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

By kdutcher
Mar 20, 2005
  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:

    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: 5,837   +6

    "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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