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kcozart
Hello
when booting under a windows 7 X86 system with a windows 98 boot disk which boots to dos my
sata cd rom drive is recgonized.
But when booting under a X64 bit system my sata cd rom drive is not recgonized.
I get the message mscd001 not found.
Below are what my config and autoexec.bat files look like.
If someone can help me I would appreceiate it,
I have tried everything.
I used the gcdrom.sys which is supposed to boot from a sata cd rom drive.
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config.sys
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[menu]
menuitem=CD, Start computer with CD-ROM support.
menuitem=NOCD, Start computer without CD-ROM support.
menuitem=HELP, View the Help file.
menudefault=CD,30
menucolor=7,0

[CD]
device=himem.sys /testmem:off
device=oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=btdosm.sys
device=flashpt.sys
device=btcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=aspi2dos.sys
device=aspi8dos.sys
device=aspi4dos.sys
device=aspi8u2.sys
device=gcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=aspicd.sys /D:mscd001

[NOCD]
device=himem.sys /testmem:off

[HELP]
device=himem.sys /testmem:off

[COMMON]
files=10
buffers=10
dos=high,umb
stacks=9,256
lastdrive=z
device=himem.sys /testmem:off

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autoesec.bat
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@ECHO OFF

LH MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 /L:G
SET CDROM=G:
PATH=A:\;%CDROM%\
%CDROM%
echo.
Ed_P
If you're booting to DOS what does Windows have to do with it? Sounds more like a BIOS setting issue.
kcozart
QUOTE (Ed_P @ Oct 3 2011, 03:47 AM) *
If you're booting to DOS what does Windows have to do with it? Sounds more like a BIOS setting issue.

Reason I mentioned what version of windows I was using was the cpu.
There is the x86 cpu and the x64 cpu.
Everything works fine using the x86 cpu but will not work using the X64 cpul
The generic driver gcdrom.sys which is supposed to boot from a sata cd rom drive
I guess will not work with a X64 cpu
jaclaz
QUOTE (kcozart @ Oct 3 2011, 03:08 PM) *
Reason I mentioned what version of windows I was using was the cpu.
There is the x86 cpu and the x64 cpu.
Everything works fine using the x86 cpu but will not work using the X64 cpul
The generic drive for the cd rom,I gues is not made to work with the x64 cpu.


Yep smile.gif, but basically you tried on TWO DIFFERENT machines (one with a x86 CPU and ANOTHER one with a x64 CPU).
The TWO motherboards may (please read as will) have different BIOSes, with different user changeable settings and different FIXED ones.
The problem may as well be related to the BIOSes involved and not necessarily to the "architecture".
Same goes for the actual controller/southbridge/whatever ICHn for example.
It is also possible that on a particular configuration you need some switches in the command line, review:
http://help.fdos.org/en/hhstndrd/base/gcdrom.htm



jaclaz
kcozart
QUOTE (jaclaz @ Oct 3 2011, 02:26 PM) *
Yep smile.gif, but basically you tried on TWO DIFFERENT machines (one with a x86 CPU and ANOTHER one with a x64 CPU).
The TWO motherboards may (please read as will) have different BIOSes, with different user changeable settings and different FIXED ones.
The problem may as well be related to the BIOSes involved and not necessarily to the "architecture".
Same goes for the actual controller/southbridge/whatever ICHn for example.
It is also possible that on a particular configuration you need some switches in the command line, review:
http://help.fdos.org/en/hhstndrd/base/gcdrom.htm

jaclaz

Hello
I have the bios set to where it will boot from the dvd-cd drive.
The boot cd with win 98 boot disk boots up into dos but after booting into
dos but in dos my sata dvd drive is not recgonized.
It is no big deal I was just wondering why this would not work.
I have done about everything I know to do.
I read somewhere that the gcdrom.sys just works with the x86 cpu but I might
be wrong.
I will keep trying to figure it out.
thanks for the help
kcozart
got it all working.
jaclaz
QUOTE (kcozart @ Oct 10 2011, 08:43 AM) *
got it all working.

Are you going to detail HOW or this will become yet another of those perfectly UNuseful threads? dubbio.gif

Ideal structure of a useful thread:
  1. A question is asked/a problem is reported.
  2. One way or the other a solution to the OP is found (hopefully).
  3. A DETAILED description of the found solution is given. thumbup.gif


Structure of an UNuseful thread:
  1. A question is asked/a problem is reported.
  2. One way or the other a solution to the OP is found (hopefully).
  3. NO description of the found solution is given. sad.gif


This latter kind of thread:
  • will be found by people searching for the SAME problem.
  • will give them NO help AND moreover it is unneededly tantalizing (the solution exists but I won't tell you which one it is) frusty.gif
  • will increase the "internet" noise, the thing that when you look for something is hit by search engines but helps you not ph34r.gif


cheers.gif
jaclaz
sargent
I wish I could "LIKE" your post jaclaz...

I was searching for a similar problem, and was slightly disappointed to find no solution.
michelle_denise
1. Like auggy pointed out, do you see the CD drive in device manager ? If yes, do you see any error code or yellow bang?

2. When you mention "ran the Troubleshooting support from Windows" are you referring to Hardware and Devices troubleshooter or this ?

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