Posts posted by darkwraith007
Thank you for your speedy reply! You rock! =D
As per your inquiry, I'm using:
ASUS P4P800-VM motherboard, with latest chipset drivers and such.
The newest BIOS doesn't work right so I stuck with what I have. The problem occurred even before the upgrade and subsequent 'downgrade' back to what was on the official motherboard driver cd. I had thought that updating the BIOS would solve the problem but it just f-ed things up instead so I had to downgrade back to what I had before.
Yes, the drive is a primary master, and I have checked and rechecked the jumper settings, they're fine.
I installed all the WD Diagnostic tools and unless I do the full scan for bad sectors, everything seems to check out just fine. As I've said, SMART checks out and everything. I might just do a bad-sectors scan overnight and see what pops up.
I'm relegating this to a hardware issue, either BIOS or the drive itself, somehow maybe incompatible with my motherboard? Or perhaps its because its using Ultra-DMA 5 instead of Ultra-DMA 2 like my DVD-Rom drive is doing.
Either way, this drive is getting ripped out and I'll just install a new one anyways, this old one is 40 GB and is overdue for a replacement anyways as I need more space.
Thanks anyways, though.
Thank you for your time.
Hello to all,
I have a slight problem with my computer. Nothing is damaged or really messed up and everything (performance-wise) seems to run smoothly, especially when gaming for extended periods of time. However its the really ridiculously long bootup time of my computer that's killing me, and I believe my hard drive is the culprit. This problem only occurred once I put a Western Digital HD into the computer (as a slave). Then when my master hard drive crapped out (old drive), I switched the WD Drive to a Master drive, switched the cables and the jumpers and everything.
Its a WDC WD400BB-00DEA0
When I bootup my computer from a cold boot, my computer won't read the hard drive at all. I have to do a Ctrl-Alt-Del while its doing the first BIOS screen, THEN it finally will read the drive. But it takes ~20 seconds or so before it finally recognizes my hard drive, and my computer just sits there in the meantime. Then it goes through the rest of the BIOS and then the list of partitions comes up after another ~30 second wait. Its just ridiculous how long it sits at a black screen before the boot menu comes up (I'm dual-booting, 2 partitions, both with WinXP, one's a backup partition for when something goes sour).
I used HDTune to check the SMART Info and the hard drive is reading just fine and perfectly healthy in everything, just about as close to brand-new as you can get in EVERY value.
Then I even installed a Hard Drive cooler (2 fans) to the hard drive and though the temperature is a LOT cooler for it, its still doing the same thing, so heat isn't the issue either. I even replaced the hard drive cable and even the actual jumper (putting a new jumper in the same master slot as before). All to no avail. O_O
I'm not sure what to do anymore, really. I'm probably going to replace this hard drive, but perhaps I can trace it to a recent event. There was a *very* powerful surge one time, and it completely burned through my surge protector, but it did set off the fuse and shut down my computer very quickly. Upon getting a new surge protector and checking things out, everything seemed operational, but perhaps the surge did something seriously bad to my hard drive that's not showing up in the SMART info.
I'd appreciate any help/tips/advice. Thank you for your time.
I humbly request some help with my issue, and I will do my best to describe it herein.
nLite v1.4 beta
DSL Connection which required DHCP
LastSession.ini will be copied and pasted below
I created an install with nLite, and everything goes wonderfully, installed and ready to go, or so I thought.
I go to modify my services and I notice that the "DHCP Client" service refuses to start, even when placed in Automatic and even after rebooting.
If I try to manually start it, I get an error about 'dependencies' not being ready, something like that.
To my knowledge, DHCP Client has the following 'dependencies'
-AFD (no clue)
-NetBios over TCP/IP
-TCP/IP Protocol Driver
My LastSession.ini is pasted below, please if anyone can help me figure out what I removed that messed things up and prevents this service from loading, I can very quickly just modify my install and leave everything else as-is, saving me a bit of time at least. Any sections not listed in this .ini were blank/unused.[Main]
Env = 1.4 beta - 2.0.50727.42.Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Target = Windows XP Home Edition SP:2 - 5.1.2600.2180 - English (United States)
Create a Bootable ISO
;# Applications #
;# Drivers #
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Cameras and Camcorders
Display Adapters (old)
IBM PS/2 TrackPoint
Serial Pen Tablet
Sony Jog Dial
Toshiba DVD decoder card
Wireless Ethernet (WLAN)
;# Hardware Support #
ALI 1535 SMBus Host Controller
ALI IDE Controller
CMD PCI IDE Controller
CPU Transmeta Crusoe
Firewire Network support
Gravis Digital GamePort
Iomega Zip drive
Multi-port serial adapters
Sony Memory Stick
Toshiba PCI IDE Controller
VIA PCI IDE Controller
Windows CE USB Host
;# Keyboards #
Armenian Eastern keyboard
Armenian Western keyboard
Azeri Cyrillic keyboard
Azeri Latin keyboard
Belgian (Comma) keyboard
Belgian (Period) keyboard
Belgian French keyboard
Bengali (Inscript) keyboard
Bulgarian (Latin) keyboard
Canadian French (Legacy) keyboard
Canadian French keyboard
Canadian Multilingual Standard keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0 keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - NeiMa keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - QuanPin keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - ShuangPin keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - US Keyboard keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - ZhengMa keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Alphanumeric keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Array keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Big5 Code keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - ChangJie keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - DaYi keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - New ChangJie keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - New Phonetic keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Phonetic keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Quick keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Unicode keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - US Keyboard keyboard
Czech (QWERTY) keyboard
Czech Programmers keyboard
Devanagari - INSCRIPT keyboard
Divehi Phonetic keyboard
Divehi Typewriter keyboard
Finnish with Sami keyboard
FYRO Macedonian keyboard
Greek (220) keyboard
Greek (220) Latin keyboard
Greek (319) keyboard
Greek (319) Latin keyboard
Greek Latin keyboard
Greek Polytonic keyboard
Hindi Traditional keyboard
Hungarian 101-key keyboard
Japanese Input System (MS-IME2002) keyboard
Korean Input System (IME 2000) keyboard
Kyrgyz Cyrillic keyboard
Latin American keyboard
Latvian (QWERTY) keyboard
Lithuanian IBM keyboard
Maltese 47-key keyboard
Maltese 48-key keyboard
Mongolian Cyrillic keyboard
Norwegian with Sami keyboard
Polish (214) keyboard
Polish (Programmers) keyboard
Portuguese (Brazilian ABNT) keyboard
Portuguese (Brazilian ABNT2) keyboard
Russian (Typewriter) keyboard
Sami Extended Finland-Sweden keyboard
Sami Extended Norway keyboard
Serbian (Cyrillic) keyboard
Serbian (Latin) keyboard
Slovak (QWERTY) keyboard
Swedish with Sami keyboard
Swiss French keyboard
Swiss German keyboard
Syriac Phonetic keyboard
Thai Kedmanee (non-ShiftLock) keyboard
Thai Kedmanee keyboard
Thai Pattachote (non-ShiftLock) keyboard
Thai Pattachote keyboard
Turkish F keyboard
Turkish Q keyboard
United Kingdom Extended keyboard
United Kingdom keyboard
United States-Dvorak for left hand keyboard
Uzbek Cyrillic keyboard
;# Languages #
Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
Bosnian (Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Croatian (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Serbian (Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Chinese (Hong Kong S.A.R.)
Chinese (Macau S.A.R.)
;Western Europe and United States
English (New Zealand)
English (South Africa)
English (United Kingdom)
Malay (Brunei Darussalam)
Sami, Inari (Finland)
Sami, Lule (Norway)
Sami, Lule (Sweden)
Sami, Northern (Finland)
Sami, Northern (Norway)
Sami, Northern (Sweden)
Sami, Skolt (Finland)
Sami, Southern (Norway)
Sami, Southern (Sweden)
Spanish (Costa Rica)
Spanish (Dominican Republic)
Spanish (El Salvador)
Spanish (International Sort)
Spanish (Puerto Rico)
Spanish (Traditional Sort)
;# Multimedia #
ActiveX for streaming video
AOL ART Image Format Support
Images and Backgrounds
Intel Indeo codecs
Luna desktop theme
Old CDPlayer and Sound Recorder
Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player 6.4
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
;# Network #
Active Directory Services
Comtrol Test Terminal Program
Internet Connection Wizard
Internet Information Services (IIS)
MSMail and MAPI
Network Setup Wizard
NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Protocol
Share Creation Wizard
Vector Graphics Rendering (VML)
;# Operating System Options #
Blaster/Nachi removal tool
Desktop Cleanup Wizard
Extensible Storage Engine (Esent97)
FAT to NTFS converter
File and Settings Wizard
Help and Support
Input Method Editor
Manual Install and Upgrade
MS XML 2.0
Out of Box Experience (OOBE)
Private Character Editor
Remote Installation Services (RIS)
Shell Media Handler
Symbolic Debugger (NTSD)
User account pictures
Visual Basic 5 runtime
Visual Basic 6 runtime
Visual Basic Scripting support
;# Services #
Application Layer Gateway
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC)
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
Internet Authentication (IAS)
IPSEC Policy Agent
Route Listening Service
Service Advertising Protocol
Simple TCP/IP Services
System Restore Service
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
;# Directories #
;# Compatibility #
ProfilesDir = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings"
TargetPath = "WINDOWS"
temp_dir = %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp
TcpIp = 16777215
UsbPoll = 1000
Boot and Shutdown-Auto-End tasks immediately
Boot and Shutdown-Auto-Kill hung applications immediately
Boot and Shutdown-Auto-Kill hung services immediately
Boot and Shutdown-Ctrl-Alt-Del at logon-Enabled
Boot and Shutdown-Disable automatic restart on System Failure
Boot and Shutdown-Disable logging on System Failure
Boot and Shutdown-Disable saving Last Good state at boot
Boot and Shutdown-Do not Parse Autoexec.bat
Boot and Shutdown-Logon Page-Classic
Boot and Shutdown-Numlock-Off
Boot and Shutdown-Setup Prefetch-Cache-Disabled
Boot and Shutdown-Show Administrator on the Welcome Screen
Boot and Shutdown-Status Messages-Extended
Desktop-Desktop icons size-16
Desktop-My Computer icon-Show
Desktop-My Documents icon-Show
Desktop-My Network Places icon-Hide
Desktop-Recycle Bin icon-Show
Desktop-Show Windows version on Desktop
Desktop-Wrap icon titles-Enable
Explorer-Add (un)register libraries in Context Menu
Explorer-Advanced Search: preconfigure options
Explorer-Change Windows Explorer folder view-Details
Explorer-Classic Control Panel
Explorer-Disable Prefix: Shortcut to
Explorer-Display the contents of system folders
Explorer-Preset Places Bar to-Desktop, My Computer, My Network Places, C:, D:
Explorer-Show Drive Letters in front of Drive Names
Explorer-Show extensions of known file-types
Explorer-Show hidden files and folders
Explorer-Show protected operating system files
Explorer-Show Statusbar in all windows
Explorer-Show the full path in the Address Bar
Explorer-Show the full path in the Title Bar
Internet Explorer-Disable Download Complete notification
Internet Explorer-Disable Go Button
Internet Explorer-Disable information bar when popup is blocked
Internet Explorer-Disable Internet Explorer link creation
Internet Explorer-Disable Market Place bookmark
Internet Explorer-Disable Media Player 6.4 created bookmarks
Internet Explorer-Disable Password-Caching
Internet Explorer-Disable sound when popup is blocked
Internet Explorer-Enable Google URL-Search
Internet Explorer-Keep IE URL-History for-0 Days
Internet Explorer-Set Homepage-about:blank
Internet Explorer-Set IE-Cache limit to-8 MB
