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yayane

can't repair xp

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I don't have the function repair when I boot with my cd SP2 nlite.

Why ?

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I think it's in the Manual Install and Upgrade component...if someone can confirm it i will put that warning into description.

yayane, go easy on the eyebrows.

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Can someone please tell me where the "Manual Install and Upgrade component" is?

I am having the same issue with no repair option.

Can this be corrected, changed somehow?

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Press F10 when the Blue window appears. It has nothing to do with nLite

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Thank you for that tip...it took me to the Recovery Console.

Is this tip documented anywhere by Microsoft etc...?

Does this work on all versions of Windows?

Is there any tip to get a Windows repair option?

Thank You

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It's because your cd is unattended. Please don't use the unattended setting in nLite

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It's because your cd is unattended. Please don't use the unattended setting in nLite

Please can you tell me the setting in winnt.sif (or whatever file it is listed in) that tells Windows that it is an unattended installation.

It's easier for me to manually amend this file as I have customized it for my system already and don't necessarily want to go through it all again with nlite.

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I have this "Manual Install and Upgrade" not removed still can not repair

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Like hp38guser posted before : It's a problem of an unattended CD.

You have to leave the winnt.sif off the CD and the repair function is available! :yes:

If you have any customized winnt.sif for your install, then simply copy it on a floppy disk.

So for repair installs the CD works fine and if you want to make setup unattended you just have to put the disk in your floppy before starting thr install. Setup automaticly searches for winnt.sif on a disk.

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Oke, just remove the winnt.sif from the project before make the Iso, thanks chris.b

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Oh ppl..once I explained here how to keep the repair mode but it has his problems...

So here Im going to explain again how to keep Repair mode untouched, and still have a unnattended Win.

1º --> Make your nLited CD NORMALY has you usually do...apply hotfixes, remove stuff, tweaks..bla bla...

2º --> AFTER nLite processes everything and you reach the option to create an ISO, STOP HERE!!!

3º --> Explore the CD and look for WINNT.SIF and edit it:

4º --> See an [uNANTENDED] section? DELETE it completely

It will look like this:

[Data]

MsDosInitiated = 0

UnattendedInstall = Yes

[systemFileProtection]

SFCQuota = 0

[GuiUnattended]

AutoLogon = Yes

TimeZone = 85

OEMSkipRegional = 1

OemSkipWelcome = 1

[userData]

ProductKey = "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"

[RegionalSettings]

Language = 0816

[identification]

JoinWorkgroup = WORKGROUP

5º --> Save the changes, create the ISO and its done..

Now heres a problem that almost nobody likes....You will lose all unantended options in TEXT MODE (ONLY)!!

So when you boot your WinXP CD, all the options will appear, all the Repair Options, disk formating etc...

Yeah you will have to press F8 to Agree with the License Agreement etc but still....You have just won the Repair mode and Repair Console....oh and no need to input serial and stuff...

I hope this helps, and I know that most unantended fanboys will start flamming, but I dont really care about that..And also this question will appear always till somebody makes this suggestion a sticky or something... B)

Good Luck dude.

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i think that should definatly be an option with nlite!

its a great idea, i was going to suggest having a dualboot boot cd one which loads up a winnt.sif with the setup and one that doesn't...

pressing f8 once doesn't exactly add to the setup...you have to choose the parition anyway so its not completly unattened

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Unbeliveable....This questions appears lots of times and WILL continue to appear from new nLite users and no mod gives even an opinion about this sugestion!!! S***!! :realmad::realmad:

Hell, I will not even try to help new users about this, because nobody cares about it, and surely I will not waste my time again trying to help someone about this issue!! :realmad::realmad:

Page 2 of nLite forum and its like never happened!!

Bahh!!!

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sIn_maxo

You’re great this worked for me; I hope that you still in the future help people like me thanks again :thumbup

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aquari:

Thks dude, I hope i can help in future nlite issues.

Mad_Evil:

Well...I wasnt asking for attention since I know how to use this method to keep the repair options....I guess who will need attention will be future nLiters who may need this for working enviroment, and has such Im thinking of them (general nLite comunity), not in me....I honestly hope that you understand that..otherwise you are the one who needs attention.

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Mad_Evil:

Well...I wasnt asking for attention since I know how to use this method to keep the repair options....I guess who will need attention will be future nLiters who may need this for working enviroment, and has such Im thinking of them (general nLite comunity), not in me....I honestly hope that you understand that..otherwise you are the one who needs attention.

dude, no offence, just a little bit of sarcasm, nothing else.

+ I don't believe in windows repair. if crap happens - I do a complete reinstall/reformat.

and ofc good job on the explainin :)

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Setup automaticly searches for winnt.sif on a disk.

it would be great if setup searches also on USB keys

(USB keys are a lot better and safer than floppies...)

do you know if it is possible?

I searched by myself, event at microsoft.com, and nothing about it...

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Mad_Evil:

My bad... :thumbup:blushing:

OuTman:

Sorry but I cant help on this one...Maybe nuHi can aswer wayyy better to your question. :rolleyes:

Try to create a new topic and more ppl will look at it and probably help.

Good Luck. :hello:

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i'm sure setup searchs usb pens, but weather it actually uses it, like if you put your sata drivers on a usb pen, it reads them, but it doesn't actually isntall them?

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Thank you, sIn_maxo! I am exactly what you mentioned in the previous posts - a future nLiter who needs an answer. This issue just came up for me and six months after your great solution. I appreciate your help on this! Some people don't have foresight. I have found solutions to problems in posts as old as 10 year on various forums.

Can't wait to get my repair option back...

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the repair option and the $OEM$ setup folder installs

so is it anyway possible to hav it both on the cd?

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+ I don't believe in windows repair. if crap happens - I do a complete reinstall/reformat.

and ofc good job on the explainin :)

Well considering that if you change IDE controller (because of mother upgrade or Raid card) the only way to keep XP running again is to do a repair, so that's why is a needed option. No crap there.

Edited by isidro
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When I delete [unattended] section, I won't be able to preinstall drivers, am I correct?

I mean the drivers installed with F6 such as SATA drivers. (I've included them as normal)

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