>Does anyone know of a program that will allow you to make a hard drive
>partition appear as
>a cd-rom to the system. I know you can do this in ms-dos, but can it be
>done in NT/95
>(NT for preference) ?
>Any pointers/references/code samples greatly appreciated.
>If possible cc me a copy of your reply.
There is a program called "Virtual CD" from Logicraft that does this.
In addition, it compresses the CD ROM data to minimize hard disk space
usage. The CDs appear as virtual "drives" and can be accessed as if
they were physically mounted in a number of CD ROM drives. One drive
letter can be added for each compressed CD, or you can "mount" and
"unmount" specific CDs under 1 drive letter.
The compressed CD ROMs appear as very large files under the root
directory of the hard drive (even compressed CD ROMs can easily eat up
450 mb, and the program is "all or nothing" for a given disk). It
costs around $50
I own the Win 95 version, which worked fine (unlike Win 95 < g >) and
have tried the free 30 day trial version of the NT 4.0 program. Check
at www.logicraft.com (I believe that they were recently purchased by
Microtest, so the site could have been moved).
This can be a good solution for a reference CD, such as MS Bookshelf.
And it's cheaper than another CD ROM drive, *if* you can spare the