View Full Version : Installing ancient CD ROM Drive

10-12-2004, 09:59 AM
My friend has an interesting CD ROM drive which he needs help installing. It is a very old PC which used to run Windows 95.

The CD ROM drive is an old quad-speed Creative drive, with FCC ID: IBACT-CD420IDE

Although the number and labels on the drive appear to indicate that it's an IDE drive, it plugs into an old Vibra soundcard (what I thought was an MKE/Panasonic interface). We have tried multiple drivers, the oakcdrom.sys driver on bootup disks, as well as several "propriety" drivers for Creative CDROM Drives downloaded from driverguide.com, with no avail. I have just found another drive and am getting him to try it out now.

I have tried searching google up and down with no luck (before anyone suggests this), and a search on the FCC database does not provide any useful links.

At the moment the PC is running DOS, as he is trying to reinstall Win95 (which he only has a CD for).

Does anyone have any ideas?

10-12-2004, 11:00 AM
Don't worry - problem solved (by plugging CDROM into the IDE connector on mobo).