OSS interacts with Offline Devices

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by andron, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. andron

    andron Registered Member

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    I have Disk Director Suite 10.0 build 2,160 in XP SP3 and noticed the following:

    - With drives set offline (e.g. drive with Vista to avoid deletion of Vista restore points in dual boot system) in XP registry, when I keep oss_reinstall.exe in startup tasks, the drives keep being explorable and appear online in system restore (my computer/properties/system restore). If I remove oss_reinstall.exe from startup, offline drives behaviour is normal (i.e. not explorable, and offline in system restore). I am not sure yet whether this really affects the XP handling of Vista restore points but surely this is an inconsistency.

    - A side effect is about an older version of Sonic MyDVD5.2 that in my system after all system updates etc. cannot properly open because of a runtime library error, but when I have oss_reinstall in startup everything works fine like being a special hotfix!

    The offline matter is really annoying, any other's experience or advice?
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    If you're using OSS as the boot manager, why don't you just hide the Vista partition from XP?

    If OSS is not being used, you don't need to run the oss_reinstall.exe program.
     
  3. andron

    andron Registered Member

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    I don't use OSS to boot, just had the oss_reinstall.exe in startup and caused all above. I have removed that from startup by now.
    The benefit was that after realising this behaviour of oss_reinstall I figured out why my old MyDVD 5 did not open from time to time - that was because of offline setting of C: drive (my XP is on D: - I use C: as system drive to dual boot XP and Vista) and MyDVD5 could not see a Profiles folder created in C: Anyway this is another matter/forum.
    But, I really would like to know how oss_reinstall affects the use of offline drives. With that in startup it seems that windows explorer can see the offline drives, but other programs cannot. And what about system restore? I wouldn't like to risk trying that to know.
     
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