Need for driver for Freecom parallel cd-kit

October 24, 2011 at 12:14:04
Specs: Windows 95, 266MHz/64Mb
Hallo. I have Freecom berlin parallel cd-kit (Ser.-Nr.:K7024222). But I haven't driver for this cd-rom. I found everywhere, but no one is working. My OS is Windows 95, so I need for driver for Win95 or DOS. Please, help me.

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October 24, 2011 at 12:51:56
Have you tried these MsDos drivers ?

When you use Dos drivers, you will probably be required to use (a) specific command line(s) for it in Autoexec.bat and / or Config.sys, otherwise it won't be recognized by Win 95. (You probably also have to do that in MsDos mode.)

NOTE that you may need to set the parallel port mode in the bios Setup to EPP, ECP, or EPP / ECP mode. In may not work if that's set to Standard or Bi-directional. Usually EPP mode works fine. ECP mode requires that a spare DMA channel is available - it may not be. Sometimes when you chose ECP mode you can choose one of several DMA channels to try with it.
If you choose ECP mode you will probably have to use Control Panel - Add New Hardware to manually add ECP parallel port support (that will show up in Device Manager).
Those modes require that you use a parallel cable that supports IEEE1284 standards - if you're using a cable that did not come with it, the cable you use should have IEEE1284 printed on the cable or the end connectors - however, if you have a cable that doesn't have that, it will work fine if the individual wires inside the cable have a wire gauge that meets or exceeds that required for the IEEE1284 standard ( = if they're thick enough) - the smaller the wire gauge number, the thicker the wires are. The wire gauge of the wires inside the cable is often printed on the cable.
(That IS required for parallel port connected printers and scanners made after about 1990 or maybe earlier - that may also be required for your device.)

You are MUCH better off using Win 98 or 98SE or ME rather than Win 95.

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October 25, 2011 at 02:37:19
Thanks! Yes, my parallel cable has mark "IEEE 1284".Also, my cd-rom has mark "Rev.K-632". I tried to find this kind of driver in internet for "freecom parallel cd-rom.Rev.K-632", but there is only for Rev.K-709 and others Rev's. I think that I have to find Only this driver.

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October 25, 2011 at 07:31:44
Those MsDos drivers I found appear to be for many different models. They should work.

You're extremely unlikely to find drivers for a specfic model Rev.

It's likely
- you MUST have the parallel port mode in the bios set to EPP. ECP, or EPP / ECP
- when you use Dos drivers, you MUST have specfic lines in Autoexec.bat or Config.sys or both in Windows that load the Dos drivers for your device.

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October 25, 2011 at 13:26:44
Hi Stalker

3 months ago Freecom support supplied you with the wrong driver, did you ask again for the correct one?

Using the serial number and/or revision is complicating the issue. What is important is the model *NAME* (Classic?) or *NUMBER*.

Thought I read earlier there was a Teac drive inside, but it is not there now. Did you edit it out?

Tubesandwires information is most helpful, including the link to the drivers.

Possibly the unit originally came with drivers, including an installation program for such, that modified the config.sys and/or autoexec.bat files.

If possible go for W98, W2000 or WXP which are better than W95.

Are you able to increase the memory? If so, this will help much.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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