Configuring MSCDEX for Multiple CD-ROM Drives
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft MS-DOS operating system versions 6.0, 6.2, 6.21, 6.22
Microsoft CD-ROM Extensions (MSCDEX) can control multiple CD-ROM drives. To
configure your system to do this, you must make some adjustments to the
parameters on your CD-ROM driver in the CONFIG.SYS file and to the MSCDEX
command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
MSCDEX uses the /D:MSCDxxx parameter to differentiate between the drives.
For example, the following commands assign the Creative Labs CD-ROM driver
(SBPCD.SYS) to drive m and the external CD-ROM (TSLCDR.SYS) to drive n:
device=c:\sbpro\sbpcd.sys /d:mscd001 /p:220
mscdex /d:mscd001 /l:m /d:mscd000 /l:n
NOTE: Because MS-DOS treats CD-ROM drives like network drives, they
are assigned sequentially to available drive letters (for example,
three CD-ROM drives could be assigned to G:, H:, and I:).
Additional query words:
6.22 6.00 6.20
Version : MS-DOS:6.0,6.2,6.21,6.22
Platform : MS-DOS
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