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  1. True, missed that The ones pertaining to Vista which require the use of map command as it says that Vista and XP won't boot from non-first disks While "messing" with the BIOS you are probably changing hard disk order. lol, no i didn't mess up the order When I boot from the USB which has grub4dos installed to it, the USB is set as (hd0) and all disks get shifted 1 no. up here 'xp hdd' becomes hd3 instead of hd2 I haven't made any changes to boot.ini. I'm aware that i can have a boot menu by adding entries to the boot.ini file. I just wanted to learn to use grub4dos...
  2. I've got 3 HDDs. One with Vista(hd0,0) , one with Ubuntu (hd1,0) and the 3rd one with XP (hd2,0). Each OS was installed with the other HDDs disconnected. I was messing around with GRUB (which I installed to a USB using grubinst.exe and then copied grldr and menu.lst to it) and am facing some probs. I tried following the instructions given here http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/files/multiboot.htm but I'm unable to use the "map" command as it gives an error. So, I tried the following commands from the grub command line XP: find --set-root /ntldr # this works properly as the root is set to (hd3,0), my XP partition chainloader +1 # this doesn't give any error but... boot # as soon as I type this, it gives an error saying "NTLDR missing" I'm unable to understand why as if I select the hd3 (in which XP is installed) from the Boot BIOS Menu, XP boots properly Also, if I change "chainloader +1" to "chainloader /ntldr" and then enter "boot", the comp restarts. Btw, I face none of the above issues while booting Vista. Both methods work (ie. "chainloader +1" and "chainloader /bootmgr") and Vista boots properly Can someone please explain why... 1. "map" command flags an error? 2. "chainloader +1" followed by "boot" says "NTLDR missing"? 3. "chainloader /ntldr" doesn't boot XP but restarts my comp? Thanks, in advance
  3. Hey tomorrow, you were right. I checked C:\Windows\Media folder and tho it wasn't empty, the .wav file corresponding to folder opening sound (NavigationStart.wav) is missing. Have no clue why or how.
  4. Setting Local Account Password didn't work. Will try setting admin pass. Rest all is same. Thx..
  5. So, do you mean to say that description and password is mandatory? Tried it, didn't work. This is the code I used <UserAccounts> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Password> <Value>Password</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </Password> <Description>The Compulsive Tweaker</Description> <Group>Administrators</Group> <Name>KS</Name> <DisplayName>KS</DisplayName> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts> In fact, this part of the code isn't executed at all. Can't understand why. OOBE always pops up for account creation and Automatic Update Settings. Rest all are automated
  6. Hi, I'm running Vista Ultimate SP1. I tried to install MySQL and installation completes successfully. However, when I try to start mysql as a service it gives the following error. Windows could not start the MySQL service on Local Computer. Error 1067 : The process terminated unexpectedly What's that? Any solution?
  7. Used to work without a hitch in XP for me too, that too customised XP. Anyway, installed a unmodified version of Vista. Virtual PC works just fine. However, after I used vLite to remove components, it doesn't. Will go over the component removal list again.
  8. Here's the exact method I followed to make the UA setup 1. Use vLite to remove crap (have attached the LastSession.ini file) 2. Use Vista-Tools to integrate Drivers and remove gadgets 3. Use Vista-Tools to mount and replace standard notepad with notepad++ 4. Modify the AutoUnattend.xml file using WSIM following FireGeier's guide (have attached AutoUnattend.xml too) Can't understand where I'm going wrong Autounattend.xml
  9. Yes, I know. However, in the session previous to this, I'd removed UAC and yet Run as Admin wasn't greyed out. Is there any other explanation?
  10. What are the dependencies for MySQL Server 5.0 in Vista? I am unable to configure a new instance. K, the prob doesn't lie with component removal by vLite. Am facing the same prob with untouched Vista too.
  11. Haven't removed Shell event sounds either. C:\Windows\Media folder isn't empty. It has .wav files. Which file should I look for in particular? All sounds are working except for the one that's made when you open a folder. Dunno why that doesn't work.
  12. After using vLite, I'm not able to use the 'Run As Adminstrator' option. Which component is responsible for that?
  13. Hi, I vLited my Vista SP1 Installer and almost everything is fine except that I can't hear beeps when I open a folder. I checked that I haven't removed the Beep Driver by accident. It is present. Is any other component required too?
  14. Sorry, my bad. I was trying to integrate the wrong drivers Too many drivers on the MoBo CD. In fact, I still don't know which ones I've installed. Apparently, one combination worked
  15. Lol ya My dumbness is becoming legendary... Thx
  16. Hey good job with vLite At the risk of sounding pertinent, I wanted to make a feature request. Currently vLite doesn't allow loading of config files (like nLite used to do). This gets bothersome when I experiment with component removal, to reduce the size. Would it possible to re-introduce it? Thx...
  17. I followed Firegeier's guide to making the AutoUnattend.xml I'm unable to automate the Local Account creation process. Everytime during installation it asks for UserName and Pass and Update Settings. Rest all are automated except these. <UserAccounts> <LocalAccounts> <LocalAccount wcm:action="add"> <Group>Administrators</Group> <Name>KS</Name> <DisplayName>KS</DisplayName> </LocalAccount> </LocalAccounts> </UserAccounts> <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC> Autounattend__10_18_30_4_08_.xml
  18. Hey nice tool trying it out now. It worked. NVIDIA and Realtek drivers recognised, SMbus and Coprocessor drivers weren't. That's a step ahead
  19. Hi, I'm running Vista Ultimate SP1 and whenever I try to install Virtual PC 2007, I get an error saying "You must uninstall previous versions of Virtual PC before setup can continue..." This is even though I don't have it installed. What's going on?
  20. Thx...will try it tonight Status Update : Partially Sucessful I used the above described update. But when Vista started it recognised by GPU as Standard VGA and installed Standard Windows Drivers. I had to install my drivers from the CD before it could recognize my card (NVIDIA GeForce 7100). Same thing with Realtek HD Audio Drivers. After Vista Setup was over and before installing drivers, I used Driver Backup again to check which drivers were installed and as expected the above two weren't detected. Can someone help me pls?
  21. Hi, I'm new to customising Vista Setup (though I've worked extensively with XP) and i'd like to integrate Drivers as well. In XP, instead of integrating the drivers, I'd just run the setups from RunOnceEx. So this time I wanted to integrate it directly. I used DriverBackup to get the drivers installed and then using vLite, integrated them. Is this sufficient or should something more be done? Thx Also, aren't files apart from inf required? What abt the scores of dll files etc?
  22. Hi, this prob has vexed me too for a long long time I dunno abt MediaMonkey and MusicMatch but you might want to try this: 1. Download Winamp 5.5 and use it's Auto-tagging feature. 2. Once all the mp3s have their tags, use TagScanner to organize your files the way you want Pros: Tagging is done automatically and very quickly. The files can be organized for eg as "Artist\Album\Title" or "Artist - Album\Title" or any way you want. Cons: Auto-tagging is not infallible. Tho it is correct more than 95% of the time, you've to watch out for that 5% TagScanner has a bug (dunno what else to call it) and creates a "noAlbumArtist" folder, even tho the album artist has been specified in the tag. All files in this folder have to be manually moved. This is by far the easiest and fastest method I know of organizing Music. If anyone can suggest improvements, I'm all ears...

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