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Reformatted hard drive, started w/cd rom support, now won'd read cd

By kdutcher
Mar 20, 2005
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  1. I reformatted and old NEC hard drive to use as a spare computer for my daughter, and I first created a startup disk. The computer will boot with CD Rom support, but when I enter d:setup, it won't read the CD. I've typed DIR and it just lists:
    Command.com
    Exract.exe
    Readme.txt

    I've tried other CD's in the drive, and it won't read them either with the DIR command. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    "Won't read" means what?

    By default a startup floppy starts you up in A: and you have to run "dir d:" to see the CD contents.
  3. kdutcher

    kdutcher TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Which is what I did, and it lists those same 3 files. It lists the same files no matter what CD I have in the drive, as if it's not even looking at the CD itself. When I type d:Setup, it says 'bad command or filename'. I doesn't see the setup file on the CD.
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