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  1. Before you ask, I'm deliberately doing a bit of an educational project, which is why I'm playing with obsolete software (i.e. XP). With that out of the way, I'm currently manually integrating USB3 drivers so that USB3 mass storage devices work in text mode setup. I have this working fine with the Etron drivers and my motherboard's built-in USB3. To test against other chipsets I bought a couple of cheap cards off eBay, and it was not until they turned up that it dawned on me that I would be unable to test booting off them as they generally don't have option ROMS. My solution here was to boot off my built-in USB3, but to have some USB3 storage in the new card's ports so they would show up. Problem is, they don't. Doesn't even so much as flash the access indicator. The VIA drivers are all happy enough once detected as part of GUI PnP setup - all works fine from there. Text mode however is another story. Now, based upon what I have in place for my Etron drivers which work, I have the following set: The PnP IDs are in the hardware IDs database (mine's the DEV_3483):PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_9201 = "viaxhci"PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3432 = "viaxhci"PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3483 = "viaxhci"USB\VIA_ROOT_HUB = "viahub3"VUSB1\CLASS_09 = "viahub3"VUSB2\CLASS_09 = "viahub3"VUSB2\CLASS_09&SUBCLASS_00&PROT_02 = "viahub3"VUSB3\CLASS_09 = "viahub3"The drivers are set to load along with the rest of the USB drivers:[InputDevicesSupport.Load]etronxhci = etronxhci.sysetronhub3 = etronhub3.sysviaxhci = xhcdrv.sysviahub3 = viahub3.sysusbehci = usbehci.sys...etcThe drivers are also filled-in the same elsewhere:[InputDevicesSupport]etronxhci = "Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller",files.none,etronxhcietronhub3 = "Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Root Hub",files.none,etronhub3viaxhci = "VIA USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller",files.none,viaxhciviahub3 = "VIA USB 3.0 eXtensible Root Hub",files.none,viahub3usbehci = "Enhanced Host Controller",files.usbehci,usbehci...etc...and the WDF libraries are also in the i386 directory (without which the drivers cannot be loaded) I know they're being loaded. And I know they work with my hardware as they're fine from the PnP stage. I've also tried explicitly loading the WDF:[BootBusExtenders]wdf01000 = "Kernel Mode Driver Framework Runtime",files.none,wdf01000[BootBusExtenders.Load]wdf01000 = wdf01000.sysSo, any ideas why they aren't picking up any mass storage devices? Short of checking they're loading (they are) and it's not blowing up (it's not), I don't really know how I can troubleshoot the problem here! For completeness, I've found threads here: ..and this: ...which all suggest it should work. The primary difference being that they tend to use the bus extenders sections rather than the input devices ones...but I used those because that's where the rest of the stock USB support is, and it works for the Etron drivers, so... Next plan of action is to try and see if adding the registry keys the full-fat PnP inf sets up helps any.
  2. Just thought I'd come back to this as I don't like finding abandoned threads... Basically, I think I was being an id*** and confusing myself. I'm not sure. Suffice to say, I cleared everything down to stock and started again and found that it was more likely related to the USB3 support than anything else, but in the process have ended up in a bit of a quandary with RTM USB2. If I add in USB3 support as well, then I currently lose all USB1 & USB2 until GUI PnP setup, but it's fine from then on. If I don't patch in USB3, then my backported USB2 works fine. Hmm. As for the HAL issues, I found that backporting processr.sys from SP2 (and tweaking CPU.inf to not overwrite it!) solves that issue perfectly. I'm currently integrating more USB3 drivers, but that's not related to RTM so I'll leave it there.
  3. So...I identified the cause of the SP1 failures. If I switch HAL during setup, it installs fine. Doing a spot more digging identified the issue is that when using the ACPI Multiprocessor HAL setup crashes when installing cpu.inf (which installs a driver specific to your CPU, processr.sys for Intel CPUs, or a special alternative if needed). Removing the inf file enables SP1 setup to complete successfully. I might do a bit more digging to see why it seemingly has no issues on SP2 & SP3. So now I'm back, at last, to RTM. Alas, text mode fails with: 0x0000006B ( PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED ), and from the params (0x7A (STATUS_PROCEDURE_NOT_FOUND), 0x8 (?), 0x0, 0x0) I can tell that it can't find a procedure, so probably just need ot copy over another setup-related binary.
