Hl-dt-st cdrom dos driver needed

November 7, 2009 at 08:09:38
Specs: Windows Vista
Does anyone know where to download the correct CDROM DOS driver for Windows 98 SE. I'm working on a bootable sitck for Windows. I have used utilities to make it bootable like a Windows 98 boot disk but I cannot get access to the laptop CDROM.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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#1
November 7, 2009 at 08:16:47
The laptop model is Acer Aspire 5534.

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#2
November 7, 2009 at 08:30:34
... here's a different work around, read > #Response Number 11 < click

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#3
November 7, 2009 at 13:08:32
Acer doesn't show any dos drivers related to that model. Do you know the model number of the DVD drive? We may be able to hunt down drivers that way.

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#4
November 7, 2009 at 14:01:49
I found the Mitsumi cd rom driver worked on most drives.
Try these: http://download.cnet.com/Mitsumi-CD...

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#5
November 8, 2009 at 06:31:17
How would one go about getting the model # of the drive? Or are you asking about the manufacturer? All I know to do is look in the BIOS:

ATAPI Model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU10N

I have XP loaded on the hard drive, and the device manager gives basically the same string above. Also it says it is using the driver Afc.sys from Arcsoft, Inc.

Just as a side note, loading XP Home on the Acer had its own set of driver issues. The hardest to fix was the LAN which I had to hunt the driver program from Acer's web page using a different model laptop, as they don't support XP for the 5534. Use this for anyone attempting this: LAN_Realtek_5.639.0118.2006_XPx86. I had to load the driver manually as this XP Home was cloned from another machine. Reloading the operating system may prevent this, not sure.


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#6
November 8, 2009 at 11:43:01

Using oakcdrom.sys gives this:
No drives found, aborting installation.

Using the Mitsumi driver mtmcdai.sys gives this:
ERROR: Unable to detect ATAPI IDE CD-ROM drive
ATAPI IDE CD-ROM device driver not loaded.

I've also tried ACTCD.SYS, not luck.


Config.sys file

[menu]
menuitem=CD, Start computer with CD-ROM support.
menuitem=NOCD, Start computer without CD-ROM support.
menuitem=HELP, View the Help file.
menudefault=CD,30
menucolor=7,0

[CD]
device=himem.sys /testmem:off
device=oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
rem device=mtmcdai.sys /D:mscd001
device=btdosm.sys
device=flashpt.sys
device=btcdrom.sys /D:mscd001
device=aspi2dos.sys
device=aspi8dos.sys
device=aspi4dos.sys
device=aspi8u2.sys
device=aspicd.sys /D:mscd001

[NOCD]
device=himem.sys /testmem:off

[HELP]
device=himem.sys /testmem:off

[COMMON]
files=10
buffers=10
dos=high,umb
stacks=9,256
devicehigh=ramdrive.sys /E 2048
lastdrive=z


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#7
November 8, 2009 at 12:05:32
Specs at Acer lack detailed CD-ROM information:

http://us.acer.com/acer/product.do?...


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#8
November 8, 2009 at 12:18:49
The HDD is Hitachi, without actually opening up the laptop, which is crazy, I think the GU10N is a Hitachi SATA - DVD drive.

http://www.iol.unh.edu/services/tes...

HLDS (Hitachi LG Data Storage) GT10N (FW:1.00, SSCON) SATA IL APPROVED 1
HLDS (Hitachi LG Data Storage) GU10N (FW:mz13, SSCON) SATA IL APPROVED 1


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#9
November 8, 2009 at 21:08:37
If the loading screen says it's atapi then that's what it probably is, although I too found references to SATA. Generic IDE/atapi/ATA drivers like the ones you've tried often don't work on laptops that seem to need proprietary ones.

The Dell Inspiron 1370 (and probably others) also used that drive but I found no dos drivers there either.

You might try GCDROM.SYS. It's a dos driver that works with SATA and, I think, atapi as well. You can download it here:

http://ibiblio.net/pub/micro/pc-stu...

Just download the GCDROM23.ZIP and unzip it. The 2.4 download has the 'start from scratch' files--himem.sys, mscdex.exe, etc.

If that doesn't work you may be stuck with downloading various Acer dos cdrom drivers for their other models and see if they work. You can start here:

http://list.driverguide.com/list/DO...

and
http://drivertools.wordpress.com/do...

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#10
November 8, 2009 at 22:52:38
... try this file click> ATAPMGR.SYS ...Firefox may have download issues

... config.sys loads as follows:

DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=ATAPMGR.SYS

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... perhaps #Response Number 2 suggestion might be too much "gui" for some!

... worth having a mess with and it'll see your dvd drive plus tools galore and a command prompt if its too much!

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#11
November 9, 2009 at 07:42:46
Response #9 works!

GCDROM.SYS.

[config.sys]

DEVICE=IDE\GCDROM.SYS /D:MSCD000 /C0

output:

Driver name is "MSCD000"
Unit 0: Secondary-master, HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU10N, PIO mode.


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#12
November 9, 2009 at 11:19:44
I'm glad it worked out. Thanks for posting back.

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