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DOS command lines for autoexec.bat & config.sys

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by Yankee Rose, Apr 5, 2004.

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  1. Yankee Rose

    Yankee Rose Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone:

    I have been working on a Compaq Armada 1530 laptop, trying to get it reloaded, and it has to have it's own CD-ROM drivers loaded.

    Compaq's website states in it's instructions (Document PRT011B0998) I am to create a CONFIG.SYS file with the following command line:

    DEVICE=CPQLTECD.SYS /D: IDECD001

    It also instructs the AUTOEXEC.BAT command line to read:

    MSCDEX /D:IDECD001

    My question is -- (to those DOS gurus out there) -- are there supposed to be SPACES where they are shown in the lines? I found a few posts on HP's website stating that there should be no spaces, and my mind is so fried right now I am confused. ;)

    I would appreciate any input. Thanks a bunch.
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    Spaces before the / , but nowhere else.
    You also need to make sure you have the CPQLTECD.SYS in the root directory.
    The /D: is NOT a path, it stands for Device.
     
  3. Yankee Rose

    Yankee Rose Thread Starter

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    Yes, the file is in the root directory.

    I will the it to have the space only before the /

    Thanks a bunch for the reply! :)
     
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