Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


  • Content count

  • Donations

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

11 Good

About cdob

Profile Information

  • OS
    none specified
  • Country

Recent Profile Visitors

1,782 profile views
  1. Does the USB bridge offers 512 byte or 4 k sectors? Which MBR partition data are available out of the box? Backup the first several sectors. In case of 512 byte sectors: Can you try a 3TB floppy? Hence no MBR (sorry for of topic), a partition sector only. usbstor.sys reads this. XP should work with the 3TB USB drive. No idea about 2000. Can you use a live linux DVD? https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NTFS-3G mkfs.ntfs --force -Q -L "3TB_floppy" /dev/sdX
  2. There was a Memory Remap Feature at previous Motherboard / BIOS. Unfortunately not at current UEFI versions. https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=260794.0 The motherboard seems to map physical RAM 2 to 4 GB above 4 GB address space: available at 64 bit and 32 bit PAE versions. There is no relating hint at the motherboard manual. Strange, the manufacturer offers Vista 32 bit and later OS 32 bit drivers. Try a BIOS update anyway. And as a last hope, try the BIOS setting 'Windows 8/ 8.1 Configuration'. If you are lucky, this set RAM remapping too. Do not rely on that.
  3. @E-66 The motherboard provides UEFI only at inital boot, hence the USB mouse is working. If you enter the firmware settings, the mobo works at UEFI mode. The motherboard speaks to the hardware at UEFI mode only. On top of UEFI, the motherboard provides CSM emulation mode. This goes to the operating system. The operatin system may detect a BIOS hardware, but it's a emulated one. The hardware itself works at UEFI mode still, the firmware emulates this. CSM mode is enabled at certain conditions. The hardware manufactuer offers Windows 7 drivers, Windows 7 is supported. http://asrock.com/mb/AMD/AB350M Pro4/index.asp#osW764Most likely the motherboard choose UEFI/CSM automatic currently. If you boot a old MBR USB disk (no Windows 7 UEFI files added) , the motherboard switch to CSM mode. I understand so far: there are no UEFI boot filles at the USB disk currently. Windows 7 setup is launched a BIOS mode and installaion to a old MBR disk does work. If you boot the same USB disk, the motherboard switch to CSM mode in future too. Windows 7 setup is launched a BIOS mode and installaion to a new empty SSD disk does work. Windows 7 setup creates a MBR disk. If you add a UEFI boot environment to this USB disk, the firmware may provide UEFI mode at USB boot. Windows 8 & 10 can't access the UEFI options from within Windows, contrary you may configure next boot. At reboot the machine boots to firmware settings automatically. What do you wan't to get: Windows 7 at BIOS or UEFI mode at the SSD? As for Windows 7 allone: use UEFI, if you use a 3 TB SSD. Well, not very likely. Keep BIOS mode: SSD at MBR and HDD at GPT. What about the year 2020, Windows 7 end of life support? Do you like to upgrade then or keep Windows 7? As for a multi boot environment, validate other operating systems too. Choose BIOS or UEFI mode. To get UEFI boot choose, you may have to update your USB disk.
  4. Unable to access list of installed updates

    What about http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate ?
  5. As for USB controller and USB hub: Dism does a good job, the driver files are copied to driverstore and to system32\drivers. In addition there are included to the registry CriticalDeviceDatabase. And to Services, marked to demand Start=3. The drivers are working at next boot. However a existing ENUM entry has a higher priority. If a relating ENUM entry exist, but without a service entry, then the drivers are not connected to the hardware, they are not used. Delete the half broken ENUM entry. Or try to add iusb3xhci und iusb3hub to the ENUM entry. Dism and regedit are sufficient to adjust Hardware in machine to new machine.
  6. Did you boot the Windows 7 from other hardware at the new hardware once? The USB 3.0 controller is marked alerady, but no driver connected. Do you have the a old Windows 7 image, not booted at the new hardware? Can you restore this old image? Then run dism.exe again and inlcude iusb3xhci and iusb3hub again. (include relating x86 or x64 drivers) No need for the the switch driver, the given chipset connects the USB 3.0 ports to the xhci controller always. Do you get USB mouse and keyboard now? Or the other case: Windows 7 form other hardware once booted at new hardware: Dism.exe did include the dricers correctly. But the device manager waits for a user confirmation to install the new driver. Delete certain USB 3.0 settings from previous boot. Boot a WinPE (e.g. a installation DVD and press shift F10) Run regedit, import the Windows 7 from other hardware system hive to Win7_harddisk: HKLM\Win7_harddisk Read HKLM\Win7_harddisk\Select\Current HKLM\Win7_harddisk\Select\Default Are both values 0x1? Then goto HKLM\Win7_harddisk\ControlSet001\Enum\PCI Search CC_0C0330 Delete the parent HKLM\Win7_harddisk\ControlSet001\Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_* entry Unlod the hive HKLM\Win7_harddisk. Boot to Windows 7.
  7. Well, let's rephrase: The convenience rollup creates a secenario: updates are pending This is the weird reason monthly rollup isn't recognized and is still being offered by Windows Update. The error source is the convenience rollup, not the monthly rollup. The convenience rollup is the problem. The documented work aound uses a (virtual) live system. Reboot and install the monthly rollup. Sysprep the patched machine and capture an new install.wim file. The monthly rollup is integrated fully then. Clarify the main question: Integrate the monthly rollup, no matter how it's done? Integreate the monthly rollup to a offline image, using which tools?
  8. The the huge convenience rollup requires a reboot to install fully. Windows 7 refreshed media creation https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/astoica/2017/01/03/windows-7-refreshed-media-creation/
  9. misbehaving USB on XP

