How do I create a startup disk and where can i get drivers for my CD-ROM?

Question

COMPUTER CRASHED!! I do not have a rebuild Disc and CD that work. I installed DOS from diskette, but have Windows 95 on CD only. BIOS says it is unable to located a CDRom which is a generic typefor which I have no drivers. I need the CDRom drive to install windows and reboot the computer. Any suggestions? Is there such a thing as generic drivers for a generic CDRom drive??? Many thanks

Answer

This question was answered on March 11, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You need to create a startup disk for windows 95.

Place a clean, formatted floppy diskette in drive A:

Click the Start menu on the Taskbar and select Settings and then Control Panel The Control Panel will be displayed

Double-click on the Add/Remove Programs Icon The Add/Remove Programs Properties sheet will be displayed

Click on the Startup Disk tab

Click Create Disk You will be asked to insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive

Place the CD-ROM in the drive and click OK You will be asked to label a disk and place it in drive A: Click OK

When Windows 95 has finished creating your Startup disk, click OK

Add CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT to the Startup disk If you have a CD-ROM drive, add the drivers for your drive You can download them from the internet by the model number.

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 11, 2003