SOLVED: drivers from CD possible even without winnt.sif!
Posted 29 April 2005 - 01:50 AM
I test it this week-end...and then go bring you info back ;o))
if everything's OK, next stop will be integrating your packs which seem very very complete ;o))
PS : is there a topic or topics about how to expand INF files from differents setup.exe (original driver install packs) ? is there a sure method of extracting all the necessary files for integrating drivers when the setup doesn't support any expand switch ? if not, is there a KB ?
for example, i succedded to extract INF from INTEL CHIPSET setup.exe using -A -S -P swithes, but this didn't worked with INTEL EXTREME GRAPHICS setup.exe
Posted 29 April 2005 - 06:48 AM
Sorry, I didn't understand well. What is "extracting applications" in the offical guide ? Where can I find it ?
And what about "archiving application" ? If you mean like winzip or winrar, I always try them first of all, but very often "open with winrar" is not possible. Or, it is possilbe with the first exe, but then there is still no INF files but only a new setup.exe which cannot be opened by winrar...
Posted 29 April 2005 - 10:10 AM
If it's a InstallShield app (tagfiles: data1.cab, data1.hdr, data2.cab, data2.hdr, etc.), you'll have to use the CLI tool 'i6comp.exe' to extract the files.
If you just have a setup you cannot seem to extract, you have 2 possiblities: 1) it's an Intel drivers setup, if so, please do a search for it; 2) execute the setup but do NOT proceed the installation process. Check the folders 'Downloaded Installations' or 'Temp' or...
Posted 29 April 2005 - 03:53 PM
I've made a little search for i6comp.exe and found this interesting how to example ;o)
but my trials with
i6comp.exe e -r data1.cab
i6comp.exe x data1.cab
EDIT : neither pause nor -v in cmd file made the log stay on the screen, so i don't know why it makes nothing...
Posted 02 May 2005 - 12:46 AM
Well the week-end was very nice (beautiful weather ;o))
But, my install of Pyron,'s method didn't made the drivers recognized by my (real) PC
Three yellow "!" for :
- audio driver
- video driver
- modem driver
and all three were in the path...
I ve just installed them manually, after the windows install finished.
My debug of setup windows was well displayed, after the first reboot, and all the lines were OK. It waited a while for SetDevicePath.exe and WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe jobs, and then made setup continue without any problem.
So, I really don't know how to find where is the problem, and I feel a little far from how to fix it
For the use of i6comp.exe, i tried it on speedtouch driver, and i put the i6comp.exe on system32 directory, and made a little cmd line in the same directory where tdata1.cab was located. But, for this problem I m not too worried, it seems not important to me, compared to the general problem of drivers not recognized during windows xp installation...
Posted 03 May 2005 - 03:15 AM
Well, here is a little precision :
My DVD has some boot directories on the root and SETUP with WINXPPRO files.
In \SETUP\WINXPPRO :
In INSTALL :
and some other specific install directories
And Finally in DRIVERS :
etc. plus SetDevicePath.exe and WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe, of course
In all subdirectories :
All : audio, modem and video for my trial were well extracted, and it is sure because I've just made them recognized via device manager manually install, after the windows install was finished (i've just manually installed from a directory where, for each, INF files are located on my DVD). So, I don't think the problem lies on extraction, but some other issue ?
Also, i've commented two lines about Drivers in WINNT.INF, so it should be OK too ?
Thank you for your helping and untill next reading.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:14 AM
I have WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe, SetDevicePath.exe and other driver folders in %CDDRIVE%\Drivers\
set tagfile=\WIN51 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:%tagfile%" set CDDRIVE=%%i: %SystemDrive% cd %SystemRoot%\system32 %CDDRIVE%\Drivers\SetDevicePath.exe %CDDRIVE%\Drivers start %CDDRIVE%\Drivers\WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe start /WAIT setup.exe %*
Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:38 PM
B‚shrat the Sneaky, on May 4 2005, 12:47 PM, said:
and it will work
Try to understand what's inside next time!
Thanks . Pyron didn't explain through this tag file, so I didn't notice .
Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:47 PM
B‚shrat the Sneaky, on May 4 2005, 06:55 AM, said:
Here is (a part of) my presetup.cmd (very close to Pyron's orginial one) :
... REM +=======================================================+ REM | Finding CDROM driveletter | REM |-------------------------------------------------------| set tagfile=\SETUP\CD.txt 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:%tagfile%" set CDDRIVE=%%i: REM +=======================================================+ .... %CDDRIVE%\SETUP\WINXPPRO\install\Drivers\SetDevicePath.exe %CDDRIVE%\SETUP\WINXPPRO\install\Drivers start %CDDRIVE%\SETUP\WINXPPRO\install\Drivers\WatchDriverSigningPolicy.exe ...
This post has been edited by B‚shrat the Sneaky: 05 May 2005 - 02:21 AM