I went for a clean install of Windows and now I want to add MediaDirect 3 back in, using the MD3 reinstall DVD that came with the notebook (a 6400/E1505). Using PartitionMagic, I resized the main partition so that there is 2 GB of unallocated space at the end of the drive. Unfortunately MD3 refuses to install and it seems that the only supported scenario is to do the MD3 hard drive prep before installing Windows. Which totally sucks. Anyone know how to get MD3 installed without blowing away the current Windows installation?
Actually I would rather not have MediaDirect at all (can't see the point of it when the notebook already runs MCE) but I don't want to be giving someone a notebook that comes up with "MD extended partition table erro" [sic] when the MediaDirect button is pressed. On my M1710, I removed MD, and the MediaDirect button now starts up Windows and goes into Media Center. I wish I could get this pesky 6400 to do the same thing. Is it possible?
BTW the screen on this 6400 is absolute crap.