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Device driver not found: 'MSCD001'

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by braves2, Sep 7, 2001.

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  1. ~Candy~

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    And I didn't notice it before, but the MSCDEX.EXE file that you downloaded has not been executed......it cannot appear in the form you have it.....you must execute it to a floppy and copy EXACTLY MSCDEX.EXE to the c: drive.
     
  2. braves2

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    Okay. I checked the cdrom directory and I have the following:

    . <DIR>
    .. <DIR>
    IBMTPCD IDP
    IBMTPCD SYS
    MSCDEX EXE

    so the mscdex.exe file is there. In your followup message you said:

    'And I didn't notice it before, but the MSCDEX.EXE file that you downloaded has not been executed......it cannot appear in the form you have it.....you must execute it to a floppy and copy EXACTLY MSCDEX.EXE to the c: drive.'

    I'm not real sure how to do this. Also, I will wait to hear from you before I:

    'Then let's edit the config.sys file like this:

    at the c: prompt, type edit config.sys and press enter

    in place of the line that is there, put this:

    DEVICE=TOSCDROM.SYS

    save changes and exit.'
     
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    I don't know where these files came from?

    IBMTPCD IDP
    IBMTPCD SYS

    When you ran the exe file for the toshiba drivers, were you asked to create the cdrom directory?

    At any rate, go ahead and edit the config.sys file.
     
  4. braves2

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    I was not asked to create the cdrom directory.

    I have now edited the config.sys and get the same message on reboot as in the beginning. Do I now need to copy the MSCDEX.EXE file to the C drive? How do I do this?
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Your autoexec.bat is pointing it there, so that shouldn't be a problem....

    It's been ages since I've played this much with dos....so be patient with me :confused:

    Do you know how to get into the bios setup? I want to make sure the cd drive is there......
     
  6. braves2

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    Don't you reboot and hold the shift key down?

    When I do that, the screen flashes with the Windows 98 blue background with words on the background (I did have Windows 98 installed before I formatted the hard drive) and then it comes up and says:

    'Windows is bypassing your startup files' and then comes up to my C prompt.
     
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    You may also be able to access the Setup by going to your MS DOS Prompt and type C:\> Tsetup.

    From the toshiba site.
     
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    I tried to reboot and hold the shift key down and got the same message as before. at the c:\> I type Tsetup and it says bad command or name file.

    Also, when I rebooted and held down the shift key I got the following message:

    'C:\>C:\CDROM\MSCDEX.EXE /D:TPCD001 /M:15'
    Device driver not found: 'TPCD001'.
    No valid CDROM device drivers selected.

    I'm getting a headache...:confused:
     
  9. ZachBenj

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    Here is what I am seeing.
    In the CDROM dir there are the following files:

    IBMTPCD.IDP
    IBMTPCD.SYS
    MSCDEX.EXE

    in the root is following
    COMMAND.COM
    AUTOEXEC.BAT
    CONFIG.SYS

    This is all on the C Drive and it is bootable.

    If this is so try the following:
    C:
    CD\
    REN CONFIG.SYS *.TSG
    REN AUTOEXEC.BAT *.TSG

    This will rename the config.sys and autoexec.bat to config.tsg and autoexec.tsg. This will allow you put it back the way it was before these changes.

    Type the following:

    COPY CON CONFIG.SYS
    DEVICE=C:\CDROM\IBMTPCD.SYS /D:TSG
    Hit the F6 key here and it will take back to the C prompt.

    next type the following:
    COPY CON AUTOEXEC.BAT
    \CDROM\MSCDEX /D:TSG
    Hit the F6 key here and it will take back to the C prompt.

    Now Reboot.

    This should allow you to see the CD.. This appears to be an older Toshiba which means th CD is a SCSI Hybrid of a sort. Not an IDE at any rate.

    I Hope this is helpful.
     
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    Another thought as well, once you have a good config.sys and autoexec.bat, you won't need the bootable floppy anymore.....the computer should boot to a c: prompt and you should have cdrom support.
     
  11. braves2

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    Scott:

    I tried what you said but I may have done it wrong. When I reboot, I get the same message as before so I did a dir on the c drive and here is what I have now:

    AUTOEXEC TSG
    AUTOEXEC BAT
    CDROM
    COMMAND COM
    CONIG SYS
    CONFIG TSG
    MSCDX233 EXE
    TOSCDROM
    TOSCDROM SYS

    7 FILE(S)
    2 DIR(S)

    WAS I SUPPOSED TO HIT ENTER BETWEEN BOTH:

    COPY CON CONFIG.SYS
    &
    DEVICE=C:\CDROM\IBMTPCD.SYS /D:TSG

    AND

    COPY CON AUTOEXEC.BAT
    &
    \CDROM\MSCDEX /D:TSG

    When I hit enter then hit F6 I got a ~z then it said 1 file copied.
     
  12. braves2

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    I was trying to boot from a book diskette so I took it out and tried to reboot with the Windows 98 cd in the cdrom drive and got the following message:

    There is an unrecognized command in your CONFIG.SYS file.
    There is an error in your CONFIG.SYS file on line 2

    C:\>\CDROM\MSCDEX /D:TSG
    Device driver not found: 'TSG'
    No valid CDROM device drivers selected
    C:\>
     
  13. ~Candy~

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    Boot without the cd in the cdrom as well.....
     
  14. braves2

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    Same error as before.
     
  15. ~Candy~

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    I've got to be offline soon....

    Ya, I didn't expect that error to disappear......was hoping Scott would reply right back as well....

    If he doesn't, edit that config.sys file again.....the TSG should not be there (at least, to the best of my knowlege).
     
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