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DOS DVD Driver

January 6, 2010 at 14:54:07
Specs: MSDOS 7.1 (Win 98)

I have a Compaq laptop with a Slimtype DS8A2S-A DVD Burner. I can't find a DOS DVD/CD driver that will run the DVD drive. I have Googled all over the place and tried several drivers with no luck. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.

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#1
January 6, 2010 at 15:13:42

This has worked on everything so far.

http://golden-triangle.com/AOATAPI.ZIP


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#2
January 6, 2010 at 16:48:00

Sorry to break the perfect record but it didn't work either. This is also the first time OAKCDROM.SYS didn't work for me.

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#3
January 6, 2010 at 17:09:03

I'll spare you my opinion of compaq.

Any chance it's SCSI? SATA?


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#4
January 6, 2010 at 17:42:40

Yea I know, but it was very inexpensive and has worked surprisingly well. Windows 7 reports the drive as Slimtype DVD A DS8A2S-A ATA.

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#5
January 6, 2010 at 20:10:23

You realize a dos driver is no good in a windows environment? It's only useful if you're putting together a dos bootdisk or boot cd.

And are you sure you're setting up config.sys and autoexec.bat right?

A search of that model number showed at least some are SATA. In any event, GCROM.SYS will probably work. Check my # 9 here:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

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#6
January 7, 2010 at 14:18:03

I'm going to throw in the towel on this one. I tried every driver known to man. Also, now I.m pretty sure it is a SATA which makes my chances slimmer. Thank you all for trying.

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#7
January 7, 2010 at 14:25:56

"I'm going to throw in the towel on this one."

I'm all for that.


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#8
January 7, 2010 at 20:35:17

So gcdrom.sys didn't work either? What error messages did it give when you tried it? Post back contents of config.sys and autoexec.bat.

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#9
January 8, 2010 at 14:03:55

Here you go:

CONFIG.SYS
device=\dos\gcdrom23.sys /d:mik
device=\dos\gcdrom23.sys /d:mik /c0
device=\dos\gcdrom23.sys /d:mik /c1
device=\dos\gcdrom23.sys /d:mik /c2
device=\dos\gcdrom24.sys /d:mik
device=\dos\gcdrom24.sys /d:mik /c0
device=\dos\gcdrom24.sys /d:mik /c1
device=\dos\gcdrom24.sys /d:mik /c2

AUTOEXEC.BAT
\dos\mscdex.exe /d:mik

Except for different version numbers they all error like this:

GCDROM DOS Driver V2.4, 2-6-2007
Driver name is "MIK".
No CD-ROM drive to use; GCDROM not loaded!

And then of course mscdex errors.

It has an Intel ICH9 SATA controller.


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#10
January 8, 2010 at 14:39:36

So all your dos files are in c:\dos? Change config.sys to:

Device=c:\dos\himem.sys
Device=c:\dos\emm386.exe
Dos=high,umb
DEVICE=DOS\GCDROM.SYS /D:MSCD000 /C0
DEVICE=DOS\GCDROM.SYS /D:MSCD001 /C1
DEVICE=DOS\GCDROM.SYS /D:MSCD002 /C2

And autoexec.bat to:

C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD000 /D:MSCD001 /D:MSCD002

Also check your files names. I think it should just be GCDROM.SYS and not GCDROM23.SYS or GCDROM24.SYS, unless you renamed them.

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#11
January 8, 2010 at 15:12:09

Hi DAVE,

Yeah but it must be finding the driver to report ver and no load. Doncha think?

Is there such a thing as SATA in DOS?


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#12
January 8, 2010 at 16:13:59

I thought it was odd since the message indicated it was finding gcdrom.sys but I checked the downloads and it was always just gcdrom and not gcdrom23 or gcdrom24. So I'm not really sure what's going on with that. I thought rewriting config and autoexec with just basic entries would make things clearer.

Gcdrom.sys is the only dos cdrom drive I know of that claims to support SATA. It supports at least some laptop hermaphrodite drives (drives whose model numbers don't exclusively ID them as ATAPI or SATA) for which regular ATAPI drivers don't work.

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

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#13
January 9, 2010 at 14:41:13

Yea, I renamed the files so I could identify and work with them at the same time. I've already tried several different tests with himem.sys and emm386.exe also. There just doesn't seem to be any DOS CD drivers out there that will run this thing.

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#14
January 9, 2010 at 15:28:39

There was another driver, XCDROM.SYS, that some claimed worked. I don't have a link but google should find one.

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