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  1. OK, upon yet another search of the Forum regarding this problem i found this; http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=&amp...st&p=670285 It's not been replied to in a while. Is this still an ongoing problem?
  2. I can't seem to get my folder set-up to work correctly, anyone able to help? My answer file is pretty simple and is not meant to be full unattended. It is merely meant to partition the disks and allocate files to the correct places. I want: Disk 1 Partition 1 © = Windows Partition 2 (D) = Programs Partition 3 (E) = Profiles I get using the below answer file Disk 1 Partition 1 © = Windows (inc Programs) Partition 2 (D) = NTFS Formatted empty Partition Partition 3 (E) = Profiles (as Wanted) My Answer File <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <DiskConfiguration> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <CreatePartitions> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <Size>12288</Size> <Type>Primary</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>2</Order> <Extend>true</Extend> <Type>Extended</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>3</Order> <Size>18432</Size> <Type>Logical</Type> </CreatePartition> <CreatePartition wcm:action="add"> <Order>4</Order> <Size>18432</Size> <Type>Logical</Type> </CreatePartition> </CreatePartitions> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> <ModifyPartitions> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>true</Active> <Extend>false</Extend> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Primary</Label> <Letter>C</Letter> <Order>1</Order> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>false</Active> <Extend>false</Extend> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Secondary</Label> <Letter>D</Letter> <Order>2</Order> <PartitionID>2</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add"> <Active>false</Active> <Extend>false</Extend> <Format>NTFS</Format> <Label>Tertiary</Label> <Letter>E</Letter> <Order>3</Order> <PartitionID>3</PartitionID> </ModifyPartition> </ModifyPartitions> </Disk> <Disk wcm:action="add"> <DiskID>1</DiskID> <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk> </Disk> </DiskConfiguration> <ImageInstall> <OSImage> <InstallFrom> <MetaData wcm:action="add"> <Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key> <Value>Windows Vista ULTIMATE</Value> </MetaData> </InstallFrom> <InstallTo> <DiskID>0</DiskID> <PartitionID>1</PartitionID> </InstallTo> <InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition> <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI> </OSImage> </ImageInstall> </component> </settings> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <FolderLocations> <ProgramData>D:\Programs</ProgramData> <ProfilesDirectory>E:\Users</ProfilesDirectory> </FolderLocations> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:d:/vistawork/dvd/sources/install.wim#Windows Vista ULTIMATE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /> </unattend> Cheers in advance, i just cant work it out. Ash
  3. Cheers, that's done the trick. The PID was the only bit i had missed.
  4. So far I've found this using Google, http://www.scriptcode.co.uk/dell_unattende...sta_oem_dvd.htm I've removed the entire contents of the OEM folder, and burned a new DVD using this, however the installation still doesn't ask my to insert a key and tries to activate (though it's not a networked box at the moment so can't)
  5. Anybody know how to restore a Dell Reinstallation DVD to a standard installation disk, removing the crap from it including the Product Key, etc. I want to play with unattended installation using the "lowest common denominator" to start with. The OEM Reinstallation disk inputs keys and things for me, i wanted to do this for myself (mainly for the learning experience). Ash
  6. Did i misread this, is there a Vista Unattended Wiki? The XP Wiki is great, and i'de be happy to start contributing to a Vista one, but havn't found it yet? Ash
  7. Sorted, thanks for all your help. It was the disks not being preformatted. Cheers Ash
  8. Well, i had noticed two other changes, AutomaticUpdates=1 OrgName="" I'de used; AutomaticUpdates=Yes OrgName="N/A" though, in the reference file the winnt.sif apparently will take either of those options. Still no luck so far. I have created all the nessesary drives before trying the install, however i'm not sure which drive is being recognised as the CDROM so i'll check. I'll be working on this again this evening, hopefully it's as simple as the drive is being labeld incorectly in windows setup, i'm never sure how windows assigns drive letters during setup, and infact it seems t differ somewhat per install sometimes?!?!
