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Everything posted by pmshah

  1. I have no idea what happened but the command that worked on x86 and not on x64 suddenly started working on x64 also. I just realised that this is M$ Windows after all
  2. I guess I will have to live with it, hopefully only till I reinstall the OS.
  3. I have Realtek Gigalan chip on board and a Belkin wifi pci addon card. For quick identification I named them Realtek and Belkin ( I monitor the transfer rates by 2 instances of NetWorx portable.) As I mentioned earlier the command did not work with the specified name so am planning to remove the name and revert to the default name assigned by windows, namely "Local Area Connection" and see. Well after all it is M$ Windows, so all is not easy and hunky dory!.
  4. @MagicAndre I have tried all kinds of variation after thoroughly reading the netsh.chm and Netsh_TechnicalReference.chm. including the one suggested by you. I have only mentioned the actual command line that WORKED on the 32 bit version. And it does so in less than a couple of seconds. @IcemanND I think I will try your variation by removing the name I have assigned to the NIC and letting it default to "Local Area Connection". Thanks to both of you.
  5. As quoted above - I have no experience - you might find x64 to be faster if you have 3.2 + GB of ram. I have 6 gb - but am not a heavy graphics user. On the flip side, migrating from XP-SP3 to win7 was painful enough. It took me over a month to get all my background configuration scripting files working. It is proving close to impossible to adapt these Win7 x86 scripts to work under Win7 x64. If performance is not an issue I would say stick with 32 bit version.
  6. I have 2 machines. One running Win7 x86 and the other running Win7 x64. I can't figure this out but the command that works with x86 to disable a wired NIC simply does not work on the x64 version. I of course changed the name of the nic appropriately. The command line I used on the x86 was ..... netsh interface set interface "nvidia" DISABLED this works perfectly. the same on x64 was ... netsh interface set interface "realtek" DISABLED This simply does not work and the cursor simply blinks !!! I wonder why M$ engineers thought it prudent to have them work differently. Only reason I use x64 version is its capacity to access more than 3.2 GB of ram. I don;t see any other advantage to it. Any and all help / suggestions welcome.
  7. When I try to do a full download it gets stuck at file number 207 out of 286. Has abuone else encountered this problem or found a workaround for it? All suggestions welcome.
  8. No need to tinker with registry. Simply right click on the concerned file, select the "open with...." option, "choose program..." , browse down to & highlight the application you want to open the file with and check mark the "always use the selected...". That should fix the problem.
  9. For Wake on lan to work there are a few basic requirements. If your ethernet card is an addon one there should be a short jumper link from the card to the mother board. You should also have the wol feature turned on in your bios. Lastly your power supply must be able to supply 700 ma of power in S1 standby mode. AlthoughI have not used this feature in quite a while never had a problem with this feature. One more thing I would look out for is the fact that on some motherboards I have come across an experience that due to low battery condition while the clock is maintained other bios settings get reset to factory defaults. Hope this helps.
  10. It may boot but what is the status on Activation?
  11. I too found the fonts displayed disconcerting. You will have to go in the display setting & change the icon scaling as well adjust the font setting to get sharp display. Original setting by Vista are very fuzzy. Of course I only have a 17" lcd & use 1024x767 resolution only although 1280x1024 is supposed to be the native resolution for the device.
  12. Unfortunately swap function available for floppy drives is not available for hdd. Try "BootIT NG" from Terabyteunlimited. as your boot manager. It will allow you to swap primary & secondary drives in memory. Just what you are trying to do. It works flawlessly.
  13. I have been using BootITNg (Bing) for nearly 3 years now. I presently have 2 version of XP, 2 versions of 2k3 & TWO versions of Vista - Ultimate & Business - installed on my system apart from several versions of Linux. There is no interference from any OS with any other OS. The way Bing does it is it maintains all the data in its own partition called EMBR. When ever you opt any specific OS to boot it presents a special Partition table to the OS - which always runs in memory. The way Vista would see areas used by other OS is as - "Unused Space" You will never have to use Vista bootmanager. You also have th option of making other partitions visible/available to other OSes - up to 3 primaries & 1 extended - at your option. There is one caveat though. You must never never use any other partitioning software when you have Bing installed. Bing can create all kinds of partitions but cannot format them other than the standard fat & fat32 partitions. It will only mark thenmas such - ntfs, linux, linux swap or what have you. You have to let the installation software do that bit. Most installations (except Linux) will overwrite your MBR. It is a simple matter to boot from Bing disk to reactivate itself. All your choices are once again available to you. I can assure you Neither Vista nor any other OS will ever be aware of existence of any other OS. Some Linux partitions are finicky when partitions for their installation are not formatted. It is a simple matter to boot live version of either DSL or Puppy Linux to format these partitions & install Linux. Only time I Had problem with it was when Ububtu 6.06 trashed my entire Partition table & I almost lost my entire hard disk worth of data. Bing was able to undelete & restore every one of those partitions without loss of a single byte of data. So what I do is ALWAYS create a fresh bootable CD/DVD from Any installation cd whatsoever by including BCDW 2.01 as cd/dvd boot manager & also including Bing + other diagnostic + partitioning/formatting software on it. Try it, you will love it.
