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Windows 7: Manually enable a a driver.

15 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Manually enable a a driver.

Recently I have been experimenting with Virtual Machines running off real partitions using various pieces of virtualising software. I am currently using Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac which has a known (and apparently unfixable) problem when a Display Link driver is installed in the virtualised machine (I believe Virtual Box suffers from this too).

This wouldn't normally be a problem, I'd just uninstall the driver and move on but because the same partition is booting normally and virtually the driver has to be installed to make my setup work properly when it's booting normally.

When booting into the machine virtually with the driver installed I get a BSoD relating to miss handling of Video RAM the moment it starts to boot. This BSoD recurs until I remove the driver by booting into Windows 7 normally and open up the VM again.

The BSoD is incurable according to Parallels and the only solution is to remove the driver.

As I need the driver installed is there anyway to manually start the driver after the computer has booted, and not let it run at start up, so I can avoid the BSoD when running it virtually but make use of my whole setup when booting normally?

If you need more info feel free to ask.

Thank you in advance for your help!


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