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Hi ALL, :thumbup

I have been reading and really have learned a lot from all of the great info on msfn.org. Just from reading posts I have gotten really good at making unattended winxp cd's. Anyway onto my questions.

I have recently used nlite to make a new sp2 cd. I am having some problems that it seems no one else is having with sp2.

First of all my guirunonce exits after a short period of installing some of the apps. Its at different points and I believe its because explorer loads early and causes it to exit. Is there a fix for this? What can I do to stop explorer from loading during the guirunonce? I tried taskkill but since explorer loads before taskkill can do its thing it kills the guirunonce. Also it may not be explorer loading that causes guirunonce to die. I'm just guessing.

What i was thinking was spliting the guirunonce into 3 parts as now its in 2 a unpack/replace cmd file and a install apps cmd file. I may have install part 1 and part 2. If the exiting has to do with the length of the cmd file. Has anyonce had trouble with long cmd files?

Also according to unattended.msfn.org you have to put autoupdates=yes to stop sp2 from asking about it. Yet what if you have completely gotten rid of win update? will that cause it to turn on again? or someything?

There are a few other minor problems I'm having yet I will post them when i get back to my main machine and look at the logs.

Any help would be great. Id also like to know what is the program that allows you to make any install silent. I have 1 install that i have to actually do something with.

Also any tips and tricks or thoughts with sp2 unattended would help alot. New entries for winnt.sif

I also found something that will help with custom ntoskrnl.exe building. There is a new version of booteditor as you know. The old one is the only one that will make the exe's now. A trick I tried worked. Take all the files from the new booteditor and use them with the old booteditor. You can now make exe's for MP sp2 ntoskrnl with this trick. COOL uh.

Anyway any help on the above problem would be great. :w00t:

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I may have found out why runonce is dieing.

After my first logon my runonce starts and

I am using choice.com to pick different programs to install depending on the pc. After I pick the option, the selection gets made and then the command file decides to die. I am using call to open up the other cmd file and it opens it and then dies. I have tried both ways choice 1 where the orginal cmd file continues and the other where it calls the other cmd. Even when it continues the file from orginal cmd dies after a certain point, however its later.

Has anyone used choice.com and may have an explanation for this. Does it have to do with explorer loading early? Or something else? When I use choice.com in testing this does not happen.

Also could the legth of the cmd file be a reason?? Or some sort of windows refresh? Should I move my guirunonce to launch at a different time. Although I have no idea how to do that.

Anyone that can help PLEASE POST...

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Ya I am using choice.com from the win 98 sec ed cd. I heard about the program on this forum. Someone else wanted to do what I wanted which was a choice between installing on PC1 or PC2 from the guirunonce part of setup. I'm still unsure why the cmd file decides to die. It seems like its an SP2 refresh that kills the cmd file. :realmad:

If anyone has an idea please let me know. I will take any suggestions. I have another program I may use called message box and I may give that a try and see if the same thing happens. However it does not have a timeout feature like choice.com does.

Has any one used message box to pick between 2 PC installs? :huh:

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If anyone was having issues with Choice.com . I discovered that you can not have it call another cmd file. Otherwise it will die. i got rid of that and everything is fine.

It also seems that WFP is finally fixed, through the new sfc_os.dll. I have not seen it come up yet.

With the help of watchdriversigning by Pyron. I have figured out the driver signing issue. Yet when I get into windows under properties, still warn on driver signing is checked. Is there nothing that can be done about this? The reg tweaks don't seem to change it unless you use a hash and thats different every single time.

If someone can design a program that can execute from a bat file that will change this setting that would be great.

THX.. Although few have posted. I did find all the answers else where

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