Configuring MS-DOS on a Windows 98se Machine

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Configuring a CD-ROM Drive

Using a generic driver

From the Windows 98se bootfloppy, copy the file 'cd1.sys' to your harddrive.

In the file 'Config.sys' add the following line;

device=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\cd1.sys /d:mscd001

The first part tells DOS where to find the driver. You should adjust it to where you put it on your harddrive.

The second part (/d:mscd001) gives it a name. You can give it any name you want but it's best to keep the name short.

In 'Autoexec.bat' add the following line;

C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\mscdex.exe /d:mscd001 /l:d

The first part loads the program that will enable the driver.

The second part indicates the name of the driver to use. This has to be the same as in 'Config.sys'.

The third part designates the drive letter (/l:d), in this case 'D:'. You can adjust this to any drive letter you wish.