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HarryKane

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Hi,

i'm not sure if this the right place to put my question, or if i should open a new thread. I also admit, that didn't read much of the thread, so please forgive me if I missed the solution (but the search didn't show me any usable for my problem).

Ok, I used WinSetFromUSB under Vista HPx64 and prepared my 1GB UBS-stick with the WinXP recovery CD delivered with my DELL Mini 12. Every thing seems fine. Booting with USB, getting through the first some boot menus (First part of XP Home, ... ) but then it complaines
Line 22162 of INF-file \txtsetup.sif has an error
(analogously translated from german)

In this line I found:
ps2 = “Mÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ...."

I tried 3 times formating and reinstalling the USB-stick. With everytime the same outcome ...

Can someone explaine/help?

Thanks,
HarryKane


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...WinXP recovery CD...

What are contents of this CD? Is it a recovery CD, restoring the factory image or an OEM Windows, which you can install?
Run the following in command prompt:

dir F:  /b /s > c:\list.txt
Where F: is the drive letter of the recovery CD. Compress and attach or upload in datafilehost.com c:\list.txt with your reply.

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HarryKane

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Ok, here it is ...

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Edited by HarryKane, 07 March 2009 - 04:58 AM.


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Splitted the topis as it is "specific" to a given source/CD.

In a "normal" TXTSETUP.SIF there is a line in [Mouse] section:

ps2 = "Mouse Port Mouse",files.i8042,i8042prt


at line 6485 in mine, but that may vary....

Please post (zipped) your TXTSETUP.SIF or TXTSETUP.SI_

It seems like the original file is corrupted (or it gets corrupted during the copy). :w00t:

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This is my txtsetup.sif created on my USB-stick:

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This is my txtsetup.sif created on my USB-stick:


Yep, it is obviously truncated/corrupted.

Post the one on your original CD.

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This is the one I found in I386/ on the CD

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@HarryKane

This one seems allright.

Simply try, after running WinsetupfromUSB, to manually copy the TXTSETUP.SIF from CD to the stick, overwriting the one already there.

Then insert, after line:
startoc.cab	= 2,,,,,,_x,,3,3

These lines:
undoren.cmd=1,,,,,,,2,0,0
binifix4.cmd=1,,,,,,,2,0,0
presetup.cmd=1,,,,,,,2,0,0
setupORG.exe=1,,,,,,,2,0,0

Make in a directory a copy of the TXTSETUP.SIF on the stick, renaming it to TXTSETUP1.SIF, and copy to the same directory the TXTSETUP.SIF on CD, renaming it TXTSETUP2.SIF, then open a command prompt, navigate too that directory and run:
FC TXTSETUP1.SIF TXTSETUP2.SIF
or use an utility like this one:
http://www.prestosof...ge=edp_examdiff
more here:
http://www.thefreeco...omparison.shtml
you'll see that the only differences are the 4 lines above (inserted by WinsetupfromUSB) and the missing lines at the end of the file.

I have no idea what can corrupt the file during the copy.

Could it be due to some running Antivirus or similar app?

It is possible that, for the same reason (whatever it might be) some other files get corrupted/truncated during the copy.

You should check with an utility like this:
http://www.xs4all.nl...r/TreeComp3.htm

That files on stick have the same size as those on CD.

@ilko_t

WinsetupfromUSB does not somehow "process" TXTSETUP.SIF, apart from the above listed lines, right? :unsure:

If yes, please list the other changes it does....

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@ilko_t

WinsetupfromUSB does not somehow "process" TXTSETUP.SIF, apart from the above listed lines, right? :unsure:

If yes, please list the other changes it does....

jaclaz

That's all. In case of fixed disk a few lines are added for rdummy.sys as well.
I've tried using the posted original txtsetup.sif and the resulted file was OK. Could be something to do with AutoIt & Vista x64 :unsure:


@HarryKane
Can you try the tool on another computer, running XP or Vista 32 bit?

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Yeah, I will try it in the evening again. I have another machine with XP, and I will also check if perhaps Avira AntiVir is causing trouble.

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So, first try was to deactivate the Avira AntiVir Guard and do the procedure, but the file was corrupt again. Repairing the txtsetup.sif like jaclaze said makes the things run. Now I could insall XP appropriate.

After this I tried to preperate the stick with the XP-machine, but the txtsetup.sif got also corrupted. :(

On both machines Avira AntiVir is installed. Maybe this is a problem. I can try it again with uninstalled Avira AntiVir tomorrow evening. When I visit my parents in some weeks I also could test it again with a normal WinXP (Systembuilder).

Thanks alot for your help guys,
your HarryKane

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Try if you get a chance running it on English version of Windows, it could be something to do with the localization, just a guess...

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You should Copy the content of your Recovery CD first to a Folder on Harddisk
and use this folder as Source for building your USB-stick.
Check your txtsetup.sif file in harddisk folder and see if it is not corrupt.

Probably Reading from your Optical drive is giving the problem.

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Try if you get a chance running it on English version of Windows, it could be something to do with the localization, just a guess...

I don't have any English version of Windows. Perhaps my SysAdmin at work has an English one.

You should Copy the content of your Recovery CD first to a Folder on Harddisk
and use this folder as Source for building your USB-stick.
Check your txtsetup.sif file in harddisk folder and see if it is not corrupt.

Probably Reading from your Optical drive is giving the problem.

I have copied the CD onto HD (this was my first guess). This seems not to be the problem.

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Could it be due to some running Antivirus or similar app?

Your guess seemed to be right. After deinstalling Avira AntiVir the TXTSETUP.SIF wasn't corrupted any more. I haven't tried to install it until now but I'll do this as soon as I got some time for it.

EDIT: Moep ... this was not the problem :-(

Perhaps I can try it again with a normal XP version and/or an english one.

Edited by HarryKane, 13 March 2009 - 07:53 AM.





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