I wish to clean install win 95 from a CD ROM

I have created an emergency disk and have copied the additional files

MSCDEX.exe and Vide-cdd.sys to the stiffy but can't get the CD ROM drive
to initialize. The drive is a Wearnes 18X drive

I suspect that the command MSCDEX d:\ VIDE-CDD is not specifying the
parameters correctly

Can anyone help please?