Originally Posted by BIGEE1212
ok this time around, i re installed md2. when i loaded erd commander i booted into the C drive becuase my D drive is my md2 installation drive which is the opposite of yours. i changed the boot ini once again. i renamed moved exploreer and renamed it. when i tried to click the play button to boot into md2, the same thing is happening, i am loading into regular windows (with the blue loading bar) and dell media expereince is loading upon login. i am thinking it is a problem with my boot ini problem and i am not editing it properly.
quick question: When u first tried to boot up md2 before u edited the partition with erd commander, how did it boot up what exactly happened?
It came up with the Dell Media Direct screen, then started loading the Media Direct OS .. It said Dell Media Direct with gray bars scrolling in the middle like the XP bars do. Then it came up and said something about protected files. I clicked OK and the Media Direct was on the screen. I could play DVD's but there was no sound and the video was really chopy.
After I edited the boot.ini and tried it.. I get the black screen with an OS choice. There was a 10second timer counting down. Then I chose the OS with the NTOSKRNL kernel and it booted up and explorer started.
Just loaded the drivers and changed the boot.ini back reversed the renamed files.
Just a note.. I did NOT have the Media Direct 1.0 files loaded in my normal OS. I don't know if that makes a difference or not.
When you exit out of the Media Direct that starts... Does it reboot your machine, or send you back to your desktop? Do you get sound? Can you play DVD's?