Posted 05 April 2005 - 03:34 PM
Posted 05 April 2005 - 04:21 PM
then try d:\win98\setup(or e: - whatever drive letter the cd is assigned).
It's worth the time to read through the entire guide before doing anything.
Posted 05 April 2005 - 06:43 PM
" to only be used as an audio CD player by the previous owner through "essolo" in the config.sys and Autoexec.bat files"
is an odd statement. What do you mean by that?
I'm going to go out on a limb (and boy, is it shaky out here) and wonder out loud if what is happening here is you have an old, proprietary CD-rom drive that was controlled through a soundcard/cd-rom controller, since essolo was a sound card driver.
Could that be the case?
Can you see a model on the CD-rom?
If that is the case (and it has been a loooong time since things like this were used), it is likey that the windows/dos universal cd-rom driver will not work, and you will need to create a custom boot disk.
Would need the info above to help you with that.
Posted 06 April 2005 - 12:30 PM
Posted 06 April 2005 - 12:43 PM
sound card is integrated into the mother board and is ess solo-1/es 1938s....previously, the computer was in a network and had only the minimum WIN 98 components...and the CDROM was set up to only function as an audio player.....the config.sys was merely: c:\>essolo.....autoexec was similar.....each time I tried to change the config and autoexec and reboot, the essolo thing would regenerate itself......so, that is when I reformatted the disk....the previous CDROM is a Delta OIP-CD 5200A (unable to locate a specific driver).....I am now trying to use an ASUS CD-5400A with generic driver OAKCDROM.sys and I located the ESS driver: A390511.exe (vxd 1164 ius involved somehow, but can't find it on the Web)......so, the whole thing comes down to not being able to use the CDROM drive.......maybe a bad sound port?....but, there is boot up recognition of the CDROM as the secondary master.........so,????????
Posted 06 April 2005 - 12:55 PM
start>settings>control panel>device manager>
left click the + next to CDROM
select each device from the cdrom list, the click remove
restart the pc
assumptions: this is the only cd/dvd on your system
the cdrom is connected to the secondary
the jumper on the cdrom is set to master
there are no other devices connected to the secondary
Posted 06 April 2005 - 01:00 PM
the cdrom worked when booting from the floppy.
from the a: prompt
where d: , e:, f: is the drive letter of the cdrom
Posted 06 April 2005 - 01:24 PM
Posted 06 April 2005 - 01:36 PM
when at the a> prompt, the following result in "drive not ready"
if the above statements are correct:
1. set the cdrom jumper to slave, then connect the cdrom to the primary IDE cable which will be the same cable the HD uses(the red line on the IDE cable will most likely be adjacent to the red wire on the power cable when connected properly)
then retry the x:\win98\setup
2. try another cdrom
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