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  1. An update: To preinstall .Net Framework 2.0 you have to do a little hack. Safest way is to extract the contents of NetFx64.exe to a folder and then make new netfx.cmd to replace the one I gave above: netfx.cmd ECHO. ECHO Installing .Net Framework 2.0 ECHO Please wait... REG DELETE HKLM\Software\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW /F REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\Setup /V SystemSetupInProgress /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F start /wait %systemdrive%\install\NETFX\install.exe /q REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\Setup /V SystemSetupInProgress /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F
  2. Have you managed to solve your problem? First copy all files from a CD to a folder (say C:\X64) on your drive. If you are not using other languages you can remove LANG folder from AMD64 because you might need free space if you want to add more things to your installation than just the RAID driver. This is how the folder structure for a CD (or DVD) should look like: C:\XP64-+-$OEM$-+-$$-+-INF | | | | | +-SYSTEM32 | | | +-$1-+-DRIVERS-+-000_CHIP | | | | | +-001_STOR | | | | | +-002_NET | | | | | +-003_GFX | | | | | +-004_MON | | | | | +-005_SND | | | +-INSTALL-+-DX90C | | | +-HOTFIX | | | +-NETFX | | | +-QTIME | | | +-REAL | +-AMD64-+-DRW-+-1033 | | | +-SYSTEM32 | +-I386-+-LANG Whatever you put in $$ folder it will end up in WINDOWS folder so you can put say already configured WINCMD.INI file if you use Total Commander. Likewise, you can put things in $$\SYSTEM32 that will end up in WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 like for example up to 180 x 114 pixel BMP file called OEMLOGO.BMP which should include alpha channel if you want it to be fit well with any background color. It will show up on My Computer properties page. Moreover, you need to include chipset *.inf files in $$\INF folder, more about that later. In $1\DRIVERS (under 000..., 001...) you put all the drivers you need preinstalled in extracted form. For example you don't put 91.47_forceware_winxp64_english_whql.exe into 003_GFX but you unpack its contents (which you can do with WinZIP or WinRAR or from Total Commander) into that folder. Next step is to make winnt.sif file to customize your installation of XP. It must include following lines: winnt.sif [unattended] OemPnpDriversPath = "Drivers\000_Chip;Drivers\001_Stor;Drivers\002_Net;Drivers\003_Gfx;Drivers\004_Mon;Drivers\005_Snd" OemPreinstall=Yes Now it is time to hack some setup files to get AHCI (or RAID) to work. To each section mentioned below you add following lines: txtsetup.sif [SourceDisksFiles] iaStor.sys = 1,,,,,,4_,4,1,,,1,4 [HardwareIdsDatabase] PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C1&CC_0106 = "iaStor" [SCSI.load] ahci = iastor.sys,4 [SCSI] ahci = "Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)" You should change this a bit if you need RAID: [HardwareIdsDatabase] PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27C3&CC_0104 = "iaStor" [SCSI.load] raid = iastor.sys,4 [SCSI] raid = "Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)" Remember, this is just to make Windows load the driver during the text phase of Setup. What we want is to have that information in registry so that the driver is still available after the system gets rebooted and when the GUI portion of the setup is started. So we edit the file and add the following lines and the best place to put them is to search for aic78xx and insert them there because a file has a hidden end of file indicator which we do not want to erase inadvertently: hivesys.inf HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor","ErrorControl",0x00010003,1 HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor","Group",0x00000002,"SCSI miniport" HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor","Start",0x00010003,0 HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor","Tag",0x00010003,25 HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor","Type",0x00010003,1 HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor\Parameters","queuePriorityEnable",0x00010003,0 HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\System\iaStor","EventMessageFile",0x00020002,"%SystemRoot%\System32\IoLogMsg.dll;%SystemRoot%\System32\Drivers\iaStor.sys" HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\System\iaStor","TypesSupported",0x00010003,7 This part is the same for both AHCI and RAID and it effectively installs the driver as a service in the initial SYSTEM registry hive. It gets loaded during the next boot so the setup can continue. What to do with all those folders under INSTALL? The whole INSTALL will get copied to the HDD during file copy phase before the first reboot. Then we can execute those installations at T-12 minutes before the end of the GUI setup. In the $OEM$ folder you put a text file named CMDLINES.TXT. CMDLINES.TXT [COMMANDS] "REGEDIT /S services.reg" "REGEDIT /S tweaksys.reg" "REGEDIT /S tweakusr.reg" "useracct.cmd" "dx90c.cmd" "real.cmd" "qtime.cmd" "netfx.cmd" "hotfix.cmd" Files you reference here should also reside in $OEM$ folder. Format of this file is one command per line and they are executed one after another. You can include registry tweaks here too. What is even better, you can include user tweaks which will be applied to default user account and each account you create later will inherit those tweaks. I won't include contents of *.reg files above but I am sure you can figure out what you can put into each one. Now for the *.cmd files referenced, I will give you some examples: useracct.cmd NET USER my_username my_password /ADD NET LOCALGROUP Administrators my_username /ADD NET ACCOUNT /maxpwage:unlimited REGEDIT /S autolog.reg I will give you a sample autolog.reg though: autolog.reg Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] "DefaultUserName"="my_username" "DefaultPassword"="my_password" "AutoAdminLogon"="1" Now for that DirectX update: dx90c.cmd ECHO. ECHO Installing DirectX 9.0c ECHO Please wait... start /wait %systemdrive%\install\DX90C\dxsetup.exe /silent Real and QuickTime Alternatives: real.cmd ECHO. ECHO Installing Real Alternative ECHO Please wait... start /wait %systemdrive%\install\real\setup.exe /verysilent /LoadInf="%systemdrive%\install\real\realalt.ini" qtime.cmd ECHO. ECHO Installing QuickTime Alternative ECHO Please wait... start /wait %systemdrive%\install\QTIME\setup.exe /verysilent /LoadInf="%systemdrive%\install\QTIME\qtalt.ini" Their *.ini files: realalt.ini [Setup] Group=Real Alternative NoIcons=1 Components=player\mpclassic,real\codec,real\codec\browser,real\directshow qtalt.ini [Setup] Group=QuickTime Alternative NoIcons=1 Components=player\mpclassic,qt\codec,qt\codec\browser,qt\codec\plugins,qt\directshow .Net Framwork 2.0 (switches for silent install by Aaron Stebner) -- note that this is not possible to install unless you have Windows Installer 3.1 update integrated: netfx.cmd ECHO. ECHO Installing .Net Framework 2.0 ECHO Please wait... start /wait %systemdrive%\install\NETFX\netfx64.exe /q:a /c:"install.exe /q" And of course, we need to put in some hotfixes too, this is a list of hotfixes from fresh install to fully patched OS: hotfix.cmd ECHO. ECHO Installing Security Patches ECHO Please wait... start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB890046.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB893756.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB896358.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB896424.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB896428.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB898715.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB899587.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB899588.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB899591.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB900725.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB901017.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB901214.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB902400.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB904706.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB908519.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB908531.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB910437.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB911280.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB911562.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB911564.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB911567.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB911927.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB912919.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB914388.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB914389.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB914784.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB917159.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB917344.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB917422.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB917734.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB917953.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB918439.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB918899.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB920214.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB920670.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB920683.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB921398.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB921883.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\KB922616.exe /quiet /norestart start /wait %systemdrive%\install\HOTFIX\qchain.exe It is time to populate driver folders, lets do it one by one shall we? First the chipset because it should be installed first. You extract the outer self-extracting exe by using WinZIP or WinRAR again and when you get files and folders you run: SETUP -A -PC:\INF -S After that you have the INF folder on your C drive. If you have an older chipset you will need to figure out which files you need on your own. If you have 945, 955, 965 or 975 chipset based mainboard you will copy the following files from the C:\INF\2003 into 000_CHIP folder: 945.cat dmi_pci.cat ich7core.cat ich7ide.cat ich7usb.cat 945.inf dmi_pci.inf ich7core.inf ich7ide.inf ich7usb.inf Note that you also need to put the above *.inf files into $OEM$\$$\INF. In 001_STOR you need to put the files from F6 floppy disk -- don't forget to use 64-bit drivers: iaahci.cat iastor.cat iaahci.inf iastor.inf TXTSETUP.OEM iaStor.sys For this AHCI/RAID hack to be complete you have also to get iaStor.sys into AMD64 folder: cabarc -m LZX:21 n IASTOR.SY_ iaStor.sys Now put the IASTOR.SY_ you get as the result into AMD64 folder and you are done. For the owners of the Intel D975XBX board who have Intel Gigabit Ethernet onboard this is the list of driver files they need to put into 002_NET folder and you will find them in PRO1000\WINX64 folder when you unpack the driver executable: e1e5132e.cat e1e5132e.din e1000msg.dll NicCo.dll NicEtCoE.dll NicInstE.dll PROUnstl.exe e1e5132e.INF e1e5132e.sys I already told you what goes into 003_GFX if you have nVidia based card. Same goes for ATI. If you have monitor driver it is time to put its *.inf, *.cat and *.icm files into 004_MON. 005_SND can be a bit tricky depending on the souncard you use. Whatever you do, keep in mind that *.inf must come to 005_SND and that you have to preserve folder hierarchy below that level. Depending on your card vendor this may lead to incomplete installation and get you just the basic sound without applications for speaker settings, etc. And finally, you have to burn the contents of C:\XP64 onto a bootable DVD and there are already plenty of tutorials written for that purpose so I won't bother to explain that part of the process. That would be it. Took me quite some time to figure it all out and to type it out here. I hope that some will find it usefull.
  3. Hello there!

    My name is Igor, I am from Belgrade, Serbia. I am a software engineer working in C/C++/ASM, focused on code optimization and I have experience in system building and software installation.