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  1. OK, so it wasn't a speedstep issue. I saw on vmware site that disabling it was a solution for the error message i was getting. However i failed to perform a custom installation with the correct intel/sse patches and that was causing the hang. However, i'm still a bit miffed that i can't disable this feature and fix the cpu multiplier to 12, so if anybody can enlighten me i would still be v. grateful. Cheers all.
  2. Can anybody point me to a method for disabling speedstep on my acer 5685 - T7200 - i945pm? There are no options in bios, and there is no option in the power schemes section in cpl. Changing the scheme to 'always on' or 'home office desktop' makes no difference at all. I am trying to install osx 10.4.6 into vmware and have stumbled at this hurdle. Vmware gives the error message "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point." Oh, btw, I have also tried SpeedSwitchXP which doesn't work either.....
  3. Thanks for the reply. Is boot.ini only required in C (primary part)? and the other two in all bootable partitions? What about io.sys, config.sys and autoexec.bat? Will checkout the TESTDISK link. I have seen enough of your posts in the past to know that if you say something is 'VERY' good then it will be well worth checking out. Thanks again.
  4. Hiya. Here after a bit of help. My system drive partition table recently got corrupted (either through trying to rebuild grub after server2003 took it out or maybe an xp pluggin to mount ext2 and ext3 filesystems). There was partition overlap and the 60 GB disk was reported to be 90ish GB. Only discovered the problem when trying to install linux again - after failed grub rebuild. Tried Partition Magic yet it was unable to fix the errors it was reporting. Then tried Partition Table Doctor. Had more joy, was able to fix it so that the erroneous partitions could be deleted. The upshot is that the xp and 2003 installs in the extended partition will not boot even though boot.ini refers to the correct partition number. Xp in the primary works and my new linux install.....well thats a completely different story. I have notice that there seems to be a lack of hidden/system files int the root directories of the two failing os's and was wondering what files should be there and if i can just go ahead and copy ones from my working xp in the primary partition. *afterthought* XP on C: is FAT32 - I wonder if that is why it still lives? Any help would be gratefully received. Thanx.
  5. You will get better performance if your pagefile is not on the same physical disk as your os (but try to avoid sharing an IDE channel with two HDDs)
  6. Thanx again. all present and correct. I can go about the business of removing most of them now I forgot that you only have to blink before something goes out of date.
  7. dy'a know, i think not. only on 1.3rc. I will have another try. cheers.
  8. Tried to integrate RyanVMs latest update pack with latest nlite and get "missing or corrupted file RSPNDR.ADM" towards the end of the file copy procedure during install. I did search for any other hints but just found russian/german posts - so i thought id start a new thread. btw i did have success with ryans integrator and a spare bootsector. cheers.
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