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This article describes how to make your CD-ROM drive accessible in SafeMode. This may be useful if you are having problems installing Windowsfrom CD-ROM, or if you are trying to determine if CD-ROM problems alsooccur in Safe Mode.
To make your CD-ROM drive accessible in Safe Mode, use the followingsteps:
NOTE: For this procedure to work correctly, real mode CD-ROM drivers mustbe installed. If you are unable to obtain and install the original realmode drivers for your CD-ROM drive, consult the manufacturer of your CD-ROM drive, or see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 190303 TITLE : How to Use Real-Mode CD-ROM Drivers from Windows 98 Startup Disk
Restart your computer to a command prompt. To do so, use the appropriate method:
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 menu.
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.