Using Search Master CD-ROM Software with MS DOS 5.0 (75361)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q75361


According to Matthew Bender's technical support, several customers have reported the following error when using Matthew Bender's Search Master software with MS-DOS version 5.0:

CDR 103 Error: Not of High Sierra Format or ISO 9960 Format
The error is caused by using outdated versions of the Microsoft CD-ROM extensions. Matthew Bender recommends using version 2.2, the most current version of the CD-ROM extensions, to eliminate the error.


Based on licensing agreements with OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), the Microsoft CD-ROM extensions are not available directly from Microsoft. Instead, they are distributed to OEMs and bundled with their CD-ROM drive packages. Customers must contact their drive manufacturers to obtain the current MSCDEX.EXE. Version 2.03 is the most commonly found release, and version 2.10 is expected within the next couple months. Search Master provides the ability to search an entire compact disk for specific words. It is usually invoked via the file MBSEARCH.BAT, which in turn executes MB.EXE. Before Search Master can work correctly, both the CD-ROM driver and the extensions should be current and working correctly.

For additional information, contact Matthew Bender Technical Support.

The product discussed here in manufactured by Matthew Bender, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/26/1999
Keywords: KB75361