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  1. Thanks! Unfortunately my coding isn't that advanced yet. All I can do is compile code, not write it yet. Someday I want to learn. I have Borland C++ 5.5 FREE version. I came up with a quick-and-dirty method of getting the ProductID from a running installation. I use a MSDOS batch file that saves the HKLM\SOFTWARE\MOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT registry key to a .reg file. Then I can later examine it, and view the whole ProductID showing the version of windows installed,service patch, oem SLP info, etc. I finally (after many hours experimenting with other peoples code) got my batch file to save the name as a user input variable with date and time. For some reason the command line in XP won't accept the code, but it works when I just run the batch file. I think it has tho do with echoing all the text in the XP command line environment. Anyone intersted in my batch file? I won't post it unless you are.
  2. Bezalel or anyone else, Do you know how to show the Product ID of the installation? EXAMPLE: find XP Product ID from Digital ProductID or some other way and output PID, like 55274-OEM-0011903-00102 for Dell? I'm just trying to be able to get the XP PID from the rigistry, a reg file or other files, instead of having to run MGA.EXE or something else. Thanks.
  3. (edit) UPDATE!!! Zone Alarm Internet Suite was crashing RyanVM and nLite. Probably good-ol' True Vector doing its thing as usual. After I uninstalled Zone Alarm, RyanVM work flawlessly (unplug your internet first!) . I slipstreamed SP3 into my XP sorce folder on my HD. It just won't work with Zone Alarm, even when permissions for RyanVM are set to "SUPER". I'll try nLite next, but I bet it works now! (end edit) (end update) I've used nLite and RyanVM plenty of times. NOW, the last few days I've been trying to integrate a fresh XP Home SP0 with SP3, but need to slipstream SP2 first (supposedly). I can't even slipstream SP2 or SP3 with nLite, or RyanVM now! They both freeze after the "extracting service pack" part and never get to the actual slipstreaming. It freezes the whole PC and I have to manualy reboot (pull the plug or use the power switch). (Edited for length)
  4. You can clear this post guys if you want, but I have an issue where I wanted to Contact the forum, but I get the security code message: You are at this page because you loaded the JavaScript free version of reCAPTCHA, but it looks like you have JavaScript. We need to prevent this for security reasons. If you are testing out the JavaScript-free version, turn off JavaScript in your browser. I disabled ALL Java, but to no avail. No way someone could get their password remider if the JAVA issue is there. Maybe my XP install is mangled, since it is "PRE-MSFN" Unattend install quality (ie, SLP OEM). I wanted to redo it all anyway, so I guess I will now. I was just trying to log in, but ended up doing the old "delete-cookies-remove-files-clear-history" trick I discovered for you guys way back when Obviously that trick works, because here I am posting. Been awile since I was on here, but I'm back. Take care.
  5. For some reason I cant download the files. Some other files are the same error. Mainly the "Create_MultiBoot_Folders_And_Files.zip ( 582.83K ) Number of downloads: 3375" file in the first post at: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?act=at...st&id=10557 I get the following error page: You are not authorized to view this page You might not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you believe you should be able to view this directory or page, please try to contact the Web site by using any e-mail address or phone number that may be listed on the www.msfn.org home page. You can click Search to look for information on the Internet. HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden Internet Explorer Anyone?
  6. I've tried it with just one manufacturer, and no oemcopy. The folder is "OEM" in the root of my CDROM. My specific problem is that When OEMSCAN.EXE is called, Windows can't find the CDROM Drive (or the "OEM" folder), so OEMSCAN.EXE is not found, even though setup knows where the drive is. It has to do with the "setcdrom" statement. I haven't figured it out yet. And I've tried plenty, resulting in about 20+ coasters. I only use CDR's because my burner hates CDRW's. Also, I decided to start over from scratch with the Gateway CDROM I just slipstreamed to SP2, but there is no "SVCPACK" folder since I have not added any hotfixes with RyanVM. Does anyone have the correct working version of this? this is what I have right now. I need it fixed, with no hiding programs, just the drive discovery.
