Virtual CloneDrive beta

Discussion in 'Virtual CloneDrive' started by James, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Please try this version:

    Virtual CloneDrive 2009 01 29
    - New: Added option to keep history of last mounted files
    - New: Added support for unicode filenames (Windows 2000/XP/Vista)
    - New: Added support for UTF8 image names in .dvd files (Windows 2000/XP/Vista)
    - New: Sets media type (DVD, BDR) by parsing the image, if no .dvd
    file is used or the .dvd file doesn't contain a media type
    - New: Added /b command switch to VCDMount.exe to browse for image
    - New: Added /h command switch to VCDMount.exe to clear history
    - New: Added support for Windows 7 (beta)
    - New: Added daemon.exe tool so 3rd party applications written for
    Daemon Tools can be used
    - New: Added "Virtual Sheep" for 64bit OS
    - Change: "Buffered I/O" setting in VCDPrefs is now in effect
    for files mounted over the network (default is off)
    - Fix (Windows 2000/XP/Vista): Some reliability fixes
    - Fix: VCDPrefs could hang when clicking "OK"
    - Updated languages
    - Some minor changes and improvements
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2009
  2. midi

    midi Active Member

    Hi Guys,

    in case you are interested ... When Installing and then deinstalling right afterwards, the deinstallation takes forever (running for 20 minutes now and still not finished), it seems to be a problem with the driver at least the deinstall process says "Driver is being removed" (translated from german).

    Have seen this behaviour on Vistax64 with the former beta version and on Windows7x32 with this beta.


    PS: Edit: Seems like this will never end so I will stop the deinstallation process. Maybe you could have a look at it. If it is not possible to uninstall right after an install, the deinstaller should probably say so ... thanks ! :)
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    To get rid of this problem, try this:

    1.) Delete Windows\System32\Drivers\VClone.sys
    This must be done to get rid of the faulty driver, which will hang during uninstall or upgrade
    2.) Reboot your machine
    3.) Install Virtual CloneDrive beta

    Feedback is welcome. Thanks!
  4. gonwk

    gonwk Well-Known Member

    Hi James,

    Q: If I have version running already ... can I just install the beta OR do I have to UNinstall the old version first!?!?


  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Just install overtop the existing version. All Slysoft programs are designed to be installed in this manner. The only time I'm sometimes careful is with Game Jackal.
  6. gonwk

    gonwk Well-Known Member

    Hi Webslinger,

    Thanks. btw, I am getting ready to work on my other problem right now!

  7. midi

    midi Active Member

    Hi James,

    thanks, worked fine.
  8. Paddy2007

    Paddy2007 Member

  9. ondratel

    ondratel Well-Known Member

    Crashes my PC when used for installing XP SP3 MSDN .iso on MS Virtual PC 2007 SP1

    If I use optical drive it works fine.
  10. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    VCD version? Are you running VCD inside Virtual PC?
  11. BurnerHEAD

    BurnerHEAD Well-Known Member

    The new setup is installing a storage Controller in the device manager.
    Thats new for me.

    So no more driver is installed?
    Before that, a message popped up if I really want to install that driver, now a message pops up if I want to install the storage controller?
  12. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I'm pretty sure it has installed as a storage controller for quite some time. A developer will have to reply on that one, however.
  13. ondratel

    ondratel Well-Known Member - that's why I'm in this thread. I haven't tried older version TBH.

    To your other query - yes, and no. VCD inside Virtual PC appears to work without issues. I didn't want to talk about that. I was speaking about the installation process. First, you have to install the guest OS onto the Virtual PC and to do that you need to boot from the installation CD (in this case GRTMPVOL_EN.iso) and that process uses the host OS' VCD. And exactly after the virtual PC's "POST" it wants to boot from the .iso and crashes the machine. (not sure if it was a BSOD as I have automatic restart checked). If I burn that .iso and use my optical drive to boot from/install from it works fine.
  14. JDS

    JDS Member

    My experience Virtual CloneDrive beta


    I'm running Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000). I tried VCD beta and had a few issues, but seems to work 100% correctly for me.

    That said, I have NOT been using hibernation (as I would normally) because of a problem with my mouse driver. So, I'm buying a new mouse with Vista certified drivers, hoping that will fix my issue. Once I have the new mouse, I will test VCD a bit more and report my experience.

    Keep up the great work!

  15. DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

    VCD Beta 5422

    Beta 5422 still causes problems/conflicts with my sound card, graphics, udf.

    Cannot use & have good sound. Was hoping beta would solve.

    Back to using Rocket Starport.

    On the uninstall of Beta Virtual Clone 5422; after reboot; Winxp sp3 did a 'diskcheck'. Something in Clone uninstall triggered that... Disk check didn't report any problems which it had to correct...

    BTW: Starport sees ISO's as 'data'. AnyDvdHd identifies as 'data'. So you have to watch out on updates for like PowerDvd. Original oem v powerdvd play fine, if update - than not.

    Thanks for the efforts on V. Clone
  16. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Sound, graphics, udf? Please elaborate. I have no idea what you're talking about.
  17. DavidS

    DavidS Well-Known Member

    System info:

    Sorry James -

    Please see:

    Or: Sound Problems, Not Anydvd...

    First I had video problems. Fixed that by updating graphics. Then sound was messed. Got it solved by removing Virtual Clone drive...

    MB: ASUS P4S800D-E Deluxe
    Graphics: ASUS HD 3650 Silent AGP
    Ram: 4 gigs /184 pin DDR DIM SDRAM
    SoundCard: SoundBlaster (Creative) X-Fi Extreme Audio
    Chipset: SiS 655TX & SiS 964
    Front Side Bus: 800 Mhz
    CPU: Pentium 4 /3.4Ghz with 'hyper-threading technology'
    Raid Support - but Sata is only at: 150mbs
    2 Sata 180gig Hard Drives Raid connected - (OS installed here)
    1 LG GSA-H10L DVD drive/burner (never worked great...)
    1 (brand new) LG GGW-H20L (firmware updated to: L05)
    USB Kensington Optical Trackball
    1 MicroSoft PS/2 Keyboard
    Monitor: BENQ FP731 (small lcd analog)

  18. gonwk

    gonwk Well-Known Member

    Hi folks,

    Q1: Does "Virtual CloneDrive (VCD)" starts automatically at Windows Start-Up in the backgrond!?!?

    Q2: Is "VCDDaemon.exe.32" part of VCD!?!?

    Q3: How can I stop SlySoft VCD of Auto-Starting if the answer to my Q1 & Q2 is yes?

    The reason I am asking to do #3 is because I am wondering if that is what is causing my AnyDVD ... "ADvdDiscHlp64.exe" crashes.


  19. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Yes and yes.

    You don't. And it isn't causing "ADvdDiscHlp64.exe" to crash. Just delete "ADvdDiscHlp64.exe".
  20. mike_r

    mike_r Well-Known Member

    Nice work...

    Am I allowed a couple of requests ? When you double click on an ISO, it mounts the image. This is fine if you have 1 drive enabled. But, in other cases; I'd like to see:

    If you have all drives disabled, a popup asking should 1 drive be enabled and then mounted.

    If you have more than 1 drive enabled, I'd like to have the image mounted on the next free virtual drive (otherwised be asked where - including adding a new drive as an option)