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  1. Just trying to dual boot vista with windows 7 on my laptop. Setup runs fine, but the first boot results in stop code 0x0000001E and what looks like memory addresses and no more. I know its a kmode error, but it doesnt say that. When i boot into windows 7, it boots fine. The system is configured to use uefi and legacy, with legacy boot set as priority. I know that vista sp2 should be able to boot off of gpt, or even uefi. What is causing this problem?
  2. This is an updated tutorial of the one cluberti posted here. To get started you need the Windows Performance Tools Kit. Read here how to install it: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=146919 Now open a command prompt with admin rights and run the following commands: For boot tracing: xbootmgr -trace boot -traceFlags BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER -resultPath C:\TEMP Attention: Some users reported that they get a bugcheck (BSOD) when using the DRIVERS flag in the boot trace command. If you get this, use system restore to go back to a working Windows and run the command without DRIVER
  3. This is an updated tutorial of my Windows 7 here. To get started you need the Windows Performance Tools Kit. Read here how to install it: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=146919 Now open a command prompt with admin rights and run the following commands: For boot tracing: xbootmgr -trace boot -traceFlags BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER -resultPath C:\TEMPNote, in Windows 8 it is safe to use the DRIVERS flag, the Windows 7 bug is fixed in Windows 8. For shutdown tracing: xbootmgr -trace shutdown -noPrepReboot -traceFlags BASE+CSWITCH+DRIVERS+POWER -resultPath C:\TEMPFor Standby+Resu
  4. I need some assistance and I hope somebody can assist me. I cloned two hard drives via clonezilla because one of those hard drives has bad sectors. I have Windows 7 64 bit. The original hard drives still work even though one of them has the bad sectors. The cloned hard drives will not boot. I get the message error File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occurred while trying to read the boot configuration data. I attempted some solutions that I saw on a few other threads; but, I have had no success. The system recovery options shows. Oper
  5. Hi! I have HP Pavilion dv6 notebook. It uses the AHCI mode of drives handling and my Win7 work OK with it. Now I found a way how to modify the BIOS to allow to change the AHCI mode into IDE mode. I have some reasons why to do it - sometimes I experiment with various hobbyists OSes and also FreeDOS which I sometimes boot feels better with IDE setting. So please dont't respond me to simply keep the AHCI setting. However after switching into IDE the win7 booting unsuccesfully ends in the first loading screen and the computer restarts. I expected this behaviour, though. My question is: T
  6. Today, in my Optiplex 780 Desktop with Win 7 Pro 64-bit and 8GB RAM, I cloned my hard drive from old drive to new drive. To do that, I went into BIOS (which is the A14 version), went to Drives, enabled SATA2, and plugged the new empty hard drive into the SATA2 socket on the motherboard. The original drive has always been in the SATA0 socket, and the CD-DVD has always been in the SATA1 socket. The clone went well (using Macrium Reflect Free in a USB stick). When I took out the old drive and connected the new cloned drive to the original SATA0 socket, the Optiplex gave me errors on the r
  7. hello people, i am trying to install windows nt 4. but, i have some problems, and i was hoping you could help me. the problem is happening while setuping the windows. i have windows nt 4 installation cd, and when i insert it, it starts booting, it loads all drivers and stuff, and then it shows windows name, version, memory, processors, and after that screen, windows nt crashes. it displays blue screen of death (bsod) with error title inaccessible_boot_device. before this, i had problem with auto rebooting, before reaching this screen where windows name version and
  8. I just obtained a HiRO H50069 Wireless adapter, and installed it on my Windows 98 SE machine. I installed the driver and utility, and the device works fine after a reboot, and I am able to connect to the internet. However, if I reboot after having the adapter work, I get a BSOD on the next boot, and every subsequent boot after that results in an endless splash screen and it never gets to the desktop. The only way for me to fix this is to go into safe mode and remove the device from Device Manager. If I reinstall the driver, the same thing happens. Machine works fine for one boot, then BSOD, th
