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Jeffrey Goines
27 November 2011 @ 02:38 pm
The best program I've found for sending texts to friends while working on my computer is gtalksms. I'm using a version older than 3.3 so I had to create aliases because it was the fast way to send messages and have the program find the name.

Link:
http://code.google.com/p/gtalksms/
 
 
Jeffrey Goines
23 July 2010 @ 03:29 pm
Just P2V Win7? Only one problem! You'll get a STOP 0x0000007B on boot. With automatic reboot on error enabled, it also manifests itself as a Windows Boot Manager error, Status: 0xc0000225, Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

For days I played with DiskPart and BCDEdit.
Then I found:
http://www.mindspring.com/~andrew.cohen/

This gave me a direction, but didn't solve my issue. Playing with additional services I came up with the final steps here:

1.Mount the Win7 DVD in VMware Player and boot to it.
2.At the first screen (Language Selection), hit Shift-F10 for a command prompt.
3.Run Regedit.
4.Load the system hive from the VM's disk:

1.Highlight HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
2.File > Load Hive
3.Select < c: > \Windows\System32\config\system
4.Regedit will ask for a Key name: Name it something like "asdf"
5.Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\asdf\ControlSet001\Services\intelide
6.Change the data for value "Start" from "3" to "0".
6a.Also repeat for: HKLM/System/CurrentControlSet001/Services/ and edit the "Start" parameter to the corresponding value from the list:

Aliide = 3
Amdide =3
Atapi = 0
Cmdide = 3
iaStorV = 3
intelide = 0
msahci = 3
pciide = 3
viaide = 3
7.File > Unload Hive.
8.Exit regedit.
9.Reboot the VM.

Voila! Hear the angles sing!