MSCDEX.EXE Version 2.2 or Later Required with MS-DOS 5.0 (79247)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
    Microsoft Windows 3.0
    Microsoft Windows 3.0a
    Microsoft Windows 3.1
    Microsoft Windows 3.11

This article was previously published under Q79247


The Microsoft CD-ROM extensions require MSCDEX.EXE version 2.2 or later to be compatible with MS-DOS 5.0 or enhanced mode Windows 3.x.


Problems with older MSCDEX.EXE files include CDR error messages such as:

CDR 103 Error: Not of High Sierra Format or ISO 9960 Format
The application may also display the copyright and version information and then return to the command prompt.

For MSCDEX.EXE version 2.2 to function correctly with MS-DOS 5.0, SETVER.EXE must be loaded in the CONFIG.SYS file.

For more information, contact the OEM of your CD-ROM.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/26/2003
Keywords: KB79247