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    I've been increasingly creating custom bit.ly or j.mp links that I can easily remember.

    Off the top of my head, j.mp/EBCD2 which is for the EasyBCD thread and j.mp/MiniDumpTool which is for the core dump creator.

    Much easier to memorize than real links, and short enough to type out without copy-and-pasting or needing to bookmark.
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    Well the technet article allowed me in XP to rename the Win7 partition from D: to W: which in turn allowed me to use Disk Management to rename E: partition to D: . However the 2nd article's instructions via the registry edits in XP did not hide Win7 partition (W: in XP).

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    Hey Terry, could the fact that you both used the technet article to change your drive letter have something to do with the fact that the hide a partition registry hack doesn't work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Guru View Post
    Hey Terry, could the fact that you both used the technet article to change your drive letter have something to do with the fact that the hide a partition registry hack doesn't work?

    Well the example that they gave in the article re hiding the drive was referring to D: but in may case it was W:
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    Where are your W7 apps installed ? and your XP apps ?
    Are they both with their respective OSs ? If not you will need to offline the W7 apps partition too.
    In each OS, you must turn off system restore on every drive except the OS and where its apps are (if different).
    It follows that apps cannot be on a shared partition, though the data they use can be.
    You should end up, on both systems, with system restore only enabled on one (or 2) drives, and those drives should be different on each system.
    There should not be any drive which has system restore enabled from both OSs. If one restore folder can be seen by both systems, it will be corrupted by XP, and Win7 will have a broken chain to which its only response is "start again".
    Check the above, set a W7 RP, boot XP, check that explorer can't open W7 files or see its apps, boot W7 again and check that the RP is still OK.
    If it's gone, join the club, get HnS.


    CG. I don't see why using both hacks should cause a problem, but then again, there must be some reason why some of us get no joy.
    Last edited by Terry60; February 9th, 2010 at 01:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry60 View Post
    Where are your W7 apps installed ? and your XP apps ?
    Are they both with their respective OSs ? If not you will need to offline the W7 apps partition too.
    The Win7 apps are stored with the Windows7 primary partition. The XP apps are on D: which was the former E: partition.

    In each OS, you must turn off system restore on every drive except the OS and where its apps are (if different).
    It follows that apps cannot be on a shared partition, though the data they use can be.
    You should end up, on both systems, with system restore only enabled on one (or 2) drives, and those drives should be different on each system.
    There should not be any drive which has system restore enabled from both OSs. If one restore folder can be seen by both systems, it will be corrupted by XP, and Win7 will have a broken chain to which its only response is "start again".
    Check the above, set a W7 RP, boot XP, check that explorer can't open W7 files or see its apps, boot W7 again and check that the RP is still OK.
    The only restore point in Windows7 is its primary drive where its o/s is installed and the same for XP.

    If it's gone, join the club, get HnS.
    I tried using HnS several days ago and when I use that I can not boot XP I get the error about ntoskrnl.exe missing

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    That was before you relettered your partitions.
    Give it another try.
    If it doesn't work, paste the .log file contents (same folder as UI.exe) and menu.lst from the "system" partition root here and we'll see why not.
    Last edited by Terry60; February 9th, 2010 at 02:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry60 View Post
    That was before you relettered your partitions.
    Give it another try.
    If it doesn't work, paste the .log file contents (same folder as UI.exe) and menu.lst from the "system" partition root here and we'll see why not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Guru View Post
    I've been increasingly creating custom bit.ly or j.mp links that I can easily remember.

    Off the top of my head, j.mp/EBCD2 which is for the EasyBCD thread and j.mp/MiniDumpTool which is for the core dump creator.

    Much easier to memorize than real links, and short enough to type out without copy-and-pasting or needing to bookmark.
    Those links ever expire?


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    Quote Originally Posted by frustrated999 View Post
    Well the technet article allowed me in XP to rename the Win7 partition from D: to W: which in turn allowed me to use Disk Management to rename E: partition to D: . However the 2nd article's instructions via the registry edits in XP did not hide Win7 partition (W: in XP).
    Ok, its not supposed to hide the partition. What it does is make it offline, so XP's boot proccess ignores the drive completely and leaves W7's restore points alone. When its offline, the drive may show up in my computer and the partition well continue to show up in disk management. You can access the drive, but you'll know its working if you don't see any of the partitions folders/files.

    I don't think technets to blame for those that can't get it working but for what its worth I found the KB article about it here.

    As for your logs the only thing I see is its having some trouble deleting files durning uninstallation of HnS. Does it run with admin rights?
    Last edited by JustinW; February 9th, 2010 at 07:24 PM. Reason: Automagically-merged double-post.

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    Horrible thought !
    You've never posted your DM details. XP isn't on a logical drive by any chance ?
    If so, you can't use HnS.
    The logic requires that if Vista/W7 is "system", then XP has to assume that role temporarily while V/W7 is hidden, else the PC will never boot again. To that end, you'll see a copy of the bootmgr and grub "makeactive" command applied to XP.
    A logical drive cannot be "active", so the command (and the boot) will fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry60 View Post
    Horrible thought !
    You've never posted your DM details. XP isn't on a logical drive by any chance ?
    Win7 is primary as well as Win XP Pro.
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    OK.
    From W7, run UI.exe and request that HnS remove itself.
    Then search your disks for any left over .hns files, and delete them all.
    Then, run the UI again and see if that works.
    (HnS, being Beta, doesn't cope well if detritus from previous failures interferes with it.)
    If not, paste the same info as before and describe the nature of the failure.
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    Well I did find an orphan HNS file. I then ran UI and installed HnS however I am still having a problem if I remove the XP boot entry from the Vista bootloader as I get the NTOSKRNL error still. If I do not remove it and select XP from the Vista boot loader then XP boots ok.\

    I have attached the DM screen as well as boot.ini and boot.ini.hns files. Also if XP boots (as outlined above) I can still see the Win7 partition (W.
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    You shouldn't launch XP from the W7 BCD.
    To get there, you've already unhidden W7 (which is why you can see it from XP).
    You must launch it from the HnS menu.lst.
    That's where the hiding gets done.
    Can you post the contents of the boot.ini you see from W7 EasyBCD/tools/edit legacy, and the HnS log and menu.lst as before.
    Last edited by Terry60; February 13th, 2010 at 10:34 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry60 View Post
    Can you post the contents of the boot.ini you see from W7 EasyBCD/tools/edit legacy, and the HnS log and menu.lst as before.

    Attached are those files.
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