Windows 98 SE protection error

Teac cd rom / 55a
November 8, 2010 at 15:17:23
Specs: Windows 98 SE
Dear Sirs:
I just upgraded an old computer which I used in graduate school from Windows 95 to Windows 98 SE. However, a Windows protection error occurred with the following line in Configsys:

DEVICEHIGH /L:1,10880 =C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:220 /T:0

The line was then removed from Configsys:

rem DEVICEHIGH /L:1,10880 =C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:220 /T:0

This removed the Windows protection error and allowed the computer to function. Unfortunately, the Teac CD ROM will not function and the Windows 98 “System” does not know the CD ROM is there.

Do you know how this CD ROM initializing command can be corrected to allow the CD ROM to function ? Alternatively, do you know of an instillation Disc [1.44 MB] that will allow me to reinstall the Teac CD ROM ?

Thank you for any assistance !
Dr. Michael Leibold, PharmD, RPH
Email: m_leibold@hotmail.com
Phone: 602-942-7252
Cell: 623-252-8826


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#1
November 8, 2010 at 15:40:44
Is the cdrom connected to an IDE port on the motherboard or to a card, maybe a sound card?

Open Device manager--right click 'my computer', choose 'properties', then device manager. Does any of the hardware have a yellow ? or ! next to it? If so, what items?

Post back contents of config.sys and autoexec.bat.

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#2
November 8, 2010 at 19:55:52
Dear Daveincaps:
The CD ROM does not appear in Systems. I can edit Configsys, since I rem:

rem DEVICEHIGH /L:1,10880 =C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:220 /T:0
This removed the Windows protection error, but removed the CD ROM from the system. So, the drivers are there, but the computer is not installed. So, either the initialization command has to be corrected, or the CD ROM has to be reinstalled, either by disc or by Windows update.

Below is the Configsys. As you can see, the computer tech who installed the CD ROM had to a significant amount of editing to finally get the CD ROM to work:

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
files=40
dos=UMB
rem LASTDRIVE=`
FCBS=16,0
rem DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE RAM
REM ************* TEAC CD-55A Device driver 09-02-1995 15:50:12 *************
REM <drv:\path\>TEAC_CDA.SYS /P:<xxx> [/T:<x>] [/D:<xxxxxxxx>] [/S:<x>] [/I:<x>]
REM ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
REM /P:<xxx> Specifies the port address of the interface card.<xxx> is hex
REM /T:<x> Specifies type of the interface card.<x>=0,1 or 2
REM /D:<xxxxxxxx> Change the driver name. <xxxxxxxx>
REM /S:<x> Specifies the fixed speed. <x>=1,2 or 4
REM /I:<x> Specifies the power save time. <x>=H,M or L
REM ###########################################################################

rem DEVICEHIGH /L:1,10880 =C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:220 /T:0
REM ***************************************************************************

DEVICEHIGH /L:1,16976 =C:\WINDOWS\SETVER.EXE
DOS=HIGH
rem DEVICE=C:\NETSCAPE\NDIS\PROTMAN.DOS /I:C:\NETSCAPE\NDIS
rem DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\DIALNDIS.EXE
rem DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\VTCPRMT.EXE
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\DRVSPACE.SYS /MOVE
dos=HIGH
REM MEMMAKER devicehigh=c:\windows\himem.sys
REM MEMMAKER devicehigh=c:\windows\emm386.exe noems
DEVICEHIGH /L:1,9728 =C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\ANSI.SYS


Thank you for any assistance !