  14. "The worst thing is, its the paying customers who get messed about the most with stuff like this." You are learning fast !!!! Your best bet is to first do an install with all the required software & activate it. Then boot with something like Acronis true image or Paragon Partition manager & create an image file to a dvd. Mark it properly with the id of the specific machine & store it safely. Repeat for each machine. This way you got all your machines covered. If you are gigalan you can create these images across the lan & save them on the server for quick fast access without the need to handle dvd media.
  15. Visit TerabyteUnlimited.com & download their boot manager software. It is a 1 month full working trial version. It can install in its own partition & will allow any number of partitions. So Installing a new OS or deleting a partition will not affect any other OS or your boot choice. It has turned out to be the best investment I ever made. BTW I have 6 + versions of Windows & 6 + versions of Linux installed & running on my pc.
  16. This is what I do with absolutely any bootable cd/dvd. Extract the boot sector by using bbie.exe (Bart's PE site) from either an iso image or bootable cd/dvd. This is usually a 2048 byte file & generally saved as image1.bin. Extract an iso or copy a cd/dvd to a folder retaining directory structure. Make any additions / subtractions to this directory as per your needs. This is the lone command line in my vista_full.bat batch file. Saves me the trouble of remembering & typing the command repeatedly. No chance error either start cdimage.exe -lvista_full -h -j1 -m -o -b\vista_full\image1.bin \vista_full \vista_full.iso where cdimage.exe is in the root, vista_full is the directory containing all the files to go on the cd/dvd + image1.bin, which is my cdrom boot loader. Vista_full.iso is created in the root of the partition. Hope this helps. Gives me an optimized iso image that i burn to the cd/dvd rw using smallcdwriter.exe.
  17. You made a bad choice of MB. Regardless of what any test site says from personal experience I can tell you that you are going to have problems with Gigabyte just past its warranty period. Stick with MSI. Performance may be a bit lagging but stability & longevity is super high. If you are going to add your own graphic card, via chiset MSI mb is an excellent choice.
  18. When you change your cpu you will have to do a reinstall as Vista will see it as non acceptable hardware change. BTW I have a 3 year old Athlon XP 2400+ with 1 gb of ram. I don't have any issues with speed as compared to XP. Compared to 2k3 very certrainly yes. When ever I check the status of used ram I hardly ever see it at more than 500 mb. In fact just for the experiment value I tried an nlited version of 2k3 on 500 MHz AMD-k6 with 128 mb of ram. Surprise surprise it idles at around 75 mb usage. With Word & Excel ( Office-XP) open it just barely touches 115 mb. Now that I call performance. Disk access is very fast & hardly see any delay in real world usage.
  19. The title of the error box says "Visual C++ dll error" The text of the error message goes like ".... error readiing memory at xxxxxxxxx ... file is corrupted " Can't close the box as it keeps opening a fresh window(box). I have to starttask manager & kill explorer. BTW this error occurs when I open My Computer & double click on one of the drive letters. I can still access all thhe drives/volumes using Total Commander as file manager.
  20. Suddenly for no apparent reason i have started getting error in "Visual C++" dynamic library. It seems like while defragmenting the disk the file spmewhile got corrupted. Can someone quide me & pinpoint the correct dll file so that I can replace it by booting into BartPE? Any and all help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
  21. This is a question for MDGx. I visited the link suggested by you. I really found it very interesting. The part that interested me the most was patching Win98 installation with WinME files. The question I have is this. Would I retain the capability to boot to dos & whether multiple dos boxes would be available. The only reason I prefer WinME over win98 on older machines is the better built in driver support. I still have a number of clients who have legacy dos accounting applications with which they are extremely happy & don't see any need to upgrade either the software or the hardware. BTW the quality & reliability of current hardware comes no where close to what was being sold 8 - 10 years ago. Would very much appreciate your response.
  22. If you are upgrading to vista you need to do the following Make room for the vista installation. CLONE the partition with XP installed. This way your XP activation also keeps working. Then upgrade. Keep in mind that your XP serial number will be made inactive!
  23. Avoid putting in a password at the time of installation. You will be logged in automatically.
  24. This is the type of situation I always guard against. I always create a BCDW multiboot image using bbie from Bart's site. Always include a boot manager & partition manager in the boot options. The actual boot loader is 2048 bytes only. Rest of it is all available from the files copied from the DVD. PM me if you need this file.
  25. It need not be vLited. Also it may not always be possible to connect to the internet. One of my friend's office has 6 pcs in an accounting network, totally isolated from the outside world. These are located in a separate room. No floppies nor CDs are allowed in that room except for the accounting package updates/upgrades. No internet either. How do you work in this situation? You don't get printed users' manuals any more! One would have to bring in the hardware & build the systems on site.

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