In addition, what do you mean by "Yes, I've rebooted the system several times. I have found nothing that doesn't work, except for installing IE8, SP3
, MP11 and so on."? You specifically stated in the first post "After doing a repair install of my Windows XP PRO /SP3
...". This implies (together) that the ORIGINAL CD does NOT contain SP3.
Please look here (nLite FAQ)
and read some.
Be aware of what the requirements are for nLite as far as a source. Also be aware that IF this is an OEM with SP2 CD source that PROBABLY any alterations done by the OEM will be overlaid with SP3 during Service Pack integration via nLite. In addition, using an OEM SP2 source will UNDOUBTEDLY eliminate the usage of many other OEM files (e.g. Drivers) and POTENTIALLY certain files in a (possibly) existing I386\SVCPACK folder may cause problems. HOWEVER, certain workarounds exist to eliminate the "extra" files you may have in the end result.
You'll need 7-Zip (free) to unzip the IE8 Add-On Creator. Google it, get it, and install it.
Don't forget the WMP11 Integrator...
For WMP11 - after running the -X- Downloader, MOVE any "WindowsXP-WindowsMedia-KBxxxxxxx-x86-ENU.cab" files to "elsewhere" (they are for MP9) and get the OFFICIAL MediaPlayer11 Installer and Hotfix files:
Use the above with the Integrator. I've been led to believe that IF you put the Integrator in the nLite folder that it will AUTOMATICALLY use the Integrator for the above files.
Service Pack 3 (in case you need it?)
Curiosity Question, have you tried the three "solutions" I provided?
Final note - there is a way out of this with the nLite method and -X- Hotfix Downloader (directly from the source). I guess you must have noticed that it's a SMALL package (no Hotfix files inside)?
edit - using the WHOLE -X- Downloader is unnecessary IF you don't desire all of the hotfixes installed BUT you may as well since you already have a bolloxed install. BUT you should AT MINIMUM integrate SP3, MP11, and IE8 (all without any of the Hotfixes) according to the instructions. They will become a permanent part of the generated Install.
edit2 - DOH! The FAQ lists SP3 Link and -X- link as well. Here is nLite -
edit3 - BE AWARE that IE8 is an (generated) ADD-ON!!!! Add-Ons are added as if they are Hotfixes in nLite. In addition, the above MP9 I indicated to NOT use are ADD-ONS's as well (in addition to the OTHER CAB files generated from the -X- Downloader).
This post has been edited by submix8c: 05 March 2013 - 03:05 PM