Dr. Michael Leibold, PharmD, RPH

Email: m_leibold@hotmail.com

Phone: 602-942-7252

Cell: 623-252-8826


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#3
November 8, 2010 at 21:03:55
Dear Davincaps:

According to a Teac technician., the CR ROM is very old, does not have any real drivers, and is not connected to the IDE. This may be the problem, and perhaps correcting Configsys will not suffice.
However, here is the Autoexec.bat as you requested:

rem C:\NETSCAPE\NDIS\NETBIND
SET SHIVA=C:\NETSCAPE\DIALER
LH /L:1,65792 C:\TEAC\CORELCDX.COM /D:TEAC-CDA /M:15 /CACHE=2,2,2 /XMSSIZE=-1
@ECHO OFF
PROMPT $p$g
PATH C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;C:\DOS;C:\CLUTIL;C:\WINWORKS\EXEC;C:\HELIX
rem ******************* Mouse Setup ************************
SET PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;C:\MOUSE;%PATH%;C:\WINWORKS\EXEC;C:\GOODNET
rem - By Windows Setup - LH /L:1,50144 C:\MOUSE\MOUSE
rem ********************************************************
rem LH /L:1,15952 C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\doskey
SET TEMP=C:\DOS
rem @echo.
rem @echo *************************************
rem @echo Press "ESC" key to skip virus scan.
rem @echo *************************************
rem @echo.
rem c:\dos\msav /p/c
rem @echo.
rem @echo To complete boot up,
rem pause
rem command /c remind
set uscpack=c:\uscpack
set intinit=c:\uscpack\interact.ini

Thank you for any assistance !
Dr. Michael Leibold, PharmD, RPH
Email: m_leibold@hotmail.com
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#4
November 8, 2010 at 21:09:13
If the cdrom is connected to a regular IDE port windows 98 should have no problem recogniziing it. That's why I asked how it was internally connected--to a card or to the motherboard.

Also what is the model number of the cdrom drive? Occasionially 9X will have a problem with a particular model. That may be what the complicated cdrom setup in config.sys was all about. Normally cdrom stuff in config.sys and autoexec.bat is just for DOS setup and not needed for windows.

And in device manager, I just need to know what--or if--any hardware is showing the yellow ? or ! It could be the IDE controllers.

Also check to see if the cdrom is running in compatibility mode. Right click 'my computer', then 'properties', then 'performance' It'll tell you there.

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#5
November 9, 2010 at 16:52:04
rem DEVICEHIGH /L:1,10880 =C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:220 /T:0

... looking at your post "TEAC CD-55A" /T:0=Sound Blaster (sound card)

/P:xxx - Port address (220, 240, 260, 280, 300, 320 or 340H etc.)
/S:x - CD-ROM fixed speed (1, 2 or 4). Omit this switch for auto
speed setting.
/I:x - Power Save time : H=30 sec, M=60 sec or L=80 sec. Omit
this switch for default power save time of 360 sec.
/T:x - Host interface type : 0=Sound Blaster, 1=TEAC I/F card
or 2=Sound Blaster Compatible.


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#6
November 9, 2010 at 22:45:33
Win98 does NOT need autoexec.bat or config.sys. Rename them to autoexec.old & config.old, then reboot. As for your problem with the CD drive, it has nothing to do with the config file. Check the BIOS to make sure it's being recognized.

BTW, it's not very smart posting your phone numbers & e-mail address in a public forum. I guess they don't teach that stuff in pharmacy school.


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#7
November 10, 2010 at 00:35:08
The bios may be too old to ID a cdrom and it's certainly not going to since it's connected to a controller card.

If it is a sound blaster card as Mavis007 says, in some cases you enabled the card's cdrom port with the software that sets up the card. I remember setting up some 486's with cdroms that way but that was a long time ago.

The line you REM'd out was a dos driver. Windows usually doesn't have a problem with those but sometimes it does and that seems to be the case with yours.

The IDE port connecting the hard drive to the motherboard can handle two devices. I suggest you connect the cdrom to that cable, making sure to set its jumper to 'slave'. It's possible the cable will only have one connection. In that case you'll need to get a cable with two connections.

Or if you have a 486 it may not have IDE ports on the motherboard and the hard drive will be connected to its own controller card. You can still connect the cdrom to that cable.

Then do as mickliq says and dissable config.sys and autoexec.bat and see what happens. The easiest way to do this may be to run MSCONFIG. Click 'selective startup' and then uncheck 'process config.sys file' and uncheck 'process autoexec.bat file'. Then 'apply' and 'OK'.

