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black prince 03-17-2006 07:45 AM

Virtual CDROM drives
 
@anyone,

This is an unsupported Microsoft program to create virtual CD-ROM drives
from hard drive space.

http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/xpvirtualcd.html

This program can run ISO files, so I use WinISO to copy a CD to iso file.
I have 8 interactive CD's that are required to follow an training course
and this virtual drive works nicely :) I always have to eject the previous
iso and mount the next one to continue the course. Has anyone used
this or other virtual cdrom's. I would like to just click on a short cut and
a dos batch file would handle the ejection and mounting. In other words
a commandline virtual crdom product. Thanks for your input :)

BTW, this product also works for Windows 2000.

-BP

GFR 03-17-2006 07:53 AM

Daemon Tools is free for non-commercial purposes and you can moun/umount with a command line (you can for instance have a shortcut in your desktop to a batch where you mount the CD, execute something and then umount it).

Dialhot 03-17-2006 07:56 AM

Daemon tool supports that :
Quote:

Command Line Switces

* -lock
used to lock the DLL operation to be sure no unauthorized program can load daemon.dll and use its functions. Used mainly in autostart (if 'Autolock' option is enabled), but can be used in command line too. Unlocking can be done from Virtual DAEMON manager or other GUI that is currently running. Note that locking has no effect on DAEMON Manager itself or other programs which have been 'authorized' by us to use the DLL.
* -noicon
this option is used to prevent DAEMON Tools from creating a taskbar icon. It has no effect if DAEMON manager is already running or you specified another command (except 'lock') in the command line! DAEMON manager automatically exits after command is executed and does not create taskbar icon.
* -mount
allows mounting images from command line (or shortcut).
Syntax is: -mount <n>,<path>
where 'n' means DVD-ROM device number ('0' - '3' allowed) and 'path' is the full path to the image file.
Example: daemon.exe -mount 0,"c:\My Images\nameofimage.cue".
Do not forget to set the path in quotes if it contains spaces!
* -unmount
allows unmounting images from command line.
Syntax is: -unmount <n>
where 'n' means DVD-ROM device number ('0' - '3' allowed)
* -safedisc ?
allows turning Safedisc emulation on/off from command line.
'-safedisc on' enables emulation, '-safedisc off' disables it
* -securom ?
allows turning Securom emulation on/off from command line.
'-securom on' enables emulation, '-securom off' disables it
* -laserlok ?
allows turning Laserlock emulation on/off from command line.
'-laserlok on' enables emulation, '-laserlok off' disables it.
* -rmps ?
allows turning RMPS emulation on/off from command line.
'-rmps on' enables emulation, '-rmps off' disables it.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/

black prince 03-17-2006 02:40 PM

@GFR and Dialhot,

Perfect solution :ok:

Thanks Guys :)

-BP

black prince 03-17-2006 05:12 PM

@Dialhot or GFR,

Here's my test batch file:

@echo on
"C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -unmount 3
"C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -mount 3,"C:\scrabble2.iso"
"D:\Autorun.exe
"

I'm using -unmount <n>, where n=??? :?: The doc says <n> is the DVD-ROM
drive number. I tried first 0, and that didn't work. Then I tried 3 and now it
works. It's unclear what <n> refers to. :)

-BP

rds_correia 03-17-2006 08:24 PM

I'm not sure if this is it but at least it works in my PC.
Right-click Daemon Tools systray icon.
Move up on the list to the «Virtual CD/DVD-ROM» and click it.
On my setup I see «Device 0: [L:]».
This means my L: drive is also CD-Rom 0.
Don't know if it'll work on your setup...

black prince 03-17-2006 08:49 PM

@Rui,

Rui wrote:
Quote:

I'm not sure if this is it but at least it works in my PC.
Right-click Daemon Tools systray icon.
Move up on the list to the «Virtual CD/DVD-ROM» and click it.
On my setup I see «Device 0: [L:]».
This means my L: drive is also CD-Rom 0.
Don't know if it'll work on your setup...
Thanks Rui :ok: This answered my question :wink:

-BP

rds_correia 03-18-2006 08:56 AM

You're welcome BP :P.
Good to know that I could help ;).


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