  9. @druiddk, Hmm, well i'm mounting the iso directly using Virtual PC so i don't think it could be burn speed as such? @BoardBade, Just trying your .sif, will report back. I would be surprised if putting the .sif in alphanumeric order helps. Still, if it does, allanol might like to know, as i just followed the unnatened guide order!? Cheers OK, Tested BoardBabes .sif, Same Error's: See Below Error: Setup could not reigster the OLE Control C:\WINDOWS\System32\rseanh.dll because of the following error: DllRegisterServer Returned Error 2147943405 (800703ed) *** Error: Setup could not reigster the OLE Control C:\WINDOWS\System32\dssenh.dll because of the following error: DllRegisterServer Returned Error 2147943405 (800703ed) *** Error: The signature for Windows XP Professional Setup is invalid. The error code is 80096001. A system-level error occurred while varifying trust. *** Fatal Error: Setup failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal error. The setup log files should contain more information. *** That's the full error before stop. Using BartPE to look at the error log, there are no further details that i can recognise as important. Any Ideas?
  10. Yeah, thats what i thought orriginally, but i've recopied my source now, and checked that the orgnal source still works. The only difference betweent the two iso's is the winnt.sif . I'm testing in MS Virtual PC, and have tested, with all additions/modification, Winnt.sif only, and plain source only. Only the Plain source worked, so i think it's the WINNT.SIF. Cheers Ash Plus, Originally i was using nlite, but then switched to maually adding the files etc. Still only the original sourceworks?
  11. Any Idea's whats wrong with this? [Data] AutoPartition = 0 MsDosInitiated = 0 UnattendedInstall = Yes AutomaticUpdates = Yes [Unattended] UnattendMode = FullUnattended OemSkipEula = Yes Repartition = No TargetPath = \Windows FileSystem = * UnattendSwitch = Yes WaitForReboot = No ProgramFilesDir = "D:\Program Files" CommonProgramFilesDir = "D:\Program Files\Common" KeyboardLayout = "United Kingdom" Hibernation = Yes [GuiUnattended] EncryptedAdminPassword = No AdminPassword = "xxxxxxx" TimeZone = 085 OEMSkipRegional = 1 OemSkipWelcome = 1 ProfilesDir = "E:\Documents and Settings\" [UserData] ProductKey = "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXXX" ComputerName = MATRIX FullName = "Ashimema" OrgName = "N/A" [TapiLocation] AreaCode = 01707 CountryCode = 44 Dialing = Tone [RegionalSettings] LanguageGroup = 1 Language = 00000809 SystemLocale = 00000809 UserLocale = 00000809 InputLocale = 0809:00000809 [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents = Yes [Identification] JoinWorkgroup = HOME [Components] The error is get is; Error: Setup could not register OLE Control C:\WINDOWS\System32\rsaenh.dll because of the following error: DlRegisterServer returned error 2147943405 (800703ed). After that, other errors are present, PM me if you need more information. Thanks in advance, i have not idea what wrong here Ashimema
  12. Wow, i've been looking for somthing as easy as this for years! I did manage to do it manually a long time ago, but have forgotten how now. I hope the above works. If anyone knows where that orginal post thats mentioned is, please post a link, i can't find it for looking! Cheers Ashimema
  13. thankyou very much, i'll look into that dll file, sounds exactly like what i need. As for ftp server, already got one setup, but using and RDC session would be very usfully for some of the other things that need doing on this PC. Cheers
  14. Hi, I'm not sure if this is possible, or if anyoen other than me would even wan't to o it but..... Is it possible to somehow ad the functionality of Windows Server 2003 into Windows XP Pro. Particularly regarding Windows Terminal Services Server. I'de love to see this functionality in my XP box. There are often people on this box when i'm at work, and i'de like to Remote Desktop in briefly to retrieve a file or some info, while not kciking them off to do it. Cheers in advance to any knolegable person that comes along and help Ashimema
  15. Hi, I don’t think this is answered anywhere yet. Any idea’s where I can get some of the old WinXP PowerToys, namely the “SuperFast User Switching” one that set “WinKey Q” as a shortcut User Switching system. And, more importantly, I know that MS discontinue PowerToys after problems are found, I believe this one was discontinued because it open up a security hole. Any idea, how and what the hole was. If it was fixable, and if there is an app somewhere that does the same job a different way, but securely? Cheers, Ash Title Edited - Please follow new posting rules from now on. --Zxian
