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Provides access to CD-ROM drives. MSCDEX can be loaded from your AUTOEXEC.BAT file or from the command prompt. (The device driver that came with your CD-ROM drive must be loaded from your CONFIG.SYS file. For more information, see Notes.) The MSCDEX command should not be used after Windows has started. Syntax MSCDEX /D:driver [/D:driver2... ] [/E] [/K] [/S] [/V] [/L:letter] [/M:number] Parameters /D:driver1 [/D:driver2... ] Specifies the driver signature of the first CD-ROM device driver. The driver1 parameter must match the parameter specified by the /D switch on the CONFIG.SYS command that starts the corresponding CD-ROM device driver The MSCDEX command must include at least one /D switch. To install additional CD-ROM device drivers, specify an additional /D switch for each device driver. /E Specifies that the CD-ROM driver be allowed to use expanded memory, if available, to store sector buffers. /K Specifies that MS-DOS should recognize CD-ROM volumes encoded in Kanji. By default, MS-DOS does not recognize Kanji CD-ROM volumes. /S Enables sharing of CD-ROM drives on MS-NET or Windows for Workgroups servers. /V Directs MSCDEX to display memory statistics when it starts. /L:letter Specifies the drive letter to assign to the first CD-ROM drive. If you have more than one CD-ROM drive, MS-DOS assigns additional CD-ROM drives subsequent available drive letters. /M:number Specifies the number of sector buffers.
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