Internet Explorer-Set Internet Explorer to accept 10 connects at a time
Internet Explorer-Set popup-blocker to high
My Computer-Add Registry Editor to Context Menu
My Computer-Remove Search from Context Menu
My Computer-Remove Shared Documents
Network-Disable administrative shares
Network-Disable automatic search for network folders and printers
Network-Disable DCOM protocol bindings
Network-Disable DNS failure cache
Network-Disable extra SMB notify-change traffic
Network-Disable LAN-Manager from caching passwords
Network-Disable LM HOSTS lookup
Network-Disable Microsoft-DS (close port 445 TCP/UDP)
Network-Disable restoring mapped network drives on logon
Network-Disable Simple File Sharing
Network-Hide PC in Workgroups/Domains
Network-Remove remote-computer NameSpace
Network-Set TCP/IP Priority to 1
Performance-Disable Info Tips on Files and Folders
Performance-Disable Last accessed Timestamp on files
Performance-Disable Optimize harddisk when idle
Performance-Disable paging of kernel and core-os
Performance-Disable Tracking of Broken Shortcut Links
Performance-Disable Warn on low disk space
Performance-Disable WBEM logging
Performance-Do not cache thumbnails
Performance-Enable USB Idle Endpoint support
Performance-Minimal Power Management
Performance-Run 16-bit Windows applications in a separate process
Performance-Use Windows classic folders / No Tasks Sidepanel
Privacy-Disable Driver Update Internet prompt
Privacy-Disable File MRU-List
Privacy-Disable Tracking of most used programs
Security-Always show Updates under Software
Security-Disable Web Open With prompt
Security-Disable Windows Script Host (WSH)
Start Menu-Clear most recently opened documents list on logoff
Start Menu-Control Panel-Display as a menu
Start Menu-Disable and remove Documents list from the Start Menu
Start Menu-Disable Highlight newly installed programs
Start Menu-Disable popup on first boot
Start Menu-Do not use Personalized Menus
Start Menu-Hide Search button in Start Panel
Start Menu-My Computer-Don't display this item
Start Menu-My Documents-Don't display this item
Start Menu-My Music-Don't display this item
Start Menu-My Network Places-Don't display this item
Start Menu-My Pictures-Don't display this item
Start Menu-Network Connections-Link to Network Connections folder
Start Menu-Number of programs on Start menu-30
Start Menu-Printers and Faxes-Display as a link
Start Menu-Reduce popup delay
Start Menu-Remove Pinned Apps List from Start Panel
Start Menu-Remove Search the Internet from Search
Start Menu-Remove Set Program Access and Defaults
Start Menu-Remove User name
Start Menu-Remove Windows Catalog shortcut
Start Menu-Use small icons in Start Panel
Taskbar-Disable Hide inactive icons
Taskbar-Lock the Taskbar-Yes
Visual Effects-Active window tracking-Disable
Visual Effects-Active window tracking speed-Slow
Visual Effects-Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing-Disable
Visual Effects-Combo box animation-Disable
Visual Effects-Cursor shadow-Disable
Visual Effects-Display mouse pointer trails-Disable
Visual Effects-Fade out selection-Disable
Visual Effects-Gradient captions in windows-Disable
Visual Effects-Keyboard shortcut underline-Enable
Visual Effects-Menu animation-Disable
Visual Effects-Menu shadows-Disable
Visual Effects-Menu style-Flat
Visual Effects-Show translucent selection rectangle-Disable
Visual Effects-Show window contents while dragging-Disable
Visual Effects-Slide taskbar buttons-Disable
Visual Effects-Smooth edges of screen fonts-Standard
Visual Effects-Smooth-scroll list boxes-Enable
Visual Effects-Tooltip animation-Disable
Visual Effects-Use a background image for each folder type-Disable
Visual Effects-Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop-Disable
ComputerType = ACPI Multiprocessor PC
LogonCount = 1
MaximumDataStorePercentOfDisk = 12
RestorePointLife = 30
DesktopTheme = Windows Classic|Windows Classic style|Normal
AutoUDay = 5
AutoUHour = 15
ProgFilesPath = "\Program Files"
connname = ""
macaddress = ""
ipaddress = "192.168.0.1"
subnetmask = "255.255.255.0"
defaultgateway = ""
dnsserver1 = ""
dnsserver2 = ""
winsserver = ""
netbiossetting = "2"
ipxnetworknumber = "00000000"
ipxnetworkframetype = "0xFF"
Thank you for your time, everyone!
