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How to Read a CD from DOS
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You cannot read a CD in a MS-DOS-based virtual machine. The CD/DVD-ROM drive is not available.
This problem occurs because your MS-DOS operating system is not configured to access a CD/DVD-ROM drive.
To resolve this problem, edit your Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files to load the drivers that permit MS-DOS to read your CD/DVD-ROM drive.
Note: These steps assume that your MS-DOS system files are located in the C:\DOS directory. If they are not, replace C:\DOS with the correct path.
For help with CD or DVD drive problems in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft web page:
Fix problems in which your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media in Windows