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Try to format the usb-stick with the WinSetupFromUSB program with the "Auto format it with FBinst" option enabled. And select the fat32 file system, the other parameters are by default. When starting from this usb-stick, there will be 2 items: "F1 - Grub4DOS" and "F2 - PLoP". Try both items to run WinPE, etc.
Boot Managers / Re: Would PLoP support VHD-files?
« Last post by David121314867 on August 08, 2022, 14:19:32 PM »
Any update? S-T
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I launched Windoze and noted that there's a rate=100 setting in the pointer driver - a little research revealed that the psmouse driver takes a rate= option. I added options psmouse rate=100 to /etc/modprobe.d/options but the module did not get the option, I imagine that it is not being modprobed.  So I added
rmmod psmouse && modprobe psmouse
to /etc/rc.local
I'm glad you solved this already. I feel your struggle with facing this issue since I experienced this last month. Good thing I have a friend that expert in handling this case.
Boot Managers / Re: Would PLoP support VHD-files?
« Last post by phillipslittle65 on May 08, 2022, 14:59:25 PM »
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but you are writting about PBM6 not plpvhd ... :( drywall installation home remodeling in Colleyville Texas
I am really missing option list partitions and select another in plpvhd.bin

I will check PBM6 later...

Did you check PBM6 already?
I am very sorry, my error description is somehow wrong.
I found out the following facts: PLOP 5.0.14, when booted from the first USB stick, boots the second USB stick only correct THE FIRST TIME after installing the boot-loader via syslinux. Then, the second stick is booted, but something goes wrong in the middle, so when you boot PLOP from the first USB stick the second time, it freezes when trying to boot the second USB stick !

I also tried to boot PLOP from a bootdisk that was burned to an actual CDROM, but the same error remains when booting from CDROM - PLOP (5.0.14) freezes when trying to boot the USB stick.

So, after booting the second USB stick from PLOP using the first USB stick once, I definitely have to re-write the boot code to the first boot stick EACH TIME.

That's nasty.

I fought long and hard to get Plop bootmanager 5.0.14 working again. I have a quite old computer, Intel Q6600, mobo is MSI-Neo3-FR. The motherboard frequently boots some WinPE-usb-sticks too slow (Sergej Strelec, Hirens Boot cd etc.), so booting them takes more than 11 minutes.
My old solution was that I first booted PLOP from the first usb-stick, then used PLOP to boot the second usb-stick with the WinPE-stuff on it. This worked for a while, but mysteriously, it stopped working recently.

So, yes I am booting stick1-> PLOP menu -> "USB-boot" -> boot from stick 2 -> ventoy boot menu -> Sergej Strelec ISO (will now boot FAST!)

Well, I found out why it stopped working. I converted my old sticks from FAT32 to NTFS with the command  "conv x: /fs:ntfs" , but when you boot a PLOP boot menu usb stick from NTFS, the PLOP boot manager _will_ show up, but when you tell him to boot from USB, PLOP will scan for all USB devices and then freeze in the middle. The starfield will stop, the keyboard will be unresponsive, you can't do anything anymore.

Can you make PLOP work with NTFS again ?
Boot Managers / Re: PMB6 PATA Divide-by-zero
« Last post by Elmar on February 08, 2022, 17:29:49 PM »
Thanks for the report. It should be fixed with the next release.
Boot Managers / PMB6 PATA Divide-by-zero
« Last post by rcpa0 on February 07, 2022, 21:02:02 PM »
PBM6 - Init hardware...
Timer... [OK]
PS/2... [OK]
PCI... [OK]

Exception: ISR 0x00, Divide-by-zero Error
cs: 00000020 eip: 00008468 eflags: 00010206
ss: 0028 esp: 000224c8
eax: ff7fff7f ebx: 000000ff ecx: 0 edx: ff7fff7f
esi: aeed3574 edi: aeed35c6 ebp: 000224ec
ds: 0028 es: 0028 fs: 0008 gs: 0008
old ss: aeed3574 old esp: aeed2ba4 errorcode: 0
cr0: 00000011 cr2: 00f0c31d cr3: 00038000 cr4: 00000240

Plop Boot Manager 6 -test-20210909 iso

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HFS+ Rescue / Re: [SOLVED] -s1 taking forever
« Last post by David121314867 on February 02, 2022, 06:41:23 AM »
I have been through with this problem before but I solved it by using software to analyze its performance.
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