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Files missing during installation
Posted 01 September 2004 - 06:58 AM
whenever I try to install a customized WinXpSP2 on my notebook, I receive multiple error messages. The error messages state that Setup couldn`t copy a file.
Here is a list of some files setup can not find:
I have to skip every file to continue the installation. When I look into System after finishing the installation a lot of things like media codecs and battery are not properly intalled.
Does anyone know what the problem is?
Is it generally possible to install a customized WinXp on a notebook?
I would really appreciate your help.
(Please correct my English if I made mistakes)
Some Background information:
When I create a normal WinXP Pro SP2 without removing components everything works fine.
I tried many times to create a customized version but it never worked properly.
I never remove important components. Only a few that are really safe to remove. (Safer than Safe Mode)
I never integrate anything.
I use a WinXP Pro Corp German CD copy it to my HD and use Nlite to slipstream SP2.
My notebook is an Actebis Peacock mobileAMD 1600+ with 512 MB RAM, ATI Mobile 9000, a Toshiba DVD Recorder and Dlink Wifi.
Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:35 AM
The battery and the codecs things are drivers that aren't digitally signed. It's just a problem with Driver Signatures. Make sure you are using the latest version of nLite. This glitch was apparently fixed in .7 Beta 2.
When I look into System after finishing the installation a lot of things like media codecs and battery are not properly intalled.
Posted 01 September 2004 - 08:59 AM
But i am using the latest version. Any idea why its stil not working?
I just made a new cd. This time I put all the files that where missing in the previous installation in the custom file list.
When I tried to install the cd i got the following error: row 608 of INF-File \i386\txtsetup.sif is incorrect.
Please help me!
Posted 01 September 2004 - 09:09 AM
Posted 01 September 2004 - 11:07 AM
i made a customized xp cd with minor changes. see what i kicked out:
Version = 0.98.8 beta
Framework = 1.1.4322.573
Target = Windows XP SP2 build 2180
Internet Information Services
Multilanguage Support (LANG dir)
isomaker = -volid "WinLite" -allow-multidot -relaxed-filenames -allow-leading-dots -N -l -d -D -joliet-long -duplicates-once -no-emul-boot -b boot.bin -hide boot.bin -hide boot.catalog
as you can see I put all the files that where missing previously on the keep list.
but again setup asks me for exactly these files.
can anyone explain this to me?
Posted 12 September 2004 - 03:15 PM
Posted 09 May 2005 - 04:12 PM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:56 AM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:28 PM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 04:56 AM
XPsp2 corp, I don't use nLite to slipstream sp2 do it manually.
Use nLite to reduce XPsp2 corp down to 420MB no problems when install.
When I use RVM hotfixes and nLite to slipstream them thats when I get the missing files thing in setup.
I have no idea how to fix it.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 03:01 AM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 11:57 PM
This seems to be a bit of a hit or miss problem on OEM discs used to nlite, I managed to get myself a retail copy of WinXP PRO and nlite'd it lastnight and the only problem I have is the setup hangs after the first reboot at the "Please Wait" screen, but back to the topic at hand. Before I got a Retail version of windows xp I was using an OEM cd and having the same problems, but some of my buddy's to whom i recommended nlite, tweaked they're disc with it using an OEM XP cd and they had no problems at all so it has to be something within the OEM cd giving troubles, I remember it was stated in one post awhile back that the OEM cd's use slightly different .inf files and nlite uses those to adjust your disc accordingly but when it does some things will not match up as they should causing the problems it seems that many of us have. i have found some temporary fixes but they do not fix everything, use ACDzip to replace the files into your driver.cab file that are missing before making the iso and it will fix some problems (credit goes to user "Power350" for pointing out that ACDzip can add the files ) but don't forget this is only a temporary fix, even after replacing the files into the driver.cab file you might come across more things not working correctly.
I have the same also, using a Windows XP Home edition SP1a CD (Dell OEM).
I can get it to work (if unmodified sp2 slipstream gives problems) but on my last install it also complained of some missing files.
Posted 21 May 2005 - 03:57 AM
what i normally end up doing is extracting all the files from the original driver.cab files into a folder but this normally results in errors and only copys like half the files so you need to go back to the driver.cab and select from were it stopped to the end and keep doing this untill u get no errors then I extract my nLited driver.cab to another folder and then copy the nLited files over the original driver.cab files then re-create the driver.cab copy it to the i386 folder and bobs ur uncle it seams to work for me not the best solution but at least a work around.
Opps - Sorry guys didnt see the post above!"
Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:05 AM
I normally just open up the pre-SP1 driver.cab and copy the files out of it I need for the setup.
