ide and atapi

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by vtm, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. vtm

    vtm Guest

    ben's WW blog on ide notes the below suggestion which indeed does work to
    fix boot failures.

    But it's not the solution for my problem, I don't HAVE the original box, so
    is there not some other way to do it ?

    Is it not possible in win2k and xp to maybe do this using a driver from the
    host and something like erdcommander to edit the reg and replace the onboard


    1.. Go back to the original physical computer
    2.. Boot Windows
    3.. Go to 'Start' --> 'Control Panel' --> 'Administrative Tools' -->
    'Computer Management' --> 'Device Manager'
    4.. Expand the 'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers selection'
    5.. Double click the 'controller' entry (not the 'Channel' entries)
    6.. Go to the 'Driver' tab
    7.. Select 'Update Driver'
    8.. Select to 'Install from a list or specific location (advanced)'
    9.. Select 'Don't search. I will choose the driver to install'
    10.. This should display a list with your specific controller and a
    Standard / generic controller. Select the standard / generic controller.
    11.. Finish the wizard
    12.. Shutdown the system
    13.. Attempt to migrate the system again
    vtm, Jan 30, 2005
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  2. vtm

    GaryM Guest

    Another possibility is to do an "over-the-top" style repair reinstallation
    of the OS after imaging the physical machine's hard disk to a VHD. Try it
    and see if your results are acceptable. They probably will be, although not
    as perfect as implementing Ben's method would be.

    GaryM, Jan 31, 2005
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