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hi. i'm trying this unattended cd with updates and some programs (directx, msn, wmp). i'm using virtual pc to check if it's working, and it's not. the setup starts, and loads normally, and when it gets to 13 minutes, the hour glass next to the mouse comes on and off a few times, but then it just freezes. the dots at the bottom are still moving, it,s just stuck on registering components (half way). i'm guessing i did something worng while editing one of the files.

my question is, can i view the contents of the .vhd virtual hard disk that virtual pc made? this way i can access the logs and see what has happenned. (so i know if it's the updfates that are the problem, or the programs, or if i just haven't told it to END).

anyone know how?

if anyone thinks they can help just by looking at my files i edited here they are:

main_batch.cmd (in install\)


@echo off


ECHO Over the next few minutes you will see automated installations

ECHO of various sofware applications, windows updates, and registry

ECHO hacks being implemented. The computer will restart automatically

ECHO once the whole process has finished!


ECHO Installing DirectX 9.0b

ECHO Please wait...

start /wait %systemdrive%\install\DirectX9b\dxsetup.exe /opk

ECHO Removing Wallpapers...

DEL "%systemroot%\Blue Lace 16.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\Coffee Bean.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\FeatherTexture.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\Gone Fishing.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\Greenstone.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\Prairie Wind.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\Rhododendron.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\River Sumida.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\Santa Fe Stucco.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\Soap Bubbles.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\Zapotec.bmp"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Crystal.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Friend.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Home.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Moon flower.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Peace.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Power.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Purple flower.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Radiance.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Ripple.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Stonehenge.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Vortec space.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Ascent.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Autumn.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Azul.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Follow.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Red moon desert.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Tulips.jpg"

DEL "%systemroot%\Web\Wallpaper\Wind.jpg"


ECHO Removing useless shortcuts...

DEL "%systemdrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Set Program Access and Defaults.lnk"

DEL "%systemdrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Windows Catalog.lnk"


ECHO Removing Screensavers...

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\scrnsave.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\ss3dfo.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\ssbezier.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\ssflwbox.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\ssmarque.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\ssmypics.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\ssmyst.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\sspipes.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\ssstars.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\dllcache\sstext3d.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\scrnsave.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\ss3dfo.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\ssbezier.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\ssflwbox.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\ssmarque.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\ssmypics.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\ssmyst.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\sspipes.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\ssstars.scr"

DEL "%systemroot%\system32\sstext3d.scr"


ECHO Installing MSN Messenger 6.0.0602 Final

ECHO Please wait...

start /wait %systemdrive%\install\MSN\MsnMsgs.msi /QB


ECHO Installing Windows Media Player 9

ECHO Please wait...

start /wait %systemdrive%\install\WMP9\MPSetupXP.exe /Q:A /R:N


ECHO Applying Registry Tweaks...

REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\install\RegTweaks.reg


ECHO Installing Microsoft JavaVM - Build 3810

ECHO Please wait...

start /wait %systemdrive%\install\JavaVM\MSjavavm.exe /Q:A /R:N



ECHO Applying Registry Tweaks...

REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\install\RegTweaks.reg



NB, in htis file i read the top and it says "over the next few seconds" blah blah blah, i can never see this writing in the setup. just thought it may help.



















FullName="Michael Cosmas"
























PLease help me!!

Edited by Crispy
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also, here's the svcpack.inf file


Signature="$Windows NT$"







KB821557.exe /Q /U /N /Z

KB823559.exe /Q /U /N /Z

KB824105.exe /Q /U /N /Z

KB824146.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q323255.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q328310.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q329048.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q329115.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q329390.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q329441.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q329834.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q810565.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q810577.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q811493.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q811630.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q814033.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q815021.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q817606.exe /Q /U /N /Z

Q818857.exe /Q:A /R:N

Q828750.exe /Q:A /R:N


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Rudeboymcc, be careful about posting your serial numbers. If to many people resiger using it, it could stop you from being able to register ... and seing that your making an unattended CD, I could imagine that you do that alot :)

CD-key removed

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I'm doing the same thing, have patience is all I can say, it takes an additional 10-30 minutes, and it will stay stuck on the 13 minute mark until finished.

Edit: As an alternative, you can also mount the image as a secondary disk in a working load of os within virtual pc and view the logs etc that may be there.

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There's an unattended switch to make XP only copy like 2 wallpapers over, check deploy.chm. There's also a switch to make dllcache empty - the value is SFCCache= i believe.

Here's a win2k/XP trick that's very useful:

With setup running press Shift +F10. This will bring up a cmd window. From this window type notepad setuperr.log, and i'll bring up the error log in notepad. You can also type taskmgr from the cmd prompt to get taskmgr. From this window you can end task on anything.

You can also press Alt + Tab. I use this to make sure only setup is running, not something else.


unattended Guru

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@ crispy, thanks for taking my key out.

@Aaron xp, i was aware it would take a little longer, but i left it for half an hour and nothing was happenning, no egg timer, jsut disk activity every 5 seconds. how long do i need to leave it for in virtual pc? i know it's a lot slower than a pc.

@gosh, i will try that shift+F10 and see what's happening.

thanks guys!

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@ Gosh, i tried shift f10, typed in notepad setuperr.log and it said file not found. (notepad opened so setuperr.log wasn't found.) where is this file saved? is this file only created if there are errors? i found a setuplog but it's way too long to copy here and from what i understand it's just a file saying everything that's happend.

i'm running setup again, and this time i'll open taskmgr so i can see the CPU activity (virtuall pc only shows hard disk activity and cd rom activity).

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k, i opened taskmgr when i thought the pc wasn't responding or had frozen, and it turns out it's very busy. the main process running is update.exe but i don't recognise this. i didn't put it on the cd. is it a windows file??

other processes are (apart from system ones):



anyone know what xpsp1hfm is and if KB824105 (which i guess is one of my updates) is supposed to run at the same time as update.exe?

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