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I can't load my drivers dor the cdrom

My drivers are on the cdrom, and I don't have a copy of them on my bootdisk, missing "mscd000, or mscd001", I have many copies of "mscdex.exe".
I question to you is where can I find this program? "mscd000, or mscd001"

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  • vinostien Feb 04, 2008

    My hhdd crashed and I got a new one (160 gig), so my system has nothing on it, I put in the bootdisk's I downloades from all 13 of them from dos5.0 to win xp.

    -from my win95 bootdisk-

    E-IDE/ATAPI CD-ROM device driver, ver 1.25

    Copyright (C) LG Electronics Inc. 1997. All rights reserved.

    No drivers found, aborting installation

    C:\>rem---MTM ATAPI CD-ROM-----


    C:\>rem---MTM ATAPI CD-ROM---





    Device driver not found: 'MSCD000'.

    No valid CDROM device driver selected


    thanks vinostien

  • vinostien Feb 04, 2008

    That is true, I think that it could be a bad cable (ribbin), I will switch out cable and try it again.

    thanks again


  • vinostien Feb 09, 2008

    same problem, At bootup,

    Starting Windows 95...

    Sony ATAPI CDROM Device Driver, Version 2.26a

    Copyright (c) Sony Corporataion, 1994. All Rights Recerved.



    C:\>C:\DEV\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd000 /V /M:12

    Device driver not found: 'MSCD000'.

    No valid CDROM device drivers selected



  • vinostien Feb 15, 2008

    Ok, thanks for the input.

    I replaced the cd-rom drive, and ribbon cable and made a win98se bootdisk, I even went back into my bios and enabled the cd-rom, on sata 2, (sata 1 160gig hard drive).

    Reboot system with cd-rom support,

    still the driver is not loading


    No drives found, aborting installation

    The following file is missing or crupted: BTDOSM.SYS

    thanks vinostien



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This site will show you the steps needed to create an ERD or BOOT DISC.

ERD: Emergency Rescue Disc
BOOT DISC: Bootable disc ( usually floppy )

This site will walk you through the steps needed to create a boot disc.
A boot disc can be made from another PC with Win 98 on it.

Read through the steps carefully, and make either an ERD or BOOT DISC.
If you simply want to download the missing files, you can search for them on the Microsoft website

If you found this solution helpful, please take the time to rate the answer given, thank you.

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Google win98 bootdisk

the floppy you create will have them.
or just boot the win98 cd and there they are.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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    Karl Whisenand Feb 04, 2008

    Use the win98 se boot disk as it has a more compatiable drivers

    if they dont see your cd rom drive then the drive is disabled in the bios or the drive is bad.

  • Karl Whisenand
    Karl Whisenand Feb 04, 2008

    the reason for using the win98se is the old win95 drivers, mscdex were not real atapi drivers



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