PC-DOS 2000

edited January 2018 in Product Comments

PC-DOS 2000

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  • PC-DOS eh? Well why does it have a CD when dos did not have CD drivers!

  • @AlbertTheMan said:
    PC-DOS eh? Well why does it have a CD when dos did not have CD drivers!

    CD drivers became available after some time

  • @AlbertTheMan said:
    PC-DOS eh? Well why does it have a CD when dos did not have CD drivers!

    Pretty sure MS-DOS 7.1 came with CD drivers.

  • @Scratch137 said:

    @AlbertTheMan said:
    PC-DOS eh? Well why does it have a CD when dos did not have CD drivers!

    Pretty sure MS-DOS 7.1 came with CD drivers.

    MS-DOS 7.1 was not available as seperate DOS. It came with Win95 and 98. But there came no DOS-CD drivers along with it. Thats wrong.

  • Wrong? Ok wiseguy, WHICH CD driver should they have bundled with Windows 95? IDE? SCSI? MKE? Parallel port? One of the other misc standards? And for which drive? Many only supported specific models. If you were support at Microsoft would you have been able to guarantee the drivers would work in all possible combinations? It wasn't even until a bit after 98 that IDE CDs really became a firm enough standard that an OS could rely on it.

    Even the protected mode drivers bundled with 95 gave me headaches when it was new. New CD drives had to start conforming to MS standards or people would return them as defective, but the older drives didn't go anywhere too fast.

    And then SATA came along and ruined that standard.

  • edited November 2018

    Windows 95 brought Windows drivers, no DOS drivers.

    //edit: And if someone thinks about those OAKCDROM.SYS,etc ... drivers, they were on install floppies and not meant to be used on the installed system. They weren't copied/installed to config.sys
    MS didn't provide them, it was up to the OEM to supply the proper driver for his system on bootdisk.

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