Programme to play a windows 95/98 cd rom?

  webber_man 11:17 31 Jul 2007

I have a PC cd-rom that i have been informed will only work with Windows 95 or Windows 98. As i have XP installed is there a programme or emulator i can install to get the cd-rom to work?

Any suggestions/tips appreciated.


  Belatucadrus 11:26 31 Jul 2007

Depends what's on it, you could try the built in XP Program compatibility Wizard, but I'm not convinced it's that effective.

  Batch 11:27 31 Jul 2007

Do you mean a CD or a CD drive?

Assuming the former, is it the CD or software (or something else) that's on the CD that is the issue?

  Batch 11:28 31 Jul 2007

BTW I have some Win 3.1 software installed under XP and it runs fine - you could try it and se.

  webber_man 12:08 31 Jul 2007

Sorry - i mean i have a cd-rom disk.

It says on it that it's compatible with Windows 3.1 but i've been informed that it wilkl work with up to Windows 98.

I do have a Win 98 disk, but i don't want to start installing a second OS on my PC so would prefer to install a stand alone piece of software that would allow me to use the cd-rom.


  Batch 13:44 31 Jul 2007

As I said - try it. Some works without fiddling. Some works if you change the compatibility settings once its installed (right click the program / shortcut and select properties and click the Compatibility tab - you can do this on existing programs installed to see what sort of thing is available). Some doesn't work, full stop.

  stylehurst 14:00 31 Jul 2007

Irrespective of what is said on the CD why not stick it in your machine to see what happens. I have done just that with software designed for W95 & found it works perfectly well on both W2k & XP without using the compatibility wizard.

  webber_man 17:15 31 Jul 2007

Hi - the disk doesn't work, i just get an error message saying "SHADOW caused a General Protection Fault in module ~ TMP0401.exe at 0002:0202" SHADOW will close.

I have also given the compatibility setting a go and that hasn't solved the problem either.

I just thought there'd be some software or programme out there that you can install and play things like this cd-rom through?

  brundle 17:43 31 Jul 2007

try this; click here

  webber_man 18:07 31 Jul 2007

Thanks for that.

Unfortunately it hasn't worked for me.

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