If that doesn't do it check about the compatibility mode I mentioned in # 4.

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#8
November 12, 2010 at 02:45:45
Dave et al,
I attempted to reinstall the CD ROM several times using downloaded Teac Drivers. I could only obtain a yellowed CD ROM icon on My Computer properties, indicating that it was not working. At some point during these attempts, Windows 98 removed the following command from the Autoexec.bat

rem -By Windows Setup-LH /L:1,65792 C:\TEAC\CORELCDX.COM /D:TEAC-CDA /M:15 /CACHE=2,2,2 /XMSSIZE=-1
I as then able to put the following line back into the Configsys
DEVICEHIGH /L:1,10880 =C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:220 /T:0
This command installs the CD ROM upon computer startup, and is the command I originally removed to repair the Windows protection error. Now, if I put the line removed by Windows setup back into the autoexecbat, the computer goes back into the Windows Protection error mode.
Now the CD ROM hardware is installed by the computer upon startup, but it is not functional, despite the installation of three different Teac drivers. I conclude that these two commands were the installation and drivers for the CD ROM, and at least one (removed by Windows) is incompatible with Windows 98, although previously compatible with Windows 95.
A phone call from a Teac technician revealed the interface for the CD ROM is proprietary and not connected to the IDE. He suggests a new CD ROM. Mavis may be right that the interface is the sound card, and perhaps this creates the software problem.
Thanks for the help !
Mike Leibold


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#9
November 12, 2010 at 11:23:04
... thanks for the feed back "mleibold"
... internet search shows "TEAC CD-55A" is not compatible with win98
... but who knows? sometimes the desperate find solutions.
... there are a few different Teac interface drivers in the link below:

http://list.driverguide.com/list/co...

***********************************************************************
... more info for anyone looking:
TEAC CD-55a (interface PANASONIC) under MS-DOS.

for the eight-card adapter line was this:
DEVICE=C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:230 /T:1; DEVICE = C: \ TEAC \ TEAC_CDA.SYS / D: TEAC-CDA / P: 230 / T: 1;

for adapter card line was this:
DEVICE=C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:2C0 /T:1; DEVICE = C: \ TEAC \ TEAC_CDA.SYS / D: TEAC-CDA / P: 2C0 / T: 1;

original SB line was this:
DEVICE=C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:220 /T:0; DEVICE = C: \ TEAC \ TEAC_CDA.SYS / D: TEAC-CDA / P: 220 / T: 0;

analog SB line was this:
DEVICE=C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:340 /T:2. DEVICE = C: \ TEAC \ TEAC_CDA.SYS / D: TEAC-CDA / P: 340 / T: 2.

-The TEAC 16-bit card (It's default address is 02C0H)
The recommended addresses and card jumper-settings are as follows:

2C0 Set all 3 jumpers to the OFF position 2C0 Set all three jumpers to the OFF position

2E0 Set only jumper 3 to the ON Position 2E0 Set only jumper 3 to the ON Position

300 Set only jumper 2 --- 300 Set only jumper 2
320 Set jumpers 2 & 3 --- 320 Set jumpers 2 & 3
340 Set only jumper 1 --- 340 Set only jumper 1
360 Set jumpers 2 &3 --- 360 Set jumpers 2 & 3


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#10
November 12, 2010 at 19:57:55
I didn't know it was a proprietary panasonic. Go to control panel- then 'add new hardware'. Then 'next', 'next' and 'no I want to select. . .' then 'next' and open 'cddrom controllers'. Choose to install the MKE Panasonic driver. You'll probably need the 98 cd.

Once installed that should allow windows to see the cdrom without all that crap in config.sys.

