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  1. shorterxp

    Error 995: Anybody familiar, how to fix?

    Updated Post #1
  2. Hi jaclaz For 'users' curiosity, see end of post. While that thread is related, the problem described here is separate. To put the problem visually: Attempt 1 Unattended procedure Reboot NLITE.CMD calls other SFX - all of them work NLITE.CMD calls Daemon_SFX.exe: FAIL Taskbar appears / Unattended procedure complete Outcome: Daemon not installed without user input Attmept 2 Unattended procedure Reboot NLITE.CMD calls other SFX - all of them work Taskbar appears / Unattended procedure complete Manual execution of Daemon_SFX.exe*: OK Outcome: Daemon installed but with user input *file is in same directory as previous. The only apparent difference is the chronology of taksbar, which marks the end of NLITE.CMD and unattended setup. MHZs may work but I was less familiar on how to apply it. For me, installing SPTD via cmdlines.txt (t12) and then daemon.exe via NLITE.CMD with the usual reboot in between was simpler (except for this SFX which now won't install automatically - goddamnit!). users: I may distribute my XP install amongst my peers to satisfy a small project. If daemon won't install without user input then I could put a shortcut to the package on the desktop in order for users to install it manually. I could also use MHZ method but I'm curous about why my mehod doesn't work.
  3. Hi, Would like some pointers about RunOnce stage. I cannot fathom why RunOnce wont install this SFX.exe. Its tedious having restart clean boots just to troubleshoot this. A particular app refuses to install (no error given) even though the exe itself works OK if run (manually) after the RunOnce procedure completes (i.e after the desktop shows).. With manual execution it installs as intended. Its a SFX archive, in a directory on the install media. The other SFX executables in that directory work fine also. Few possibilities: Is there a limit on the number of commands NLITE.CMD can make at RunOnce? Maybe XP does not like SFX packed with the latest WinRAR? Edit: I repacked SFX with older 2006 version of WinRAR. Issue persists. Perhaps daemon installer within the SFX seeks a directory that doesn't exist until complete login (i.e. when task bar appears)? Heres the example NLITE.CMD (the very last stage of unattended). @ECHO OFF for /f "tokens=3" %%i IN ('reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup /v "SourcePath" ^| findstr "REG_SZ"') do set SOURCE=%%i %SOURCE%\AUTOADD\QL.exe %SOURCE%\AUTOADD\TCPO.exe %SOURCE%\AUTOADD\PowerMenu.exe %SOURCE%\AUTOADD\DreamAquarium.exe %SOURCE%\AUTOADD\SV.exe %SOURCE%\AUTOADD\CoreTemp.exe %SOURCE%\AUTOADD\SumatraPDF.exe %SOURCE%\AUTOADD\DaemonTools.exe @ECHO Please Wait as MS Office is Installed... @ECHO OFF %SOURCE%\OFFICE2003\SETUP.EXE TRANSFORMS="UNATTENDED.MST" /qn %SOURCE%\OFFICE2003\O12Conv.msi %SOURCE%\OFFICE2003\Activate.exe %windir%\system32\cmd.exe /C "START RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,3" EXIT Really would like daemon integrated into unattended. If all else fails, I will have to instruct users to install it manually instead. (love this forum btw - it's really quick).
  4. It's evident now why the AutoIT script is needed. I wasn't aware. 4.08 allows silent install but comes with adware, where as earlier verisons don't come with adware but don't allow silent install. Typical. Nevertheless I insisted on silent DT installer for 3.46 using AutoHotKey script. Heres a footprint comparison of both options. AutoIT script (800 kb) DT 4.09 Installer (1.7 mb) AutoHotKey Script (180 kb) DT 3.46 Installer (497 kb) shorterxp Silent DT Installer (SFX archive). Autorun and virtual drives are disabled upon installation. To mount, daemon needs to be run and virtual drives needs to set to 1.
  5. Hi, After some thinking, it seems there is 3 ways of doing this. I note order of SPTD and Daemon is important. M1) AutoIT script to check driver presence before installing driver package. M2) Add driver installer to i386/SVCPACK and adding a line to SVCPACK.inf under [Hotfixes to run]. Then Run DT at RunOnce / NLITE.cmd M3) Run driver installer at cmdlines.txt silently. Then run DT at RunOnce / NLITE.cmd Given my own custom install will not have driver present (I can't think of a scenario where it would be already, given he who develops unattended install is in control of such things). I'm not familair with SVCPACK.inf, method 3 is proably the easiest for me... Does anyone object with 3, instead of 2, or 1. Any potential problems? It should work in any scenario (ignoring the scenario M1 addresses - pre-existence of SPTD.sys) Thanks
  6. shorterxp

    Force windows to ignore Bios clock?

    thanks fellas
  7. On occasion the power in my house goes out as I am on pre payment meter. Loss of power resets the BIOS time, consequently so is the time in Windows. Is there a way to make windows time static / independant of the BIOS time?
  8. I could have googled that myself :dow: To clarify: robvanderwoude.com the choice example, using choice.exe did not work as desired. The example on wikipedia, also ussing choice.exe, did work.
  9. echo ramdisk| convert f: /fs:ntfs /x That formats hard drive?
  10. Thats what typically works for windows XP. It can change between OS. I think M$ make an effort to make sure old installs that use either work regardless.
  11. Hi, thanks. Theres a bug in forum ("forbidden") shows up when try to use 'code snippet' or 'quote' feature, so I've resorted to using screenshot. The example on robvanderwoude.com did not work. The example on wikpedia did work. See below.
  12. shorterxp

    Windows media player *light*

    Updated links + overall package to be cleaner / more install/uninstall freindly.
  13. Forbidden You don't have permission to access /board/topic/177670-bat-cmd-yn-input-without-pressing-enter/ on this server. ARGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH not this shTYEt again!!!
  14. Is this possible? The only info I found was here, the first script doesn't work and the second makes no sense: https://forums.windowssecrets.com/showthread.php/113953-Yes-No-Batch-file-(XP-SP2) I would like to create a CMD that prompts user y / n question with goto in place. But automatically continue as soon as input is detected (contrast to waiting for another ENTER press to finish). As it stands: @echo Log off + log in to complete installation! SET /P _inputname= Log Off now?: IF "%_inputname%"=="Y" GOTO :Y GOTO :end :Y cmd.exe /c c:\windows\system32\logoff.exe :end
  15. Could be that I used REGEDIT4 not 5.0 Edit: precisely the problem was I used REGEDIT4 not 5.0 Thanks Jaclaz once again