VPC 2007 and PC DOS 2000 (CD/DVD drive not recognized by DOS VM)

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How do I get Virtual PC 2007 to access my CD/DVD drive for my IBM PC DOS 2000
VM? When I run DOSShell in PC DOS, I see only the A, B and C drives. I have
a floppy (A) and 2 hard drives (C, D). My DVD burner is E. The B drive in
DOSShell is irrelevant because it corresponds to nothing on my hardware; but
I'm still trying to get PC DOS to recognize my DVD drive.

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Steve Jain [MVP]

On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:34:10 GMT, "CookyMonzta via WindowsKB.com"
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>How do I get Virtual PC 2007 to access my CD/DVD drive for my IBM PC DOS 2000
>VM? When I run DOSShell in PC DOS, I see only the A, B and C drives. I have
>a floppy (A) and 2 hard drives (C, D). My DVD burner is E. The B drive in
>DOSShell is irrelevant because it corresponds to nothing on my hardware; but
>I'm still trying to get PC DOS to recognize my DVD drive.

You need to install CD-ROM drivers. DOS does not come with them
preinstalled.
The easiest way is to use the VMAdditions from VPC2004, you can
download them from my website.

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Mark Rae [MVP]

"CookyMonzta via WindowsKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> How do I get Virtual PC 2007 to access my CD/DVD drive for my IBM PC DOS
> 2000
> VM? When I run DOSShell in PC DOS, I see only the A, B and C drives. I
> have
> a floppy (A) and 2 hard drives (C, D). My DVD burner is E. The B drive
> in
> DOSShell is irrelevant because it corresponds to nothing on my hardware;
> but
> I'm still trying to get PC DOS to recognize my DVD drive.

1) Virtual PC emulates a CD reader - like all other emulated hardware, it
makes no difference what devices the host machine actually has...

2) Have you installed the DOS CD drivers in CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT...?


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