    I understand: Intel Hub connected to a Intel USB Hub. And next to a Intel USB 3.0 controller USB\VID_045B&PID_0209 USB\VID_8087 Renesas Hub connected to a Intel USB Hub. And next to a Intel USB 3.0 controller USB\VID_2109&PID_2811 There is a issue with both Intel Hub and Renesas Hub. There are no Intel USB 3.0 XP drivers. There are Renesas USB 3.0 Hub XP drivers, but they are tested with Renesas controller drivers. A Renesas USB 3.0 Hub XP driver may work with a XP default controller drivers, or may fail. Verify the BIOS section 5-2-7 USB Blocker. Does the BIOS prohibit the USB Mass Storage Device by disabling the USB hub? Did you disable USB 3.0 xhci mode at BIOS? It's a BIOS or a driver issue. It's working at a reboot, but not at a power down and power up? Guessed: it's the BIOS. The BIOS expect proper OS USB 3.0 drivers, there are no XP drivers. Try a PCIe USB 3.0 card, with XP driver support.
  10. misbehaving USB on XP

    @Damnation Don't you use a GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK? The manual describes BIOS section 5-2-7 USB Blocker. Are any USB devices blocked? I don't understand the Product Specification: USB Chipset: - 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header) - 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers) Chipset + Renesas uPD720210 USB 3.0 Hub: - 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel The picture shows 8 ports on the back panel. 2 ports and 2 ports and 4 ports are 8 ports on the back panel. Is the Renesas uPD720210 USB 3.0 Hub connected to a Intel USB 3.0 controller? How does USB 2.0 USB 3.0 handshake works at XP with XP default drivers? https://www.renesas.com/en-us/products/usb-assp/upd720210.html How does the motherboard block USB devices? Are enabled and disabled relating USB Hubs? Is USB\VID_045B&PID_0209 a real HardwareID or a fake ID created by the BIOS? http://www.driveridentifier.com/scan/generic-usb-hub/driver-detail/8E4E9F8C50CA4AFA86F6DC47B21B9148/1036412/156090eb6d87a3a004396b94e49e61e2/1238316339/USB-CLASS_09 Are there different motherboard revisions? Do you have USB 2.0 slot brackets? Can you connect this to the internal USB headers? Goto device mangager, change view per connection. Which USB controller precedes the USB hub?
  11. Edit Windows7-x64\k11acw7\netathr7x.inf [Manufacturer] ;%ATHEROS% = Atheros, NTamd64.6.1 %ATHEROS% = Atheros, NTamd64 ;[Atheros.NTamd64.6.1] [Atheros.NTamd64] The Windows 7 binary driver may work or fail at Vista.
  12. Go back to AHCI mode temporarily. Boot Windows 7, open the registry HKLM\system\CurrentControlSet\services\pciide set start=0 Enable IDE mode again.
  13. USB 2.0/3.0 drivers

    The BIOS shows two active XHCI controllers. I understand: The BIOS dosn't allow do disable xhci mode. XHCI hand-off is about switching USB 2 or USB 3 mode. Do not install Intel USB 3 drivers. If you are lucky, default Vista USB 2 drivers are active.
  14. USB 2.0/3.0 drivers

    This are ASMedia drivers, not Intel drivers. There are different USB contollers at the motherboard. One chipset Intel USB 3.0 controller and another ASmedia USB 3.1 controller. Guessed: there are USB 3.0 ports and USB 3.1 ports at the laptop. There are ASmedia USB 3.1 Vista drivers. There is a inf section [ASMEDIA.ntamd64] Intel dosn't provide USB 3.0 Vista drivers. There is a inf section [Intel.NTAMD64.6.1], Windows 7 and up Disable Intel xhci at BIOS, fix to USB 2.0.
  15. USB 2.0/3.0 drivers

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005506.html Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver Not Supported in Windows XP or Windows Vista