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  • Guide to using RR v4-1-09 NEW HORM features for EWF Systems

    Requirements:
    - EWF setup and enabled
    - RR v4-1-09 and Winamp must be installed on the EWF protected drive (installing on a unprotected drive will cause corruption errors)
    - USB flash drive (USB external harddrives won't work)

    1: Check to make sure you have the following settings in rr.ini:
    hibernateaware=true
    hormdrive=x (where x is the drive letter of your connected usb flash/thumb drive without the ":\"; i.e. e, f, g, etc.)

    2: Connect usb drive
    3: Start RR
    4: Clear Winamp Playlist
    5: Make sure you have all your required programs running or not running (i.e xport, gpsexec.exe, iGuidance, etc.)
    6: Hibernate thru RR

    You have now set your HORM point.

    After you resume and add your playlist, listen to radio, whatever, it is IMPORTANT to shutdown the system. Shutting down SAVES your resume information to the USB drive to be used on your next powerup/resume.

    If you've setup your EWF system correctly, even after shutting down your sytems will result in your system resuming everytime.

    If you find that you are not resuming the last playback position, adjust the following rr.ini setting:

    resumedelay=x (where x is in seconds)
    (this allows TIME for the USB drive to reconnect to the system)

    and repeat the steps above.

    Simple.

    Big thanks mitch for his hard work on getting this feature working correctly.

    ALSO, look at DEBUG.txt, there is alot of HORM info there
    Pico-ITX / XP Home with EWF-HORM / RR v12/02/2009 / Winamp v5.13 / RRMedia v1.2.2

  • #2
    TY for the Mini-Guide!

    Oh, if you use RRCONFIG to set your HORM save Drive, make sure you have it plugged in before u start RRCONFIG
    it will see that a USB Removable drive is present, and offer that choice for HORMDRIVE
    -Thanks
    Mitch
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    • #3
      Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
      TY for the Mini-Guide!

      Oh, if you use RRCONFIG to set your HORM save Drive, make sure you have it plugged in before u start RRCONFIG
      it will see that a USB Removable drive is present, and offer that choice for HORMDRIVE
      Good to know.

      Pico-ITX / XP Home with EWF-HORM / RR v12/02/2009 / Winamp v5.13 / RRMedia v1.2.2

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      • #4
        Is EWF-HORM only available on XPe? Or can it also be enabled on XP Home?

        Thanks....
        Mark
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        • #5
          Originally posted by mstaedt View Post
          Is EWF-HORM only available on XPe? Or can it also be enabled on XP Home?

          Thanks....
          Mark
          Theres a tutorial under Optimization forum that can take some of the features of XPe and apply them to XP Home. Namely, EWF.
          Pico-ITX / XP Home with EWF-HORM / RR v12/02/2009 / Winamp v5.13 / RRMedia v1.2.2

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          • #6
            Shouldn't a guide for setting something up explain what it is?
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            • #7
              Already of plenty of info in the archives that explains the nitty gritty of HORM & EWF.

              Besides, to utilize the info posted above, the user should already know about the topic at hand before attempting to use the new HORM features of RR.
              Pico-ITX / XP Home with EWF-HORM / RR v12/02/2009 / Winamp v5.13 / RRMedia v1.2.2

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              • #8
                And if one has to ask what is HORM OR EWF then they need to research lots before even asking any Q's.
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                • #9
                  So the only thing the usb drive is used for is to store the resume data, correct?

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                  • #10
                    yes... im sure it can be used for other stuff too
                    -Thanks
                    Mitch
                    www.rush2112.net

                    "Did you test it in carwings??"

                    Sun, Come shine my way
                    May healing waters bury all my pain
                    Wind, Carry me home
                    The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                    The piece of me that died
                    Will return To live again

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                      yes... im sure it can be used for other stuff too
                      Well, I am going to run my OS on an 8GB CF card, so I won't need anything big. I have a 256mb usb stick just laying around I can use.

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                      • #12
                        Can the "USB Drive" be an un-protected partition on the protected drive? Or do I have to use a USB?
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                        • #13
                          NOPE, HAS TO BE A USB DRIVE!
                          unprotected drives, while unprotected, are still cached in the hibernation file
                          the whole EWF is a hack by microsoft...
                          im sure it will be better on next embedded os
                          -Thanks
                          Mitch
                          www.rush2112.net

                          "Did you test it in carwings??"

                          Sun, Come shine my way
                          May healing waters bury all my pain
                          Wind, Carry me home
                          The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                          The piece of me that died
                          Will return To live again

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                          • #14
                            Well, my interpretation of embedded is not quite the same as running xp with ewf/horm. In an embedded system you usually have the "image" written in a ROM type memory and any thing that would change would be written to ram. So its like comparing apples to oranges...

                            Makes sence in my head, but probably not here..hehe
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sal R. View Post
                              Requirements:
                              - EWF setup and enabled
                              - RR v4-1-09 and Winamp must be installed on the EWF protected drive (installing on a unprotected drive will cause corruption errors)
                              - USB flash drive (USB external harddrives won't work).....
                              Which USB flash drive is most recommended by those who have done this?

                              Thanks
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