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  1. kc_ Here is something else you can try.

    From your desktop

    1 Right click my computer

    2 Click the "advanced" tab

    3 In the box near the bottom labled "Startup and Recovery" click the "settings" button

    4 Select the drop down box labled "Default operating system" to see what is listed. There should be only one OS.

    Also you can modify the "time to display list of operating systems:" to less than 30 secs here. I would not recomend lowering the one for recovery options. This is the screen that gives you safe mode options at startup in the event of a crash during boot.

    If this does not fix your problem please click the edit button (DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING MANUALLY UNLESS YOU SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING) which will open your boot.ini file. Copy it, post it and I will take a look.

    Hope this helps...

  2. If you always reformat why don't you specify it to do that in your winnt.sif file automatically?



    As far as the dual boot if you are formatting the entire drive you should only see one boot however that option should be able to bypassed with your boot settings. You can check your boot options in msconfig or from a cmd prompt with bootcfg it should look something like this.

    Boot entry ID:   1
    Friendly Name:   "Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
    Path:            multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    OS Load Options: /fastdetect

    Anything more than this would indicate that you have not formated the entire drive, have installed multiple os or have a problem with your boot setup.

  3. Your problem was caused by having the username and computer name the same. this can be fixed by using the computername\username combo when writing your commands.
    I'm not sure where you think my username and computername are the same? They are similar but not the same scottspc/scott
    Next time you ask a question, post the original files. Take out the product key, and change the passwords if you want, but leave everything else the same. Its harder for other people to debug your work if you have one copy, but you have another.

    Also I did post the orginal files the first winnt.sif file I posted the section relating to the problem and the second time I posted it for the simple install it was the full file???

  4. Sorry I can't be much help with the driver aspect because I haven't even gone near it for my two current builds.

    As far as the .exe files that is a hole different aspect. It will take some time to look through everything but the unattended section will help you run any other program installs.

    MSFN's Unattended XP CD

    If your new to unattended installs don't cheat, read from begining to end then back to the forums and then you will understand the mysteries of life...

    Well got to catch some shut eye -_-

  5. Unattend.txt

    1. the TargetPath parameter doesn't accept "\"'s -- you should change it to "windows"

    The target path actually does accept "\" and was no problem during the setup. I think I have found the solution to this problem elsewhere but have yet to test it.


    You don't make it clear -- are you running this file as a runonce item or from cmdlines.txt?

    It's not the execution of the useraccounts.cmd that is a problem it is one of the commands.

    Either way:  The easiest method of figuring this out is going to be by replacing your batch file call with:

    "%windir%\system32\cmd.exe /k"


    This will launch a cmd.exe window that waits for you to close it before moving on.  Try running your batch file manually from this window and see what happens.  Since it's erroring on some weird group-related errors, try running:

    "net localgroup" to get a look at the valid groups that your system believes in and compare that to your script.

    Hope that helps.

    I added a pause at the end of the cmd file which is how I got the output of the error during setup however I'm not able to find out what is causing the problem and what problems it could cause down the road.

  6. With Ad Aware you should have a /s at the end to suppress the interface

    REG ADD %KEY%\005 /VE /D "Installing Ad-aware SE Professional" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\005 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\install\Applications\AdWare\AdWareSEPersonal1.05.exe /s" /f

    Also you have an extra " in Alcohol and Any DVD you should remove one.

    REG ADD %KEY%\015 /VE /D "Installing Alcohol 120%" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\015 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Applications\Alcohol120\AlcoholSetup.msi /qn" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\015 /V 2 /D ""REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\install\Applications\Alcohol120\registry.reg" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\025 /VE /D "Installing AnyDVD" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\025 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Applications\AnyDVD\AnyDVD_Setup.exe /S" /noreboot /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\025 /V 2 /D ""REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\install\Applications\AnyDVD\key.reg" /f

    WMP has a few errors that I can see. Remove the / after c:

    The largest near the end should be /DisallowSystemRestore" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\065 /VE /D "Installing Windows Media Player 10" /f

    REG ADD %KEY%\065 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Applications\WMP10\MP10Setup.exe /q:A /c:/"setup.wm.exe /Q /R:N /DisallowSystemRestore\"" /f

    Hope this helps

  7. This is mine and the first thing that comes to my mind is the OEMPreinstall. I am sure it should be set to YES

    The second is the UnattendSwitxh="yes" it is not in your file.

    The OEMPreinstall only needs to be set to yes if you are using the $OEM$ to install other apps, tweaks, etc.

    and the UnattendSwitch only needs to be set if you want to bypass the network setup adn regional options.

    Which in both cases are not factors in doing a basic install test.


  8. You can remove it using the nLite setup program under the components removal or you can delete the actual .lnk file during setup like this(you will need to know the exact location of the file)

    ECHO Removing useless shortcuts...

    DEL "%systemdrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Oulook Express.lnk"

    I use this line to remove 20 or more link from my desktop and start menu for all profiles in my start.cmd file.

    Also you might be able to turn it off in your winnt.sif file under the [Components] section but I'm not positive and have not yet experimented.

    The first two I have tested succesfully and has not affected outlook. I too AM a outlook fan and NOT of Express.

  9. Try these... It works for me.

    ;My computer
    ; My network places
    ;My documents
    ;Internet Explorer

  10. I've gone back to the begining and tried the most basic UI without SP2 or additional installs. I only added the winnt.sif file and it still changes my computer name to "mobile-" then the randoms string of characters.

    Here is the full winnt.sif file that was used.




       FullName="Scott Stein"
       OrgName="Mobile Gear"





  11. thanks

    ok i checked out the switch for Alcohol 120%, it said it was /qn so i was wondering, shall i put that like this:

    REG ADD %KEY%\015 /VE /D "Installing Alcohol 120%" /f
    REG ADD %KEY%\015 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Applications\Alcohol_120%\Alcohol120%_Setup.msi" /f /qn

    With the /qn at the end?

    You want the switch to follow the file extension such as .msi

    REG ADD %KEY%\015 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\Install\Applications\Alcohol_120%\Alcohol120%_Setup.msi /qn REBOOT=Suppress" /f

    Check out your WMP which is set correctly

  12. According to Microsoft ProductKey is the new prefered method for this not ProductID. I have no problems with it using ProductKey.

    Try leaving it as ProductKey but wrapping it with "quotes"


    The reason why you stop at the serial is because you use


    Try using


    This should fix your serial problem

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