If I understood you correctly I see 2 problems:
2. Your stick seen as fixed
To resolve them:
1. What hardware you are booting on? Dell?
Try to overwrite on stick ntdetect.com with Dietmar's modified ntdetect.com. Details here:
2. Did you try in usb_prep.cmd changing USB drive type to USB hard drive? Please try so, I think it was option 0.
Few other questions-
3. What is the windows version you are installing, is it customized?
4. Did you insert custom mass storage drivers?
5. What do you mean here-
@wimb- nice work
I haven't tested latest batch, no spare time at all, just a quick question which bothers me- are we sure there are not "not documented" actions from winnt32.exe? In case of such it would be tricky to replicate it's behavior. You say the problem with winnt32 is that it deletes any $win_nt$... folders, I think for regular user that shouldn't be a problem. How many have those folders on their hard drives? If they have it intentionally, probably deletion of such wouldn't bother them much, warning should be enough. Just my opinion.
Thanks again for your time and enthusiasm
This post has been edited by ilko_t: 13 December 2007 - 05:31 PM