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UFD 'Removable' Easy2Boot WindowsToGo Partition Access


Best Answer devdevadev , 30 January 2015 - 05:36 PM

 
Hi...
 
Just do following steps in order to install filter driver within your WTG in order to access all partition of Removable USB Drive within WTG -
 
1.Download attached 'microdrive.7z' and extract it onto desktop of WTG.
2.Open Device manager (devmgmt.msc) and check for your USB drive in “Disk Drives”.
3.Right click on the entry for your drive and select option to update driver.

4.Don’t use windows update. Instead click "Browse my Computer..."

5.Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer

6.Have disk
7.Browse to location of downloaded cfadisk.inf
8.Update the driver and restart your PC and Boot from your Removable USB Drive into your WTG.
 
Your USB Flash Drive will be detected as a Fixed Disk within WTG and you can then access all partitions on your Removable USB Flash Drive.
 
Uninstall Hitachi Microdrive Filter Driver-
 
Follow steps 1 to 7.Then select Disk drive and update.Your USB Flash Drive will recognized correctly as Removable Media.It will no longer be disguised as a Fixed Drive.
 
Cheers..
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#1 Noer5

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 04:40 PM

Added '23' to extension of main WTG image file to get WTG81u3.imgPTN23 .

Had only PTN1 & PTN2, and PTN2 had the image files, so it shows PTN1 (CSM PTN1) and WTG image (CSM PTN2).

Also had WTG pared image  'WTG81u3' with no extension, so it also shows that image (CSM PTN3).

 

http://www33.speedys...2b-CSM-w-23.jpg

or http://www.speedysha...2b-CSM-w-23.jpg  <<<< Use the Slow Download button.

Pic is of Partition Wizard running on the WTG on this UFD.

Pic shows that the extra UFD partitions have no letter, and thus WTG cannot access their contents.

BUT, Partition Wizard's Partition Explorer obviously DOES have access to those contents.

Window will allow only one visible partition on a UFD. 

Trying to assign a letter to any other partition on this UFD (via BootIce) results in loss of access to WTG = blue screen.

 

Any tricks to getting WTG to have this access to its other UFD partitions?

Any successful filter driver application?
Thanks



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 05:36 PM   Best Answer

 
Hi...
 
Just do following steps in order to install filter driver within your WTG in order to access all partition of Removable USB Drive within WTG -
 
1.Download attached 'microdrive.7z' and extract it onto desktop of WTG.
2.Open Device manager (devmgmt.msc) and check for your USB drive in “Disk Drives”.
3.Right click on the entry for your drive and select option to update driver.

4.Don’t use windows update. Instead click "Browse my Computer..."

5.Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer

6.Have disk
7.Browse to location of downloaded cfadisk.inf
8.Update the driver and restart your PC and Boot from your Removable USB Drive into your WTG.
 
Your USB Flash Drive will be detected as a Fixed Disk within WTG and you can then access all partitions on your Removable USB Flash Drive.
 
Uninstall Hitachi Microdrive Filter Driver-
 
Follow steps 1 to 7.Then select Disk drive and update.Your USB Flash Drive will recognized correctly as Removable Media.It will no longer be disguised as a Fixed Drive.
 
Cheers..

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#3 Noer5

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 10:09 PM

Fantastic !  Thanks devdevadev.
Your method worked like a charm.  Didn’t even have to edit the cfadisk.inf file.

I was thinking either Karyonix’s Diskmod method or the Hitachi Microdrive cfadisk method.
Had read that Karyonix’s Diskmod method was better, but some reported not even being able to boot.
So was leaning toward the Hitachi Microdrive cfadisk method.
Thanks for confirming that this works on WTG on removable.

For others:
In case not obvious, this is done from within WTG on the UFD.
Step 4 could be =
4. Don’t use windows update.  Instead click "Browse my Computer..."
5. Could eliminate step 5 as it doesn’t do any good to browse to the desktop twice. And could lead to wrong choice.

Thanks again devdevadev !






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