Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jedinight2002, Jun 8, 2008.
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It depends on what kind of BIOS your motherboard has. A few ones are unfortunately "invulnerable" to soft-mods. Please give some more details.
PS. Did you turn-off UAC before patching ?
There are some bioses SLIC table interfire with the soft SLIC emulation.
The only working crack is VL 2.0, newer dont work ether.
Folow this post on how to install Vista Loader 2.0:
For more info on your problem look at this thread, but that is if you want to learn more about the problem and its resolution.
Hi Petar, thanks for your quick reply.
I have followed your instructions on the above page but it has still not worked, i keep getting an error "Updated NTFS filesystem bootcode. The update may be unreliable since the volume could not be locked during the update", can you help?
I have an Intel D945GCZL motherboard which is from a UK OEM called Stone computers, which I expect is why the softmod doesnt work.
So for VL 2.0 i have done the following.
1. Disabled UAC using Control Panel/Users
2. Disabled Defender using Control Panel/Windows Defender (disable everything).
3. Then, when i am logged in as a user (with the only user created), i run cmd with admin rights (is this sufficient or must i be actually logged in as local administrator? if so, how the hell do i log in as local admin on Vista??!!
I then run "install dell" and go through the process where i see the above error message and after rebooting it fails. Either than or I receive a bad BCD message and Vista wont boot and i have to recreate the mbr and bcd.
Any help here would be warmly appreceited.
It isn't an error, just a info/warning. But patching is done.
It's possible :/ You can easily check it with Everest:
1. Uninstall any cracks/patches .
2. In Everest look at Motherboard->ACPI and check if SLIC table exist or not.
3. If SLIC table exist you can only mod your bios - softmods won't work. If no SLIC table whatsoever softmod should work flawelessly.
It's strange with BCD error but possible. VistaLoader installs own bootloader basen on GRUB and that's may fail somehow. You could install v 2.1.2 version - it includes some fixes.
PS. Did you change the key for Dell Vista using slmgr.vbs?
Dont get me wrong, I'm only trying to point something...
The keys manufacturer doesnt mater as long it is compatible with the version of Vista.
Ultimate key from Dell will work on Vista Ultimate for FSC, ACER e.c.t.
The oposite is also true, ACER Ultimate key will work on OEM Dell Vista Ultimate and so on.
You can try instaling some other key on your komputer that doesnt belong to your manufacturer.
For exemple if you have Dell OEM computer and Dell cert, try instaling a key from a deferent manufacturer, like ASUS.
You will see that Vista remains activated.
Oh, I didn't know that. Sorry for confusion! I thought the key had to exactly match the certificate. Being exchangeble it's easier than I thought
Thanks for clarification!
No problem at all, this will also be of use to other members as well.
Sorry if I get you ofended in some way...
Have a nice day...
I have checked in Everest, NO SLIC table - so we should be looking to SoftMod right? I am wandering whether the customised bios from the OEM that supplied my comp is to blame (basically, they have added their serial numbers and logo using the Intel Integrator Toolkit). I have just re-flashed it using the latest BIOS, without using the Intel Integrator Toolkit and it worked fine, but it is still showing in the BIOS screen as "BIOS modified using Intel Integrator Toolkit"
I find the versions confusing - I have 3.0.0 (torrent called "No Bulls**t Vista SP1 Loader 3.0) and 22.214.171.124 (Dasumo April 17), i have assumed that the Dasumo is the latest. Have you got a torrent for the version you recommend?
Nope because i was under the impression that 126.96.36.199 does that bit (although it is all hidden - no CMD windows).
You have been really helpful so far Larus - I am so close i am certain!!!
Dammit, my Quotes wont work.... >.<
I have performed a completely fresh install of Vista SP1 Ultimate (not in safe mode, because you cannot run it in safe mode), then run the crack straight away (I have tried both Vista Loader 3.0 and Vista Loader 188.8.131.52), rebooted and nothing has changed, I'm still being prompted for 30 day activation.
lol quite teh workaround for quotes eh
im not certian, but i think there is your problem. you need to boot into safe mode. ither go with sp0 and load the loader, then update, or get safe mode some other way. updates etc if that will give you safemode. but without it, if i rember, it wont work.
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Yes, that means that soft-mod should be aplicable. Unfortunately I haven't many expierences with Intel boars so it's difficult for me to be 100% sure. Though I think that's not the OEM BIOS or Intel Integrator tool problem.
As far as I know VL 3.x is different branch of this tool. The original and most widely used is 2.x "family". Petar already gave you rapid-share link for 2.1.2 tool. I haven't any problems with it, despite the fact that on my machine it's useless bacasue of incomplete SLIC in BIOS But many say that with VL 2.0 had better luck, that's why it is worth to try both. Again 3.0 is rather new and more automated tool, like you said.
Oh, I'm also pretty new to that subject and had to learn all that issues myself.
You're probably right with the key and as Petar said actually it needn't be changed between different OEMs.
IMO your problem is with partitions and/or bootloader because after patching you're unable to boot anymore. Did you manually partioned your hardrive (what I always recommend anyway) or relied on Vista internal tools ?
Did you check this thread:
http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/1838 ? It's similar I think.