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WinXP Software Raid 5 Modification Question

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November 30, 2004 1:17:54 AM

Hi Guys, I'm currently using WinXP with SP2 and I'm interested to mod the OS for raid 5 support. I read an article on this site (linked below) that show you how to mod it.

http://www6.tomshardware.com/storage/20041119/index.htm...

However I came across a problem, the article say three files need to be moded:

dmboot.sys
dmconfig.dll
dmadmin.exe

I have no problem modifying the hex value for dmconfig.dll and dmadmin.exe, but for dmboot.sys I can't seem to match the pattern as shown in the article.

In the article it indicate the original hex code looks like this:

Before:
0000f1f0h: 74 00 54 00 79 00 70 00 65 00 00 00 57 49 4E 4E
0000f200h: 54 00 00 00 53 45 52 56 45 52 4E 54 00 00 00 00

but mine looks like the following:
0000f1f0h: 55 8B EC 83 EC 18 53 8B 5D 0C 56 8B 75 08 57 56
0000f200h: 53 E8 59 76 00 00 8B F8 56 83 C7 08 53 89 7D 0C

The only thing I installed on this system is Service Pack 2, I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it. Did anyone has any solution to this problem? Thanks
December 4, 2004 1:21:33 PM

It is not stated in the article but those files are SP1 files. The patch does work for SP2 however and the changes are done the same way. Here is a link to a web page that provides the modified SP2 files: http://members.home.nl/rvandesanden/raid3.html

I have not tried these files - modified my own.
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