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Buffer overflow when loading slipstreamed SP1


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When loading the files for the slipstreamed Vista SP1 release (just after selecting the OS type) , it freezes and won't quit unless I reboot. I opened Process monitor to see what was going on and I noticed a humungous number of buffer overflow errors (PM was freezing, using 1.5Gb memory) like the following:

Sequence: 112999

Date & Time: 2/10/2008 6:28:47 PM

Event Class: File System

Operation: QueryNameInformationFile

Result: BUFFER OVERFLOW

Path: C:\Temp\\Temp\vsTemp19\Windows\System32\config\SOFTWARE{00000001-8c96-0009-0000-000000000000}.TMContainer00000000000000000001.regtrans-ms

TID: 4012

Duration: 0.0000047

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The problem seems to be with that file. I tried it in my other 2008 Server installation with v1.1 and 1.1.1 and got the same result.

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I'm only using Windows Advanced Firewall which doesn't have process protection and Antivir. I turned off most everything I could (services and drivers) but still got the same result.

This is not the first time I've had freezing at this stage of the process. Most, if not all, previous vlite versions have frozen when loading the OS for the first time (which is why I was looking for a way to terminate it in the other thread). After rebooting, however, it would load and work fine. This time, it won't work at all and continues to freeze.

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I just tried it on my x64 installation and it works, so it's probably a problem with running on 2008 Server or something peculiar to my install.

The file selection dialog (for choosing a directory) doesn't show up though, so I had to manually enter the path.

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Your OS is somehow broken, that browse windows looking like that means that some of your classes in the registry and/or dlls could be of wrong version or missing.

But I will check if maybe some option is doing that. How did you set your Server, any tight policies, what Role is it?

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I rarely use the x64 installation but I haven't noticed any problems previously. I just installed DotNET today so maybe it didn't install properly.

Server (RC1) settings are basically default. The only installed role is File Services (Windows Search and File Server).

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