no no... I just did it without it... get this... :bigsmile:
I put in the old CD drive and booted to a FreeDOS CD I had, then hotswapped that old drive out (while FreeDOS was sitting in the FAT32 partition drive) and put the new NEC one in and went back and ran the .bat's and the first one worked great... Then I had to do that same process all over again to run the MAIN.bat one and once I did that it worked great.
Now the drive is seen in the BIOS and everything works great! I am damn happy!! :bigsmile: Thanks to Liggy so much for even making this firmware!!!