Jump to content


Alcohol 120% vs Win Vista


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
22 replies to this topic

#1 Trial User_Trial User_Syber_*_*

Trial User_Trial User_Syber_*_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 January 2007 - 04:38 AM

When i got Alcohol 120% installed in win vista enterprise, there was a BSOD. After that the system even didn't load. It sad a347bus.sys not found. All alcohol actions were allowed in vista.

#2 Jito463

Jito463

    Forum Support

  • Support Team
  • 5,625 posts

Posted 13 January 2007 - 05:59 AM

a347bus.sys is from pre-SPTD Alcohol, version 1.9.5.3105. That version is NOT compatible with Vista. You must install the latest version, 1.9.6.4719 instead.

#3 Trial User_JHUNTER_*

Trial User_JHUNTER_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 January 2007 - 08:18 AM

QUOTE (Jito463 @ Jan 13 2007, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a347bus.sys is from pre-SPTD Alcohol, version 1.9.5.3105. That version is NOT compatible with Vista. You must install the latest version, 1.9.6.4719 instead.

I just installed 1.9.6.4719 inot Vista Beta 2 build 5384 and I am getting an error on starting Alcohol saying that it is incompatible with the operating system.

#4 Charalambos

Charalambos

    Support Team Member

  • Support Team
  • 4,880 posts

Posted 13 January 2007 - 10:28 AM

This is from Microsoft and it was present untill Vista RC1( if I remember correctly), untill then Alcohol had been rather not combatible with Windows Vista yet. Why don't you use the retail version of Windows Vista- officialy compatible with the latest version of Alcohol that you installed?

#5 Phoenix

Phoenix

    120% Member

  • +Alcohol-Customer
  • 6,524 posts

Posted 13 January 2007 - 12:07 PM

Alcohol is compatible with Vista RC2 build 5744 and above, any earlier Beta builds are not supported

#6 Trial User_Edbert_*

Trial User_Edbert_*
  • Guests

Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:18 AM

QUOTE (Phoenix @ Jan 13 2007, 07:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alcohol is compatible with Vista RC2 build 5744 and above, any earlier Beta builds are not supported

Are all Alcohol versions compatible with Vista consumer release?

#7 Trial User_Guest_*

Trial User_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 31 January 2007 - 08:11 AM

I have just spent ages installing my software onto my new vista, then installed 120% and after a prompt for the driver I installed it, restarted and it blue screened

im now having to reinstall vista after it refused to boot in any mode!

#8 Jito463

Jito463

    Forum Support

  • Support Team
  • 5,625 posts

Posted 31 January 2007 - 09:14 AM

Only versions of Alcohol with SPTD are supported in Vista. If you installed 1.9.5.3105 or any earlier version, IT WILL NOT WORK. Also, we only provide support for the current version, which is 1.9.6.4719 at present.

#9 Trial User_NeilG_*

Trial User_NeilG_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 February 2007 - 09:02 PM

QUOTE (Jito463 @ Jan 31 2007, 04:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only versions of Alcohol with SPTD are supported in Vista. If you installed 1.9.5.3105 or any earlier version, IT WILL NOT WORK. Also, we only provide support for the current version, which is 1.9.6.4719 at present.


Yes, not only will it not work, but Vista will not even BOOT if you DO install the wrong version.
I think the people who *HAVE* made this mistake are aware that this version will not work with Vista, now they are looking for a way to fix their installation of windows with out having to completely reinstall windows Vista.

Since after installing this infamous 3105 version vista blue screened right away, and then it blue screens everytime you start up --- even in safe mode.

#10 Trial User_NeilG_*

Trial User_NeilG_*
  • Guests

Posted 03 February 2007 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE (NeilG @ Feb 4 2007, 04:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Jito463 @ Jan 31 2007, 04:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Only versions of Alcohol with SPTD are supported in Vista. If you installed 1.9.5.3105 or any earlier version, IT WILL NOT WORK. Also, we only provide support for the current version, which is 1.9.6.4719 at present.


Yes, not only will it not work, but Vista will not even BOOT if you DO install the wrong version.
I think the people who *HAVE* made this mistake are aware that this version will not work with Vista, now they are looking for a way to fix their installation of windows with out having to completely reinstall windows Vista.

Since after installing this infamous 3105 version vista blue screened right away, and then it blue screens everytime you start up --- even in safe mode.



So using the info in this thread, I booted Vista business edition using my cd. When I got to the install screen, I selected the repair link at the bottom of the screen.

