This article describes how to make your CD-ROM drive accessible in Safe
Mode. This may be useful if you are having problems installing Windows
from CD-ROM, or if you are trying to determine if CD-ROM problems also
occur in Safe Mode.
To make your CD-ROM drive accessible in Safe Mode, use the following
NOTE: For this procedure to work correctly, real mode CD-ROM drivers must
be installed. If you are unable to obtain and install the original real
mode drivers for your CD-ROM drive, consult the manufacturer of your CD-ROM drive, or see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : How to Use Real-Mode CD-ROM Drivers from Windows 98 Startup
- Restart your computer to a command prompt. To do so, use the
- Windows 95
Restart your computer, and when you see the "Starting Windows 95"
message, press F8, and then choose Command Prompt Only from the Startup
- Windows 98
Restart your computer, press and hold CTRL, and then choose Command
Prompt Only from the Startup menu.
- At the command prompt, type "win /d:m" (without quotation marks), and
then press ENTER.