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Adding DummyDisk to ERD Commander ISO & to XP Recovery Console

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:59 PM

Many thanks to oriensol for his great script and so for a couple of entries in the best place :) of "txtsetup.sif"! :)
Many thanks to Anton Bassov http://www.codeproje...ct_hooking.aspx for his great hardware-id-independent Filter Driver. B) http://www.boot-land...?...ost&p=62682
Many thanks to Dietmar for using a filter driver the first time http://www.911cd.net...o...ost&p=91223, and to jaclaz for finding http://www.911cd.net...&...st&p=123446 dummydisk. :D

Adding "dummydisk.sys" filter driver to ERD Commander ISO
  • Open "erd50.iso" with UltraISO and extract "setupreg.hiv"
  • Load "setupreg.hiv" (naming it as "Embed") and Import the following Registry entries, then unload the hive

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    "DeviceDesc"="USB Mass Storage Filter Driver"


    "DisplayName"="USB Mass Storage Filter Driver"
    "Group"="System Reserved"


  • Replace it in "erd50.iso"
  • Extract "txtsetup.sif" and add the following entries at the bottom of the related sections

    usbstor = dummy.sys
  • Copy/add "dummy.sys" in "/I386/system32/drivers" folder
  • Save the iso image and build ERD dsk as described here http://www.boot-land...?showtopic=8371
It is really very impressive to boot ERD Commander from the 1st UFD (with 2 partitions) without any HD connected to the machine, but a 2nd UFD with Full XP installed on the 2nd partition: all the four partition are visible and ERD connects to the Windows installation on the 2nd partition of the 2nd UFD like a charm... Enjoy! :)

By the way: (C:\) drive results the 1st partition of the 1st booting UFD, (D:\) drive is the 1st partition of the 2nd UFD, (E:\) drive is the 2nd partition of the 1st booting UFD and (F:\) drive is the 2nd partition of the 2nd UFD (with Full XP installation). :cheers:

Adding "dummydisk.sys" filter driver to XP Recovery Console IMG
  • Open your disk image built as described here or even here with WinImage
  • Extract "setupreg.hiv" and load it (naming it as "Embed") in Regedit importing the same above registry entries
  • Add the same above entries in "txtsetup.sif" at the bottom of the related sections
  • Copy/add "dummy.sys" in "cmdcons" folder
  • Replace "setupreg.hiv" and "txtsetup.sif" with the existing ones
  • Save the disk image
Just as already reported above, it is really very impressive to see all partitions of any UFDs under XP Recovery Console too... Enjoy! :)

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