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  1. Thanks for the reply 5eraph. My username on RyanVM is Nick2009. Thanks again
  2. Hi.. I've recently updated my email address in my RyanVM forum account but I haven't received an activation email to the new email address so as a result, my account is currently inactive. I can't find any link to contact Ryan or a moderator so it has left my account in limbo. It's a long shot, but does anyone know how to contact Ryan or someone else on the forums who may be able to help please? Thanks for any help
  3. May have to give that a go. Do you know if there is an xbootmgr switch that will delay the first shutdown by enough time to take the snapshot? Whilst it's counting down, I'll take the snapshop and when it's completed, I'll run the command to cancel the trace then take another snapshot.
  4. Thanks, but do you know exactly what changes in the registry the command makes. Not being able to boot into Windows makes it impossible to run the command so my only hope besides last known good configuration or system restore is to edit the registry hive from another OS in order to remove the entries manually.
  5. Hi... I have been investigating why Windows Sidebar seems to take so long to load after booting and I decided to run xbootmgr to trace the booting process. I ran the following command: xbootmgr –Trace Boot –TraceFlags DIAG+DRIVERS+POWER+REGISTRY The system rebooted but it then went on a boot loop where it would reset before the login screen. I run a dual boot OS so I decided to boot into XP and then edit the Windows 7 registry in order to remove the startup run command for xbootmgr. Still no joy, it just kept on rebooting before loading Windows successfully. I booted into XP again and removed some other xbootmgr entries from the Windows 7 software hive (backing up everything first), but still no joy. Safe Mode wouldn't boot either. Startup repair diagnosed autofailover but was unable to repair the issue. In the end I decided to load last known good configuration which worked but I had forgotten that I disabled the feature many months ago so the last known good configuration included driver entries from programs that had long since been updated or removed. I then went about reinstalling some programs and manually repairing some registry entries which still referenced old drivers. It took me a number of hours but I eventually got things back to how they were before running xbootmgr. I have since re-enabled last known good configuration backup just in case I need to use it again but I was wondering how else I could rectify this issue if it happens again. Surely, there are some registry keys which when removed would stop the trace from running so that the machine can boot as normal? When I was editing the registry via XP, I removed the following: \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run: xbootmgr command \System\ControlSet001\Control\WMI\GlobalLogger - Removed key \System\ControlSet001\Control\WMI\Autologger\XBootMgrSession - Removed key and subkeys \System\ControlSet001\Control\WMI\XPerfBootmgr - Removed key Is there anything else that could be removed in order to cancel the trace and boot Windows normally? Thanks for any help. Nick
  6. It turned out to be the burning speed of the CD which was causing the problem. As I mentioned above, I added the controller drivers to the CD for use in textmode and when setup was loading the files, I could clearly see the correct drivers being loaded before the bsod. I was using decent Verbatim media but just as a test, I thought I would try a crappy Tesco CD which could only cope with x10 speeds. The first disc I burned on the Tesco disc worked like a charm (this was using an iso image which resulted in a bsod on the Verbatims). I then burned the image to a Verbatim at x10 speed and it worked. Anyway, defcon has been lowered to 1 for the time being Thanks for the help Tripredacus
  7. I'm booting from a SATA optical drive. The BSOD occurs just after setup has finished loading files....at the bottom of the screen it says 'Setup is starting Windows' then slight pause and BSOD. So on an unmodified disc, it would be just before the press F8 to accept the agreement and if it's an unattended install, before you select the drive to install Windows to. I've made some progress though....am doing things a little differently now but it seems to be working so far. I've decided to ditch nLite for driver integration as it is somehow screwing things up. I'm now using RVMi to add OnePiece's update pack and some AddOns, then nLite for setting up unattended, tweaks as well as removing components etc. Then I use DriverPacks to slip the drivers in. The first disc I made worked like a charm, but it was nearly 800mbs so had to be burnt to DVD. I've just made another with my own third party driver pack so it all fits on a CD. Just about to test it
  8. Have also tried loading BIOS defaults...
  9. It didn't work but thanks anyway. I'm truly stumped for answers now. When XP starts to load the setup files, I can clearly see the ICH9R controller being loaded but the BSOD still occurs: 0X0000007B (0XF7C7A524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000) I did however find an old XP SP3 disc which I had integrated AHCI drivers on but no other changes. That disc worked fine so I had the bright idea of copying the files to a hard disk then adding update pack, drivers and tweaks with nlite. BSOD again! Yet again, I can see the ICH9R controller being loaded before the stop error. It seems something is screwing up the nLite process. I've even tried adding the updates and addons with RVM's Intergrater then modding with nLite but BSOD again. Think i'll just try taking nLite out of the equation and just add the update pack and addons with RVMi, create the iso and burn. There's no point me testing on a VM as every single previous image has installed fine on a VM but then proceeded to give me a BSOD when installing via cd.
  10. I'm pretty sure i've tried the ones from the Asus site...but i'll give it another go. I'll try them on a clean copy of XP with no other mods in nLite. Thanks
  11. Thank you for the reply. Yes....along with the following files: iaahci.cat iaAHCI.inf iastor.cat iaStor.inf IaStor.sys Txtsetup.oem I've tried multiple versions of Intel's Matrix Storage Manager and Rapid Storage Technology...although only one per image I have made. I'm definitely selecting the right textmode version (ICH9R/DO/DH SATA AHCI Controller) as per my mobo. I've even selected all the items on the list on one attempt but no joy.
  12. Thanks for the reply but i've already integrated the required F6 drivers with nLite?
  13. Huge lols....just tried changing the BIOS setting to IDE and I still got the BSOD during setup. Any suggestions please?
  14. Hi.. i'm rapidly losing the will to live here and would appreciate some help. I decided to make a new XP installation disc but i'm having trouble getting it installed due to 0x7b BSODs during the setup. I'm confused as to why this is happening as I am integrating the AHCI drivers with nLite using the text mode installation method and using the specific driver for my board (Asus P5K-E WiFi - iaAHCI_ICH9RDODH). My BIOS settings are also set to AHCI I read somewhere that it may be due to having 4GBs RAM installed when running the installation so I have removed 2GBs but the problem persists. If someone could suggest something to try, I would be extremely grateful. Installing the images on a virtual machine works without any problems but each disc I burn results in the stop error. Thanks,
  15. I've managed to run vLite on a Windows 7 SP1 image without error but I had to omit 'Component' modification in order for it to complete. I managed to integrate drivers add tweaks, but I would really like to remove languages. I can do it with RT7 Lite but doing so changes registry permissions to potentially dangerous settings so I would rather use vLite if possible. Does anyone know of a workaround for this please?
  16. This app could be the answer to all my prayers as i've had so many issues trying to vLite a Win7 SP1 image, but i've noticed an annoying problem with each image I have made so far. Everything seems to go smoothly during the integrations, modifying and saving processes but after installing I notice that the 'Users' group have been given full access to HKCR, HKLM/Software and HKLM/System which is an accident waiting to happen. I've tried changing the root permissions to read only but it doesn't change all of the subkeys. Using subinacl has similar results....probably due to me using a x64 version of Windows. Does anyone know why this is happening...and more importantly, how to avoid it please? I've checked on the RT7 Lite forums and someone else reported the issue a few months ago and the suggestion was that it was a result of using certain options in the 'Tweaks' section but i've made a few test images without using any tweaks at all and the problem is still present. I've also tried a couple of different versions ( and 1.7.0). Any help would be great. Thanks
  17. Argh, I can't get this to work for me. Have been using RT7 Lite but I found that it edits the registry permissions to give 'Users' full control over hkcr and most of hklm which is extremely dodgy. I want vLite working again It used to work perfectly (for my needs) with Windows 7 without SP1 but it just crashes now after clicking apply. I've tried dead0's suggestion but it didn't work for me. Can anyone offer some suggestions please?
  18. Thanks very much for replying MrJinje...I found the wmic command on Experts Exchange soon after I posted my question. I made a batch file which I ran from SetupComplete.cmd and tested on a virtual machine and it works like a charm. Thanks again
  19. Hello, would someone be able to tell me if it is possible to use the Autounattend file to set Windows to NOT expire a password for an account which is created in the autounattend file please? I did use the search function but could not find anything relevant. Thank you.
  20. Whenever I sync apps or data from my pc to iPod, iTunes tries to contact Google. Is there a reason for this? I do have Google Earth installed on the iPod so I thought that perhaps it was looking for updates for that but it happens if I just sync notes or emails accounts etc. Thanks
  21. Thanks for the reply puntoMX. I have read conflicting reports of wowlan. Many date back a few years but it seems more recently that a few cards do support the feature. The following articles caught my eye: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee851581(WS.10).aspx http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-029827.htm I've found a couple of laptop cards that do support the feature but I would like to find something more suitable for a desktop if possible.

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