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  1. I would have the same questions as Jaclaz... :)

    I have ran into this before as well when doing a Win7 boot repair on a computer. I didn't have Grub4dos switch the drive order when I booted the Win repair ISO and my USB was drive 0. The repair cd then put some of the needed boot files on the USB rather than on the HD. I moved the boot files onto the HD from the USB drive and then used BCDEDIT to point to the right drive for the bootfiles...

  2. I was attempting to run this type of setup but ran into a small snag...

    If I go into presetup.cmd and add the line below "DPsFound" (as suggested).

    :DPsFound

    start /b "Open handle to virtual CD-ROM drive." pushd "%CDDRIVE%"

    Then when it goes into TXT-mode setup, it will say that it "cannot copy presetup.cmd". If I go back to an ISO where this is unchanged, it will copy the file fine (but then loses the ISO mapping in GUI setup). If I manually copy the changed presetup.cmd then GUI setup will work fine.

    Any ideas why modifying presetup.cmd would make it fail to copy in TXT setup?

    If I look in TXTSETUP.SIF, I see setuporg.exe and presetup.cmd listed properly under sourcedisk files (as people on other message boards suggested checking this)

    Thanks

    ~Fizz

  3. It does work fine to load the whole image, I just was looking for setting this up on older/slower machines.

    Can you clarify some parts:

    Which windows files did you used? Do you use a OEM version?

    Did you slipstream a SP? How do you slipstreams?

    Did you changed windows files in addition? Did you edited, added or deleted a file?

    Which menu.lst do you use?

    Does RAM loaded ISO image contain a file RAMBOOT.LST?

    Which contents does contain file RAMBOOT.LST?

    I use the classification to install on a computer without enough RAM

    File txtsetup.sif is there

    How much RAM does computer hold?

    Sorry, there is a issue with relative path.

    Try full path

    MkISO_RAMload_sort.cmd C:\INST\XP_RAM

    Windows XP SP3 setup disk, unattaned with driverpacks (method2). Also nlited to get the image size down

    I tried both menu methods posted in post #69 on page 4, they both load the iso fine, but stop with that error I mentioned before. ISO does contain ramboot.lst which I tried to boot from

  4. Any other ideas on this one? I have switched out the ntdetect.com for the modified one, and also used the mass storage driver pack. I have a Dell E6400 that hangs after "setup is starting windows" on a black screen. When I tried it on some othe rmachines (Optiplex 620, 745) it would get error 7B now with those changes all other machines work ok ECXEPT the E6400. I assume its BSOD 7B? But it just hangs at a black screen after "setup is starting windows" during txt setup.

    The general idea of a BLUE Screen of Death is that it should be blue. ;)

    And, if it is a 0x0000007b it will have 0x0000007b displayed in white on it.

    So, no, if it is a black hanging screen it is a BHS :w00t: (Black Hanging Screen) and is not a BSOD. :whistle:

    It reminds me more of a timing problem of some kind or a problem/conflict with loading a driver than anything else, maybe you should try on that machine to make a USB stick WITHOUT the whole mass of the driverpacks, adding only, if needed, the single mass storage driver that machine needs.

    It is also possible that that stoopid machine, being a DELL :ph34r: has one of those pesky BIOSes that have appeared lately to e incomaptibloe with a good half of "advanced" booting programs/techniques, there are a lot of reports lately of grub4dos freezing on DELL machines, though if you get up to "setup is starting windows" it shouldn't be the problem.

    Another semi-random attempt may be that of using PLoP as an intermediate bootloader, reloading from it the USB device:

    http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html

    Do BOTH 0.2.3 and Beta 1.0.x behave the same? :unsure:

    The two versions use a different approach....

    jaclaz

    Jaclaz-

    Thanks for the help, I will try out some of your suggestions. I have only tried with 1.0b4 and b5 but not 0.2.3. I tried using Plop to boot from USB, but it seems to hang loading up Grub4dos (CMain loading...???). I will also try with just the E6400 driver and not the driverpack...

    Thanks for your help

    Fizz

  5. Have been playing with WinSetupFromUSB for a while worked ok so far, even on laptop.

    But hit a snag today with Dell Optiplex 755 (ICH9)

    with all drivers integrated (same install for on Dell E6400,also intel chipset)

    I got a bSOD 0x7B only when boot from USB (when 32 bit setup starts)

    booting the same image from CD is OK.

    It seems setup considers USB drive a boot device but can't find a 32 bit driver for it?

    Edit: Also tested on external USB hard drive - same result.

    Any other ideas on this one? I have switched out the ntdetect.com for the modified one, and also used the mass storage driver pack. I have a Dell E6400 that hangs after "setup is starting windows" on a black screen. When I tried it on some othe rmachines (Optiplex 620, 745) it would get error 7B now with those changes all other machines work ok ECXEPT the E6400. I assume its BSOD 7B? But it just hangs at a black screen after "setup is starting windows" during txt setup.

    Thanks for your help

    ~Fizz

    //edit: Also tried hard drive in ATA, AHCI, IRRT modes...



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