EDIT: I've added a poll. Please vote but first read the following so you understand.
Has anyone who has ever tried my Updates Downloader, Checker and Add-on Creator (UDC) experienced a reboot loop when rebooting to GUI mode?
Expert Reviews wrote an article, How to slipstream an XP disc with SP3 and all other updates using the UDC and nLite. In the article, the author says to not use the Windows Media Player update CABs the UDC makes or you'll get stuck in a reboot loop.
Files in question:
I've been talking to him about correcting the article to no avail. His starting CD is XP SP3 from MSDN and he uses VirtualBox to test, just like me. He's even tried it on a real PC with same results.
Extract the Zip file, go into the UDC folder and run the latest UDC batch file. Follow the on-screen instructions, ignoring the warning about Nlite (we'll come to that next) and the file will download all of the updates to the current folder. It will take a while, so leave it to do its job. When completed, the window will go green. Delete the files that start WindowsXP-WindowsMedia-KBxxxxxx-x86-ENU.cab (Windows Media updates), otherwise you may find that XP gets stuck in an installation loop. We'll show you how to download and copy the right files to your new install disc later.
STEP 4 - PICK XP INSTALLATION
Click Next and you'll be asked to provide the location of your Windows disc. This can either be an ISO file or you can just put your XP installation disc into your PC and browse to the drive.
Click OK and you'll be prompted to select a folder to store the temporary files in. We created a folder called XP in the C: drive. Click OK, and the XP files will be copied to the temporary folder and Nlite will show you which version of XP you have and the Servicer Pack version (if any) included. Browse to the folder you created and, inside it, create a new folder called Media Updates. Download the following files into this folder, so that you can run these Media updates manually later:
I've been doing test runs since mid 2009 and have never, ever seen this. I also have never had anyone ever bring this issue up.
So, I ask again. Has anyone ever had this happen to them?
Edited by -X-, 07 May 2014 - 10:26 PM.