[Download] Vista Hide 'n Seek BETA

Sarge

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#21
boot.ini.hns is not there :frowning: I searched twice and looked in partitions myself. Its not there :glare:
 

Mak 2.0

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#22
Soudns like it went missing. Might have to rebuild it. :frowning:
 

Sarge

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#23
Fastest & easiest way to do it in your opinion is..? :ldown:
 

Sarge

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#25
Thank you, thank you :grinning: *working on it* :smile:
 

Ex_Brit

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#26
Aren't I glad I didn't try this beta...!
 

Sarge

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#27
I'm having trouble locating "boot.ini" file :angry: searching, show invisible folders... nothing.. its not there.. :wtf:
 

Sarge

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#28

Ex_Brit

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#29
Did you uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" also?
 

mqudsi

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#30
If it's not there you can just create a new, blank text file and rename it to boot.ini
 

Mak 2.0

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#31
Aren't I glad I didn't try this beta...!
It actually wasnt all that bad. I really think this is a Alpha build more than a Beta though.:tongueout:

I actually thought it worked well. I am downloading new Vista ISO's right now. 1 without SP1 and 1 with SP1 so that i can install and test this and iReboot out.:brows:
 

Ex_Brit

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#32
As my late mother used to say - "You are a glutton for punishment"...!! LOL
 

mqudsi

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#33
Sounds like she knew what she was talking about, eh? May she rest in peace..

Question: for those of you that tried it, when you got the invalid boot.ini message, did you also see the text "NTDETECT failed" ?

thanks.
 

Sarge

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#34
Did you uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" also?
Oh yeah, that was it, but after unchecking that, still boot.ini wasn't there.

Question: for those of you that tried it, when you got the invalid boot.ini message, did you also see the text "NTDETECT failed" ?

thanks.
Hmmm now I'm trying to remember, I think I saw something like that, but its only in my imagination :lup: I'm not sure at all. Sorry, this doesn't sound very helpful.. Mak! Can you remember? :grinning:

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Okay, I think I should create boot.ini and put it in XP partition only, right?
 

mqudsi

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#35
No, put it in the boot drive (that's the one with BOOTMGR and the BOOT folder).

Anyway, I think I found the problem. If XP is on a different physical drive, I need to map the XP drive to be the first:
Code:
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
Testing it now in a VM, will keep you all posted :smile:

Addendum:

Confirmed: the above fixes the problem with the invalid boot.ini thing.
Expect a new build {soon} that implements this + adds the finishing touches screen.
 
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Sarge

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#36
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Guuuuuuys!!!! Boot files were NOT on Vista or XP partitions! :S:S:S They were totally on some other partition! Damn.. thats why I couldn't find them :|

In that same partition I found and boot.ini.hns :grinning: I'm so HAPPY! :happy:
 

Ex_Brit

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#37
???? What mysterious partition was this?
 

mqudsi

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#38
Yes, do tell!

And - does that mean everything is working again now?
 

Ex_Brit

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#39
The reason I ask is that the boot.ini should by all reasoning be in your 1st XP partition.
 

Mak 2.0

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#40
That isnt necessarily true. It should be on your boot drive. Not all the time is that your XP drive. For a while i had it as my Vista drive. :wink: