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  1. The AutomaticUpdates=no in winnt.sif never worked for me. This leaves the service enabled but just sets it so that au is off (I think.) If this doesn't work just export this key after setting it to your liking. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update] "ConfigVer"=dword:00000001 "AUOptions"=dword:00000001 "ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000 "ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:00000003
  2. Here is my attempt at this. http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=&amp...st&p=617727 Mysysprep seems like a great utility to me, but I want my image to update the hal regardless of what it is dropped onto. The limitations of my sysprepped image are that you must use windows pe to deploy otherwise the script won't run. Other than that I use my image on quite a few pcs with 3 different hals and have had good luck with it. Good luck to you and if you find a solution that works for you, post it.
  3. dhdan

    Unexplaned reboots

    I had an issue similar to this and mine turned out to be the hard drive itself. I had tested it numerous times with diagnostics software and it always passed. After changing every other component, I tried an old hard drive. It has worked fine ever since.
  4. I don't know of a way to remap the buttons but you can set windows to ask you what you want to do when pressing the sleep button. Control Panel - Display - Screen Saver - Power - Advanced and set when I press the sleep button on my computer to ask me what to do.
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    Can't turn ON XP Firewall

    After a nasty virus infection in a friends computer I followed these instructions to get it to work. http://forum.oscr.arizona.edu/showthread.php?t=2284
  6. Thanks iceman for the autoit script. I'm going to retry bashrats driver packs again or the ones for ubcd4win and see if it works. I just got too worn out with the clicking. As far as the deployment goes I have ideas but no way to test. How about booting pe from RIS and run the scripted install I spoke of or for a little more interesting version with no RIS and no sitting in front of a pc... Send magic packet to all computers in a lab. Have tftpd tell all these to pxe boot and run windows pe from ram and script ghost to drop down multicasted sysprepped image and then run the hal update script. Granted I've never tried this full setup. I do use wolcmd to wakeup my pcs and currently use tftpd32 to boot pe into memory but have never tried multicasting ghost although I do know ghost is able to run in pe so I assume you can script that setup. I use imagex but it has no support for multicasting that I know of. I love the single instance storage though.
  7. Tron103 helped me with completing my idea/version of this particular project. The process I followed was just to use everybody elses ideas. Maybe this will be of some use to others. 1. I built windows pe 2005 with wmi and all scripting support and all mass storage drivers I need 2. I built an xp box ran sysprep on this image with the buildmassstorage set to yes 3. I extracted the sysprep.inf out of the image created in step 2 and added my own pci\ven codes to sysprep.inf by pulling them from files by using icemanND's script http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=71539 (you can use bashrats mass storage but some error out and I never let it complete because I got tired of clicking on popups) I would recommend only putting in what you'll need in addition to the ones populated from bmsd to save time and effort in running sysprep. 4. Before I ran sysprep on a new machine with my final sysprep.inf, I changed the image to Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC HAL and a standard ide controller according to the instructions here (at least the hal) http://www.myitforum.com/articles/15/view.asp?id=8997 5. I sysprepped my machine and imaged the result 6. Booting using windows pe I can throw my image on any current box and run the script from step 4 and it will update sysprep.inf with the hal update section it needs, if needed So there it is in theory, a universally ghostable xp sysprepped setup...at least as universal as the drivers that you add to xp and winpe.
  8. I just registered the extension under my account and exported settings from the registry. You can change the following to default user by just changing the HKCU part. At least that's how I've always done it. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.nzb] [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.nzb\OpenWithList] "a"="nbpro.exe" "MRUList"="a" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.nzb\OpenWithProgids] "nzb_auto_file"=hex(0): Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.nzb] [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.nzb\OpenWithList] "a"="nbpro.exe" "MRUList"="a" [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.nzb\OpenWithProgids] "nzb_auto_file"=hex(0):
  9. I import this during setup and if I double click on a nfo file it opens with notepad. [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.nfo] "Application"="NOTEPAD.EXE" [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.nfo\OpenWithList] "a"="Explorer.exe" "MRUList"="ba" "b"="NOTEPAD.EXE" [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.nfo\OpenWithProgids] "MSInfo.Document"=hex(0):
  10. dhdan

    On my Desktop I can see written following:

    If you can't find the sr.inf I don't know what to tell you. I'm out of ideas at this point. Maybe somebody else will be able to assist you further.
  11. dhdan

    On my Desktop I can see written following:

    Click Start, Run and type in services.msc and hit enter. Do you see system restore service in the name column? If so, what is the startup type set to? If it is disabled change it to automatic. If you don't see it the service has been deleted. Also follow these instructions: * Click Start, Run and type GPEDIT.MSC * Navigate to this path: => Computer Configuration ==> Administrative Templates ===> System ====> System Restore * Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured * Set Turn off Configuration to Not Configured Click Start, Run and type %windir%\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe and hit enter. Do you get an error? If so post this error or if you don't get an error you should be able to configure your system restore. If none of this works you might try to reinstall system restore.
  12. dhdan

    Funny hover issue

    Thank you jeremy for the best reply I've seen on msfn yet.
  13. dhdan

    On my Desktop I can see written following:

    You should not have that message if it's from the original install disks, but this registry edit should fix it. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA\Certificates\FEE449EE0E3965A5246F000E87FDE2A065FD89D4] [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\ROOT\Certificates\2BD63D28D7BCD0E251195AEB519243C13142EBC3] I found this here http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits...topbranding.reg Also in regards to your system restore, are you running service pack 2? When you right click on My Computer and choose properties do you have the system restore tab? Is the system restore service started?
  14. dhdan

    Formatting partetion C:

    If you have a copy of windows pe, follow the help file winpe.chm to make a custom copy of windows pe. You would add the line that you said format c: /fs:ntfs /q /y to the file startnet.cmd in the system32 folder. All this file is, is a batch file to execute when windows pe boots. By default it only has the following in it (plus a little message that I removed): @ECHO OFF START "Installing Components" /MIN OC2.bat factory -winpe @echo offSo yours would look like this @ECHO OFF START "Installing Components" /MIN OC2.bat factory -winpe @echo off format c: /fs:ntfs /q /yIf you are familiar with batch files you can do such things as format the drives the way you want using diskpart (there is another way in pe to do it.) You could store your i386 folder on this disc and kickoff your install from there...x:\xp\i386\winnt32.exe /unattend....blah blah. You could kickoff the install over the network since pe supports networking. If you use images you can use ghost 8 in pe which would be the fastest way to get your system up and running. Store your image on another drive, boot to pe which automatically formats c: then loads your image using ghost. PE is a great tool and if you look around in the pe forum you'll find a ton of things you can do with it.
  15. dhdan

    Manually intergrate hotfixes

    I would think that you are actually integrating them. The process is to extract contents to your random directories then apply them. Did you check your svpack folder to see if there are files in there?