No dvd drive drivers

Lenovo B450 ideapad blue backpack
August 3, 2010 at 09:05:11
Specs: for dos, Lenovo B450
Hi friends
This is Ravi.Iam a newly learned hardware Technician.
I recently Bought a Lenovo B450 Laptop.I learned somewhere taking ghost image through booting Win98 boot cd.but in this laptop and other new dvd writer in desktop systems.when im trying to boot from that cd
1.It is asking boot from cd or hard disk.i selected from cd.
2 It is showing OEMCD001 drivers not found.can i boot from win98 cd also using new cd/dvd drives.
please help me thanq

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August 3, 2010 at 10:48:34
You have a host of problems to deal with in order to install Win98 on that unit. I really don't think you can get it working.

The drive type (SATA) is NOTsupported by Win98 for one thing.

Win98 doesn't support drives that large either.

Win98 doesn't support the amount of RAM you have either.

The list goes on and on.

Why do you want to install Win98 on there anyway?

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August 3, 2010 at 11:29:53
Install a newer O/S and run W98 in a VirtualPC environment

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August 3, 2010 at 14:40:29
You can probably boot from the 98 cd as that won't require drivers but as mentioned above, a full install of 98 is going to be a problem.

GCDROM.SYS is a dos cdrom driver that usually works for SATA drives. On a dos setup or 98 bootdisk you'd use it instead of oakcdrom.sys.

There's some info in this old thread:

and gcdrom.sys is still available on the hiren site.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation

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August 4, 2010 at 15:25:06
From the sounds of the post, he want to use the DOS side of the windows 9x cd to run a Dos application Norton Ghost (8 and below use this feature)

Well, I can tell you now that norton ghost 8 for dos will not like newer systems, you can get a copy for the ultimate boot cd for windows, but even that will only work well for systems up to XP (disk images of vista/7 seem to have issues)

If you really want to have a go at running DOS, try Freedos, a modern replacement for MS-DOS

Edit: Do you have a copy of Norton Ghost, as without a copy you wont have an executable to run?? Norton Ghost is a commercial product and can be bought from Symantec. The latest versions bypass this whole "DOS" issue, and can run natively under Windows 2k/XP/Vista/7

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August 5, 2010 at 12:38:30
Not sure this helps, but only OEM 98 CDs were bootable, the retail versions of 98 installation disks did not have the files on them to support CD booting thru El-Torito hard disk emulation mode.

Also missing from mine was the Tweak-UI tool, which really torqued me off at the time until I found a place to download it.


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August 6, 2010 at 01:03:24
Hi DAVEINCAPS (Resopnse number 3) u got exctly what i need i think.exactly my need is boot to dos mode and take ghost problem is sata dvd driver problem.thank q my frnd nw i got GCDROM.SYS file but little bit confusion how to write the porgram in config.sys and autoexec.bat.n one more thing i want know is this driver supports older drives and new ones.or i need to place all drivers (oakcdrom,gcdrom,xgcdrom...) in cd and write the program.
that means i want 2 know onl one driver(GCDROM.SYS) is enough for all drives (lg,sony,samsung cd/dvd ede,sata) or i need to place one driver for ide and one for sata like that.if it is yes can you pls help how to write config.sys file with different drivers

ThanQ very much for great relpies.

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August 6, 2010 at 17:06:11
There's going to be a line in config.sys something like:


or maybe:


(where the A:\ specifies the a: drive) The OAKCDROM.SYS is the standard atapi driver microsoft used but there are many others used by those who modify their own disks so yours may be different.. The IDECD000 is just the name you give to the cdrom. That name can be anything. That's just the way mine is set up.

What you need to do is edit that line to read:


and also copy GCDROM.SYS to the disk.

In autoexec.bat there's a line something like:


You should be able to leave that line as it is. HOWEVER, whatever you've named the cdrom in config.sys--in this case IDECD000--must be the same it's named in the mscdex line in autoexec.bat.

In a system with multiple cd drives you should only need the one line in config.sys and autoexec.bat to load their support. I think GCDROM.SYS supports both atapi and sata but I've never tried it. If it turns out that it only supports sata then in a system with mixed atapi and sata cd drives you'd need a line loading an atapi driver and another line loading gcdrom.sys. I believe in that case you still only need the single mscdex line in autoexec.bat.

But if they're the same type drives you only need one line in config.sys..

Now that's what I call a sticky situation

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August 7, 2010 at 08:39:53
Really thanq my friend,
Can u pls tel how 2 write in config.sys and autoexec.bat to include 2 drivers (OAKCDROM.SYS,GCDROM.SYS) i will try and tell.

I guess this is to write
Config.sys file :


this is oly my guess.if any errors im just learning


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August 7, 2010 at 20:00:39
I assume then you have a sata and an IDE/atapi cd device? First see if GCDROM.SYS by itself will pick up both drives. You'll know when the mscdex line in autoexec.bat loads. It will tell you how many drives it sees and give them a drive letter. If it scrolls past that too fast you can add a PAUSE line after the mscdex line, like this:


in autoexec.bat. When autoexec.bat hits that line it'll stop and give you a 'press any key to continue'. You can examine what's on the screen and then hit a key to continue the loading of the lines in autoexec.bat.

But if you need to load both oakcdrom.sys and gcdrom.sys then you'd have two separate lines like you speculate in your # 8. And you need to make sure both oakcdrom.sys and gcdrom.sys are on the disk.

But watch your 'zeroes' and 'oh's'. I notice your oakcdrom line is IDECD OH OH OH and the gcdrom line is IDECD ZERO ZERO ZERO. They both need to be the same and match what's in the mscdex line.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation

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August 8, 2010 at 11:37:01
Thanq my frnd
bymistake i pressed ohs.thanq very much for correct this.

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