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  1. Hi, long time since i last posted here. Heads up to BTS, have been comming here since the very beginning. Always used Method3 from BTS and always had problems with nvraid. I used my own solution in combination with that of ryanmv so allmost never needed to ask things here. 2 days ago I installed a new mobo and graphic card so I needed a fresh install and i decided to build an equally fresh install cd and gave the new BTS driverpacks a try. They work perfectly with nvraid now, at least for my Asus a8n sli. I am very gratefull for that, implementing my own solution was a tedious work. But with these new driverpack also comes a new soundpack and this gives me a headache, be it a little one. I can install windows just fine, ALL drivers are fully installed but I do not get any sound from my Creative SB ZS. Even a few restarts doesn't make it work, nor is installing drivers from the original cd from creative. What does make it work is just pull it out and put it back in in another slot. The computer sees new hardware and installs all the drivers again and then the sound is just fine. Should I revert to an old sound driverpack that I was using earlier or is this a known problem? Greets, Esp
  2. Hi all, a contribution from me. I made (with a little help from Gunsmokingman) a .hta file that contains all my bootscreens (29 in total). You can run this app from WPI or Runonce, ... Hovering above an image reveals some explenations and clicking the image installs that particular bootscreen. What it actually does is just making some adjustments to your boot.ini because the actual bootscreens.Exe files are allready copied into you system32 when installing windows. They are placed in $OEM$\$$\system32. The actual bootscreens are too large to upload here but I will upload them if demand is high enough. There is one negative side to this program.. it kinda takes away the 'install Windows without userinterface' thing away. When this .hta file is called, it's going to need userinterface to choose the bootscreen. This is how it looks like Download the file here: Bootskinapp.zip EDIT; the scripts ncluded are for AMD comps only. Intel with hyperthreading and dual cores need other kernel files. Read up on this in the MSFN guide. Use the script below to adapt the whole thing to intel hyperthreading/dual cores. cmdow @ /HID @echo off FOR /F "tokens=3 delims= " %%A IN ('REG QUERY "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Environment" /v NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS') DO SET NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=%%A bootcfg /copy /D "Windows XP Professional" /ID 1 if %NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS%==2 goto DUAL REM ----For Single proc bootcfg /RAW "/Kernel=singkrnl.exe" /A /ID 1 goto End :DUAL REM ----For Multiprocess/Hyperthread proc bootcfg /RAW "/Kernel=dualkrnl.exe" /A /ID 1 :End bootcfg /Timeout 0 bootcfg /Default /ID 1 EXIT
  3. Ok, i uploaded all the .exe bootscreens. They are made for use with single processor. Ofcourse you need other hacked windows files to use these, all info on the homepage; http://unattended.msfn.org/advanced/cosmetics/bootscreen.htm If gunsmokingman will be so kind to finish his script. new uploads as f 18-12-2005 http://rapidshare.de/files/9360990/part1.7z.html http://rapidshare.de/files/9361072/part2.7z.html http://rapidshare.de/files/9361109/part3.7z.html http://rapidshare.de/files/9361159/part4.7z.html http://rapidshare.de/files/9361223/part5.7z.html Bye
  4. Thanks, I knew it was a good idea. But I'm not that good in vb or js, let alone I have the time. Gotta support the wife you know. Gunsmokingman suggested taking over the project so I am happy someone will make my idea happen. I will attach the rest of the images. Ofcourse I also have all the corresponding ntoskrnl.exe files that I made myself. But they are all about 2.5mb a piece. Any suggestions of where to upload all that? I used up all my spare time making them. I downloaded a bunch of files I liked and fiddled with them until they were just right for my taste. Photoshop is my thing. The names of the jpg files have been altered, I played with them a lot but they are all there. A new 'start' html file with the right names is also in attachment! Bootskin_html_p2.7z Bootskin_html_p3.7z Bootskin_html_p4.7z start.7z
  5. @Bi0haZarD lol, that would be interesting; making 2000 copies of calculator to start. What I am trying to do is creating a html file that starts up via WPI so you can choose wich startupscreen you want to be installed. You would click on a picture to get that bootscreen at next startup. Look at the attachment. Not all pictures included, file was too large. @gunsmokingman Thanks, I'll look into that. I searched on the web a whole lot and yes, it's possible but a pain in the b.. Bootskin_html.7z
  6. nope, just the same result as i always have: it opens the .cmd as a text file in the _self window. I want it to execute.. must be possible!!!! But how.
  7. I'm trying to get a .cmd to run when clicking a picture. Right now, all I get is the .cmd opening in the sae window as plain text. How do I execute the code?
  8. I checked winnt.sif, all was as before. Resolution 1280x1024@75. Now i've checked everything. What could it be that my screenresolution @ startup is 800x600? As I said, drivers are installed. I use WPI so that has a .cmd that changes resolution in case windows didn't. But even that won't help. EDIT; I found the solution. I removed the contents of D\N in DriverPack_Graphics_A and replaced it with the new ones from nvidia, 81.95. I made a quick batch file to expand all the the files with a .xx_. works like a charm.
  9. Hello, Don't know if 'Driverpack Graphics' is the right forum for this; Ever since I moved to the install from dvd method (it used to be copy all to hd and install from there) I get a screenresolution of 800 x 600 @ 60hz. I use WPI so it's downright annoying in that resolution. I remember that before it allways was 1280 x 1024 @ 85 hz as stated in WPI prefs. Am I missing something? I know WPI uses a screenresolution chenger but why doesn't it work anymore? When skipping the WPI part I can change it manually to whatever I want and graphics driver 78.01 is installed and working. specs: MSI k8n diamond NF3 6800gt 1024 mb ram SB audigy ZS Thanks for the answer in advance. EDIT; I know remember that I replaced winnt.sif with one from BTS (when intergrating latest packs). Maybe I overlooked the fact that he changed my default 1280 x 1024 to 800 x 600.
