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As it was before I screwed it up by deleting the QP partition without researching it first, I now have a 1027.6MB partition of Type D7 (according to an old version of Partition Magic Pro), and am able to boot directly into QuickPlay Direct 2.3.
I'll condense the instructions into one post, as things stand now (eventually we'll hopefully get the full package hosted but for now it can be pieced together). These are for a reinstall of QP Direct without bothering your other partition/s (except maybe resizing if necessary):
1. Back up your system in case of catastrophic failure (always a good first step when jacking around with partitions).
2. Download HPQPDP.rar or HPQPDP.zip, from http://ridickulous.net/quickplay/
3. Extract whichever you downloaded and drop the resulting HPQPDP folder into your <boot drive>:\SwSetup\ folder (mostly for safekeeping purposes).
4. Using PartitionMagic Pro or Disk Management in Windows something else to either shrink your main partition, secondary partition, or whatever. You want to end up with a 1027.6 MB (or 1028 MB) UNALLOCATED area of space at the END of the drive. Go through all the reboots the machine will likely want to make this happen. It can't hurt to verify that the unallocated space is there and unallocated after all this. (NOTE: If Partition Magic keeps giving errors saying "Selected disk contains one or more Partitions which cannot be moved," you have a recovery partition that prevents it from doing what you need it to or drive information has changed. You may have to find another way of resizing your partitions or a reboot might solve the problem.)
5. After creating the unallocated space, assign it the drive letter X: but DO NOT FORMAT IT.
6. Hie thee to the HPQPDP folder and run setup.exe.
8. Wait some more.
9. Reboot and keep on waiting.
10. Shut down the laptop and hit the Quickplay button. You WILL most likely see a Windows logo, since QP2.3 is Windows-based whereas QP1.x is Linux-based.
11. Enjoy a celebratory glass of single-malt scotch, and pop in or browse to your favorite flick. This step is optional if you are at work and/or not legal drinking age.
MANY thanks to everyone for their input. For the above files, thanks to modemboy for providing the .rars and to AmigaDude for the valid data2.cab and data3.cab files. Also, thanks to Ericko for the QPv1 image (found at http://www.megaupload.com/es/?d=QVE3S9PU) in case someone's machine cannot run QP 2.x, and to everyone else that pitched in.
[Disclaimer: the 1.x image may not work in all machines. It looks like it was taken from a disc that shipped with a dv4000 CTO; YMMV. See the following article if you need 1.x:
If you need QP 1.x and you created your recovery discs you have another option for restoring QP; it is listed in this article.]
This message was typed in anticipation while QP was installing.
[Edit: linusl also provides a more complex way of getting QP2.x to work under different circumstances if your QP partition is still intact - see page 42 of this thread.]
[Edit number 2: Changed slightly since files have ben re-uploaded.]
Well after a few trys I have all the files downloaded. They all extrated to a 829 meg file. When I try to run it I get this error:
Component: QuickPlay Component
And I have tryed it in safe mode and everything I try brings me back th this error? Iam not the kind that gives up so any advice would be great!
I will check all the source files to see if it's a problem of the package itself, then I will try to install it on a HP tablet I've got here...
We'll see what happens. More to come.
Edit: I've de-compressed the files I uploaded to RapidShare (just in case something odd happened during the compression process), and tried them in the aforementioned tablet. The setup process runs with no errors. However, as I expected, once it reboots is BSOD galore. Given that the tablet is nVidia 6150 based, this doesn't surprise me.
Unfortunately I have no other HP / Compaq laptop here to test, so there's no much else I can do.
Edit2: By the way, none of the available QuickPlays will work on this tablet I've tried five different versions, and all of the result in BSOD. Well... shit happens. All the tablets I've seen of this series (tx1000) come with (blegh) Vista, so I guess I'm out of luck. No QuickPlay for this little fella...
Hi there, hear is a brief hint to guide u..
After completing the QPD setup, do not restart the notebook till you go to the disk management in the control panel, assign a drive letter to the QPD partition and browse it. make sure you Unhide hidden system files so that you can copy your Win XP boot.ini info from C: and paste it as additional option in the QPD boot.ini file (i.e the QPD partition should be like a dual boot). save and exit. go back to the disk management and remove the assigned drive letter. U can then finally Restart the system. In case it cannot boot to quickplay direct, u can safely choose the option for your Win XP and boot it flawlessly.......
the boot.ini for your QPD partition should look like the following after ur modification..
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Embedded" /fastdetect /maxmem=256
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /usepmtimer
wish it will be helpful
Well Iam still trying the only thing I can think of is that when I install QP 2.3 it turns the c drive into a d drive and the QP drive into a c drive? Can anyone help me? (please)
Been there done that I used a linux recovery disk to change partition numbers
but in all honesty a reinstall worked better.
I will give that a try !
The installer installs everythign to X: which is hidden in explorer,
but if you just type X:\ in the address bar you will go there.
Anyways, i wont touch anything and reboot when the installer wants.
Me bad, me don't listen to installers, me do now
Done, still get the 0x0000007B BSOD which means that it cant access the boot device or something.
I'm now reading this and this page, hopefully it shines some light on howto fix it.
Other than me restoring my ghost
I edited both boot.ini's to show me a boot menu, letting me pick xp pro or xp embedded.
It seems that no matter what i set active with other tools,
the QT partition is *always* activated somehow.
When i select xp pro the laptop boots fine.
But when i select xp embedded i get the blue screen.
Im starting to think that it might be missing some drivers or something.
I will go and try to fix the blue screen in xp embedded, checking out drivers first.
Too bad i dont have a xp embedded boot cd to copy drivers from or try a R repair installation
Anyways, i will update here later!