  9. So, this is my first post in the forum. The reason why I have to sign up here and post this topic is explained on the title. I won't write long post here. The resource for trace log is below. In case you need the <blah blah blah>.cab, I will upload too: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2EE5EFF21E741320!3950&authkey=!ACNd-yzlSDJLHlE&ithint=file%2ccab Right there, I saw that there are 2 kids caused the SMSSInit took too long to boot are: <file name="Unknown (0x0)" totalTime="61130" totalOps="257" totalBytes="12167168" writeTime="0" writeOps="0" writeBytes="0" readTime="6113
  10. What is Significance of MSR, SYS, EFI partitions for Win 8.1 Native Boot VHD? How? I ask because I've built and native booted several variations of Win 8.1 VHDs on target SPro 3. I'd like to know pros & cons. CONTEXT: So, with a lot of help and input from multiple amazing people from multiple forums and coming closer to the goal of my project. I have found and tested the ways and means to complete the steps in my project. Some interesting questions and thoughts have come up. (http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/62362-Virtualize-Win8-1-BIOS-MBR-Physical-Partition-gt-to-gt-WIM-Imag
  11. I have a 2001 Dell PC with Windows XP and Windows 98 SE. When I installed Windows 98 and re-installed XP about a year ago, I created a 6 GB (C:) partition for Win98 and the rest of the disk (D:) for WinXP. I edited boot.ini to give a nice menu upon boot, and all was well. Eventually, 6 GB became to small for me, and I needed to expand the partition. I booted up a live Linux USB pendrive a few days ago and used Gparted to expand the Win98 partition to 60 GB and shrink the WinXP partition. Apparently, Gparted touched something in the MBR that it shouldn't have, and I got the "Invalid system disk
  12. I have a Dell Dimension 4300 with Windows 98 SE and Windows XP. Windows XP takes about 15 seconds from the POST screen to the login screen. When I first installed Win98, it booted in about the same time as XP did. Now, Win98 takes about 45 seconds to boot. I don't know what I did that caused this, but I'd like it to boot as fast as it used to. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I don't really know what's needed in msconfig, so here are some screenshots. autoexec.bat and config.sys are blank. I can upload the contents of system.ini and win.ini if they are relevant. Another thing I've
  13. Hello, I have a desktop that has Windows 7 and Windows XP installed on separate hard drives. Hard drive 1 contains Windows 7, and that's what the computer boots each time. Hard drive 2 has XP, but the only way I'm able to boot into XP is to disable hard drive 1 in the BIOS. I'd like to be able to add XP into Windows 7's boot menu so I can select which OS to boot when the computer starts up. I tried running these commands (from Windows 7): bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=F: path \ntldrbcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlastI rebooted, but whenever I t
  14. hello, I was trying to capture boot sector info to change my win8.1PE from a usb bootable to a iso. Not sure which file is the boot sector, or if it is multiple files. Can someone please shed some light on the windows 8 boot process? thanks
  15. Hi there, just try to use grub4dos and mkisofs to make my nlite-compiled XP-CD multiboot-ready. Problem: The Grub4Dos of the boot-record is looking for /menu.lst (written in lowercase!) but all files on the DVD appear in uppercase. Maybe this is because of some ISO9660-standard. Anybody knows what do I have to change to allow lowercase-filenames? Right now, the DVD is ISO9660+Joliet3. I'm sure grub4dos and/or mkisofs need some specific dvd-format at early state of boot-process. Propably grub4dos' search for menu.lst is hardcoded in the boot-record and not editable.
  16. Recently I've been having problems with the boot of Windows 8.1. Here's some information of the boot trace: As you can see the PreSMSS phase takes way too long - over 96 seconds - and the ExplorerInit phase 17 seconds which I think isn't normal since my system used to take 30 seconds or less to completely boot. Also the duration of the PostExplorerPeriod and TraceTail phases are set to -1. Is this some kind of bug? Can somebody please help me? PS: I attached the .xml file with all the information of the boot trace. summary_boot.xml
  17. Hi, My Windows 7 takes 13 seconds of a cold boot (Shutdown to Desktop, No hibernation enabled) I am once again giving Windows 8 another shot after some time...And unfortunately..No enhancement, Boot time is the same as it was when i last uninstalled it... My Windows 8 Restart (Forget about the hybrid/fast boot) from windows logo to desktop in 27 seconds! that is 14 more seconds than Windows 7! I am really bothered with that issue, I really don't know what is causing that delay from the time Windows logo start to desktop... This is a fresh UEFI / GPT install of x64 Windows Pro on a SSD drive us
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