MediCat DVD: A Multiboot Linux DVD

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  1. Jayro
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    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    That's odd, because I specifically set the desktop to a 1024x768 fixed resolution on startup, which complies with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Perhaps running your monitor's "Auto Adjust" function would center everything properly?
     


  2. yodamerlin

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    Odd, maybe it's not quite 4:3, but a bit more squashed. Only the edges (maybe 0.5cm) were off the sides of the screen, nothing missing on the top or bottom.
     
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    I'll finally make use to this
    Thanks Jayro

    EDIT: BTW you should really torrent your 4GB DVD iso image
     
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    You're welcome sir! :)
     
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    osirisjem Wii U: Y U No Sell ?

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    i have a friend's laptop that won't boot.

    windows 7 repair wont load
    wont boot (safe mode, last good configuration, etc.)
    it freezes early on a file called avgidsha.sys (AVG antivirus file).

    my plan was to delete this file.
    and see what happens.

    I am using Medicat DVD 3.04.
    I wanted to boot to dos ... but that never works for me on hiren or medicat.
    i tried Linux Mint and i tried to mount the c drive (mounting the d drive works fine).
    i get this ..


    acer.linux.mint.mount.error.jpg
     
  6. osirisjem

    osirisjem Wii U: Y U No Sell ?

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    i cant run chkdsk /f on windows.
    linux mint says the drive is "OK", 8 bad sectors.
    looks like some file system (NTFS) issues.

    i tried to run "boot repair disk"
    but i get this
    boot.repair.disc.fatal.inconsistent.data.jpg
     
  7. osirisjem

    osirisjem Wii U: Y U No Sell ?

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    i'm trying windows 7 repair from the Medicat dvd.
     
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    In my former life as an IT pro, I had a CD book full of drivers/utilities/boot disks that went everywhere I did. Always updating, replacing, and adding to my collection of software to help me be more proficient and make my job quick and easy. It's been years since I had something like this. Awesome collection of tools, Jayro- you are top-notch.
     
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  9. Jayro
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    I recommend grabbing the latest MediCat release from the front page, there have been many improvements, and Mini Windows 7 on the disc can be downloaded all by itself, which is much smaller to download. You can use many repair utilities from within Mini Windows 7, and mount the harddrives as if it was a native windows installation. The v03.04.2014 release is old, and doesn't contain Mini Windows 7.


    Thanks, I appreciate your kind words, and hope MediCat can help you in the field. ^_^
     
  10. osirisjem

    osirisjem Wii U: Y U No Sell ?

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    ive got all 3 now.
    what program do you suggest for NTFS repairs ?
     
  11. Jayro
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    I recommend the chkdsk app in the HBCD menu.

    Windows 10-2014-12-26-13-34-57.png
     
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    osirisjem Wii U: Y U No Sell ?

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    is that on the new dvd or should i get the original hiren ?
     
  13. Jayro
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    This is on the Mini Windows 7 DVD, included on the last two releases, just not v03.04.2014 or v06.10.2014. The v10.19.2014 Beta and v12.10.2014 both have Mini Windows 7. The Hiren 15.2 Boot DVD has Mini Windows 7 on it too, but all of it's apps are outdated, and literally just copied over from MiniXP, without testing or working properly. Many of them on the Hiren Boot DVD fail to launch entirely, which I have attempted to fix as many as possible.
     
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    im trying chkdsk /f now ... made it through 1 of 3 already.
     
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    Usually 1 and 2 are quick, but 3 takes a while, especially with the detection and fixing of bad sectors
     
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    i'll keep running chkdsk /f a few times .... what should i try after that (assuming it has work still to be done) ?
     
  17. Jayro
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    I would try HD Tune from the same program list, it says in the description that it can also do scans. After that, try accessing the files from Windows Explorer.
     
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    the windows mini 7 and windows mini 7 on the full DVD hang.
    i get the popups about it being version 1.0 etc.
    and i see the desktop screen.
    and the mouse still works ... but nothing is happening.
    i waited 15 minutes.
     
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    i was running the chkdsk /f from a dos window as i pulled the drive out of the laptop and plugged it into another laptop.
    now when the drive boots it says.
    Missing Operating System !
     
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    i tried the usb and it hangs exactly as the full dvd and the mini win 7 dvd hangs ...
    like this ...
    medicat.dvd.hang.jpg
    note the mouse stil works

    i tried the usb in another laptop ... no problems.
    it works on the 64bit win 7
    not the 32 bit win 7.
    both laptops are acers