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Hi,

I have built a PC with the following spec:

Zotac ION Atom 330 1.6Ghz Dual Core with Intergrated PSU and WiFi
4Gb Samsung DDR2
Crucial 2.5" 32Gb SATA SSD
Hitatchi 2.5" 500Gb SATA HDD
LG BluRay RW Drive

As I am using an SSD, I thought it would be a good idea to use nLite on my XP Pro SP2 to intergrate the SP3 and other recent updates.

For some reason, when I format the drive and installation starts, I get an error. It happens when the PC reboots from DOS and into WIndows to do the second part of the installation. I have had 2 different errors, 1 saying something about the lack Virtual Memory and another saying something about the Pagefile (they flash up so quick I don't have time to write them down). I tried using my standard SP2 disc and it carried on the install as normal with no errors.

I have attached a copy of my Last Session to help you solve the problem. I have tried changing lots of things and it just wont get past this stage.

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I have attached a copy of my Last Session to help you solve the problem

It seems you haven't ;-)

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Edit: this is probably what you're getting http://www.msfn.org/...__1#entry790491 , but Last Session.ini would still be the ground point for us. I also hope you haven't run nLite more than once on the same XP source.

Edited by Sp0iLedBrAt, 03 October 2010 - 05:23 PM.


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Sorry for the extremely late reply. I didn't get an email notification about this reply so I assumed that I had been ignored.

Had a look through the topic you suggested, a lot of it went right over my head (I am a bit simple when it comes to this stuff, but I am learning!)

I have also worked out how to attach the last session, missed the 'Add to Post' option!

Hope you can help!

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The following updates

D:\nLite\XP Post SP3 Updates\IE8-WindowsXP-KB981332-x86-ENU.exe
D:\nLite\XP Post SP3 Updates\IE8-WindowsXP-KB982632-x86-ENU.exe
D:\nLite\XP Post SP3 Updates\IE8-WindowsXP-KB2183461-x86-ENU.exe
D:\nLite\XP Post SP3 Updates\SmartCard_XP_x86.exe

, as well as some updates for WMP (use search and find -X-'s solution) cannot be directly integrated with nLite. Try it without these and see how it works.

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Sorry for the extremely late reply. I didn't get an email notification about this reply so I assumed that I had been ignored.

Had a look through the topic you suggested, a lot of it went right over my head (I am a bit simple when it comes to this stuff, but I am learning!)

I have also worked out how to attach the last session, missed the 'Add to Post' option!

Hope you can help!

Thanks
Attached File  LAST SESSION.INI   17.04KB   9 downloads

scottp, you also need to remove IE8 updates since you did not install IE8. There is no automatic notify when a post is replied to here. I have never looked but you may be able to enable some such function. If you have further trouble with your install, then remove all updates and see how it goes. Also, always start with a fresh copy of your CD files/folders and run nLite only one time doing all your work. Enjoy, John.

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Ah, I thought just after I had posted that reply, is there a simple way to explain how to intergrate IE8 and WMP11? I had a look and found it a little confusing! If so, I will try and intergrate that and then see what happens, then, like you say, get rid of the updates if not (something I was trying to avoid as I am using an SSD, so want to limit the amount of writes as much as possible!)

Any other tips would also be great, don't want to screw up this SSD!

Cheers for the fast replies!!

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Edited by scottp, 15 October 2010 - 03:01 AM.


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is there a simple way to explain how to intergrate IE8 and WMP11?

Yes, there are ready-made add-ons for IE8 which you can download (just search the forums or even Google), and there is an integrator for WMP11 here http://www.msfn.org/..._hl__integrator which you run on the XP source BEFORE you start with nLite.

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Hi Guys,

I have taken all your advice on board and have slipstreamed WMP11, SP3 and then added a few programs and hotfixes.

I have attached my lastsession.ini for you to have a look over before I write it to disc and have another go.

For some reason it is still showing all the keyboard and windows languages, but I only selected UK keyboard and english language, any idea why? or is that a list of the ones I have removed?

If you have any other suggestions of what to add/remove, please do! I am not sure if I have the complete list of windows updates?

Thanks so much for your help!

Scott


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PS. I can't seem to find how to remove Windows Messenger and Games, as I always get rid of these straight away! And if I could remove Windows Movie Maker that would be great, never used it and never plan to!

Also, is there any way I can set the install up so it is optimal for the SSD out of the box, or will I just have to wait until the install?

Edited by scottp, 17 October 2010 - 03:48 PM.


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For some reason it is still showing all the keyboard and windows languages, but I only selected UK keyboard and english language, any idea why? or is that a list of the ones I have removed?

Yes.

And if I could remove Windows Movie Maker that would be great, never used it and never plan to!

It's safe to remove, I always do it. It won't even show on Windows Update for updates.

I am not sure if I have the complete list of windows updates?

There are lists on this forum (Windows Updates Downloader) that will download all the updates/hotfixes; if you want the high-priority updates, go here http://win-x.co.cc/updates.html

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For some reason it is still showing all the keyboard and windows languages, but I only selected UK keyboard and english language, any idea why? or is that a list of the ones I have removed?

