Former network PC, Win 7, won't let me remove the alt-ctrl-del log in requirement

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Boppy, May 20, 2011.

  1. Boppy

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Thanks mate. I've just started the download, will go watch another episode
    of Sons of Anarchy and then have a go at putting it onto a bootable USB. It
    should have downloaded by then.

    (I made a bootable USB with the HP tool that EMB linked to, then copied all
    of the files from an UBCD from 2007 that I have here but, although the PC
    would boot to the C:\ prompt I couldn't find a way to make the normal menu
    for UBCD come up. Perhaps I'll do better with Hiren's.)

    Cheers,
    --
    Shaun.

    "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a
    monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also
    into you." Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
     
    ~misfit~, May 27, 2011
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  2. Boppy

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Just a quick note, got Hiren's working well from USB by following links to
    'USB booting' from the download page. The only problem I had was shrinking
    the Hiren's bootable partition (using Acronis Disk Director) and trying to
    make another partition. (Hiren's is 402MB as-is, much less than the 4GB
    stick which is physically the smallest and most portable I have.)

    I'd shrink the Hiren's partition down and leave 3GB unused and it still
    worked perfectly. However when I made the second partition XP refused to
    give it a letter, saying that it hadn't been.... (Damn, didn't note the
    wording and my pain meds mean my memory ain't great.) .... initialised? That
    wasn't the word but it had a similar meaning. Said I needed to re-boot. It
    didn't work and, after an hour or so trying different things I gave up. Now
    I just use a folder on the Hiren's partition for other things that I want on
    the stick.

    Thanks for the help all. Hiren's isn't exactly intuative so I'll have to
    mess with it (or read?) for a while or I'll look like a prat when I need to
    use it in anger. I've wondered if I should learn how to modify it as the
    tools to do so were included in the download package....

    I hope everyone has a great weekend.
    --
    Shaun.

    "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a
    monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also
    into you." Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
     
    ~misfit~, May 28, 2011
    #22
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