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Yuni

fake setup call himself instead original "setup.exe" - Setup

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I upgraded windows XP and find this message [b]"fake setup call himself instead original "setup.exe" - Setup Abort".

I can't go into windows. It means I could not use that computer anymore. I don't know how to do. Please let me know how to enter windows.

Yuni

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It happens using Bashrat The Sneaky's Driverpacks when you try to

do a repair installation. You must have removed the OemPreinstall=Yes

from the WINNT.SIF file or something.

You need to at least have these sections and commands in I386\WINNT.SIF

[Data]

MsDosInitiated=No

[unattended]

OemPreinstall=Yes

[GUIRunOnce]

command9="%SystemDrive%\DPsFnshr.exe"

The vicious circle is - if you have an [unattended] section there, you

will lose the ability to do a repair install. :(

Edited by LeveL
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yes indeed it is due to the driverpack. this happened when i ran xp setup from inside windows and rebooted to continue finish the repair install. this way, i can select repair install even if my cd is unattended, and consequently, this problem of "setup calling himself" pops up and terminates the installation. i had this problem lastweek so i prepared a uA without driverpack and repaired.

any solution if driverpack is used?

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Will this issue get the attention of "The Sneaky". He could give some solution.

i often wanted to repair my brother's computer without reformating it.

Sorry, forgot to celebrate Annual Day in my previous post for this topic.

Edited by rajesh.kumar
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I have also had the same problem, and I would also like the repair option (I guess I want everything).

I have also had problems wih text mode mass storage devices.

If there is a solution out there, I would be very keen to know.

What we then build is the ultimate unattended.

Regards

Couges

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thank you dizzyden

No problem at all....

I guess you found it to work flawlessly also.

Glad to have helped, have some mod's if ya'd care to have them...

Mostly stuff to clean the code, and minimize creating intermediate files. Although the routine stays pretty much the same.

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I still cant find a fix for this error message, please can somebody give some specific and clear guidlines, the links dont seem to work, do u think its easier to just remove my hard drive, back it up onto a clean computer and format the whole thing. this error message just wont go away

Thanks

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From the given link above in driver packs forum, post Nr.3:

Add this to 'i386\presetup.cmd' in your CD image:

DEL /F %systemroot%\system32\setupold.exe

OR if you already have a hung up repair install going - boot into Repair Console from the XP CD and delete the 'setupold.exe' file from the C:\windows\system32 folder then reboot.

Have you tried this?

Edited by ilko_t
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From the given link above in driver packs forum, post Nr.3:

Add this to 'i386\presetup.cmd' in your CD image:

DEL /F %systemroot%\system32\setupold.exe

OR if you already have a hung up repair install going - boot into Repair Console from the XP CD and delete the 'setupold.exe' file from the C:\windows\system32 folder then reboot.

Have you tried this?

how to create CD IMAGE like u mentioned ?

HOW to delete the setupold.exe file from C:\windows\system32folder ?

Actually i have upgraded my system but stuck into the FAKE SETUP CALLED how to complete setup?

IF POSSIBLE PLEASE PROVIDE STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE .

THANK YOU.

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And even more in depth explanation and solution is in

Driver Pack Discussion Regarding Fake Setup and Solution

The files mentioned in that thread, with some editing to clean them up even more (always lookin for ways to clean my code more) is attached here.

See the !ReadMe.txt file.

HOW TO USE THIS.... FILE?

SHALL I BURN NEW WINDOWS CD FOR IT WITH ALL CONTENTS ?

HOW USE IT ?

WILL THIS GO THROUGH FAKE SETUP ERROR ?

PLEASE PROVIDE STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE ?

NOTE: i have installed dual windows in my system one is working which is new. another is not working which is old. i cant access to old i showing fake setup , i tried many times by keeping Windows CD still the same result. the programs and documents are very important in the old windows i need help to access my programs . what can i do please suggest.

Q) CAN I RUN MY PROGRAMS WITH NEW WINDOW ex: i have old windows in C: drive and NEW windows in F: drive so i need to run C: programs with my new one is that possible.?

Q) HOW TO REMOVE FAKE SETUP ERROR IN MY OLD WINDOWS CAN I ACCESS IT BY DELETING SOME FILES IN C: BY USING NEW WINDOWS ?

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OR] if you already have a hung up repair install going - boot into Repair Console from the XP CD and delete the 'setupold.exe' file from the C:\windows\system32 folder then reboot.

Have you tried this?

HOW to delete the setupold.exe file from C:\windows\system32folder ?

boot from the XP CD

choose Repair Console

choose Windows install to repair

enter Administrator password (if any)

type (at prompt) del C:\windows\system32\setupold.exe

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