I think he got the "Safe Mode" point from one of my posts in another thread. I told him to remove all instances of his USB HDD in Safe Mode (because installed devices not currently connected don't show up in Normal Mode, but do in Safe Mode.)
Anyway, this time I did exactly
what I described before (with the difference that I did install the ie6sp1 after installing the chipset and the NUSB installation according to the intructions
which means I did not go into safe mode at all and did the device removal and installation in one session) and here's how it went:
Up to the NUSB install everything went fine (no surprise). When I finally did install NUSB and rebooted he actually managed to boot up (maybe because the drivers were not yet installed?).
So I logged in and he installed all the devices as I described earlier, this time I wrote down the files he asked me for (I said yes each time which means he kept those (newer) files):
Then he wanted me to point him to these files which I found in the according folders:
hotplug.dll - windows/temp/ixp000.tmp (this has to be the nusb temp install folder right?)
usbui.dll - win98 cd (found that one nowhere else)
Shortly after that that file process happened again (because there are two devices which are the same, namely VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller?) and I did everything as before.
Alright that went fine too, then he found a (yet) uninstalled device (network adapter) and went into explorer. So I rebooted the system (according to NUSB instructions) and was greeted with yet another bluescreen. This one was a little different but a bluescreen nonetheless and at the same point of booting up:
I believe it actually is
some conflict with the NUSB drivers and the sound card drivers. Perhaps someone with the same sound card can try it out to confirm this issue?
And no I won't try installing different drivers (at least for the sound card) nor will I try to install the drivers in different ways since I strongly doubt that it has to do anything
with that (sure it won't hurt if one does everything according to instructions but it doesn't mean that it's the one and only way to do it).
I actually tried to swap back to the old explorer.exe after this whole installation (since it wouldn't matter, the bluescreen is already there and won't go away and I'm going to reinstall everything anyway) but that also made no difference.
So unless someone comes up with a whole new suggestion other than "sticking directly to instructions" I'll just let this problem rest in peace and accept that NUSB has no place in my system. As I said before, I can still help myself with linux (for copying data), it might be a little bit laborious but does work.
Thanks to all people here anyway who tried to help, I really appreciate it
Edited by Zapeth, 06 January 2013 - 05:06 AM.