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cdrom.sys

OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
Dear All,

how to force loading of cdrom.sys when there are no physical CDROM drives present? If it cannot find ScsiPortx adapter with CDROM devices attached it fails to load. I need this driver, because my CDROM device connected to the system (my CDROMs can be connected and disconnected to the computer without reboot) after startup doesn't work without cdrom.sys and cdfs.sys loaded.

Any ideas?

Regards,
Max Lyadvinsky

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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    Create a virtual CDROM device? This is the only way, offhand that I can
    think of that you can convince a plug and play driver, sans real hardware,
    to get loaded: you fake it out with pseudo hardware.

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Max Lyadvinsky [mailto:[email protected]]
    > Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 11:48 AM
    > To: NT Developers Interest List
    > Subject: [ntdev] cdrom.sys
    >
    >
    > Dear All,
    >
    > how to force loading of cdrom.sys when there are no physical
    > CDROM drives present? If it cannot find ScsiPortx adapter
    > with CDROM devices attached it fails to load. I need this
    > driver, because my CDROM device connected to the system (my
    > CDROMs can be connected and disconnected to the computer
    > without reboot) after startup doesn't work without cdrom.sys
    > and cdfs.sys loaded.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Regards,
    > Max Lyadvinsky
    >
    >
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