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Any updates on getting .cat files as well? It'd be nice for .pnf as well.
http://drop.io/wanderingit -- download DriverGeek (formally DriverForge) and FindHWIDS


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Any updates on getting .cat files as well? It'd be nice for .pnf as well.

.cat files ARE included... PNF files are not really needed

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It will get the CAT file if it can determine it's name and find it, it may not rename it to it's original name.

Why would you back up the PNF files? They are created dynamically by windows.



EDIT:
Anyone out there running service pack 3 tried running this? It seems to not like my SP3 test box but it could be unrelated.

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It will get the CAT file if it can determine it's name and find it, it may not rename it to it's original name.

Why would you back up the PNF files? They are created dynamically by windows.

EDIT:
Anyone out there running service pack 3 tried running this? It seems to not like my SP3 test box but it could be unrelated.


I don't know... heh... just curious.

You mean SP3 RC, right... Possibly because it's a pre RTM?
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Yes, SP3 RC1 (I'm currently on build 3264)

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Never mind, not an SP3 issue, either MDAC is hosed on my work machine or some domain policy is breaking it.

Working just fine on a different machine with SP3 installed.

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I've installed WinXPsp2 with updatepacks and driverpacks on a Dell Dimension 2400. The Broadcom 4400 LAN wasn't installed properly. After installing manually I wanted to make my own driverpack through Driver Backup. I'm getting this error:

Attached File  driverbackup_error.png   8.87KB   9 downloads

What's wrong and how can it be fixed?

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Exactly the same here (tried multiple Drivers at once and several drivers for chipset (nForce2) and graphics card (Radeon X800) separately):
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error (freely translated): For at least one required parameter there was no value given.

Edited by commander-keen, 29 May 2009 - 10:20 AM.

It Ain't over 'til It's over - Win2k support 'til 2010!

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@IceMan

Is there a way to backup drivers from an HDD other than "C:"?

I work on computers on a daily basis, sometimes dealing with computers that have crashed and what not. I was wondering if it's possible to recover drivers from these particular machines while running a driver backup utility from a different computer.

Example: Running a utility from a working machine and aiming the backup utility to a hard drive other than C:

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hi IcemanND! i use your tool everytime i back-up drivers, esp for UA installation ... would there be a chance this great tool could get an update? thanks!
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I intend to update it for WIn7 and full 64-bit, but my real work is going to have to slow down a little bit before it is going to happen.

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thank you! looking forward to it. cheers!
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would someone point me to the updated version of IcemanND's software

mucho gracias

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Updated for what? currently what is here is what there is.

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Where can I download version 2.1.83 please? ( as per Ricktendo's helpful video)

See attached screenshot

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Edited by willko, 21 February 2010 - 03:43 AM.


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Hmmm, I vaguely recall having done that to fix a specific problem Ricktendo was experiencing. I'll look for it and update when i find it, might take me a day to search my backups.

Didn't know he put it in a video, I certainly haven't seen my royalty check yet.

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Hmmm, I vaguely recall having done that to fix a specific problem Ricktendo was experiencing. I'll look for it and update when i find it, might take me a day to search my backups.

Didn't know he put it in a video, I certainly haven't seen my royalty check yet.

Its a FREE video I did on how to backup & integrate drivers, recommended your tool over Driver Genius and other driver backup progies because you rename the inf fine (you don't leave it as oem#.inf)

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Completely forgot I did that version. Must be working for you.

v2.1.8.3 added to first post.

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Yup, you had me test it for you a loooooong time ago (you were making a version that does not require .net 1.1), used it when I had Vista and now with Windows 7 (works like a charm) it only needs mscomctl.ocx activex runtime or one of those

Edited by ricktendo64, 22 February 2010 - 01:17 PM.


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Yup, you had me test it for you a loooooong time ago (you were making a version that does not require .net 1.1), used it when I had Vista and now with Windows 7 (works like a charm) it only needs mscomctl.ocx activex runtime or one of those


Knew there was something it needed.

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Outstanding - everyone was right including yourself were right iceman, this kicks all other driver backup tools out of the ballpark
Thanks a lot for this

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mscomctl.ocx is part of the VB6 Common Controls package:
http://support.micro...kb/896559/en-us

The good guys at MS have made it so that you need to have it in order to be allowed to have it :w00t: :
http://www.microsoft...14-64662f5f62fe

Overview
This package updates two Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Common Controls: mscomctl.ocx and comctl32.ocx to address the issues described in the KB articles noted in the Related Resources section on this page.
This package will not install these Common Controls if they do not already exist on the target system. This package cannot be uninstalled.

This package is provided under the terms of the End User License Agreement and is intended for the following customers:

  • Customers who are Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 and/or Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 licensees.
  • Customers who are not licensees of Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 nor Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 but are using older versions of the two Common Controls.




And of course the good Linux guys have a way to get it nonetheless
http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks

the limit is your conscience.

The files are also in VB6 SP6:
http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en


but NOT in the REDISTRIBUTABLE "Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0: Run-Time Redistribution Pack (vbrun60sp6.exe)"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290887
http://www.microsoft...&displayLang=en


But they are in the
http://support.micro...kb/957924/en-us
http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en
which has NOT requirements like the ones on the mentioned VB6 Common Controls page.

The even more interesting part is that the file is available here:
http://activex.micro...b6/mscomctl.cab

Info taken from:
http://web.archive.o...kb/193366/en-us

Basically, if you call mscomctl.ocx an ActiveX control you can download it freely, if you call it "VB6 file" you cannot.

Which means two things:
  • the MS guys are to say the least "mercurial"
  • the Linux guys are sometimes not as "kosher" as they like to depict themselves

:whistle:

And a third one :ph34r: :
  • why the heck this nice program needs an unredistributable file in order to work?

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And a third one :ph34r: :

  • why the heck this nice program needs an unredistributable file in order to work?

jaclaz


At the time of that re-write I was trying to stay away from .NET since it was not yet widely distributed/downloaded/installed and everyone was complaining about it. Much easier to find and install the activex control than the .NET redistributable, at the time. Maybe the next version if I do one I'll do in full .NET instead of using .NET to wrap the code in like the first version.

I believe the check-listbox is the control that requires it, and there isn't one that works as easily built into the VB6 arch.

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Maybe the next version if I do one I'll do in full .NET instead of using .NET to wrap the code in like the first version.


Please don't! :ph34r:

We have just found a perfectly legal and easy way to get from Microsoft a .cab sized 479,056 bytes(compressed) that ends up as a 1,069,376 .ocx file that makes your nice app work perfectly and you want to replace it with a few tens of thousands of bloat? :w00t:

If you are gonna rewrite it from scratch, use Assembler. ;)

Completely OT, but check what can be done in 164,362 bytes:
http://www.quickersoft.com/donkey/
http://www.quickerso...winexplorer.htm

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