  7. Continued from previous post: partial OEMSCAN.INI (product keys only hidden for this post) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ; OEMScan v1.4.1 by Jeremy (xehqter) ; ; Windows XP Professional OEMSCAN.INI ; ; ; Gateway / eMachines OEMBIOS Files CRC32 = C86378C7 & A04597C6 ; SLP = Gateway,EMACHINES ; ; CRC32= A04597C6 [GAT] PATH=".\Ema_Gate\A04597C6" RANGE="0x000F32F0:20, 0x000F3110:20" CMD="SetKey XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-6X6WD" ; CRC32 = C86378C7 [Gateway] PATH=".\Ema_Gate\C86378C7" CMD="SetKey XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-6X6WD" ; CRC32 = C86378C7 [EMACHINES] PATH=".\Ema_Gate\C86378C7" CMD="SetKey XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-3R2BW" CMD=".\Ema_Gate\C86378C7\OEMCOPY.CMD" ; ; HP / Compaq OEMBIOS Files CRC32 = 06D652A4, CD4E1902 ; SLP = Compaq, Hewlett, HP Pavilion ; ;CRC32 = CD4E1902 [Compaq] PATH=".\HPQ\CD4E1902" CMD="SetKey XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-3PMFT" ;CRC32 = CD4E1902 [Hewlett] PATH=".\HPQ\CD4E1902" CMD="SetKey XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-3PMFT" ;CRC32 = 06D652A4 [HP PAVILION] PATH=".\HPQ\06D652A4" CMD="SetKey XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-3PMFT" [HP Pavilion] PATH=".\HPQ\06D652A4" CMD="SetKey XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-3PMFT" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> other files in the "SVCPACK" folder: setkey.exe The "OEMCOPY.CMD" folder is located in the respective CRC folders, and copies OEM logos, etc. Here is a sample OEMCOPY.CMD that I use and it works (as far as I can tell) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- copy oemlogo.bmp %SystemRoot%\System32\ copy oeminfo.ini %SystemRoot%\System32\ copy oobeinfo.ini %SystemRoot%\system32\oobe\ copy oemeula.txt %SystemRoot%\System32\oobe\ copy OEMLOGO.JPG %SystemRoot%\system32\oobe\images copy Oemcoa.jpg %SystemRoot%\I386\ copy emachines_32.bmp %SystemRoot%\ copy emachines.bmp %SystemRoot%\Web\Wallpaper\ copy "eMachines Sites" "%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Documents and Settings\Default User\Favorites\" copy "eMachines Sites" "%SYSTEMDRIVE%\Documents and Settings\Owner\Favorites\" copy emachines.theme %SystemRoot%\Resources\Themes\ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, If only I could figure out why OEMScan won't work automaticly, and I have to use SHIFT-F10 to run it from a command prompt at T-13. By the way, my CDROM is D:\
  8. Still can't get it to work. I always have to wait for T-13 and use SHIFT-F10 to pull up the command prompt. Then I switch to the CDROM, cd to the "OEM" folder, then run OEMScan.exe manualy. Here are my files (edited to hide actual product keys): (since I seem to not have any options to enter code, I added the ------- lines to show beginning, and >>>> for the end of a file.) WINNT.SIF ---------------------- [Data] AutoPartition=0 MSDosInitiated=0 UnattendedInstall="Yes" AutomaticUpdates=yes [unattended] UnattendMode=Full OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=No TargetPath = \WINDOWS Filesystem = * UnattendSwitch="yes" KeyboardLayout="US" Hibernation = No [GuiUnattended] ;DetachedProgram=".\system32\cmd.exe" TimeZone = 04 AdminPassword = * AutoLogon = Yes AutoLogonCount = 1 OEMSkipRegional = 1 ;OemSkipWelcome MUST = zero if OemPreinstall=No or this will halt the OEM process! OemSkipWelcome = 0 [userData] ;FullName="Insert Name" ;OrgName="Insert Organisation Name" ComputerName=* ProductKey="XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-3R2BW" ;[TapiLocation] ;CountryCode= ;AreaCode=707 ;Dialing=Tone [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=Yes [GuiRunOnce] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> partial SVCPACK.INF (I have the "SVCPACK.IN_" file in the i386 directory), this list just shows the structure, I removed the majority of KB files from this list to save space. ---------------------------------- [Version] Signature="$WINDOWS NT$" BuildNumber=2600 MinorVersion=1 MajorVersion=5 [setupData] CatalogSubDir="\I386\svcpack" [ProductCatalogsToInstall] KB935839.cat KB935840.cat KB936357.cat [setupHotfixesToRun] OEMSCAN.BAT RUNONCE.CMD >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> OEMSCAN.BAT (located in "SVCPACK" folder) ----------------------------------------------------- @ECHO OFF for %%i in (C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: X: Y: Z:) do if exist %%i\WIN51 set CDROM=%%i %CDROM%\OEM\OEMSCAN.EXE > "%SystemRoot%\Temp\oemscan.log" DetachedProgram=".\system32\cmd.exe" Arguments = "/Q /C FOR /F %? IN ('%SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\MOUNTVOL.EXE^|FINDSTR :\') DO IF EXIST %?WIN51 START %?SETUP\HOME\$OEM$\OEMSCAN.EXE" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> RUNONCE.CMD (located in "SVCPACK" folder) ----------------------------------------------------- @ECHO OFF for %%i in (C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: M: N: O: P: Q: R: S: T: U: V: W: X: Y: Z:) do if exist %%i\WIN51 set CDROM=%%i REGEDIT /s %CDROM\RUNONCE\NOTEPAD.REG REGEDIT /s %CDROM\RUNONCE\OPENWITH.REG REGEDIT /s %CDROM\RUNONCE\SHOWALL.REG REGEDIT /s %CDROM\RUNONCE\SHOWNPD.REG REGEDIT /s %CDROM\RUNONCE\TWEAKS.REG exit >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
  9. Still no response from Microsoft... None of the downloaded KB articles will install on SP3, and I can't figure out how to overwrite a newer version of the file, so I'll just see if the Official SP3 comes out.
