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XP installation hangs with 9 min left: "Saving settings"
Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:59 AM
Today I started playing with nlite because a need a very small XP version I can install on my thinclient. I have build several different iso's with nlite but all of them halt during the installation. I have tried manual selecting stuf to be left out of the installation, I have tried not selecting stuf to be left out, I tried builing an iso on a preset I downloaded from internet.
All with the ame result, it stops installing near the end of the installation process. Above the progressbar it says "instellingen opslaan..." ghehe its dutch, translated it means "Saving settings..." it appears right after something with writing to the registry. It says the estimated time left is 9 minutes.
The screen on the right keeps changing to a different text so it is not completely frozen...
Does anybody have an idea for me of what to do next?
Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:19 AM
Posted 21 November 2007 - 07:13 PM
unfortunately that's a bug already encountered and difficult to fix since there's no clear way to induce it.
Did you use nlite 1.4 final ? I was hoping that latest version would get rid of problem.
Posted 21 November 2007 - 07:33 PM
I am sorry that my English is not good,so...
Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:49 AM
Yes I have used the latest version, 1.4 final.
Since I was looking to realy strip XP i did not install any xp updates in nlite, the only one i did choose to install was Remote Desktop 6. I plan on running this xp version on a thinclient.
I will try installing more windows updates, see if that helps, or I can try building it on my laptop for instances. I'll keep you informed, if you think of anything else, please let me know...
Posted 27 November 2007 - 01:04 PM
sorry for bad english.
Posted 30 November 2007 - 07:18 AM
Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:05 AM
UPDATE: well this is what I did. Fresh copy of my XP Pro SP2 CD as the source. Selected nothing in nLite except some unattended settings (CD key, language, no IIS) and this worked fine and did not freeze. Not sure what could be the problem, I'll look some more later.
Edited by heffalump, 30 November 2007 - 10:04 AM.
Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:26 AM
I am also facing the same prob with the xp installation halting at the 9 mins mark...this seems to have started with the integration of SP3...i have nlite 1.4 final...still no solutions...
Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:50 PM
Source files from clean XP Pro SP2 CD. Downloaded various hotfixes as listed in the_guy's list (minus some media player ones but it happened with those in before anyway). One addon I created which is for a silent switchless WMP10 install.
Attached is my settings file. I removed a couple of things (not too many) and applied some tweaks. All done with nLite, fresh install. For the Unattended part I filled in the CD Key and put "WORKGROUP" for the workgroup (minus quotes) and selected UK keyboard/manual UK regional settings. GMT/london time zone. Nothing else was changed.
Can someone look into this please?
Edited by heffalump, 30 November 2007 - 02:50 PM.
Posted 30 November 2007 - 07:44 PM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:58 AM
Attached is my preset:
Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:21 AM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 10:57 AM
I made some tests here, I foun that the 9 min error only occurs to me when I remove Internet Explorer and Outlook Express...
Unfortunately I don't remove any of these 2. So the reason must be somewhere else..
Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:30 PM
Then another was if DTC is removed and COM+ kept.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:19 PM
I've attached both logs. Both times I used clean XP SP2 CD (removed couple unused folders e.g. LANG and the upgrade ones)
Posted 08 December 2007 - 04:55 PM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:23 PM
into the components - advanced - keep box, just a guess by looking at the differences.
(check later if that file is in the i386 folder)
And also try by removing any WMP installations during install, just to find the cause. Not the component, but the integrated WMP addons and such.
Try not to remove NetDDE if you do. Netlogon as well, and Messenger.
Then without "Change Windows Explorer folder view" tweak if you use it.
Also you might wanna try nhelper.ex_ from 1.3.5, overwrite the one in 1.4 before using 1.4. I'm not sure if that will cause any other issues but it's worth trying.
Last, try overwriting sfcfiles.dl_ file from 1.3.5 configured with the same preset.
I hope someone will try all this, I would if I had that hang issue, thx.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:31 PM
I will try your suggestion later, it is getting late for me now
Edited by heffalump, 08 December 2007 - 06:32 PM.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:03 AM
Here is the link to the actual addon. It's a German site but the WMP addon installs fine to English using 1.3.5
Edited by heffalump, 09 December 2007 - 07:03 AM.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:12 AM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:36 AM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:53 AM
Edited by heffalump, 09 December 2007 - 11:54 AM.
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