[I]Something that worked for me in the past…[/I]
I haven’t dealt with 98 in quite a while, but I know your pain.
Often I couldn’t load windows because so many different drives
would not get recognized with the boot floppy.
What I ended up doing is putting several generic cd.sys files
on the boot floppy, and then editing the config.sys and boot again
until one finally worked.
(rem and unrem the cd lines as shown [B]below in bold[/B])
Historically, I found that WCD.sys was a very good generic sys
file that recognized most CD drives. but not always.
Search for your drive model, someone might have the proper
cd.sys for that particular model.
Usually one of these 4 would get me by.
remwin98 boot floppy CONFIG.SYS example***
[B]rem DEVICE = A:\CDROMDRV.SYS /D:WP_CDROM
DEVICE = A:\WCD.SYS /D:WP_CDROM
rem DEVICE = A:\Cr_atapi.sys /D:WP_CDROM
rem DEVICE = A:\Acdrv.sys /D:WP_CDROM /udma[/B]