  4. I can certainly have a look for you, but I deliberately went through the USB ID database at to hunt down all known floppy, optical, bridge et al IDs so that XP would know how to handle the devices with the existing usbstor.sys driver. I suspect all I personally would require would be the bridge ID for the USB-SATA enclosure my optical drive uses, but those IDs are freebies that don't require modification to any installed files, so I'm not too fussed about those. In other news: SP1 completes text mode successfully (yay!), but BSODs in GUI mode setup near the end of the devices phase with a 0x0A (IRQL_LEVEL_NOT_EQUAL). I've confirmed the files on disk copied from text mode are the original SP1 ones, so I may have to do a bit more experimenting there. Perhaps installing SP1 from a SATA drive and then seeing what happens when I plug the optical drive into a running SP1 system...? Interestingly, if I leave the optical drive unplugged that phase doesn't crash, but obviously setup can't find files on the disc until I connect it.
  5. So... ...we seem to have some progress, and some accidental bonuses. First up, I just installed SP2b from a USB-BD drive successfully. What was needed were the following files from SP3 (5.1.2600.5512) replacing the SP2 (5.1.2600.2180) versions: NTKRNLMP.EX_ - SMP NT kernel NTOSKRNL.EXE_ - Uniprocessor NT kernel USBEHCI.SY_ - USB Enhanced Host Controller Interface (aka. 2.0 aka. high-speed) driver USBOHCI.SY_ - USB Open Host Controller Interface (aka. 1.1 aka low-speed/full-speed) driver...and of course the smattering of additions to the hardware IDs DB in txtsetup.sif. The updated SP3 kernel alone is insufficient, and will BSOD in the same way as the stock SP2 kernel, suggesting that jaclaz is indeed correct - MS lies and the updated drivers are required to avoid the re-enumeration. I suspected this would be the case when I found that the kernel from their hotfix that supposedly resolved the problem actually pre-dated SP2, which still had it (the hotfix is build 1524 and SP2 is 2180). As the intent of my experiments is to have a clean install for compatibility testing (in this case, of SP2), having those files from a later version wasn't ideal in the end installation. Earlier failed attempts with more files and unsigned driver bypasses left me with those files in the resulting installation, so I was just about to do some trickery using renamed source files (as the kernel and drivers only need to exist during the initial read from disc - when the files are copied to mass storage I intended to overwrite them with the correct SP2 versions), I thought I'd try something and lo and behold - the install had lost the unsigned driver prompts and left me with the SP2 copies of the files, exactly as I wanted. Having done a lot of reading the last few days, I'm fairly certain I know what has happened. The stock disc contains the updated versions of the files in the file, and these will be extracted over the separate files copied earlier from I386. Additionally, when there are multiple candidates for a driver Windows will rank them, with valid, signed drivers having a higher score. I suspect that if it isn't just a simple overwrite from the file then Windows is finding the SP3 drivers, deciding they're unsigned, and ranking the SP2 drivers higher and installing those instead. Regardless, it works, leaves me with a stock install, and has only 4 files replaced from stock, which is nice. Onwards to SP1.
  6. Thanks for the ideas. Basically, my ultimate aim is indeed installing from a USB stick, but I want to reserve the option of installing to a older machine when required, hence my decision to go down the route of building an ISO (that could be burnt to disc), and then using Firadisk to make said ISO available as a first option for the USB stick. This also enables hardlink-style de-duplication, letting me get 5 or so increasingly-tweaked versions of 15-odd variations of XP in a single 3GB ISO.) Having had some troubles with the initial Firadisk approach I decided to ensure a traditional CD-based fallback for troubleshooting, and given the issues I'm experiencing with my USB optical drive I'm beginning to suspect the problem is indeed the USB side of things (and indeed, file-mapped ISOs on the stick also seem to fail in a similar way). In truth, I've not had to restore a file from the install media for over 15-odd years, so I'm not to bothered about that. A couple of my USB sticks stashed away and 7zip to extract from the ISO should suffice I'll have a look at the PE-route, but my current plan works well enough if you install on hardware of an appropriate vintage...I'm just seeing how far back I can push that threshold.
  7. Thanks for that - much obliged. Unfortunately doesn't seem to have made much difference - RTM still 0x7Bs, with: a) NTDETECT.COM from SP3 b) Modifed NTDETECT.COM from the threads mentioned above c) The kernels from that KB hotfix. d) The SP3 kernels and SP3 NTDETECT.COM Given your comments I might have a play with SP2 (and if that works, working back to SP1), but I'm tempted at this point to just include a note that you need an IDE optical drive to install anything older than SP3
  8. ...and just in case anyone else tries this later - it's a dead end. The fix unfortunately is in Ntoskrnl.exe / Ntkrnlmp.exe / Ntkrnlpa.exe / Ntkrpamp.exe, and the hotfix is for SP2, which would explain why SP3 works fine but nothing else does. I should be able to apply the hotfix to my SP2 images, but my RTM and SP1 images are SOL.