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#11
November 13, 2010 at 00:38:23
Mavis,
Thanks for your help so far ! How do you think that the following autoexec.bat file could be modified to be compatible with Windows 98 SE:
LH /:L:1,65792 C:\TEAC\CORELCDX.COM /D:TEAC-CDA /M:15 /CACHE=2,2,2 /XMSSIZE=-1
This file along with the previous Configsys file:
DEVICEHIGH /L:1,10880 =C:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:TEAC-CDA /P:220 /T:0
provided the installation and drivers for the CD ROM in the Windows 95 OS.
The second Configsys file is compatible with Windows 98 SE OS.
The first Autoexec.bat file is not compatible with the Windows 98 SE OS. If this Autoexec.bat file could be modified so that it is compatible with Windows 98 SE OS, the CD ROM would function.
All CD ROM drivers [Teac, Mitsumi, Panasonic, Sony] I have downloaded so far, are with IDE or ISA plug and Play BUS based. While the installed Teac CD ROM is interfaced with the Sound Card.
This is why the downloaed drivers are working.
So, if you could suggest a modification of the Autoexec.bat file that would render it compatible with Windows 98 SE, this might be the only solution:
LH /:L:1,65792 C:\TEAC\CORELCDX.COM /D:TEAC-CDA /M:15 /CACHE=2,2,2 /XMSSIZE=-1
That is, this is the command which is missing and is why the CD ROM is not working.
Thanks for any further help!
Mike Leibold

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#12
November 13, 2010 at 00:46:28
Mavis et al:
Correction of the above statement:
"This is why the downloaded drivers are not working"
This statement is in reference to the Sound card interface of the Teac CD ROM versus the different interfaces of the other drivers downloaded: Teac, Mitsumi, Panasonic, Sony.
So, if other downloaded drivers are not working, perhaps the Autoexec.bat could be modified to be compatible with the Windows 98 SE OS. Although, as Dave said, Windows 98 SE OS may only recognize IDE interfaced CD ROMs. This suggests that the CD ROM has to be replaced.
Thanks again for any help !
Mike Leibold

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#13
November 13, 2010 at 00:51:49
Dave,
Not to bore with the obvious, but how do provide the Windows 98 CD without a CD ROM driver ?
Thanks?
Mike Leibold


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#14
November 13, 2010 at 12:47:48
"...may only recognize IDE interfaced CD ROMs. This suggests that the CD ROM has to be replaced..."

... if one can hook it up to another device ie: 16-bit card, ... IDE (cable adapted)

... then one has another interface.

... I agree it might easier to replace the cdrom as you suggest.


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#15
November 13, 2010 at 18:49:22
Yeah, I didn't stop to think about being unable to use the cdrom. Try installing it without the 98 cd. You may not need it.

If it does need the disk, and assuming it's set up for dos in config.sys and autoexec.bat and there's enough room on your hard drive, boot to dos via the F8 boot menu by choosing 'command prompt only'. Then at the c:\> prompt type md win98 and enter. Then with the 98 cd in the cdrom type copy d:\win98\*.* c:\win98 and enter, where D: is the cdrom drive letter.. That will copy the necessary files to the hard drive.

Then reboot and install the driver. When it asks for the disk, just click 'next' or 'ok' or whatever takes you to the next box. It'll say it can't find the file it needs and ask where to look. Browse to the win98 folder yoiu created and it'll find what it needs there.

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#16
November 13, 2010 at 19:04:50
I got a better idea. I just tried to install that controller on my 98 machine and it did ask for the 98 cd. However it appears it only needs one file--mkecr5xx.mpd--to install that driver and I've extracted it from my 98 cd. I can email it to you and you can copy it to a floppy disk and install it that way. That is, do the install and when it asks where to look for the file, put the floppy disk in and direct it to search there.

Send me a private message with your email if you want me to send it.

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#17
November 14, 2010 at 00:35:57
Dave,
Thanks for your help !
Email the file to:
I believe that the Panasonic MKE install did ask me for the CD when I attempted to intall it, and I had to "skip file".
I also think it interfaces with the ISA/Plug& Play device which interfaces with the sound card; perhaps it could work on my computer as well.
Mike Leibold

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#18
November 14, 2010 at 21:23:53
OK, it's there. Install as I mentioned above and let us know how it goes.

Oh, it's probably best to click on the 'edit' button in your link above and delete your email address.

