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WinXP Software Raid 5 Modification Question

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  • NAS / RAID
  • Software
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
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

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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.