Have a blessed New Years!
Some guy created a guide, I had this in my bookmarks somewhere and decided nuhi might benefit from reading through it.
It also has a list of "350 system32 files never to delete" which may come in handy.
Perhaps nuhi could create some options in nLite to include those ideas, just a thought.
Here's the link.
You know, that's an aesthetic problem, something superficial and graphical. If it FUNCTIONS correctly then I wouldn't worry about it. Removing Internet Explorer while keeping the IE Core is a wonderful solution for those who hate IE, but its still buggy and causes crazy problems with many programs that are dependent on one or more functions of IE like its HTML-rendering interface. Yet despite this you don't see people whining about fixes, we report the bugs and let others know of them.
Thanks for the "bug" report, but if I were you I wouldn't clamor for a special fix for that issue. nuhi is busy enough as it is. I'm sure he has a life as well, and having nLite at all is quite an accomplishment.
I'd personally love to see a way to remove the "Administrators" group after you create your username.
I'd also like to have a way to completely rip out and remove the "Guest" account, rather then just "disabling" it.
These would be two features that would really help with those who are a bit paranoid about security, but they aren't in nLite (to my knowledge) and they are "extra" features at best and frivolous at worst. Yet you won't see me harp and whine about patches or fixes or "add this and remove this" or other stuff.
So, with all that said...
I'm so happy to finally see some bugs squashed and a FINAL version released rather then some betas and RCs. They aren't bad, but when you wanna do a really good nLite install you want the best, and preferably as bug-free as you can make it. Thanks again for such a wonderful utility!
I was moments from PMing you to casually ask whether we'd have v1.3 Final within the next 6 months. *laughs* But your speed and responsiveness is quite good!
I do request that there be a focus on bug-fixing moreso then new features/tweaks, so that at least once the bugs are pretty much done, future bugs can be fairly isolated to the introduction of new features and will thus make things much better. I know you won't open-source nLite but perhaps its a thought for the future...maybe within 10 years? ^_^
I've been delaying a reinstall for months now. No more delays! Yes!
Well, from my perspective, this looks like a conflict between Roxio and Norton Systemworks.
I'd suggest you backup everything as best you can (this is why I use an external 120 GB usb hard drive for backups).
Do a complete re-install (with nLite) and take care not to remove anything vital.
Test it out and see if it works, then install norton and make sure it works, THEN install the roxio stuff and see if it works.
Trial and error, but it seems obvious to me that there's just conflict.
Norton does a lot of stuff that makes it incompatible with many programs that "do not want to behave themselves". Particularly Norton CrashGuard (not sure if its in the newer versions) causes lots of conflicts. If all else fails try disabling (not uninstall, disabling it via their preferences/options) norton stuff completely (make sure you are disconnected from the internet first). After this, reboot and try the drive again.
Always keep track of what programs you install. The less, the better. Stick to the essentials and don't bother with uninstalling anything, just use Norton Ghost and restore to a previous state before the program was installed. If you don't have Norton Ghost then there's freeware/open source progs available also.
I have Verizon Online DSL.
$15 per month, in US dollars.
768 kbps download, 128 kbps upload.
Translated to real usage, its: 90+ k/s downloading and 20+ k/s uploading.
I think I have the best deal on this entire forum. ^_^
DHCP Client service error
IT WORKED! =D
Turns out the culprit was (as I suspected) disabling/removing NETBIOS over TCP/IP. That one was in the non-PnP though and I enabled it as you said, and now the internet works! I'm just glad that somehow it was still in the install and not removed. Thanks!
In the future I'd advise anyone to NOT remove anything NETBIOS related and just disable it if you need to, AFTER you install your internet.