I then went into the command prompt and did c:\
Then I did
dir a347bus.sys /s

Which located the file @
c:\windows\system32\drivers\a347bus.sys

I then changed directories to cd c:\windows\system32\drivers and then renamed the a347bus.sys file (rename a347bus.sys blahblah.bad) and then I was able to boot windows.

It did give me some errors about needing to reinstall some software drivers etc etc, but it allowed me to get in, and uninstall alcohol and then it seems to boot correctly from here on out.

#11 Trial User_Trial User_Jesse_*_*

Trial User_Trial User_Jesse_*_*
  • Guests

Posted 09 February 2007 - 01:27 AM

I also had the same issue with Vista Premium after installing an older version of Alcohol with the Blue Screen and not being able to boot into windows. I booted off the Vista install dvd and there was an option for going back using a previous RESTORE POINT. Worked fine, and at least I didnt have to reinstall everything...

#12 Trial User_Guest_*

Trial User_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 10 February 2007 - 04:36 PM

just keep pressing F8 as you boot your computer and choose LBOOT FROM LAST GOOD CONFIGURATION" or something like that

#13 Trial User_Trial User_Steven_*_*

Trial User_Trial User_Steven_*_*
  • Guests

Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:49 PM

I'm having similar problems with Alcohol on Vista. I tried installing v 1.9.5.3105 on Vista (i already had the installer already on my harddrive. bit of a mistake looking back at it _). But it crashed at some point during installation. Now if I try and boot Vista, Vista starts looking for drivers and then crashes. I can't cancel this or anything. And I don't have enough time to uninstall alcohol. If and try and boot up in safe mode, Vista crashes before it gets up to the point to look for drivers. No luck with last know good configuration, either.

I tried doing what was suggested in NeilGs post. But i can't find the file a347bus.sys. Is there a similar file from v 1.9.5.3105 that I should remove in order to get into vista to uninstall Alcohol? I'd rather get Vista working without having to reinstall. =)

Thanks for any help. =)

#14 Trial User_christian troy_*

Trial User_christian troy_*
  • Guests

Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (Trial User_Steven_* @ Feb 11 2007, 01:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm having similar problems with Alcohol on Vista. I tried installing v 1.9.5.3105 on Vista (i already had the installer already on my harddrive. bit of a mistake looking back at it _). But it crashed at some point during installation. Now if I try and boot Vista, Vista starts looking for drivers and then crashes. I can't cancel this or anything. And I don't have enough time to uninstall alcohol. If and try and boot up in safe mode, Vista crashes before it gets up to the point to look for drivers. No luck with last know good configuration, either.

I tried doing what was suggested in NeilGs post. But i can't find the file a347bus.sys. Is there a similar file from v 1.9.5.3105 that I should remove in order to get into vista to uninstall Alcohol? I'd rather get Vista working without having to reinstall. =)

Thanks for any help. =)


The same exact thing happened to me! Here's what you do:
Insert the vista installation cd and boot from it
Then enter repair
Restore to earlier point

#15 Phoenix

Phoenix

    120% Member

  • +Alcohol-Customer
  • 6,524 posts

Posted 11 February 2007 - 02:02 AM

I cant understand why any one would be trying to install old versions of our software into Vista it is clear on our site that 1.9.5.3105 is Windows 98/ME only and it is also clear on the download site

#16 Trial User_Guest_*

Trial User_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:01 AM

Hello Phoenix, I am a customer, (and am just waiting for my account to be created), I have upgraded from XP Pro SP2 to Vista Ultimate, and also find that the Alc120 Device Drivers failed to load, what is the resolution for getting 120 to run on Vista?

Gryphen.

#17 Trial User_Guest_*

Trial User_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:03 AM

Oh yer Alcohol advises me it is running all the latest patches etc...

Gryphen

#18 Phoenix

Phoenix

    120% Member

  • +Alcohol-Customer
  • 6,524 posts

Posted 18 February 2007 - 03:30 AM

If you have not heard back from mail support concerning your account please PM me directly with your details.

#19 Trial User_Guest_*

Trial User_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 18 February 2007 - 03:40 AM

No its Okay have received my account, though can't post here when logged in, doh, but I have fixed the issue, just did a full reinstall of the latest version over the previous installation and it now works, so thankyou anyway.

Gryphen

#20 Phoenix

Phoenix

    120% Member

  • +Alcohol-Customer
  • 6,524 posts

Posted 18 February 2007 - 04:54 PM

Thanks for letting me know, posting in the trial users forum is restricted to support and trial users, this is why you can not post here, but welcome to the purchased user section here you will recieve more information and priorety replies to your questions .




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users