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PCMCIA CD-ROM

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by CJC, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. CJC

    CJC Regular member

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    Hey Guys, time for me to ask a Question :)

    Got an old Compaq Laptop here that i want to format with Windows 98 SE.
    Bought an External PCMCIA CD-ROM Drive model ECD-600M-16 and the PCMCIA card is model EPC-9008

    I want to boot up with a Startup disc, and have PCMCIA support for the CD-ROM so i can install Windows 98SE.

    Of course trying a normal Windows 98 Startup disc doesnt work as these only have drives for IDE drives and not PCMCIA.

    Any suggestions or ideas will be appreciated.

    CJC
     
  2. ddp

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    can you boot off the cd??
     
  3. CJC

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    Nope, have tried that
    :-(
     
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    have you tried making your own boot disk??
     
  5. CJC

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    Have tried creating one from a Windows 98 SE box i have here, and even tried downloading a various amount of ones from bootdisk.com with no success.

    Did a bit of searching on the net and couldnt really find any done.

    CJC
     
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    Did you get a driver disk with the card?
    You will have to load the driver in the config.sys file on the boot disk.
    Something like this probably device=a:\imapcmdriver.sys /d:cdrom01

    Hope it helps, never used one before, so not 100%.

    Cheers
     
  7. CJC

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    Hey

    I bought the Drive Second hand, so it didnt come with no drivers at all.

    I have done a quick look for the drivers of the model numbers on the drive but cant really seem to find anything :S

    CJC
     
  8. DMW

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    Hi,
    I did a quick search too and same result...not much!!

    Are you a member of driverguide.com?
    If you go there and register (its harmless) and do advanced search from the left, leave manufacturer field, select cd-rom for device, DOS for os and all drivers, then put pcmcia in comments, it gets 13 results.

    Now granted, none have your model number, but hey, you never know right.

    Hope one works for you.

    Let us know.

    Cheers
     
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    Cheers

    I am a member of DriverGuide, visit it frequently for drivers for customers comptuers etc...

    I wish they would just make a Generic Bootdisk with PCMCIA CD-ROM support, just like with IDE Drivers......

    Nooooo.... that would make life TO SIMPLE! lmao

    CJC
     

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