WoW6 / WOW7 pre-version for SLP2.1 is out!

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  1. pooh_hw

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    #81 pooh_hw, Nov 22, 2008
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    You're right, asus cert work just fine.
    It's work of another patch other than WoW.
    It's because bootmgr located on another drive (different than vista installation). So, problem solved.
    Thanks for your support all.
    Btw, how do i install MS standard MBR ?
     
  2. Yen

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    EasyBCD 1.7.2 should do the trick.
     
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  3. Rascally

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    #83 Rascally, Nov 25, 2008
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    So I'm having a bizzare poroblem trying to get WoW5 to work, and I think it could be that I've been working on servers for like 12 hours a day for the past week nonstop and my brain has turned into guacamole, but hey.

    Anyways, when I went to install the NOMBR version, nothing fancy, it appeared to install ok except for a command prompt window that flashed by (suggestion, btw: you should put a PAUSE or something at the end of that install batch file in case something like this problem comes up..hehe.) anyways, I did everything, went to reboot, noticed it still went into gthe normal bootmgr (only one OS on the system, btw.) So, I went and looked at the WoW install, and ran the modified bootsect program just like the install bat, and got this:

    Code:
    C:\wow5>\wow5\bootsectgrldr.exe /nt60 C:
    Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.
    
    C: (\\?\Volume{780f977a-4262-11d9-b483-806d6172696f})
    
        Updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.  The update may be unreliable since the
        volume could not be locked during the update:
            Access is denied.
    
    Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes.
    
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    So, I'm assuming the access is denied is my problem, but I can't figure out why the hell it IS happening though. Any ideas?

    PS: WoW rocks so far, keep it up you guys. :) Thanks in advance, yo!
     
  4. ttaiw

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    #84 ttaiw, Nov 25, 2008
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    Code:
    C:\wow5>\wow5\bootsectgrldr.exe /nt60 C:
    Target volumes will be updated with BOOTMGR compatible bootcode.
    
    C: (\\?\Volume{780f977a-4262-11d9-b483-806d6172696f})
    
        Updated NTFS filesystem bootcode.  The update may be unreliable since the
        volume could not be locked during the update:
            Access is denied.
    
    Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes.
    
    Same Result ... I try to clean install many time.. but did not work.
    I'm using vista sp1 dvd installation disk
     
  5. Yen

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    #85 Yen, Nov 25, 2008
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    This is no error!:)
    Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted volumes.
    Just continue to apply the right key for your version and the provided cert. After that reboot. Make sure you have disabled UAC before you apply the cert. and key and run command prompt as administrator.
    Make sure the hidden systemfile bootmgr is located at install root C:\

    If it doesn't activate, please post a AcpiScope report or at 64 bit OS a rw everything screenshot of your acpi tables. You should find a complete SLIC.

    You may also try the visible version to have a look if grldr is executed. (You'll see some fast moving messages at boot).
    Additionally you may test the boot CD / floppy.
    But don't forget to apply the cert. and key manually. WoW installer will not do that for you. ;)
     
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  6. ttaiw

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    I try and didn't work.
    I had save my acipscope report..
     

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  7. Yen

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    #87 Yen, Nov 26, 2008
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    This is interesting. Would you please post the report without WoW as well? (Original report) We have to exclude if a Acpi table got lost.

    It seems that WoW was executed, but for some reason there was a zero address entry added at RSDT only. OEM was patched at RSDT.
    WoW probably located free space behind RSDT, but didn't link to SLIC. FACS is located right before RSDT. Before FACS should be free space......

    I'm sure, flagmax the coder will find it useful, too.

    After that we'll see what we can do.

    Thanks for improving WoW and your cooperation.
     
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  8. flagmax

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    Very interesting. Yen, do you have a link to hwdirect? I would like to get a memory dump say RSDT - 500h to RSDT + 1000h should be enough
     
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  10. flagmax

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    @ttaiw
    Get a copy of HWDirect.
    Double click Memory dump: Enter address 3F7DEE40, size 1000, press Dump, then Save. Upload it for us. Thank you.

    @Slappy, thanks.
     
