Cdrom drive not recognized by dos

By runner7775
Feb 12, 2005
  1. I have a gateway 2000 computer and am trying to reinstall win95. I have already formatted the c: drive. But now when I come up to thye dos prompt it tells me that the cdrom drive letter is an "invalid drive specification". When the computer starts up it tells me that the cdrom drive is installed but it wont work in dos. I looked in the bios settings and the cd drive is set up as the secondary master and it is set up as the first thing in the boot options order. I tried reinstalling the driver but it just told me that the cd rom drive was not ready and that the connection needed to be checked. It worked in Win95 before. Need a little help thanks,
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Go to and get the file to make a W95 bootdisk (Original or Version B).
    That should have a generic cdrom-driver on it, when you make that floppy.
    Set the BIOS to boot from floppy. Then you should be able to install W95.
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