Originally Posted by isch
I have download all the necessary files for Quickplay 2.3 (for windows XP) using the link posted by Toxico. As suggested by earlier post, i found out that renaming the unallocated ~1024MB of free space to letter X: allow the installation files to proceed to the stage where it will ask you to reboot. However, there is another problem. When I click "OK" to the reboot, the computer basically just restart and stop at a blank black screen.
Initially, i thought this is normal and part of the process but an hour later, nothing happen. I have then reinstalled winXP and followed your instructions in your post #584 but the same thing happen, blank black screen. To me it looks like as if BIOS does not know how to boot up windows XP and got stuck there. Have you got any experience with Boot.ini? My boot.ini before i reboot the computer was
hi isch, i had the same problem but now i know how to fix it
i'll start from the begining, maybe these informations will help someone else.
first thing is a number of partitions we have on the disk. i had C (primary), D E F G (logical disks on extended partition). i've resized last partition so the free space after all of this partitions was 1gb (1027mb) but every time i started setup, the 5% error occured. i tried to format this 1gb space, left it unallocated etc. but nothing helped. someone in earlier post (sorry i can't find it now) wrote that maximum number of partitions is 4 so i merged E, F and G into one bigger partition with letter E. with this partitioning the setup went ok but after reboot there was that blank black screen which are you isch talking about... i've checked boot.ini file (method with mapping described in earlier post) on the X partition created by quickplay and there was line:
there's 'partition(4)' because i have 3 partition before partition X so this is all right.
only restoring the original xp's MBR helped to normally run xp. while installer was running i saw strange thing in the window where are all partitions listed:
F Partition2........ (this is quickplay's 1gb partition)
as you can see quickplay's partition has number 2, not 4
i think that primary partitions are numbered first and then logical disks on extended partitions. so i converted in partition magic all logical partitions to primary, installed quickplay again and after reboot quickplay partition booted
i've checked numbering of partitions in xp installer and now everything was ok
but it's not the end of the story...:/ there was next problem... quickplay's partition booted but one second after xp logo showed strange error occured. it looked like blue screen of death in w98, severe error or something, i don't remember. after many experiments i found that the reason was disabled 'SATA native mode' in bios, so i enabled it. quickplay started without any problems, initialized and after reboot the same blue screen showed but while loading normal xp FUUUUUUUCK !?!?!?!?!?!?! i didn't know what's going on. on enabled 'sata native' quickplay worked good, xp crashed. and on disabled 'sata native' quickplay crashed and xp worked good
on the net i've found document which described how to install sata drivers on hp's notebooks. i tried it and... EVERYTHING WORKS FINE NOW
this document you can download from:http://www.excray.republika.pl/SATA.RTF
geeeeez it took me whole week to install this f*** quickplay
maybe these infromations will help someone.
now i'd like to install quickplay for windows but i can't download the files from megaupload.
can someone upload it somewhere else, PLEAAASE???
SORRY for my english