Please mr. nlite creator, me and a couple of my friends love nLite but hate how it's ripping out so many files listed earlier in this topic, it's just really annoying!! I love your work but this is enough to make me not even use the software and do everything by hand post-install.
Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:54 AM
Unless you experience some other problem then name your files.
Posted 01 June 2005 - 12:58 PM
EVERY time i start from scratch, download the latest nlite, then the SP2 network install from microsoft.
I copy the files off the CD to C:\XPCD then i slipstream SP2. At this point if I make an .iso image using nlite i get _no missing files_ but if I actually use nlite's features and try to remove say the language pack or integrate RyanVM or anything, it'll rip out those files listed earlier. I just can't see how that's a problem on my end.
I love nlite, but right now i'm forced to manually just pull the .dll's and .sys files that XP requests out of my pre-sp1 driver.cab and then drop them in C:\windows\driver cache\i386 so XP doesn't freak about missing files when i do driver installations.
Posted 01 June 2005 - 02:30 PM
and sp2.cab to some other...check if you have those files missing in any of those folders.
If you confirm that these files are there then we can talk further.
But I'm telling you many people tested it before you and they confirmed that even without nlite it's messed up.
I wish it's nlite and that i can fix it...believe me.
Posted 01 June 2005 - 03:52 PM
I did as you asked, used expand.exe and yes, the files were missing.
I used expand like this "expand DRIVER.CAB -F:* C:\DRIVER" and it errors out during expanding.
I'm really confused why if I have a corrput driver.cab, then how come all my installations w/o nLite went fine? from pre-sp1, to sp1 slipsreamed, to sp2 slipstreamed? Do i have to contact MS to let them know my copy of XP is bad to get a replacement?
Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:02 PM
Optimistically, I decided to:
- start with my MS original "Gold" XP SP1a disk, (OEM variety)
- slipstream SP2
- add a pair of new disk drivers
- integrate a bunch of hotfixes (about 12) relating to IE and Core XP
- disable a couple of programs: windows messenger, novell networks
- do a few tweaks to the registry and general setup.
Things seemed ok, other than not at first realizing that the iso file had merely been created, not written to disk!
However, the first time I tried installing, I left the PC to it for a while, and when I came back there was a message asking for the SP2 Disk for the file "asms". Ther's a directory asms there in the SP2 extract directory, but at that point I had no way of making it available and setup refused to carry on without it.
Following this, I found that the new setup disk would boot as far as disk formatting, etc, but although the new hard drive partition "booted", it didn't start properly - it fails very quickly with a long message about invalid paths and directory contents.
I checked the original driver.cab and the driver.cab that nLite generated, and the generated one has about 4444 files in it, while the original has 4657 files. The missing files seemed fairly basic: stuff like IP connections, atapi drivers etc.
Might it help to do the slipstream "manually"?
P.S. My runs of expand.exe both went without a hitch; no bad files, no issues.
Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:38 PM
If you have tried that already then I think that problem lies in that that expand skips all after error while windows during install expand file by file and by that you can get all files around the error.
Thats why some user had idea that i expand file by file which is possible and I may add it into beta 2...if you're interested in testing in 2 days, when i'll be done, send me PM.
@rivimey, uh, if your iso was too small, below 90mb then something was wrong, it would help if you try to make it again, use latest version and delete nlite before second try, reinstall it.
Did you removed any drivers...maybe your cab was corrupted too but lets not think that, your asms error is different. That shouldn't happen, ever...maybe sata/raid integration went bad...which driver is it...
Posted 02 June 2005 - 04:10 AM
I didn't remove any drivers, just added two for raid disks (which seemed to work, in that setup could see the raid arrays, and can't otherwise)
I did try again, this time doing only a xp sp1a => xp sp2 translation. This produced a 625MB iso. Sadly I can't persuade setup to load properly from that because it hasn't got the raid drivers, and won't see the USB floppy (Arrrgh!) It seems fairly happy up to that point though (can't find hard disks).
Pretty sure the driver cab wasn't corrupt, either in the original or in the created version. Haven't checked the others.
Dont understand about deleting nlite: why will that help any?
Must do some work now :-(
Posted 02 June 2005 - 09:24 AM
I think he meant for you to uninstall/delete you current copy of Nlite, then reinstall it and begin process from beginning?
Posted 07 June 2005 - 07:28 PM
I found this forum by searching for some of my missing files. I'm just a novice user who was trying to do a fresh install of XP and got errors about missing files. I don't know anything about nLite, so this may/may not apply.
When I first tried to install, it was on an NTFS single-partition hard drive (12GB). That's when I got the errors.
I then reformatted the HD as FAT32 and the installation ran without a hitch.
I hope this helps someone.
Posted 07 June 2005 - 08:22 PM
Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:03 PM
I dont it may not make sense ... But it has happened!