  11. eradicator006

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    I'm unable to successfully activate vista x64 on my Dell Precision 470 using WoW. I also am unable to use VistaLoader 3 without any success. VistaLoader 2 works well. I'd post a screenshot of r/w everything but I'm not sure what exactly you want in the ACPI section.
     
  12. flagmax

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    Post these, RSDT and XSDT and SLIC. Specify when pre WoW and post Wow.
    Once you switch to correct ACPI tab press CTRL + A, then CTRL + C and then you can paste here by CTRL+V.

    I think we might be dealing with two issues here. First it might be the problem activating WOW, maybe bootcode of Vista partition is not updating do to unable to lock partition. Perhaps previous renaming bootmgr had more success, I don't know. Second, there might be a bug somewhere in WOW.

     
  13. eradicator006

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    #93 eradicator006, Nov 27, 2008
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    I don't have a XSDT or a SLIC tab in R/W everything. Nothing changes in RSDT when WoW is installed. When I rebooted after installing WoW, the cursor moved to the middle of the screen then vista loaded so I think the wow loader is at least partially working.

    UPDATE - just tried the visable version of WoW. I get lots of text at bootup but it's so fast I can't read any of it.

    Here's what I got for RSDT. The top is pre and the bottom is when WoW is loaded.


    Root System Description Table: 0x000FCB55

    52 53 44 54 40 00 00 00 01 95 44 45 4C 4C 20 20RSDT@.....DELL
    57 53 20 34 37 30 20 00 07 00 00 00 41 53 4C 20WS 470 .....ASL
    61 00 00 00 B9 CB 0F 00 3B 80 FC FF 2D CC 0F 00a.......;...-...
    D7 CC 0F 00 FF CC 0F 00 66 CD 0F 00 A4 CD 0F 00........f.......

    Signature"RSDT"
    Length0x00000040 (64)
    Revision0x01 (1)
    Checksum0x95 (149)
    OEM ID"DELL "
    OEM Table ID"WS 470 "
    OEM Revision0x00000007 (7)
    Creator ID"ASL "
    Creator Revision0x00000061 (97)
    Entry00x000FCBB9
    Entry10xFFFC803B
    Entry20x000FCC2D
    Entry30x000FCCD7
    Entry40x000FCCFF
    Entry50x000FCD66
    Entry60x000FCDA4

    Root System Description Table: 0x000FCB55

    52 53 44 54 40 00 00 00 01 95 44 45 4C 4C 20 20RSDT@.....DELL
    57 53 20 34 37 30 20 00 07 00 00 00 41 53 4C 20WS 470 .....ASL
    61 00 00 00 B9 CB 0F 00 3B 80 FC FF 2D CC 0F 00a.......;...-...
    D7 CC 0F 00 FF CC 0F 00 66 CD 0F 00 A4 CD 0F 00........f.......

    Signature"RSDT"
    Length0x00000040 (64)
    Revision0x01 (1)
    Checksum0x95 (149)
    OEM ID"DELL "
    OEM Table ID"WS 470 "
    OEM Revision0x00000007 (7)
    Creator ID"ASL "
    Creator Revision0x00000061 (97)
    Entry00x000FCBB9
    Entry10xFFFC803B
    Entry20x000FCC2D
    Entry30x000FCCD7
    Entry40x000FCCFF
    Entry50x000FCD66
    Entry60x000FCDA4



     
  14. flagmax

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  15. flagmax

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    Oh make sure you right click ACPISCOPE and run as Administrator.

     
  16. eradicator006

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    Tried that and it didn't make a difference. Know of a way to get that kind of info from linux? I have a network bootable distro I can boot in to.

     
  17. flagmax

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    #98 flagmax, Nov 27, 2008
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    No I dont know. Are you able to run HWDirect?
    Post RW RSD PTR tab info, and list the other 7 tabs names. Interesting whats at Entry1 0xFFFC803B and why its not around the other tables. It almost looks like bios mod.

    Thanks.

    edit: I know the range F0000 to FFFFF is Write protected, so this could explain why WOW will not work for you.

     
  18. eradicator006

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    HWDirect loads up OK when driver signing is disabled. I don't see anything in here about RW, RSD or PTR.

     
  19. flagmax

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    I meant use RW Everything to get the tab names. The I can match them up with Address entries in RSDT.