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VHD - Auto-mount at Startup in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by ashameen View Post
    Yes that helps. So I have to create the vhdx on the sdcard
    You could create it on the sdcard - although if you want the auto-mount to work, it means you'd have to be sure the sdcard was always inserted when you boot up.

    But I'm not sure you'd get much advantage by creating a vhdx on the SD Card. If all you want to do is save space, a simpler way would be just to use the SD Card itself directly as whatever drive letter it maps to, without trying to make a VHD.

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  2. #31


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    Windows 8.1


    The SD card is permanently sitting in the laptop. Solved, it works now.
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  3. #32


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    Windows

    Windows 8.1 Cant get Sd to mount as drive


    Hello, could I possibly get some help please?. I can't get my sd card to mount as drive E when I reboot my tablet... I'm not sure why.. I've followed the steps and created a task for it but when I restart my tablet the drive isn't mounted. The error message displayed by the task simply says "unspecified error" so I really have no idea what I did wrong.
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  4. #33


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    Windows 8.1


    Have you created the VHDX on the sd card?
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  5. #34


    Posts : 5
    Windows


    Quote Originally Posted by ashameen View Post
    Have you created the VHDX on the sd card?
    Thank you for replying. The vhdx is in a folder on my C drive ( Here's the path: "C:\Vhdx\My Sd.vhdx" )

    My Mount Script: (Here's the path "C:\Vhdx\Mount Script\Mount Sd Script.txt" )

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  6. #35


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    Windows 8.1


    What I did in my case (and it works perfectly) is to create the VHDX on the SDcard (M) ("M:\VHDX\mount82.vhdx") , created a new simple volume from the sd card and assign it to letter N, and wrote the auto-mount script and saved it to a folder in the SDCard:
    select vdisk file="M:\VHDX\mount82.vhdx"attach vdisk
    assign letter=N

    And follow the auto-mount procedure and you should be able to get it working.
    Hope this helps
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  7. #36


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    Windows


    I did that. I seem to be having problems with it actually mounting when I restart the tablet.
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  8. #37


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I seem to see conflicting issues - you state you can not mount your SD card as E:\

    your VHD is in a folder on C:\

    You are assigning E:\ My SD.vhd

    So you should have a C:\ drive - D:\ SD Card - E:\ VHD

    You can not have E:\ SD Card and E:\ VHD

    Most people are putting the VHD file on the SD Card - not C drive
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  9. #38


    Posts : 5
    Windows


    I've tried putting the vhd on my sd card and on my C drive. Neither way is working. I deleted the mount script & task and everything. I followed the steps again (putting the vhd on my sd) but when i restart the pc the vhdx doesn't mount.
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  10. #39


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Moniquekc View Post
    I've tried putting the vhd on my sd card and on my C drive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moniquekc View Post
    The vhdx is in a folder on my C drive ( Here's the path: "C:\Vhdx\My Sd.vhdx" )
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    Can you post the mount script which you're using when the vhd is on the SD card, please? The script above would only work if the VHD was on the c: drive - the first line ("select vdisk=...") would need to point to the SD card path instead.
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