MSCDEX


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MSCDEX

(MicroSoft CD-ROM EXtensions) A DOS operating system module that added support for CD-ROM drives. The MSCDEX.EXE file was required on a DOS boot floppy in order to install Windows from the CD-ROM. Starting with Windows 95, MSCDEX was replaced with the CD-ROM File System (see CDFS).
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The device drivers include a removable 7 K version of MSCDEX for those applications that require it and access to the networked CD-ROMs is available to the user without having to log on to the file server.
Conventional Memory Name Size in Decimal Size in Hexadecimal MSDOS 42848 (41.8KB) A760 HIMEM 1072 (1.0KB) 430 EMM386 3232 (3.2KB) CA0 SETVER 400 (0.4KB) 190 CDROM 21184 (20.7KB) 52C0 COMMAND 3392 (3.3KB) 52C0 MSCDEX 27952 (27.3KB) 6D30 GMOUSE 16992 (16.6KB) 4260 FREE 64 (0.1KB) 40 FREE 80 (0.1KB) 50 FREE 537840 (525.2KB) 834F0 TOTAL FREE: 537984 (525.4KB) Upper Memory Name Size in Decimal Size in Hexadecimal SYSTEM 167472 (163.5KB) 28E30 SMARTDRV 26000 (25.4KB) 6590 FREE 32 (0.0KB) 20 FREE 68576 (67.0KB) 10BE0 TOTAL FREE: 68608 (67.0KB) All these programs were currently using conventional memory and we have 525.1KB available for other programs.
Microsoft CD-ROM Extensions (MSCDEX.EXE) must be loaded after Lantastic's redirector software (REDIR.EXE), but before the server program (SERVER.
System requirements are: 486 SX 25MHZ processor or higher; 4 MB RAM (8 MB recommended), Windows 3.1 or later, a monitor that can display 256 colors, double-speed CD-ROM drive with MSCDEX, mouse or other Windows pointing device, Windows compatible sound card, Quicktime for windows (included).
Adding statements to the CONFIG.SYS file and modifying statements in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file allow the user to experiment with various combinations that may free up precious RAM while keeping the environment stable (e.g., loading ANSI.SYS, MOUSE.COM, and MSCDEX.EXE into high memory).
* A hard disk drive with 2MB available for software and temporary storage of search data MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions (MSCDEX) version 2.0 or higher
Minimum software requirements include MS-DOS operating system version 5.0 or later, Microsift Windows operating system version 3.1 or later, and MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions (MSCDEX) version 2.1 or later (provided with your CD-ROM drive).
In the long run this piece of software needed to organize and convert files into the standard ISO 9660 fromat will be incorporated in the authoring tool, just as the MSCDEX program (that recognizes and translates the ISO 9660 format files for DOS) finally became part of the standard operating system environment in DOS 6.0.
The minimum configuration to run die single user version of BGMI is a personal computer with: IBM XT, AT, PS/2, or compatible (80286 or faster processor recommended); MS-DOS or PC-DOS 3.1 or higher; MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions (MSCDEX) version 2.0 or higher; 640K bytes of RAM; 1 megabyte of free space; monochrome, CGA, EGA, or VGA monitor; ISO 9660-compatible CD-ROM drive with cables and interface card; and parallel or serial printer port for printing.
The disc works with any CD-ROM drive (ISO 9660) with Microsoft CD Extensions (MSCDEX) and either an IBM PC/XT/AT-compatible, DOS 3.3 or higher, 520 K memory, or a Macintosh System 6 or higher with 2 MB memory.
The new minimum system requirements are: 640 Kb RAM, an 80286-based computer, MS- or PC-DOS version 3.3 or above, Microsoft MS-DOS CD-ROM Extension software (MSCDEX) version 2.10 or above, and 1.5 MB of available disk space.