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First post, by Intel486dx33

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Hi, I need a good basic CDROM driver or install diskette for IDE Teac 4x cdrom drive.
A universal IDE driver with install.bat file would be nice.

Reply 4 of 12, by Jo22

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Intel486dx33 wrote:

Hi, I need a good basic CDROM driver or install diskette for IDE Teac 4x cdrom drive.
A universal IDE driver with install.bat file would be nice.

There indeed used to be diskettes like this..
They were included with some CD-ROM drives (bulk), if memory serves.

I've attached one for you. Good luck!
Hope it doesn't interfere with forum rules (it's just the plain installer+driver).

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    atapi_cdrom_install_floppy_dos.zip
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    "High-Speed CD-ROM Drive" driver floppy (DOS)
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    Fair use/fair dealing exception

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Reply 5 of 12, by BushLin

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The Toshiba CDROMDRV.SYS is light on RAM usage with decent compatibility. Another good choice is OAKCDROM.SYS for higher RAM usage with apparently better compatibility. Not had any problems with the Toshiba one myself.
https://www.legroom.net/howto/msdos#device

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Reply 6 of 12, by elianda

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This archive: ftp://retronn.de/dos/driver/cdrom.rar contains also the Teac driver disks for the e.g. 8x drive. It is most likely the same as for the 4x drive. It also features the CD-Player tool.

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Reply 7 of 12, by retardware

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BushLin wrote:

The Toshiba CDROMDRV.SYS is light on RAM usage with decent compatibility.

Sadly I do not see the Toshiba driver in your link.

So I use my old Mitsumi driver, which never caused any problem for me, is multilingual, very configurable and lightweight (at least compared to Oakcdrom.sys) with only 11k resident.

As it is only driver, I hope it is OK to upload it...

Edit:
Just seeing the link from @elianda... WOW thanks!
The Teac driver only 3.7k... going to test this now.
My Mitsumi driver seems to be a bit newer than those of @elianda, so I'll leave the attachment...

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Reply 8 of 12, by BushLin

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retardware wrote:
BushLin wrote:

The Toshiba CDROMDRV.SYS is light on RAM usage with decent compatibility.
https://www.legroom.net/howto/msdos#device

Sadly I do not see the Toshiba driver in your link.

Did you notice the local copy, provided in the predicted event that the link to the manufacturer would eventually die?
https://www.legroom.net/files/howto/msdos/cdromdre.exe
The page, as originally linked is useful for the details on config.sys and autoexec.bat entries

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Reply 9 of 12, by retardware

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BushLin wrote:

Did you notice the local copy, provided in the predicted event that the link to the manufacturer would eventually die?

Ooops, no!
Great driver, nice options, and only 7536 bytes resident! 😀
Thank you, 27.5kB saved!

Reply 11 of 12, by Caluser2000

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I've got a couple of cdrom install 3.5" disks laying about somewhere. Sing out if the above doesn't work out. Saves mucking around manully editing config.sys and autoexect.bat by hand.

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Reply 12 of 12, by LocalBus

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2019-07-19, 17:11:

Hi, I need a good basic CDROM driver or install diskette for IDE Teac 4x cdrom drive.
A universal IDE driver with install.bat file would be nice.

Hi!

Did you manage to find the correct drivers?

In fact I had a TEAC CD-55A drive back in the days to my 486 DX2 system, and I still do have the floppy with the drivers on it. I remember it was a low-profile 5.25" unit so you could squeeze a HDD on top of it.

At least the TEAC CD-55A used the Panasonic interface typically provided via the sound card. My SB16 card had headers for Sony, Mitsumi and Panasonic CD-ROM drives.