New to windows 95 need help installing mouse and cd rom drivers for dos

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appollo147
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New to windows 95 need help installing mouse and cd rom drivers for dos

Post by appollo147 » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 5:04 pm

I am fairly new to windows 95/98 and DOS. I am having a problem getting the mouse and cd rom drive to function in DOS mode. It works fine in windows mode, the problem is when I restart to DOS mode it will not recognize the mouse or the CD-Rom drive. can somebody please link me to some simple instructions on what drivers I may need and how to install them to get the mouse and CD-Rom to function in DOS mode? any help would be greatly appreciated.

alexmocanu
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Re: New to windows 95 need help installing mouse and cd rom drivers for dos

Post by alexmocanu » Sun 26 Aug, 2018 5:38 pm

You will need DOS drivers for these devices. DOS doesn't support these devices by itself.

The cdrom driver can be exacted from any windows 98 boot disk like this one:
http://www.allbootdisks.com/downloads/D ... s98_SE.img

Attach the floppy image to your emulated machine then copy the "oakcdrom.sys" file somewhere on your hard drive (for example create a folder C:\DRIVERS and copy it there)

Edit the c:\config.sys file and add this line:
device=c:\drivers\oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001

Edit the c:\autoexec.bat file and add this line:
c:\windows\command\mscdex.exe\mscdex.exe /D:mscd001

Reboot the emulated computer and the cdrom should be available in dos mode

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For mouse support I think the ctmouse driver from freedos should work (didn't test): http://cutemouse.sourceforge.net/
Download the zip file from there and extract the ctmouse.exe file.

Use Winimage (http://www.winimage.com/download.htm) to copy that file to your emulated hard drive (preferably in the same place as the cdrom driver for consistency), then boot the virtual machine in dos mode and start "ctmouse.exe" from the location you copied it. If it works add a line like this to your autoexec.bat file:
C:\DRIVERS\ctmouse.exe

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