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  1. I don't think you can do that. Whenever a file is opened it gets copied into memory of the local machine to be worked on. It's not possible to tell the difference between 'OPEN' and 'COPY' functions. Even the permissions lump 'READ and EXECUTE' together so ya can't do it that way either.
  2. Yes it is possible to write to a CD/DVD writer over a network. You need an iSCSI Target software like StarWind from http://www.rocketdivision.com/ This runs on the machine with the CD/DVD drive to share it over the network. Then you connect to the remote iSCSI share with an iSCSI Initiator. You can use StarPort from http://www.rocketdivision.com/ . There is also a free iSCSI Initiator from Microsoft here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en The drive then appears as a local drive letter on the Initiator machine. It can be used just like any local CD/DVD drive. I have done this a number of times without a problem. You need to make sure there is enough network bandwidth to sustain a CD/DVD writing session!
  3. Full directory listing from an original genuine Win XP Pro SP2 (Retail hologram CD), hope this helps. My timezone is GMT. VRMPFPP.zip
  4. It has now moved up to version 8.39.1 (23/08/2005)
  5. I been playing with some software from http://www.rocketdivision.com/. They do an iSCSI target (server) call StarWind, and an iSCSI initiator (client) call StarPort. It's really cool! The client machine will see any shared drive just as a local drive. I have successfully shared out a DVD-Writer on one machine and used Nero to burn a DVD from another machine. Yep that's right. I burnt and DVD over the network! Cool eh? It may have limited uses for the home user but this an interesting network technology all the same. Plus you need at least 100Mb network or Gigabit (like me). Microsoft do a free iSCSI initiator (currently version 2.0) but not an iSCSI target. Anyone else tried something like this? Oh yeah nearly forgot! It can be used to share out ISO or MDS images file as a CD/DVD-rom drive. Plus you can create ram drives to be shared aswell. (Copied from my post at www.bitbenderforums.com )
  6. It's OK to set "VMware Authorization Service" to Manual start. Disable "VMware DHCP Service" and "VMware NAT Service" if you are only using bridged networking.
  7. I got the same problem with the 71.84 and 71.89 drivers. Tried 2.02 WDM drivers from NVIDIA and the 3.08 WDM drivers from the MSI site. Always the same result. VGA card is an MSI FX5600 256MB (VIVO) OS is XP Pro/SP2 Anybody got any ideas?
  8. In this hive: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup Set: SourcePath = X:\ and ServicePackSourcePath = X:\ Where 'X' is the drive letter of your CD/DVD drive that you want to use. EDIT: Added this to help you: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup] "SourcePath"="X:\\" "ServicePackSourcePath"="X:\\"
  9. http://web14.compaq.com/falco/detail.asp?FAQnum=FAQ2859
  10. Disable 'Simple file Sharing' to get Sharing and Security tabs. Explorer.exe > Tools > Folder Options > View tab > Uncheck 'Use simple file sharing'.
  11. Free one here: http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/ntfswin98.shtml they do lots of other free goodies so have a look around.
  12. Yep that worked. I never would have realised that. DOH! Thanks
  13. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters] "ForwardBroadcasts"=dword:00000000 "IPEnableRouter"=dword:00000000 "UseDomainNameDevolution"=dword:00000001 "EnableICMPRedirect"=dword:00000001 "DeadGWDetectDefault"=dword:00000001 "DontAddDefaultGatewayDefault"=dword:00000000 "EnableSecurityFilters"=dword:00000000 "DisableTaskOffload"=dword:00000000 "TCPWindowSize"=dword:0000faf0 "GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize"=dword:0000faf0 "DefaultTTL"=dword:00000080 "EnablePMTUBHDetect"=dword:00000000 "EnablePMTUDiscovery"=dword:00000000 "SackOpts"=dword:00000001 "Tcp1323Opts"=dword:00000000 "MaxUserPort"=dword:0000fffe When I try to import this .reg file (by double-click) I get an error (see attached picture). But if I save each entry seperately (lots of little .reg files) they all work OK. I don't get it. Any ideas?
  14. Doh! Sorry, got the wrong idea. Perhaps the question could have been more specific eh?
  15. Yes, there are 2 settings you can choose : Adjust for best performance of Programs or Adjust for best performance of Background Services. All this does is change the DWORD value of Win32PrioritySeparation under this registry hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\PriorityControl Set Win32PrioritySeparation to 0x26 (decimal 38) for Programs. Set Win32PrioritySeparation to 0x18 (decimal 24) for Background Services. You can use the REGEDIT line commands to do the registry change for you. Look around this forum to see how the syntax works, I can't remember at the moment. This change requires a re-boot to take effect.
  16. Actually, the final ISO will be smaller if the files are not compressed. Why? 'Cos the UltraISO 'Optimize' option will be able to match the identical files and only use one copy. Hmm, is there a single batch command that can copy all the .sys files from the $OEM$\$1\Drivers\M\... to I386 in one go? [EDIT] Oh well. I did a test with just copying files (no compress) Only saved about 1500K on the ISO [/EDIT]
  17. A question for BTS: Why is it necessary to compress/copy the mass storage .SYS file into the i386 directory? Can they not be used from where they are in $OEM$\$1\Drivers\M\?
  18. My bug report The hugely long OemPnPDriversPath used in method 1 has some errors. Drivers\M\AD\aA; should be Drivers\M\AD\aac; the word 'Drivers' is repeated in one place as shown here: ...Drivers\M\H\rr182x;DriversDrivers\M\I\u320r;... These directory locations are not required as they do not contains drivers, just sub-directories: Drivers\M; Drivers\M\A; Drivers\M\AD; Drivers\M\H; Drivers\M\L; Drivers\M\P; Drivers\M\Q; Drivers\M\S; Drivers\M\SI; Drivers\M\V;
  19. Ok then, scratch that from my list of things to tryout.
  20. So just how does DeepFreeze work then? Any ideas?
  21. Hey, if nobody is interested then i'll remove it.
  22. I created a single PDF from a series of Word documents. It is ZIPped up here : http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tcowell/XP_SP...cumentation.zip Size is 2018KB (2MB). Enjoy
  23. tim

    ACPI XP Prob

    The usual solution for this error is update the motherboard BIOS to the latest version. If you already have the latest BIOS, then I just dunno.
  24. The DCOM error is not a problem, it's always been there on my XP install. The logon delay is not related so you must have a different issue that needs fixing. Sometimes this sort of delay is network related. What sort of network setup you got?
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