Dell USB+1394 CDROM, v.1.00, A00

This driver adds the ability to access USB and IEEE-1394 optical drives (e.g. CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-
ROM) from DOS. For example, to access an optical drive in a Dell D/Bay, D/Dock module bay, or IEEE-
1394 connection.

Fixes & Enhancements

Initial release.


Version 1.00, A00


System Utilities

Release date

19 Sep 2003

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R56407.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 113 KB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for R56407.EXE:

Use this driver in your CONFIG.SYS to access your optical drive from
DOS. Example:

device=extcd.sys /d:extcd001

Configure AUTOEXEC.BAT with MSCDEX.EXE. Example:

mscdex.exe /d:extcd001 /m:15 /l:r
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.