Roost_12

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  1. I am trying to install Windows XP SP3 on a pre-formated partition in VirtualPC. It appears Windows can't boot from it if its allocation unit is greater than 4096. The text-mode part of the installation proceeds fine - no errors or anything. Windows copies files to the disk just fine but when it reboots it always comes up with the error "A DISK READ ERROR OCCURRED. Press ctr + alt + del to restart". If you then boot up BartPE you can see the files are all there. This is how I setup my 10GB virtual disk: 1. Boot up BartPE. 2. Use MBRWizard to wipe MBR and the first head (sectors 0-63 I think) 3. Use Diskpart to perform CLEAN command 4. Use Diskpar -s to create a primary partition of 8000MB at 128-sectors offset (64KB) 5. Use Diskpart to create an extended logical partition on the remaining free space 6. Use Diskpart to assign letter C: to the primary (8GB) and letter D: to the logical (~2GB) partition. 7. format c: /fs:ntfs /a:8192 8. format d: /fs:ntfs /a:32K 9. chkdsk c: and chkdsk d: to see allocation unit size and to make sure both partitions have no errors. 10. Reboot 11. Boot Windows XP install CD I tried using allocation unit size of 4096 (default) for C: and 32K for D: with the exact the same procedure as described above and no error came up. Any idea why using 8192 cluster size doesn't work?
  2. Can there anything be done about the annoying "The bandwidth limit for this site has been exceeded." message when you click on a picture?
  3. Ahh, that makes sense. Thanks. Regarding WFP, wouldn't disabling it massively increased the chance of Windows to be even less stable? Now that you brought up WFP, there is an option in nLite which skips "cataloging files". If I understand correctly removing catalog files would make Windows Update believe there was no (windows) updates intergrated into the CD installation and would therefore offer them all over again?
  4. Hello. I am not sure what Save a copy of your current configuration on the ISO does. Which configuration is it speaking about? Those you chose (reg tweaks etc)? Or does it save some windows settings? The mentioned setting can be seen here (third screenshot from the top) Also, when I login the first time windows claims it needs Win CD because an important system file was overwritten. I assume this is a result of nLite applying chosen settings & tweaks. If that indeed is the case, how can I be sure some windows update (or whatever) won't just "repair" the file at first opportunity?