From: Garry on 05/06/2000
: I am trying to install Win 95 using new installation disks onto a blank formatted hard disk.
: I have a boot disk which should allow access to CD-ROM drive using real mode driver that came with CD-ROM drive, however system hangs when trying to load the driver from the floppy.
: The same CD-ROM driver worked on previous system hard disk when I was using DOS 6.22 + Win 3.11.
: I have same "Device=vide-cdd.sys \d:mscd001" line which worked in old dos config.sys in the config.sys on the floppy. I have tried various other CD-ROM real mode drivers without success. Also with and without himem.sys. I have tried both Win 95 and DOS 6.22 system files - they all boot to DOS prompt OK but always an error message that no drive was found.
: The CD drive is definitely appearing as a Slave on the Primary controller when I go into BIOS setup. Hard Disk is Master on Primary controller.
: I have been trying to load everything from the floppy - is that my mistake???
: Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?
Try and get hold of tnhe win 98 boot disk then fdisk and format with your win 95 disk and reboot with the win 98 boot disk and select start with cd rom support, once the drivers are loaded in at the a prompt select your cd ie d prompt and type insetup.exe at the d prompt.