  16. Thank you for your response, you've pretty much hit on exactly what my gut was telling me. I'll take a look around in those two sections first however, as an quick fix would be good for a short term project I’m currently working on, but I think in the near future I’d like to have the skill of doing it al myself again (I'm sure it'll come back to me). Thanks for the advice on where to start, these forums have grown so much, it's difficult to know where to start Thanks Again Ash
  17. Ok, Here's my question, I’ve done XP Unattended installs before, all be it a fair while back using the original MSFN Unattended Setup Guide Pages. What's the best way to do it now? Those pages have changed considerably, and many many applications seem to have come to fruition like XPlode and nlite, which were both in early development when I first dabbled into it. Has it now got to the point where nlite and other apps can do it all, and if it has, what are your recommendations on which app is best for what. I.e. network type installs, graphics enhanced installs, just plain old windows installs and whatnot? Cheers Ashimema
  18. I've now managed to BOOT, i used barts PE to manually copy over the files on the floppy. Viasraid.inf into the inf fodler on the hard disk viasraid.sys into the drivers folder on the hard disk But i could not find where viasraid.cat should go. Is this important? PS, I love your setup screens astalavista, me thinks i'll be trying my hand at some of those next!
  19. Yes, my MoBo came with the drivers on Floppy, and i use the F6 key to inialise them on first boot, to get windows to recognise them, problem is, they are not installed at this point, and windows later forgets about them and tries to find them onn it's own source CD. The failure leads to a BSOD upon every start up, because no hard disks are found.
  20. OK, well, i've given up trying to borrow a omp to edit my XPCD. have a copy of Barts PE, and can boot up to it, and manipulate the drives. If someone knows where the viasraid.sys, viasraid.inf, and viasraid.cat need to be copied to that would be really usefull? Anyone Ash
  21. Yeah, problem is, to embed it into a new unatteneded CD, i have to start from scratch on someone elses comp, (this curent relly old comp has no cd writer), and my only copy was on the two drives that crashed and urned last week. will try however. and as for MoBo, its a K7 Triton GA-7VT600-P(-L) from Gigabyte. (VIA KT600 chipset)
  22. Hi, i'm having problems installing XP Pro, i had some pretty major drive crashes a few days back, and have now baught myself two SATA drives as replacments, i put in my auto install CD and everything wen't well, pressed F6 key loaded up SATA drivers and startedinstalling windows. However, while copying over files from the windows CD, i got some errors copying viasraid.sys, and similar VIA files. and on reboot, the comp stalls and i have to start over again. I tried installing with my standard XP Pro CD, (not slipstreamed or nought), and am getting the same arror, windows no longer seems to realise that the SATA drivesrs are on floppy, HELP. how can i fix this?
  23. This is what i've been trying to do without much avail. Any hint's, tips, details would be usefull ( mycomp did just fry two hard disks however so i will need a few days to get over that and setup again!) Grrr, i just lost 240GB of stuff! ALWAYS BACKUP, i just learn't my lesson!
  24. Before i upgraded to a nice new PC, the only way i could get XP Pro to run stable, (and i mean really stable) was to put a fixed size pagefile on a dedicated partition on my second drive. i.e i had a 1gig partiton on the second drive just for pagefile. I've always done this since with all pc's i install to. The way i see it, if it did such wonders to a crappy OLD PC, then it can't hurt a new fast running PC. my Athlon XP 3000+ seems to idle at less than 1% use this way, but when i use the pagefile in default XP settings, (i.e changing size, on C:) my cpu seems to have to work harder just to keep system stable. (i.e around 2% useage). Of course there are many, many, other tweaks on my system, but i do recommend altering standard page file settings. (i have yet to test two fixed state page files on two disks, will be doing so soon, and keep you guys posted)# Ash

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