  10. yup, but let me explain a bit. (keep in mind; method 3 is used) I was using an older pack but i thought i would give the new ones a try again. The old ones worked pretty good. Now with the latest drivers (dowlded them the day before yesterday) i have the stated problems. The raid drivers never worked in your packs so i integrated my own drivers that came with the diskette, cabbed them and added them to txtsetup and to dosnet. That was a few months back and that worked great! no problem at all. Don't ask me wich changes i made, it's been too long, i should have made a changelog or something. I can give you the dosnet and txtsetup though. Now about my experiment;I have 2 winxp_root cd's, one with the new drivers and one with the old working. I made a 3 winxp_root cd and integrated your latest packs except for every cabbed file that begins with 'nv' and 'si' in the i386 folder. I kept my old dosnet, txtsetup and setup.exe but i replaced winnt.sif for correct new diverpaths. I got the same error as before; i got the disks perfectly recognised in dosmode and i could install windows nicely but the i got the error that the nvraid class controller was not available for use right after first boot. I thought windows looked at the drivers in i386 folder and used those afterwards in windows also? I kept the old in the i386 folder so why the error? Or are there other drivers needed that do not begin with 'nv' or 'si' in their name for correct installation of the raid controllers in windows? EDIT: I made a new cd with some other changes but no go. Windows install yes but no raid drivers in windows. I also got my soud working again, I just replaced the newest V511 A + B packs with my old ones; DriverPack_Sound_A_V508.7z and DriverPack_Sound_B_V5043.7z.
  11. Uhm, I found the solution! I had the same problem, no drivers were getting installed. BUT WHY is -method 3 will be removed because it's useless, obsolete ????? The problem of the drivers not getting installed lies in BTS_DPs_M3.cmd (called from winnt.sif) It says; REM +===========================================================+ REM | Decompressing the DriverPacks to the harddisk. | REM |-----------------------------------------------------------| CD /D %DPDIRROOT% %CDDRIVE%\7za.exe x -y -aoa %SystemDrive%\DriverPack_*.7z -o"%SystemDrive%" DEL /Q %SystemDrive%\DriverPack_*.7z %SystemDrive%\7za.exe THERE IS NO 7za.exe on the cd in that particular place. Just copy 7za.exe to $OEM$\$1 yourself (where the driverpacks are) and change %CDDRIVE% to %DPDIRROOT% or %systemdrive% Works now for me.
  12. I have the same problem using all the latest driverspacks. Just updated from an older version of you driverpacks. Now I have a few problems I did not have before; _ Same problem with NVIDIA nForce RAID Class controller _ Soundcard doesnt work, it's installed though but no sound at all. _ I now have 1 LAN port that says no connection , I had that before and I just disabled it to get rid of the systemtray icon. But now when I try to deactivate it the comp BSOD's. The other port is ok and is installed as a Realtek. Systemspecs; MSI nforce 3 K8N Diamond 6800 GT 3200+ SB audigy 2 ZS USING METHOD 3
  13. I know what %cdrom% is for and how to control it. I use WPI, so if you know that program you know there is a batch file that calls WPI but also sets the cd-letter by searching a .ico file in the root directory of the cd. ALL my other programs work correctly. Just Photoshop, iTunes and Dreamweaver won't anymore since I went for the 'install apps from dvd' method.
  14. Hello, been doing this a long time but recently i converted my whole dvd in order to get all applications installing from the dvd in stead of the hd. I use WPI. Everything worked before (when installing from the hd) but now when installing from the dvd I can't seem to get a few programs installed anymore. _ Photoshop CS _ iTunes _ Dreamweaver7 I read in these forums that for instance photoshop only works from cd (or dvd) when adding another command like this; Installing from hd= %systemdrive%\install\Applications\PhotoshopCS\Photoshop\setup.exe -s Installing from dvd= %cdrom%\Applications\Applications\PhotoshopCS\Photoshop\setup.exe -s -f2"%systemdrive%\Photoshop.log" I now have; %cdrom%\Applications\DreamweaverMX2004\Setup.exe -s %cdrom%\Applications\DreamweaverMX2004update\Setup.exe -s REGEDIT /S %cdrom%\Applications\DreamweaverMX2004update\register.reg %cdrom%\Applications\itunes\iTunesSetup.exe /S /v/qn So are there some additives for itunes and dreamweaver as well to get them working from (my) dvd?
  15. I have worked many hours to get my unattended cd just perfect and just when i think all is fine; I have always tested my data on a fast cdrw, every bit of data is identical to the data i would put on the final dvd except for the 'application' folder. The cdrw works flawless (not mentioning 'can't find application' errors because the folder is not there for obvious reasons) At the T-12 Mark, my computer just stops doing anything... The little dots at the bottom still blink but it just sits there for ever if i let it. And the funny thing is: IT DOES THIS ONLY WITH THE DVD. Any ideas? Does posting the content of my winnt.sif, runonceex, cmdlines.txt matter in this weird situation? I burn both the cdrw and the dvd with the latest version of nero after i made an iso with isocreator, i just use the command 'burn image' and leave settings at default. The iso is named WXPVOL_NL.iso Edit: I forgot to mention that all testings are done on a standard, non raid testcomputer, no virtual pc or vmware. cmdlines.txt RegTweaks.reg.txt RunOnceEX.cmd.txt winnt.sif.txt

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