wrote the following to comp.os.msdos.misc:
> I've recently got out the hard drive from my old IBM 386. It has dos
> 6.22 and Windows 3.1 installed on it. I am running it on my Gateway
> that is a 1.3hz celeron, 256 megs of ram. I can get it to run fine but
> I cannot get any type of sound blaster or cd-rom support. I installed
> the dos cd-rom driver provided by gateway but that was no help.
> I can use either a SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio or a PCI ESS 1969
> Audio Drive. (WDM) I cannot even get the Soundmax to work with my
> Windows 98 hard drive so I'm looking at the ESS for dos. Unfortuntly
> my motherboard has no ISA slots so I cannot buy a sound card. Are
> there any generic drivers out there for sound cards and cd-roms for
> dos? Or does anyone know how to get dos and windows 3.1 to regonize
DOS based CD drivers have two parts, a device driver, and MSCDEX. Assuming
an IDE CD ROM drive, the device driver is loaded in config.sys with
and MSCDEX is loaded in autoexec.bat with something like
It doesn't matter too much what name you put after the /D: as long as it's
reasonably short and the two match. MSCD001 is pretty common but it doesn't
have to be the same.
As far as sound card drivers go, Esoniq (the manufacturers of ESS cards)
were bought by Creative Labs a few years ago and http://www.esoniq.com is
"coming soon". However, there are a few promising looking drivers at
http://www.driverguide.com. Username is "drivers", password is "all".
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