Trying to get my EFA flash cart to work on vitural box

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  1. Videomanman87
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    Hi all,
    I have a EFAlinker flash cart (the fake one that requires drivers). I have vista 64 bit, so I know I have a uphill battle here. Have installed Vitural Box and running XP in emmulation and while I can get the green light on (capturing the USB/cart in vitural box) I can't get the driver to install. I have tried several versions but I keep getting "the ini does not have information about your hardware" or something to that effect. And of course the software can't find the cart. Any ideas? Thanks.

    (I saw a guy got his going in virtaul box so I have a little hope. :)
     
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    You need a .sys file and an .ini file. Actually, in some cases you don't even need the .ini file, the .sys file is absolutely required though.

    Just copy them to C:\windows\system32\drivers and then reset your virtual machine (of course assuming your system drive is C).
     
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    Actually I have two sys files. Interestingly enough I see they are actually in that directory (but gave me the error as I said so I didn't think they installed). However the EFA client (simple) won't see the cart. Any ideas? I do have the green light on the cart and the USB port is "captured".
     
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    Ok not sure what was different this time, but when I captured the USB device (the cart) the "new hardware" window poped up! Which it hadn't before, odd considering I had tried it several times before. And the drivers are installed, however the program still won't see the cart. I am guessing the battery is dead and probably no good as I have had it hooked up and charging for over 8 hours by now. Although while the green light was on, the driver was not installed, does the driver have to be installed to charge the cart? And I assume that if the battery is dead the program won't see it?

    Also I noticed on your guide it has the cart in the GBA and turned on, the instructions I got long ago with this said to never do that or it might damage the cart.

    And THANK YOU everyone for the help!
     
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    Well it is not due to dead battery. I managed to get a old windows ME laptop going and that works fine with the cart. However the battery is indeed toast. Left it plugged in for over 9 hours and still won't save a game. The odd thing though is I was testing "SimCity 2000" which according to the cart does game saves via flash/eprom. But obviously it does not as soon as I shut the GBA off poof goes the game save. It works fine otherwise though, saves ROM's etc just fine. Just the game save is toast....which sucks considering 99% of the games I play save in one form or another.
     

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