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I'm new here, so I apologies if this is a double post, I tried earlier but didn't seem to have any success!

Does anyone know where I could get Windows 98 drivers for SSI SI-390 External CD-ROM box (connects to parallel port)?

Any help would be appreciated,
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You shouldn't need any. You may need to add generic CD-ROM drivers to a couple of start-up files but apart from that you shouldn't need much else.
But you should go into the computer BIOS and set the parallel port to ECP/EPP mode.
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Hi Neil,

Many thanks for your reply!

Maybe I should have given you a bit more info. I had the box running for several years in Windows 98 (but not SE) using the Windows 95 driver and it worked fine. However the other evening I tried to use a PC card 4-port USB adapter and the setup asked me to enter the Win 98 CD, unfortunately I enterd the Win 98 SE disk and since then the CD-ROM box has not worked!

When I go into Device Manager it shows me a yellow exclamation mark and tells me that "SSI EPAT-T2 Parallel Port ATAPI CD-ROM Adapter" is "This device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed (Code 10). Try upgrading the device drivers for this device".

The BIOS is set to PS2 (bi-directional) which I believe is the same as EPP?

Any other ideas would be much appreciated


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Bi-Directional is not the same as EPP. The latter is many times faster than the former.

So you basically have a hybrid Windows system made up of original Win98 files and Win98SE files? That's not good. Strange things happen with hybrid configurations that you'll find no help online for because it throws up errors that don't exist in a normal configuration. Realistically you should either upgrade the lot to 98SE (if you have such a disk) or reset the computer back to original Win98.
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and there's the catch, I need the CD-ROM working to upload windows...

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Not from DOS you don't.
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