Originally Posted by nvgear
I will be swapping OUT the dell hard drive once I recieve my e1705, so putting in a blank 100gb new drive from hitachi. What are the steps, simplest way to get media direct working again?
First, you will need the MediaDirect 2.0 Reinstallation
CD. Be sure it is correct for your system. I initially tried with DH371 and it did NOT work with my hardware/chipset. I found that RJ262 worked ok... When you set up your hard drive partitions make sure to leave 1.5GB of unpartitioned, unallocated, usused space at the END of your hard drive [i.e. after all other partitions]. Also, make sure you have a 'spot' in the Partition Table for the Reinistallation utility. The utility creates a partition in the hard drive space you 'set-aside' and needs a spot in the table for the partition values. This translates into making sure you have a maximum of 3 primary partitions or the reinstall will fail. From Windows run the Reinstallation utility.... You're done. What you will now have is a MediaDirect partition on your hard drive. This partition will be accessed whenever you run MediaDirect by depressing the MediaDirect button from Power OFF. Last note: If you are going to install something other that Microsoft MCE as your OS, you may want to consider getting a copy of Dell Media Experieince [DMX]. This should
allow you to press the MediaDirect button from Windows and launch DMX. I say 'should' as I don't know this for a fact, but from other comments/posts I've seen... vr Mark