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  1. You said clean install of XP. Which service pack? And are you connected to the Internet without first installing the Blaster worm patch? If so, you may be infected. Just a thought...
  2. cluberti is correct, there are revision E6 Socket 754 90nm Semprons with the x86-64 extensions known as the Palermo core. There are also E3 Palermos that don't have x86-64 but are 90nm.
  3. You're outta luck. There are no revision D Socket 754 Athlon 64 processors. There are no 90nm Socket 754 processors. The last 754 core was the Clawhammer. You would need at minimum a Socket 939 90nm Winchester core, which is the first revision D. Venice cores and higher are revision E. Even a Socket 939 Clawhammer won't work because it is still a revision C 130nm part. You're in good company, though, as I can't get a 64-bit OS to install on my Pentium 4 630 EM64T processor. I need a Pentium core that supports VT and that ain't arriving until 2006 with the first Pressler parts.
  4. I just got my Seagate Momentus 5400.2 120GB drive this week. It is very sweet!
  5. There is an Academic VLK available and it's about 30% cheaper then the Corporate VLK. We have the Academic VLK for all our Microsoft products where I work (a college).
  6. It's not hard to do. This was my latest one: I actually have a set. The trick is to get the laptop LCD screen completely in the camera's viewfinder or LCD preview screen, flip the laptop LCD down and then take the picture. Take the resulting picture and set it as the background of the computer screen. Now, position the laptop and yourself and the camera to align the desktop photo with the background. This part is the tricky part because you may find that you have too much parallax error. I got it so that I can get it right in about two takes.
  7. I think I've solved it:
  8. Okay I managed to finally succeed in getting the Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA HostRAID Driver For Windows 2000/XP/2003 driver to work in the [MassStorageDrivers] section of the unattended file. This is the aarich.sys driver that had given me fits last month. First off, let's get the directory structures straight. You need to copy the .cat, .inf, and .sys, hraidsk1, txtsetup.oem and whatever driver files available into the following two directories: $OEM$\textmode i386\$OEM$ To be safe, I also stuck the driver files in the $OEM$\$\Drivers\... structure and added the path to the OemPnPDriversPath variable in the [unattended] section of the unattend file. The txtsetup.oem file needs to be edited so that it has this line: [Disks] d1 = "Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA HostRAID Driver Ver 2.01 for Windows 2000/XP/2003", hraidsk1, "" The following sections were added to the unattend file: [MassStorageDrivers] "Adaptec Embedded Serial ATA HostRAID Driver For Windows 2000/XP/2003" = OEM "IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller" = "RETAIL" [OEMBootFiles] aarich.inf aarich.sys hraidsk1 aichmgt.inf txtsetup.oem Setup now works for SATA drives setup as SATA or RAID. This was tested on the ASUS PSCH-SR/SATA server motherboard with the Intel E7210 / 6300ESB chipsets. The 6300ESB is a modified south bridge that incorporates an Adaptec embedded SATA/RAID controller (codename: Hance Rapids). The Intel E7210 north bridge was known by the codename Canterwood-ES.
  9. Those would be dead/stuck pixels: a manufacturing defect. Depending on how many there are you could try for a warranty replacement. Each manufacturer has a different threshold of the number you must see before authorising a return.
  10. I've had the same problem, too. Doesn't matter if I use Nero or Roxio to make the image. I've chosen Joliet as the CD/DVD filesystem. So, Mark Strelecki, are you saying use UDF instead? Will have to try that.
  11. I don't know if this is worth adding, but I haven't solved this problem. I have an ASUS PSCH-SR workstation/server board at work that uses the Adaptec Serial ATA Embedded HostRAID controller to provide RAID capability to the Intel 6300ESB south bridge. This is a 64-bit PCI-X version of the Intel 875P chipset. Unattended installs work fine if you leave the SATA controller in normal mode (non-RAID), i.e., it uses the Intel iastor.sys driver. But it won't work in a RAID setup as a normal Intel Storage Manager RAID controller because ASUS uses the Adaptec chipset for RAID. There is a second Adaptec chip, the AIC-8110, that provides RAID 0/1/10 capability. That one has no problems with an unattended install. I've tried [MassStorage] and $OEM$/txtmode as well as manually modifying txtsetup.sif and dosnet.inf without success. The driver in question is the aarich.sys (available from the ASUS website for this motherboard). The install will get through the textmode setup but on the reboot into the GUImode it blue screens.
  12. Okay, it worked this time! The only difference was that I added qchain and update.exe to the directory, but didn't specify them in the svcpack.inf file. This is a nicer way of slipstreaming hotfixes! --------------- Okay, I double checked the directory structure for my unattended build from last night and the the run history of the Start Menu. The reason it didn't work the first time was that I specified the wrong target directory for the /integrate switch so that the directory structure was incorrect for the burned CD. Oops.
  13. Okay, I see what it did. It created a svcpack directory with the .cat files and renamed all the hotfix files. But that should be in the one I did yesterday but the hotfixes didn't integrate. I am trying it again right now.
  15. Thanks, Incroyable HULK. That's what I figured it should look like. However, does this mean I still have to have the hotfix files in the path specified in CatalogSubDir or just the .cat files?