If some parts of this post seem redundant, it’s because it is being cross posted to all applicable support sites.
I did up a customised installation DVD of Win XP Pro x64 for my system, but found that it resulted in a BSOD with NDIS.sys being the culprit. Specifically it would blue screen the instant a Ethernet cable was plugged in OR if the Ethernet cable was plugged in when the computer was started up, then it would BSOD when one logged into any account (when network connections are activated).
After a fair amount of removing programs I found that the following 4 programs are incompatible, but only if all 4 are installed. If there are only 3 installed then one does not cop the BSOD.
SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD) layer v1.56 x64 (released 11 Mar 08)
Microsoft Virtual PC sp1 x64 (released 15 May 2008)
VirtualBox-2.1.0-41146-Win_amd64.msi (17 Dec 08)
tested both the current Comodo Internet Security 3.5.57173.439 (3 Dec 2008)
and older but stable Comomdo Firewall Pro 18.104.22.1688 (30th May 2008)
The problem does not exist with the older 2.0.6 version of VirtualBox (21 Nov 2008).
I can see how Comodo Firewall, VirtualPC and VirtualBox could interact badly as they will all interact with the network stack, but I don’t understand why the SPTD driver should make a difference, being as it is a CD-ROM emulator.
Also (and very strangely) she will BSOD in VMware server 1.0.8 and VirtualBox 2.0.4 and it did so on my desktop:
GA-EP45-DS3R Mobo with PCI-E Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit Ethernet NICs
but not on my laptop:
Acer Aspire 5024WLMi with PCI Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC, using CFP 22.214.171.1248
The DVD was created using nLite with SPTD added via SVCPACK at T-13 and the rest executed from a batch file at RunOnce, see this post for full details:
AND (channelling Cato the Elder):
FIX THE SUBMISSION ENGINE SO THAT IF A POST IS REJECTED FOR ANY REASON, WHEN ONE PUSHES THE BACK BUTTON, ALL ONE’S DATA IS NOT LOST !!
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