Yes.

Perfect!

And if I could remove Windows Movie Maker that would be great, never used it and never plan to!

It's safe to remove, I always do it. It won't even show on Windows Update for updates.

Where do I find it though? I couldn't see the option to remove anywhere. What about Windows Messenger?

I am not sure if I have the complete list of windows updates?

There are lists on this forum (Windows Updates Downloader) that will download all the updates/hotfixes; if you want the high-priority updates, go here http://win-x.co.cc/updates.html

Thanks for that, will have a look into it, see what I have missed!



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See this nLite picture guide from the same website http://win-x.co.cc/nliteimages.html
You can find Movie Maker in the Components section (pic #12 in the guide), but I'm not sure exactly where (try Multimedia, so that I don't have to fire up nLite and get the exact place where they can be found). Games are found under Components->Applications, but you can't just remove Internet games; it will all have to go. I'm pretty sure Windows Messenger is there as well, just browse carefully through the categories in Components.
You know what this means - you'll have to do everything all over again. This time use the Last Session.ini you are satisfied with and add a few more things, like the updates.

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Thanks again. Now I am getting the error 'The file fdc.sys could not be found'

I am wasting so many discs its unreal!

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Probably not related to your problem but msxml4-KB973685-enu.exe and msxml6-KB973686-enu-x86.exe are not normal updates and probably only work if you turn them into an nLite add-on.

You should test in a virtual machine instead of wasting disks. I prefer VirtualBox but there is also VMware and one from MS but I forget the name right now.

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Thanks again. Now I am getting the error 'The file fdc.sys could not be found'

I am wasting so many discs its unreal!

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scottp, I suggest you need a base to work from. After installing a virtual system to test your ISOs, please create one with nLite having no updates or AddOns. Install it on your VM and see if there is a problem. Also consider an Update Pack for all your post SP3 updates. Add in the updates and test. Then add all your AddOns and test. Narrow down the problem if it crops up. The free virtual systems I am aware of are VMware Player, VirtualBox and VirtualPC. Be sure to always start with a fresh copy of your CD files/folders and run nLite only once doing all your work. Enjoy, John.

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Yeah I am starting to think the Virtual system will be a good idea. Does it matter that I wont be running it on the system I will be actually installing it on? It doesnt have an OS at all on that PC.

Thanks for the suggestions. No doubt I will be back later asking how to use these VM programs! haha

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No, it doesn't matter.

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the help!

I downloaded a copy of MS Virtual PC and started a fresh nLite on a new XP source. I added all the updates and addons that I wanted, burnt the ISO and tested it in Virtual PC.

RESULT!!

Everything seems to be working okay. I haven't tested it on the PC yet, but I will report back once I have.

Thanks again.

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Now installed on the PC! Just got to sort out optimising it for the SSD and installing Office and I am sorted!

Thanks again people!!

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Hi Guys,

I have been using the computer for a couple of days now, and I have notice that it is very slow, the boot time is a lot slower than on my Atom Netbook, and it seems to 'hang' quite often.

Any ideas what might be causing it?

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Can we see your final Last Session.ini? It can be found in the root of your CD.
Boot time can be affected by start-up processes or your antivirus. Please provide more info on the "hanging" part.

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I will get the last session sorted when I am back home (at work atm)

I haven't installed any other software other than a couple of little programs, like Foxit PDF etc.

The hangning, just when you right click on something, there is a delay, when you open my docs it takes a couple of seconds, things like that.

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there is a delay, when you open my docs it takes a couple of seconds

It really could be anything; for example, I always get that from my anti-virus (Avira Personal) that has a "Scan on Access" function, meaning it won't let you click/run anything without checking it first.

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There you go.

It still seems overall a very slow computer (which considering the spec, it shouldnt be!)

I am also struggling the the Picture settings on my TV, as when plugged in via HDMI, the picture is terrible, colour wise.

If you could point me in the direction on how to set that up, that would also be great.

Thanks

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There you go.

It still seems overall a very slow computer (which considering the spec, it shouldnt be!)

I am also struggling the the Picture settings on my TV, as when plugged in via HDMI, the picture is terrible, colour wise.

If you could point me in the direction on how to set that up, that would also be great.

Thanks

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scottp, I have not reread all your thread, but have some questions. I see you included no drivers, so, how did you install them? Have you run nLite more than once against the same source? You should always start with a fresh copy of your files/folders and run nLite only once doing all your work. Running nLite more than once can lead to many strange symptoms but I have never heard of performance problems. What video card do you have and what driver are you using? I run XP x64, so don't know much about 32 bit updates, but I am concerned about yours, including ones converted into .cab files. You might want to consider going to an Update Pack and dropping the media player updates and see if your performance problems decline. Enjoy, John.

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John, there's nothing wrong with those cab files. I make them due to a bug in nLite. They fix problems, not cause them.

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