Portable Add-Ons PCMCIA CD_ROM Driver Download

Download the latest version of the PCMCIA CD_ROM driver for your computer's operating system. This version of "PORT_CD.zip" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 487 downloads and 13 reviews. The total disk space used for this update is 82.5 KB.

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Supported Models



Portable Add-Ons

Supported Operating Systems


File Name

Additional Notes

Drivers for DOS, WIN3.x and NT.

PORT PCMCIA External CD_Rom Drive

Win 95 driver included with Windows 95. Be careful to read the ReadMe file for each OS.

Uploaded By

claire hunt (DG Member) on 17-Sep-1999

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
Readme.txt 2.8 KB 10 Mar 1999
Chksum.exe 12.5 KB 2 Dec 1997
Chkins.exe 20.1 KB 9 Oct 1995
Disk1 8 bytes 16 Dec 1997
Ver.txt 62 bytes 10 Mar 1999
Install.bat 105 bytes 24 Oct 1995
autoexec.bat 27 bytes 9 Oct 1998
Mscdex.exe 25.5 KB 15 Mar 1999
Setins.exe 22.8 KB 7 Oct 1995
ReadWNT.txt 1.3 KB 15 Mar 1999
ReadDOS.txt 607 bytes 15 Mar 1999
Arccd.sys 34.0 KB 16 Dec 1998
nw24xcd.sys 33.8 KB 28 Sep 1998
config.sys 23 bytes 10 Mar 1999
ReadW9x.txt 3.7 KB 15 Mar 1999

How to Update PCMCIA CD_ROM Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the PCMCIA CD_ROM driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Portable Add-Ons PCMCIA CD_ROM into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Driver Update Utility for Portable Add-Ons PCMCIA CD_ROM. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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