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Legacy Windows 95/98 Tutorials: How To SYS a Drive, How to configure MS DOS drivers for any cdrom.

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To SYS Drive:
Boot with a good Windows 95/98 Startup disk.
from A:\> Type SYS C:

How to configure MS DOS drivers for any cdrom

Config.sys:
DEVICE=C:\XXXX\XXXX.SYS D:MSCD000/M:8/V
C:\XXXX\XXXX.SYS
is path to cd drivers
/D:MSCD000 is drive sig and may be /D:MSCD001
/M:8 is number of buffers
/V is verbose and displays what's happening on the monitor screen. Some CDs need a /P: switch to
designate IRQ and IO. Typical for a on board controller might be /P:170,15

Autoexec.bat:
C:\DOS\MSCDEX /D:MSCD000 /L:E
The Autoexec.Bat line: /D:MSCD must match Config.Sys line

An example:
Installing Sanyo 4X\6X CD-ROM Drivers
Diskette Part # CDRDSX004ADUS

Typical CONFIG.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS /testmem:off
device=c:\dos\emm386.exe noems x=f000-f7ff x=c000-c7ff
FILES=50
DOS=HIGH,umb
LASTDRIVE=Z
DEVICEhigh=C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS
STACKS=9,258
BUFFERS=30
DEVICE=C:\TSY\TSYCDROM.SYS /D:TSYCD1 /P:SM

Typical AUTOEXEC.BAT
C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TSYCD1 /M:20
@ECHO OFF
Ih doskey
SET BLASTER=A220 Ixx Dx T1
SET SNDSCAPE=C:\SNDSCAPE
C:\SNDSCAPE\SSINT /I
c:\dos\smartdrv.exe 2048 1024
PROMPT $p$g
SET MSINPUT=C:\MSINPUT
C:\MSINPUT\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE /Q
SET PATH=C:\;C:\WINDOWS;C:\DOS;C:\PRTTOOLS;C:\MACH64;
SET TEMP=C:\temp

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