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Windows 7: Offline - Drivers or Device Manager View

12 Jul 2010   #21
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
I like these puzzles; this is why I got into computers in the first place. When I have a new challenge like this I am so happy just like a kid with a new toy.
You sound like me with my XP Dual Boot Project. Never did get that to work


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12 Jul 2010   #22
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Windows 7 64bit is the off-line hard drive. I will be using Windows 7 64bit as the running machine on a Dell 780.
I think that the free VMWare player can not run x64 hosts, for that you'll need VMWare Server, so install the latest Oracle VirtualBox and mount it there. VirtualBox can use vhd format, it doesn't have to be VirtualBox's own vdi format.

VirtualBox
Will do Kari, Thanks for the information. I will keep everyone posted.
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12 Jul 2010   #23
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Ok, try as I may I keep getting BSOD.

I tried a repair 5 times.


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12 Jul 2010   #24
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Inaccessible Boot Device is what that BSOD means =/ Is it not possible to boot directly from that HDD in a test machine?
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12 Jul 2010   #25
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Is there a way to disable devices in VirtualBox. I think this is the audio card. I don't need audio.
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12 Jul 2010   #26
Kari

 

Here:

Offline - Drivers or Device Manager View-vbox_settings.png

Offline - Drivers or Device Manager View-vbox_audio.png


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12 Jul 2010   #27
Kari

 

Next logical step would be to try this: Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

Here's an idea, too:
Some time ago I had problems to mount an XP vhd created with Disk2vhd. I then used Macrium Free to create an image of that system, and it mounted without problems.

I do not know how much time and patience you have, but it could be worth to try. You could also create an image using Windows own Backup and Restore application.

Have to go to bed, it's 3:55AM here

Kari
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12 Jul 2010   #28
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Ok, everyone I got it working, however it shows all my hardware or shows virtualbox_drivers. UGH!
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13 Jul 2010   #29
Delphin

windows 7
 
 

No need to do research...

Go to that hdd's windows\system32 and do a search for .sys files...

You will come up with a lot .sys files. Have to do some work to identify the friendly name of those driver files...Those are the drivers installed on that computer....

Hope that helps...
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13 Jul 2010   #30
Kari

 

I did warn you that would happen, WindowsStar (post #10).

I can not think anything else than hard manual way.
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