Unable to install extender software for XBOX 360

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by RY0775, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. RY0775

    RY0775 Guest

    When I launch the installer I get an error message that it can't install the
    software on a dynamic disk.

    Is there anyway around this?
     
    RY0775, Jan 3, 2006
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    Unfortunately, there is not.

    At least now, they area actually telling you it won't work. In the past,
    there was no error message at all.
     
    Jason Tsang, Jan 3, 2006
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  3. RY0775

    RY0775 Guest

    Thanks for the response. Do you know if they are going to change this or
    update the software? I would hate to have to rebuild my computer just to get
    this to work.
     
    RY0775, Jan 3, 2006
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    I wouldn't expect any changes until perhaps the Vista tmeframe (if they are
    going to change it at all).
     
    Jason Tsang, Jan 3, 2006
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    NL12143 Guest

    Yep. This really pushed me to the limit when I got this error when i wanted
    to add an extender to my very tuned WMCE.

    Can somebody please give me a sloid technical reason ?????/?

    Why bother about the type of disk (standard or dynamic (simple, striped, ...).

    Just pass the stream of data to the extender ...
     
    NL12143, Aug 24, 2006
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  6. It relates to the way some of the runtime binary verification checks are
    performed - under the covers, spanned disks look a little weird when you try
    to walk your way through the partitions present on the system; this
    interferes with confirming that certain things the system expects to be true
    actually are true.
     
    Todd Bowra [MSFT], Aug 24, 2006
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  7. RY0775

    NL12143 Guest

    Todd, i can see that spanned disks could be weird.

    But than it is even worse. I dont use dynamic disks to span across just a
    bunch of disks (JABD disk). I use it across 2 normal disks of 120 GB. One for
    speed (striped) and one for redundancy (mirrored). Makes perfect sense for a
    WMCE system to me.
    Speed for TV recordings and video editing. Redundancy for my valuable MP3's.

    But OK. I'll have to rebuild the system with just basic disks. Perhaps i'll
    go for striped disks with the RAID-1 option of my VIA controller. That is
    allowed one should think. Is it ? And use a USB disk to copy the MP3's.

    Hope you can arrange that at least this should be mentioned on these pages
    where the designers praise dynamic disks into heaven. And a warning should be
    raised during installation of WMCE. Please be aware of extenders and dynamic
    disks.

    Ciao.
     
    NL12143, Aug 24, 2006
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  8. RAID should work fine. There is a warning/message during the MCX setup
    process related to dynamic disks, though I understand your desire to see it
    earlier. Looking forward, this isn't an issue as it has been addressed for
    Windows Vista.
     
    Todd Bowra [MSFT], Aug 25, 2006
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  9. RY0775

    NL12143 Guest

    Let's finetune this then. Don't want to make the same mistake (dynamic disks)
    twice.

    1. RAID, based on a RAI controller, is fine for both WMCE and Vista.

    2. RAID, based on dynamic disks in WMCE goes wrong.

    3. RAID, based on dynamic disks in Vista is okay.

    Then i wil not rebuild me system. I'll continue to use
    dynamic disks and wil install Vista on them :).
     
    NL12143, Aug 26, 2006
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