  10. Version info on the SP3 I installed: windowsxp-kb936929-sp3-x86-enu.exe File Version = 6.2.0029.0 (SRV03_QFE.031113-0918) (I notice it says QFE) Product Version = 6.2.0029.0 CRC32 = 926BE4BF Win32k.sys file size = 1,801kb Product Version = 5.1.2600.3244 CRC32 = 64E84903 I'll see if I can replace it, and see if that's the problem. Thanks.
  11. My version of win32k.sys is 5.1.2600.3244 created 8-23-2001 5:00AM. The date modified is 10-31-2007. It may have been an older version before, but I just updated to SP3-RC2. Still have the same problem, though, so SP3 doesn't have it. Wht happens is, if a user is logged on, but the screen saver kicked in so the login screen comes up. If I log in with another user, then log back out, sometimes it just goes to the black screen with a blinking cursor instead of returning to the login screen showing the other user is logged in.
  12. Address bar is still on my machine, Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer. Did you right-click on the toolbar to see if it is unchecked? I'm running XP SP3, IE6. I upgraded from SP2.
  13. I hope we don't have to use a key, that would mess up our SLP installs. I did read somewhere else that if you install SP3 (as it is now?) you have 30 days to enter your product key, or be forced to re-activate XP. That seems awfully lame. Probably the only reason I have not tried it yet. My OEM pc has so many custom settings, I'm afraid they will get changed.
  14. Yep, I did. But it is less than 48 hrs. Argh, why have cable modems if we have to wait for humans. Anyway, I wonder why they don't just post a link for a download with all the other unneccessary updates they have? I guess I'l wait and live with the issue a few more days. Thanks for the response
  15. I have the Fast User Switching problem the is mentioned in KB872789 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/872789). I submitted a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. No response. SP3 may have it, but I also read SP3 makes you enter you key after 30 days. That is another topic. Also, what's the deal with %20 or %2F or %3F or %3D being inserted in links and file names. Its annoying when saving a web page or file. The links in this post have them! The links will surely fail. Article ID : 872789 Last Review : August 29, 2007 Revision : 2.0 SYMPTOMS When you use the Fast User Switching feature in Microsoft Windows XP, you may experience one of the following symptoms: • If you switch to a different user and then log off as that user, a blank screen with a blinking cursor is displayed and Windows XP stops responding. • When you try to restart the computer, the "System is shutting down" screen is displayed and Windows XP stops responding. CAUSE This problem may occur if the keyboard layout is corrupted when it is freed from memory. RESOLUTION A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix. To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451 (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451) Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support) Prerequisites To install this hotfix, you must first install Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). For additional information about how to obtain Windows XP SP2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322389 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/) How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack Restart information You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix. Hotfix replacement information This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes. Hotfix file information The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel. Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------- 19-Aug-2004 16:09 5.1.2600.2507 1,835,776 Win32k.sys STATUS Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. MORE INFORMATION For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 824684 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- APPLIES TO • Microsoft Windows XP Professional • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Keywords: kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbwinxppresp3fix kbfix kbbug KB872789 Receiving a Reply from MicrosoftYour ability to receive e-mail from Microsoft may be affected by any e-mail filtering software you have installed on your computer. When you send Microsoft a request for customer service either by submitting through an online form or writing to us at an e-mail address, Microsoft replies to you using the e-mail address you provided in the form, or the e-mail address that you used to send Microsoft your original e-mail. 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