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nashi989

Fix .sif corrupt problem in txtsetup

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I just joined especially to say thanks to the creators of install xp from USB, it's helped me a lot :thumbup . Well here's the scenario, while installing xp using txtsetup on my dell dimension 5000 i got this error while setup checked drive c before copying files : .sif file used by setup is corrupted or missing setup cannot continue.

The error also mentioned the file binifix4.cmd under [sourceDisksFiles] (i cannot remember the exact wording of the error)

To fix it i removed the usb plugged it into my laptop and opened up txtsetup.sif in notepad and ctrl+F'd sourcedisksfiles. I noticed that the code for binifix4.cmd along with undoren.cmd and ren_fold.cmd read:

100,,,,,,_x,2,0,0

which differed from the other million files which read:

1,,,,,,3_,2,0,0,,1,2

simply changing the 100 to a 1 and then saving the .sif file fixed the corrupt .sif problem. I don't know if this is a mistake in the .sif or not but it fixed my problem. Hopefully this will help anyone who gets this error, i think its pretty rare as a google brought up few relevant hits.

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Was the source with any service pack?

What are contents of SourceDisksNames.x86 and Strings sections in txtsetup.sif?

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No service packs just original retail version. here's the sourcedisksnames

[SourceDisksNames.x86]
1 = %cdname%,%cdtagfilei%,,\i386
_1 = %bootname1%,"%boottagfile1%",,""
_2 = %bootname2%,"%boottagfile2%",,""
_3 = %bootname3%,"%boottagfile3%",,""
_4 = %bootname4%,"%boottagfile4%",,""
_5 = %bootname5%,"%boottagfile5%",,""
_6 = %bootname6%,"%boottagfile6%",,""
1_ = %bootname1%,"%boottagfile1%",,""
2_ = %bootname2%,"%boottagfile2%",,""
3_ = %bootname3%,"%boottagfile3%",,""
4_ = %bootname4%,"%boottagfile4%",,""
5_ = %bootname5%,"%boottagfile5%",,""
6_ = %bootname6%,"%boottagfile6%",,""

7 = %cdname%,%cdtagfilei%,,\i386\lang
8 = %cdname%,%cdtagfilei%,,\i386\lang
9 = %cdname%,%cdtagfilei%,,\i386\lang
10 = %cdname%,%cdtagfilei%,,\i386\lang
11 = %cdname%,%cdtagfilei%,,\i386
12 = %cdname%,%cdtagfilei%,,\i386
13 = %cdname%,%cdtagfilei%,,\i386
14 = %cdname%,%cdtagfilei%,,\i386
15 = %cdname%,%cdtagfilei%,,\i386

and strings:

[Strings]
MyPicturesScreenSaver = "My Pictures Screen Saver.scr"
ViewChannelsSCF = "View Channels.scf"
ShowDesktopSCF = "Show Desktop.scf"
dg18d50 = "Diamond Compatible 5000K G1.8.icm"
dg18d65 = "Diamond Compatible 6500K G1.8.icm"
dg18d93 = "Diamond Compatible 9300K G1.8.icm"
dg22d50 = "Diamond Compatible 5000K G2.2.icm"
dg22d65 = "Diamond Compatible 6500K G2.2.icm"
dg22d93 = "Diamond Compatible 9300K G2.2.icm"
hg18d50 = "Hitachi Compatible 5000K G1.8.icm"
hg18d65 = "Hitachi Compatible 6500K G1.8.icm"
hg18d93 = "Hitachi Compatible 9300K G1.8.icm"
hg22d50 = "Hitachi Compatible 5000K G2.2.icm"
hg22d65 = "Hitachi Compatible 6500K G2.2.icm"
hg22d93 = "Hitachi Compatible 9300K G2.2.icm"
ng18d50 = "NEC Compatible 5000K G1.8.icm"
ng18d65 = "NEC Compatible 6500K G1.8.icm"
ng18d93 = "NEC Compatible 9300K G1.8.icm"
ng22d50 = "NEC Compatible 5000K G2.2.icm"
ng22d65 = "NEC Compatible 6500K G2.2.icm"
ng22d93 = "NEC Compatible 9300K G2.2.icm"
srgb = "sRGB Color Space Profile.icm"
tg18d50 = "Trinitron Compatible 5000K G1.8.icm"
tg18d65 = "Trinitron Compatible 6500K G1.8.icm"
tg18d93 = "Trinitron Compatible 9300K G1.8.icm"
tg22d50 = "Trinitron Compatible 5000K G2.2.icm"
tg22d65 = "Trinitron Compatible 6500K G2.2.icm"
tg22d93 = "Trinitron Compatible 9300K G2.2.icm"
XPBalln = "Windows XP Balloon.wav"
XPBatCrt = "Windows XP Battery Critical.wav"
XPBatLow = "Windows XP Battery Low.wav"
XPCrtStp = "Windows XP Critical Stop.wav"
XPDef = "Windows XP Default.wav"
XPDing = "Windows XP Ding.wav"
XPError = "Windows XP Error.wav"
XPExcl = "Windows XP Exclamation.wav"
XPHdFail = "Windows XP Hardware Fail.wav"
XPHdInst = "Windows XP Hardware Insert.wav"
XPHdRem = "Windows XP Hardware Remove.wav"
XPLogoff = "Windows XP Logoff Sound.wav"
XPLogon = "Windows XP Logon Sound.wav"
XPMenu = "Windows XP Menu Command.wav"
XPMin = "Windows XP Minimize.wav"
XPNotify = "Windows XP Notify.wav"
XPPrint = "Windows XP Print complete.wav"
XPRecycl = "Windows XP Recycle.wav"
XPRestor = "Windows XP Restore.wav"
XPRingin = "Windows XP Ringin.wav"
XPRngout = "Windows XP Ringout.wav"
XPShutdn = "Windows XP Shutdown.wav"
XPStart = "Windows XP Start.wav"
XPStartU = "Windows XP Startup.wav"