  9. Ahem. Think I've found it. SP1 adds some kernel exports to NTOSKRNL.EXE, in particular KeRegisterBugCheckReasonCallback and KeDeregisterBugCheckReasonCallback. USBPORT.SYS from SP3 links to these, and USBEHCI.SYS links to that, so it fails to load due to runtime link failure. I've replaced the USBPORT.SYS with the RTM one and the error went away. USBEHCI.sys loads up fine now.
  10. Hello all. I'm doing a bit of an experiment to see if I can backport the USB support in SP3 to previous versions of XP. It's mainly just an interesting little project, but I have a USB BD-drive, and can't use it to install from a disc pre-SP3 as setup loses the drive and BSODs. Not that I'm likely to need to, but anyway. Project. I've read a lot of guides on this of late, and have integrated all sorts of other things successfully elsewhere using various tools, and I've certainly read a lot of threads, but I'd like to just clarify things as I can't seem to get the basics working when I do things manually, but I like to understand how my tools work so I can troubleshoot when they don't. This is a near-as clean copy of RTM (just some multiboot tweaks to the loaders), so conflicts aren't likely. As a first step, my primary objective is to get the USB2 support into RTM. To this end I've looked at how this is achieved, and have copied the relevant files into a new cab ( a-la a file). I later discovered that the files also seem to exist compressed in the i386 directory directly, so I copied those over from SP3 as well (USBEHCI.SY_, etc.). Two new files, and a few updated ones. To apply those files I added the following bits into my txtsetup.sif: --- D:/Temp/XPx86/install/O200/TXTSETUP.SIF Sat Aug 18 12:00:00 2001+++ D:/Temp/XPx86/install/O201/TXTSETUP.SIF Sun Nov 15 03:08:04 2015@@ -3476,6 +3476,7 @@ hardware.chm = 1,,,,,,,21,0,0 harrow.cur = 1,,,,,,,,3,3 HCAppRes.dll = 1,,,,,,,,3,3+hccoin.dll = 1,,,,,,,2,1,3,,1,2 hcross.cur = 1,,,,,,,,3,3 hdwwiz.cpl = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0 Headsp~1.wmz =1,,,,,,,,3,3 @@ -7671,12 +7672,14 @@ ups.exe = 1,,,,,,,2,1,0 ureg.dll = 1,,,,,,,2,1,0,,1,2 urgent.cov = 1,,,,,,,,3,3 = 1,,,,,,,39,0,0 usb.inf = 1,,,,,,,20,0,0 usb8023.sys = 1,,,,,,,4,0,0,,1,4 usbaudio.sys = 1,,,,,,,,3,3 usbcamd.sys = 1,,,,,,,4,0,0,,1,4 usbcamd2.sys = 1,,,,,,,4,0,0,,1,4 usbccgp.sys = 1,,,,,,4_,4,1,3,,1,4+usbehci.sys = 1,,,,,,4_,4,1,3,,1,4 usbohci.sys = 1,,,,,,4_,4,1,3,,1,4 usbport.inf = 1,,,,,,,20,0,0 usbprint.inf = 1,,,,,,,20,0,0@@ -15323,7 +15326,8 @@ -SetupSourcePath = "\"+SetupSourcePath = "\O201\"+BootPath = \O201\I386\ MajorVersion = 5 MinorVersion = 1 DefaultPath=\WINDOWS@@ -15359,7 +15363,7 @@ Architecture = i386, ProductType = 4 DisableAsr = 1@@ -18060,10 +18064,12 @@ *ADP4215 = "aha154x" GenSFloppy = "sfloppy" SCSI\DiskMATs***ALS-120_COSM___04 = "sfloppy"+PCI\CC_0C0320 = "usbehci" PCI\CC_0C0310 = "usbohci" PCI\CC_0C0300 = "usbuhci" USB\COMPOSITE = "usbccgp" USB\ROOT_HUB = "usbhub"+USB\ROOT_HUB20 = "usbhub" USB\Class_03&SubClass_01&Prot_02 = "hidusb" USB\Class_03&SubClass_01 = "hidusb" USB\Class_03 = "hidusb" [InputDevicesSupport.Load]+usbehci = usbehci.sys usbohci = usbohci.sys usbuhci = usbuhci.sys usbhub = usbhub.sys@@ -18405,6 +18434,15 @@ usbport.sys,4 usbohci.sys,4 +[files.usbehci]+hid.dll,2+hccoin.dll,2+hidclass.sys,4+hidparse.sys,4+usbd.sys,4+usbport.sys,4+usbehci.sys,4+ [files.usbuhci] hid.dll,2@@ -18461,6 +18499,7 @@ kbdclass.sys = 16 mouclass.sys = 16 = = 16 @@ -20543,6 +20582,7 @@ i2omgmt = "Intelligent I/O Support Driver" [InputDevicesSupport]+usbehci = "Enhanced Host Controller",files.usbehci,usbehci usbohci = "Open Host Controller",files.usbohci,usbohci usbuhci = "Universal Host Controller",files.usbuhci,usbuhci usbhub = "Generic USB Hub Driver",files.usbhub,usbhubThis is what I stuck in drvindex.inf: --- D:/Temp/XPx86/install/O200/i386/drvindex.inf Sat Aug 18 12:00:00 2001+++ D:/Temp/XPx86/install/O201/i386/drvindex.inf Sat Nov 14 21:45:49 2015@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@ [Version] signature="$Windows NT$"-CabFiles=driver+CabFiles=USB,driver [driver]@@ -1995,11 +1995,8 @@ hcf_msft.sys hermes_1.ppd hermes_2.ppd-hid.dll hidbatt.sys-hidclass.sys hidgame.sys-hidparse.sys hidserv.dll hidswvd.sys hidusb.sys@@ -4368,16 +4365,10 @@ usbccgp.sys usbd.sys usbdload.hex-usbhub.sys usbintel.sys-usbohci.sys-usbport.sys usbprint.sys usbscan.sys usbser.sys-usbstor.sys-usbuhci.sys-usbui.dll usr1801.sys usr1806.sys usr1806v.sys@@ -4662,7 +4653,19 @@ xxwh1hlp.hlp zlogic.cyz -+[USB]+hccoin.dll+hid.dll+hidclass.sys+hidparse.sys+usbehci.sys+usbhub.sys+usbohci.sys+usbport.sys+usbstor.sys+usbuhci.sys+usbui.dll [Cabs]\ No newline at end of file...and I'm booting from disc so strictly-speaking I don't need DOSNET.inf, but I have updated it regardless: --- D:/Temp/XPx86/install/O200/i386/DOSNET.INF Sat Aug 18 12:00:00 2001+++ D:/Temp/XPx86/install/O201/i386/dosnet.inf Sat Aug 18 12:00:00 2001@@ -101,6 +101,7 @@ d1,hidparse.sys d1,usbd.sys d1,usbport.sys+d1,usbehci.sys d1,usbohci.sys d1,usbuhci.sys d1,usbhub.sys@@ -3503,6 +3504,7 @@ d1,hardware.chm d1,harrow.cur d1,HCAppRes.dll+d1,hccoin.dll d1,hcross.cur d1,hdwwiz.cpl d1,Headsp~1.wmz@@ -7938,6 +7940,7 @@ d1,urgent.cov d1,url.dll d1,urlmon.dll+d1, d1,usb.inf d1,usb8023.sys d1,usbaudio.sys@@ -7945,6 +7948,7 @@ d1,usbcamd2.sys d1,usbccgp.sys d1,usbd.sys+d1,usbehci.sys d1,usbhub.sys d1,usbmon.dll d1,usbohci.sys...but I keep being told that "The file usbehci.sys is corrupted". My understanding was that I didn't need layout.inf entries if they were compressed, but just in case I copied those over: --- D:/Temp/XPx86/install/O200/i386/layout.INF Sat Aug 18 12:00:00 2001+++ D:/Temp/XPx86/install/O201/i386/layout.inf Sat Aug 18 12:00:00 2001@@ -223,8 +223,8 @@ serenum.sys = 1,,14976,,,,4_,4,0,0,,1,4 parport.sys = 1,,76160,,,,,4,0,0,,1,4 cdrom.sys = 1,,47488,,,,5_,4,0,0,,1,4-usbuhci.sys = 1,,18944,,,,4_,4,1,3,,1,4-usbport.sys = 1,,123264,,,,4_,4,1,3,,1,4+usbuhci.sys = 1,,20608,,,,4_,4,1,3,,1,4+usbport.sys = 1,,143872,,,,4_,4,1,3,,1,4 rasl2tp.sys = 1,,48256,,,,,4,0,0,,1,4 ndistapi.sys = 1,,9600,,,,,4,0,0,,1,4 ndiswan.sys = 1,,87296,,,,,4,0,0,,1,4@@ -3476,6 +3476,7 @@ hardware.chm = 1,,32139,,,,,21,0,0 harrow.cur = 1,,766,,,,,,3,3 HCAppRes.dll = 1,,6656,,,,,,3,3 +hccoin.dll = 1,,7168,,,,,2,1,3,,1,2 hcross.cur = 1,,766,,,,,,3,3 hdwwiz.cpl = 1,,150016,,,,,2,0,0 Headsp~1.wmz =1,,242446,,,,,,3,3 @@ -7677,6 +7678,7 @@ usbcamd.sys = 1,,23808,,,,,4,0,0,,1,4 usbcamd2.sys = 1,,23936,,,,,4,0,0,,1,4 usbccgp.sys = 1,,24960,,,,4_,4,1,3,,1,4+usbehci.sys = 1,,30208,,,,4_,4,1,3,,1,4 usbohci.sys = 1,,15616,,,,4_,4,1,3,,1,4 usbport.inf = 1,,18385,,,,,20,0,0 usbprint.inf = 1,,1670,,,,,20,0,0...but it still complains and dies. So...thanks for reaching the end. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong here? Whilst I wait for replies I'm going to try uncompressing the files in I386 and seeing if that works, as that's one area I'm particularly unfamiliar with. Ideally I'd like them to remain compressed though (for de-duplication purposes), and it has to be possible, I just don't understand if setup is not recognising them as compressed (in which case they will indeed seem corrupted!) or there is some other error...
