Vista Ultimate x86 BSOD

Discussion in 'Virtual CloneDrive' started by SamuriHL, May 5, 2007.

  1. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    I don't ask for help very often, but, I screwed up my perfectly working machine and short of reinstalling the OS, I'm not sure how to fix this one. I uninstalled Virtual Clone Drive so I could test some stuff. Now when I try to reinstall it, if I reboot my machine Vista BSODs and I have to use System Restore to get it back. That obviously removes VCD. I can't even boot into safe mode, so, I'm not able to get the exact error message, but, I do know it is a crash in the vclone.sys driver. Does anyone have any thoughts on what I can do to fix this mess? I really am not in the mood for a system reinstall if I can avoid it, but, I badly need to get VCD back up and running on this machine as I use it all the itme. Thanks!
  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    Neat, I get to solve my own problem. :D Ok, here's what I did to fix this:

    -Close ALL Slysoft products
    -Open up Device Manager...Virtual CloneDrive will likely be listed there with an ! on it..for some reason the uninstall left some remnants hanging around. Right click on it and say uninstall.
    -Right click the Virtual CloneDrive installer and select "Run as Administrator".
    -Complete the install and reboot

    Those are the steps I followed to fix this nightmare of a situation. My guess is that this happened because the uninstall didn't fully remove it and Vista got confused when I went to reinstall with the old stuff still hanging around. Anyway, I hope this resolution helps anyone having a similar problem. I'm now back to VCD heaven. :)
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    This is a known problem of Virtual CloneDrive's installation routine on Vista. It happens, if you install VCD on a machine where it already is installed. In this case VCD will be installed twice and boom.
    A Vista compatible version of VCD will be ready soon. In the meantime, make sure to uninstall VCD before installing or updating another version.
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    That's just it...I DID uninstall it but it left some stuff around apparently. So when I did the new install it caused all kinds of nasty problems. Not a big deal as I got it working. A new version will be welcome though. Thanks!