> On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 01:17:07 -0000, "Smurf" <smurf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I agree that its the hard disk controllers which usually cause the
>> problem, creating BSODS on boot ups, even if you are booting from
>> your scsi device. If this happens grab hold of the latested Hirens
>> Boot CD it has a great little registry / driver fix, it installs
>> into the windows driver folder all the major ide and sata drivers
>> for XP.
>> It doesnt always work, but have saved a few systems through it.
> I used to have a Hiren's CD somewhere, but I haven't thought about it
> in years. I do have a strange CD that is partly in Russian that has
> various disk utilities on it that might be Hiren's; I don't know. I
> thought that Hiren's is not strictly legal, so perhaps someone can
> enlighten me on that. I'm wary of downloading illegal software these
> days. If Hiren's has been updated since I got it, and is legal, then I
> certainly will want it as I am occasionally called upon to rescue an
> unbootable Windows machine. I am obsessed with making various Bart's
> PE and UBCD For Windows 3.50 builds at the moment, which merit several
> posts in themselves. (I wonder what the appropriate NGs are for that
> subject?) I have just installed XP onto an Athlon XP2500+/nForce2
> chipset system that has BSODed on installing the ethernet driver, with
> the following bootup complaining of a corrupt driver file in
> C:\Windows\Drivers, which has never happened before, so out will come
> UBCD4Win to the rescue. What fun.
The new hirens CD has a very light bartpe type XP environment now, it boots
up very quickly, and incorporates the fix above.