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PeterNC
September 24th, 2014, 03:55 PM
Currently I am using OAKCDROM.SYS. Any recommendations on a generic CD-ROM IDE driver that uses less RAM? Thanks! :D

Agent Orange
September 24th, 2014, 04:18 PM
Currently I am using OAKCDROM.SYS. Any recommendations on a generic CD-ROM IDE driver that uses less RAM? Thanks! :D

Assuming you're talking DOS, try loading it HI in tour CONFIG.SYS.

cr1901
September 24th, 2014, 05:42 PM
Try XCDROM.SYS from the FreeDOS project.

If I was capable of booting into my Freedos machine, I'd check how much memory it takes. But alas, I cannot.

As an aside- from my experience, the FreeDOS driver chokes on IDE drives attached to the sound card, but OAKCDROM.SYS works fine.

Chuck(G)
September 24th, 2014, 05:46 PM
Also CDROMDRV.SYS and TIMCD.SYS

PeterNC
September 24th, 2014, 05:53 PM
Thanks! I will play around with these this weekend. I already LH all I can. :)

Stone
September 25th, 2014, 08:27 AM
While you're playing around you might want to try this. It's called CD-GOD and it's got everything you need to check out around 50 different ATAPI drivers. I hear that the Toshiba driver might be the one you're looking for but I'll wait till you tell us if that's the ticket.

You can d/l it here:

http://www.jumpstationz.com/utility/download/

or here's a direct link:

http://www.jumpstationz.com/utility/download/cdgod5_5.zip

It creates a boot disk from which everything is self explanatory.

Here's another link with just drivers...

http://digilander.libero.it/pnavato/drivers/

PeterNC
September 25th, 2014, 08:45 AM
Thank you Sir! :) I will report back this evening or this weekend. I will do it this weekend: I played 6 levels of WarCraft II this evening. :)

deathshadow
September 27th, 2014, 06:18 AM
All the ones people have listed so far I've never actually had WORK... which is why I always go back to VIDE-CDD.SYS; only has a 6k memory footprint, but works all the way back to a 8088.

http://www.hiren.info/downloads/dos-files

It's near the bottom of the page.

konc
September 27th, 2014, 07:13 AM
Shsucdx (which is what FreeDos also uses) works well and occupies around 9KBs.

PeterNC
September 27th, 2014, 07:38 AM
Updated:
VIDE-CDD.SYS does not work.
SHSUCDX is a MSCDEX replacement.
XCDROM.SYS does not work.
CD-GOD is blocked by Kaspersky on my systems.

IBM PS/VP with Toshiba IDE CD-ROM.

hACmAn
June 1st, 2018, 02:43 PM
All the ones people have listed so far I've never actually had WORK... which is why I always go back to VIDE-CDD.SYS; only has a 6k memory footprint, but works all the way back to a 8088.

http://www.hiren.info/downloads/dos-files

It's near the bottom of the page.

I have am currently building a Dos.6.22 and Win98SE system from a motherboard of an HP D530... Cant get over 616KB-617 free. I that all drivers that can be loaded high of and cant get more that 76KB Upper. So this one did work in dos6.22 on a HP Pentium 4 2.8Ghz. I had to disable printer port to get IRQ 7 free and rearrange IRQ 5 to The SB LIVE and the SB PCI 128. To get it working. Cant go further in Conventional memory it seems. Seem stuck. Using the recommendation from you VIDE-CDD.SYS I can start dune 2 cd and still have 616. Now i might can get the mouse driver in. Or i have to find another. Going for a new mouse driver and mscdex. Then i have sound cd and mouse support and 616 or 617KB depending on if i lower files. Using 30.

Have almost gone 4 yours after your post. And one did get use of it now in mid 2018

TravisHuckins
June 6th, 2018, 07:49 PM
I have am currently building a Dos.6.22 and Win98SE system from a motherboard of an HP D530... Cant get over 616KB-617 free. I that all drivers that can be loaded high of and cant get more that 76KB Upper. So this one did work in dos6.22 on a HP Pentium 4 2.8Ghz. I had to disable printer port to get IRQ 7 free and rearrange IRQ 5 to The SB LIVE and the SB PCI 128. To get it working. Cant go further in Conventional memory it seems. Seem stuck. Using the recommendation from you VIDE-CDD.SYS I can start dune 2 cd and still have 616. Now i might can get the mouse driver in. Or i have to find another. Going for a new mouse driver and mscdex. Then i have sound cd and mouse support and 616 or 617KB depending on if i lower files. Using 30.

Have almost gone 4 yours after your post. And one did get use of it now in mid 2018

Eek... DOS programs running on a 2.8ghz system... way way way way too fast for that. I had games run too fast with a 90mhz CPU... though I did have Doom running on a 2.6ghz machine that I had installed Windows 98 (before reinstalling XP because of stability issues) though the programmers knew what they were doing. Many DOS games would have issues because of the CPU speed. Even later games like Tyrian would have issues with late 90s CPUs... I use a 200mhz K6 in my DOS machine which seems to be a good middle ground for DOS games.