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    yeah i realized that the updates should be applied before. oh well live and learn


    I found an odd quirk. If you have the registry edit for auto logon from this thread FAQ: Boot directly into your front end you will not be able to go on-line. As soon as you diasable AutoAdminLogon and ForceAutoLogon internet works again. Not sure which is the problem child, but they shouldn't be needed with minlogon anyway.

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    I'm a little confused, i guess...

    I have minlogon working, and ewf is working well also. i love them both.

    what i dont understand is the horm idea. i put the resmany.dat at the root of the c drive, but it seems to make no difference. when i do a cold boot, it should come out of hibernation every time rather than booting windows, right? the way i understood it, i would never have to see the windows boot screen again. also, should the resmany.dat file stay at 0k? or should windows fill it up? thanks for any answers

    TheUni

    Edit:
    Got it working, but now i get the following error when trying to resume from hibernate:

    "The system could not be restarted from its previous location due to read failure"

    DELETE restoration data and proceed to system boot menu
    or Resume

    If i choose to resume, it works great. i dont understand the error. I've seen this problem in other threads but no solutions. any ideas?

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    did you remove the bootstat.dat file in your c:\windows directory?

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    yup. that was my first thought, as i did get an error the first time i enabled ewf, but it was solved by deleting that file. this is a completely different error though. any other ideas?

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    well i seem to be talking to myself alot, but i finally got the problem solved.

    was getting:
    "The system could not be restarted from its previous location due to read failure"

    turns out, my ntkldr file somehow got replaced with the standard windows xp ntldr. dont know how it happened, but i have a feeling the ewf manager somehow reverted. either way.. i'm fixed. hope this helps someone.

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    you sure you didn't have EWF enabled when you copied EWFNTLDR over or something? or maybe used the wrong version of EWFNTLDR? HORM is only supported in XPe SP2. EWF wouldn't just replace files like that.

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    SFiorito:
    I'm curious as to how your setup works. Here's mine, tell me what you think i need to do to get it going.

    I've got XP installed (minlogon, ewf, HORM) installed on my HD (soon to be CF) with RR and Winamp on the drive. But i can't get it so that when i resume, the music starts playing again. how do you have 1 protected and 1 not? I'm afraid to set a hibernation point with all the drives running like they should be. When i unplug my 2nd hard drive (the one with music), create a hibernation point, plug the drive back in, and resume, it doesnt find the drive and therefore won't play my music until i do an entire reboot. how is yours setup so that it finds your music AND is safe to hibernate?

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    I saw that thread about RR. unfortunatley, people need to adjust their thinking for building frontends that may run on HORM/EWF systems. my system is still being set up right now, but it will work as follows:

    EWF/HORM XP system on a uDiskOnChip possibly partitioned to hold state in a very small writeable partition.
    USB removable HDD with Music, Videos, etc.

    I'm writing my own frontend to be EWF/HORM aware so that it will save any required data and unload the partition before hibernating or going into standby. normally it will go into standby, but with HORM if the powersupply needs to shut off due to low battery voltage that's fine because I'll code the frontend to resume based on the state that was saved prior to going into standby. it'll also be smart enough to check if the removable drive is connected.

    i'm not sure why your drive isn't being detected after you come back from hibernation. could be minlogon maybe.

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    i know this is an old thread, but

    idea i just had...

    when using a sata\usb HD, windows allows you to set a profile for the drive as either optimized for performance, or for quick removal. when set for quick removal:

    "this settings disables write caching on the disk and in windows, so you can disconnect this device without using the safe removal icon"

    would that allow the drive to be used in an ewf setting as a secondary hd, which could be included in the restore point?

    the setting is in device manager, drive properties.

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    it should, but just to be safe it'd be best to set your HORM state without the drive attached.

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