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.
MSCDEX /D:driver [/D:driver2... ] [/E] [/K] [/S] [/V] [/L:letter]
/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
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.
Specifies that the CD-ROM driver be allowed to use expanded memory, if
available, to store sector buffers.
Specifies that MS-DOS should recognize CD-ROM volumes encoded in Kanji.
By default, MS-DOS does not recognize Kanji CD-ROM volumes.
Enables sharing of CD-ROM drives on MS-NET or Windows for Workgroups
Directs MSCDEX to display memory statistics when it starts.
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.
Specifies the number of sector buffers.