CD ROM not loading? Or is it some other problem?

Thanks in advance for any help.


1. RE: Boot Disk Problem
lbyard Jan-03-02 01:45 AM
In response to message 0
Try removing /L:e
Get rid of LH and provide the full path to the mscdex executable… a:\mscdex.exe /D:mscd001

Make sure those 00’s are not OO’s. Larry


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