  11. Thanks for the reply. See, that's what I initially read, and did, but as I say - I'm able to get this working without touching dosnet - as long as I have a copy in I386. Even then when I only specified the .sys file in dosnet.inf it still copied the folder with the .cat and .inf files by the end of GUI setup... ...and IIRC, even when I specified the .sys in the subdirctory in dosnet.inf I still got the "cannot be found" error when referencing it in txtsetup.sif.
  12. I'm doing a spot of tinkering right now, and I'm trying to learn how to manually integrate a few drivers into my various XP sources. I've modified txtsetup.sif, but don't seem to need to modify dosnet.inf (which is nice) I've added a directory tree under I386 ("I386\DRIVERS\FIRADISK"), and added in the SourceDisksNames and the WinntDirectories. I've also added in the files: = 1982,,,,,,,1982,0,0firadisk.inf = 1982,,,,,,,1982,0,0firadisk.sys = 1982,,,,,,,1982,0,0firadisk.sys = 1,,,,,,,4,0,0...that works, but I have to duplicate the .sys file by adding it to the I386 directory, which seems strange. So I tried: = 1982,,,,,,,1982,0,0firadisk.inf = 1982,,,,,,,1982,0,0firadisk.sys = 1982,,,,,,,1982,0,0firadisk.sys = 1982,,,,,,,4,0,0...but that doesn't work. Boo! The install fails, reporting that the file "could not be found". I have a work around (have a second copy in I386), but I'd like to understand why it's not copying the file from the directory? Any ideas? All I can speculate is that whatever does the copying can't handle the same file going to multiple destinations...but then if I try to copy from my directory to only system32\drivers it still fails, so that's weird: = 1982,,,,,,,1982,0,0firadisk.inf = 1982,,,,,,,1982,0,0;firadisk.sys = 1982,,,,,,,1982,0,0firadisk.sys = 1982,,,,,,,4,0,0
  13. Right, solved it. I'd plugged my external drive into a USB3 port for speed whilst forgetting that XP doesn't have drivers for it in an untouched install. Plugging it into a USB2 port and it's all fine. D'oh!
  14. Answering my own question - I'm an id***. I didn't notice that the supposedly "redundant" firadisk floppy image I commented out so I could supply drivers for my RAID controller with a floppy was in fact solving this issue when booting from the multiboot. I guess I'll have to offer two options then: One with the firadisk driver slipsteamed in and F6 available (but obviously not untouched), and another untouched, but with F6 unavailable as that'll be used to load firadisk. That's one mystery solved...still no progress on the USB-BD drive though.
  15. That's interesting - I saw a few things like that, but I was of the impression that Grub's mem mapped drives were driverless - i.e. they hooked into the BIOS interrupts. As long as the OS uses those, it works. If it doesn't, the drives vanish. I looked into the USB-BD error as well - seems you can get the 0x7B error if the USB ID isn't recognised so it doesn't know what driver to use. Thing is, I think my drive is already in there: USB\VID_04DA&PID_0B01 = "usbstor" ...still, the challenge is part of why I'm doing all this in the first place!