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Computer will not recognize cd rom!
Brannon Jul-09-02 01:04 AM
I am trying to install windows 98 se on a computer and once i get through with fdisk and formatting the c drive with the system files, by means of starting from the a prompt with this command a: format c:\s i go to the c drive to make sure all the system files i need are there which they are. I then go back to a: and use the cdsetup command. It takes me through the setup screen for the cd files. I reboot the computer as needed and when i restart and try to switch to drive d: (the cd drive) i get the error invalid media type. No matter how many times i fdisk and reformat or do the cdsetup command i continue to get this error. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am not sure that i am not missing a step somewhere in here. Look foward to the replys.



1. RE: Computer will not recognize cd rom!
stephenl Jul-09-02 08:43 AM
In response to message 0
You havent mentioned wether or not your autoexec is loading mscdex and calling the driver in config.sys ??????

Dont you have a 98 Boot Disk with CDROM option ?

2. RE: Computer will not recognize cd rom!
lbyard Jul-09-02 12:11 PM
In response to message 0
All of the steps are in these references: http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/upgrade/intro.htm

3. RE: Computer will not recognize cd rom!
sohowcome Jul-20-02 11:57 PM
In response to message 2
YOu need to install a Cd-Rom Driver first......... usually a Mitsumi driver seems to be universally useable if you dont know which one to get for your machine!


4. RE: Computer will not recognize cd rom!
lbyard Jul-22-02 02:19 AM
In response to message 3
Usually the default Oak drivr which Microsoft uses will work with almost anything sold since Windows 98 came out, and with most since Windows 95. Larry

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