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BIBM always opens to Partition Work dialog box

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:02 pm
by Bill
BIBM won't boot to the normal boot menu. Won't boot to the direct boot menu. Always opens to the Partition Work dialog box. What's up with that?

Re: BIBM always opens to Partition Work dialog box

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:29 pm
by Brian K
Bill,

When you made the disk you must have chosen Partition Work instead of Normal.

Re: BIBM always opens to Partition Work dialog box

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:23 am
by Bill
At the time I created the disk I planned to keep the BING installation for awhile. Then I went ahead and installed BIBM. Do I have to uninstall it and reinstall it to be able to use the normal boot menu?

Re: BIBM always opens to Partition Work dialog box

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:36 am
by a1pcfixer
Bill,

> Do I have to uninstall it and reinstall it to be able to use the normal boot menu?

No/yes.

Just reinstall with the correct choices, and BIBM will overwrite itself.

Direction are included in the BIBM users manual. Follow directions found in pages
11-23.

For myself I choose; Select the Product to Build|BootIt Bare Metal {page 11 item 4},
and Select the Optional Components|Image for DOS(GUI) {page 12 item 6}, and Boot
Options(Normal){page 14} {THIS is where you need to fix your current choice}

Other choices are as you feel the need for your system & future needs.
Personally I haven't (yet) had the need to use IFD from within BIBM, but I figure
someday I'll wish I had included it, so I do.
--

Jim L.
Using - Virtual Access(OLR)
http://www.virtual-access.org
6.3.0.5 Windows Vista Service Pack 2 build 6002


Re: BIBM always opens to Partition Work dialog box

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:24 am
by Bill
Thanks. Fortunately the original CD I created was a RW. I believe if you purchased BIBM the install automatically included IFD, since you can't image without it.

Bill

Re: BIBM always opens to Partition Work dialog box

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:50 am
by a1pcfixer
Bill,

> I believe if you purchased BIBM the install automatically included IFD

Nope, it's a choice during install as you'll see in the instructions.
--

Jim L.
Using - Virtual Access(OLR)
http://www.virtual-access.org
6.3.0.5 Windows Vista Service Pack 2 build 6002


Re: BIBM always opens to Partition Work dialog box

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:22 pm
by Bill
I created the install CD again and installed BIBM, but I am still booting to the Partition Work box. Any suggestions?

Re: BIBM always opens to Partition Work dialog box

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:02 pm
by Bob Coleman
Brian K wrote:Bill,

When you made the disk you must have chosen Partition Work instead of Normal.


Bill wrote:I created the install CD again and installed BIBM, but I am still booting to the Partition Work box. Any suggestions?


Did you pay attention to Brian's point quoted above? What did you select?

Re: BIBM always opens to Partition Work dialog box

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:16 pm
by a1pcfixer
Bob,

> Did you pay attention to Brian's point quoted above?

Better yet is where I gave DETAILED instructions, yet he somehow
continues to get the wrong results.

Whenever I've changed/upgraded BiBM then reinstalled, the NEW has
always overwritten the CURRENT.

Try doing everything for creation of the disk under Administrator?
Right click on 'makedisk.exe' and select Run as....Administrator.
--

Jim L.
Using - Virtual Access(OLR)
http://www.virtual-access.org
6.3.0.5 Windows Vista Service Pack 2 build 6002


Re: BIBM always opens to Partition Work dialog box

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:07 pm
by Bill
I made the change correctly, but to get it to work I had to uninstall BIBM. It didn't overwrite. Then I used the very same CD without any changes to it to install again. I don't know why this would have made the difference, but after I uninstalled I had to make the MBR an EMBR. I also had to edit the default boot item, and I created a second one for my second OS.

Thanks for your guidance. I appreciate it.

Bill