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Run AIO from a bootable CD/DVD?
« on: November 12, 2012, 06:44:04 AM »
Has anyone looked at how to run or "blend" this GREAT suite from a bootable CD, like Falcon4 or UBCD?  Might be nice to have this available in case Windows itself won't boot.

Shane - this is so well done!

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Re: Run AIO from a bootable CD/DVD?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 02:18:39 PM »
The only saving the program does is the the settings.ini file.

So if it is on a CD it wont be able to save any settings, but all the repairs will still run just fine off a cd :wink:

But they are meant to be ran in Windows, they are Windows programs, not DOS :-)

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Re: Run AIO from a bootable CD/DVD?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 09:03:26 PM »
Thanks Shane.

What I was wondering at the same time was, does the AIO suite require Windows itself to be running so that the files/reg entries and other data that need repairing are brought in and active?  Typically with the LiveCD environment (or WinPE environment) a majority of the Windows files/settings are not brought in on the premise that these are what are impeding the system from operating correctly in the first place.

Any comment?

Nicely put together.  Now in my "toolkit" for sure.
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Re: Run AIO from a bootable CD/DVD?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 12:08:12 PM »
Unfortunately yes it has to be ran in Windows. It can be ran in Windows safe mode to however.

The repairs use Windows API calls, registry commands and all that good stuff.

I know it would be ideal to be able to run it from outside Windows but that would be a VERY big task. It would mean I would have to redo all the repairs to manually access everything, which is dangerous. And I would have to use a different programming language.

One trick about Windows though. 90% of the time, when windows cant boot it is almost always because something messed up in the registry.
My new backup registry tool has ways to restore a backup it made outside of windows.
http://www.tweaking.com/articles/pages/tweaking_com_registry_backup_online_help,3.html

Granted that doesnt help if you dont have a backup lol

Shane