jpndir = "\langpack\jpn"
kordir = "\langpack\kor"
chtdir = "\langpack\cht"
chsdir = "\langpack\chs"


MUI_PRIMARY_LANG_ID_DIR = "system32\mui\0009"


cdname = "Windows XP Professional CD-ROM"
productname = "Windows XP Professional"


bootname1 = "Windows XP Professional Setup Boot Disk"
bootname2 = "Windows XP Professional Setup Disk #2"
bootname3 = "Windows XP Professional Setup Disk #3"
bootname4 = "Windows XP Professional Setup Disk #4"
bootname5 = "Windows XP Professional Setup Disk #5"
bootname6 = "Windows XP Professional Setup Disk #6"

cdtagfile = "\win51ip"


cdtagfilei = "\win51ip"

cdtagfilem = "\win51mp"

boottagfile1 = "\disk101"
boottagfile2 = "\disk102"
boottagfile3 = "\disk103"
boottagfile4 = "\disk104"
boottagfile5 = "\disk105"
boottagfile6 = "\disk106"

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No service packs just original retail version.
I guess that explains why.

Perhaps not very many people are using similar version, as this syntax has been used since the first versions of USB_prepare and USB_multiboot and no one reported the issue.

Thanks for posting this, will take care of it in the next version. :thumbup

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Hmm, just checked WinSetupFromUSB 0.1 beta, 0.1 and the latest 0.1.1, all them use 1, NOT 100. What did you use to prepare your USB stick?

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usb multiboot 10, maybe that's why?

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Yeah, it uses 100. I had the wrong impression from your first post that you have used WinSetupFromUSB.

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In USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd the value of 100 was used, but this value was already present in the very first program.

I think 100 is used for SP1 and 1 for Original files.

It will be better to change the program so that the value is 1 for the added txtsetup.sif entries.

Surprising that after more than 500.000 downloads we receive the first reported problem with these txtsetup.sif entries :whistle:

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Surprising that after more than 500.000 downloads we receive the first reported problem with these txtsetup.sif entries :whistle:
No service packs just original retail version.

Plain XP dosn't support USB2.0. Installation may take some time, if it works a all.

Several thousand user used XP SP1 at last so far.

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Surprising that after more than 500.000 downloads we receive the first reported problem with these txtsetup.sif entries :whistle:

It's also surprising the 500.000 figure! :thumbup

As a side note, it's an interesting "psychological" and absolutely empirical observation how this proves that people are:

1) mostly (beside harmless ;)) ungrateful

2) completely failing to read or comply with what they read :w00t:

Check the data of views of the main stickies:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showforum=157

right now:

Sticky: How to install from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI 183897

Sticky: Install XP from USB AFTER Booting with PE from HDD or USB 25417

Sticky: How to install XP from USB 292504 15th June 2008 - 08:49 AM

Sticky: FAQs Please read before starting a new topic 18166

Sticky: Credits and thankyou's 3806

So, out of 183,897+25,417+292,504=501,818 views, only 18,166 had even a quick glance at FAQ's (less than 4%), besides the several ones that didn't read the FAQ'S and posted a new thread asking what was already covered in them, and only 3,806 (less than 0.7%) were curious enough to check what could be in the "thankyou's" thread, and of these, we had 3 (read three) thankyou's, ALL of them by longtime members of the board (to which we may add the few, maybe tens from people, like nashi989 :hello: , that posted a thank you on another thread....

501,818 to 3 against would be some nice figures to feed into the Improbability Drive..... :blink:

jaclaz

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