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#19
November 15, 2010 at 00:59:49
Dave,
I have really appreciated your help ! I extracted the MKE file for the MKE panasonic driver installation successfully. Good work ! So far, however the Panasonic Driver remains yellowed out in the My Computer's device manager list[not functional or missing other drivers]. I will try to update the driver, but I doubt that there any updates are available online.
I think the key to this CD ROM is the command removed from the Autoexec.bat:
LH /:L:1,65792 C:\TEAC\CORELCDX.COM /D:TEAC-CDA /M:15 /CACHE=2,2,2 /XMSSIZE=-1
Mike Leibold
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#20
November 15, 2010 at 14:55:19
I'm not sure what that line is for but most stuff in config.sys and autoexec.bat is for dos and isn't need for windows. And it sometimes can interfere with windows.

Run MSCONFIG, click 'selective startup' and uncheck 'process config.sys file' and 'process autoexec.bat file'. That will disable them, at least temporarily and you can see if it makes any difference.

Installing the driver should have added it to device manager. Also I think when yoiu installed it, it had a default address. You may need to change that.

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#21
November 16, 2010 at 00:15:02
Dave,
Perhaps it is the default address that needs changing. I know that it installed on the ISA/Plug& Play branch of the device manager tree. According to Mavis [and perhaps some recollection of the computer tech saying he could install the CD ROM on the sound card], the CD ROM is addressed to the sound card [Sound Blaster] as indicated by the command in Config.sys [T0].
As for clean booting, this is how I discovered which files were causing the Windows Protection error. I initially removed the Config.sys command which corrected the error. The Windows 98 SW operating system then removed the command line in the Autoexec.bat. At this point, I was able to return the command that I initially removed to Config.sys, which allowed the computer to install the CD ROM on startup. So, the CD ROM is installed, but the driver is not working or not there, perhaps being removed with "rem" of the Autoexec.bat line.
I conclude that I need a driver or the return of the Autoexec.bat command. Again, if you could describe the changing of the address of the driver, perhaps I could address it to the Sound Card, which might make the CD ROM work
Again, I appreciate the time you have donated to this project !
Mike Leibold

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#22
November 16, 2010 at 01:23:38
... try another interface, "not" the sound card suggest ide (adapter(?)


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#23
November 16, 2010 at 17:32:39
In device manager you'd click on the 'MKE panasonic cdrom driver' and click the 'resources' tab. Try changing the settings to 0220 - 0227. I think that's what the line in config.sys is specifying it at.

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#24
November 17, 2010 at 01:02:32
Dave,
The resources tab would not allow me to choose these exact settings. I was only allowed to select settings from a list of pre-programmed settings. However, I can try these different settings to see if they have any effect. I tried a setting similar to the 0220-0227, and the CD ROM's green light turned on, but the unit would not open up. Perhaps there is a setting that will work.
Thanks ! I will let you know !
Michael Leibold


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#25
November 18, 2010 at 02:21:15
Dave, Mavis et al:
Success ! I was able to install a functional driver. The key to the installation seems to be the file that Dave emailed me. The file was meant for the Panasonic driver, which did not work. However, the Windows 98 file that I downloaded when installing the Panasonic MKE driver, allowed the successful installation of the Teac 4x 8 bit driver with a setting of 230-237. The same Teac driver had already been unsucessfully installed before. But, I think the file that Dave emailed me must have allowed it to work in the Windows 98 SE operating system. That is, after the Windows 98 SE installation, after correcting for the protection error and resinstalling the CD ROM, the missing element in the CD ROM driver installation was the Windows 98 file used in the Panasonic MKE driver installation.
Thanks again for everyone's help !! All the information was helpful !!
Michael Leibold

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#26
November 18, 2010 at 19:59:07
You're welcome. Possibly the 98 driver assumes the driver associated with the card itself is already installed.

We're glad you got it fixed.

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#27
November 19, 2010 at 05:32:44
... great! ... internet searching tells me "it ca'nt be done"

... yet you managed to do it through the sound card interface(?)

... at least this may help someone else with determination in the future!

.... Bravo "mleibold" ..."DAVEINCAPS"

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