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I have a CPU that was running xp home and user tried to upgrade to XP pro.  Of couse user never backed up data and it is important to him. (Have you heard that one before ...lol).  Anyway the install is stuck in an indefinate loop.  It crashes at the 34min mark and restarts again and again ........
I have looked at the setupact log and here is a partial log (can post it all but kind of long and unnecessary i think)

The WINNT32 portion of Setup has completed.

GUI mode Setup has started.
SXS Installation Succeed for M:\I386\asms
M:\I386\NT5INF.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NT5INF.CAT.
M:\I386\NT5.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NT5.CAT.
M:\I386\NTPRINT.CAT was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NTPRINT.CAT.
M:\I386\NT5IIS.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NT5IIS.CAT.
M:\I386\MAPIMIG.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\MAPIMIG.CAT.
M:\I386\CLASSES.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\CLASSES.CAT.
M:\I386\DAJAVAC.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\DAJAVAC.CAT.
M:\I386\DX3.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\DX3.CAT.
M:\I386\FP4.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\FP4.CAT.
M:\I386\IMS.CAT was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\IMS.CAT.
M:\I386\MSJDBC.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\MSJDBC.CAT.
M:\I386\MSMSGS.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\MSMSGS.CAT.
M:\I386\TCLASSES.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\TCLASSES.CAT.
M:\I386\WFC.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\WFC.CAT.
M:\I386\XMLDSOC.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\XMLDSOC.CAT.
M:\I386\HPCRDP.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\HPCRDP.CAT.
M:\I386\MW770.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\MW770.CAT.
M:\I386\IASNT4.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\IASNT4.CAT.
M:\I386\MSTSWEB.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\MSTSWEB.CAT.
M:\I386\OEMBIOS.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\OEMBIOS.CAT.
M:\I386\tabletpc.ca_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\tabletpc.cat.
M:\I386\mediactr.ca_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\mediactr.cat.
M:\i386\spxcoins.dl_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\System32\spxcoins.dll.
M:\i386\irclass.dl_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\System32\irclass.dll.
The external program RUNDLL32 shell32,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,/f:"C:\WINDOWS\System32\$winnt$.inf" /s:"M:\I386" returned exit code 0.
NetSetup: SetupMode: 0x1, ProductType: 0x0, OperationFlags: 0x800c
Setup encountered an error while trying to set system security.

An extended error has occurred.


C:\WINDOWS\System32\usbhub.sys was not deleted because of the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

So it appears I need to follow instructions covered in MS Article 814847 "How to Slipstream hotfixes hat replace preexisting driver files"

This is where I get lost and need help.

1. It says to connect to the cpu you want to make a distribution folders on.  
How do I do this?  Can I use boot disks and do this from a command prompt?

2. next it says to create an i386 distribution folder by typing the following MD E:\i386

What is E: suppose to be my hard drive (C:)?

3. Use the xcopy command-line utility to copy the files and subfolders from the Windows 2000 SP3 CD-ROM (integrated installation) to the E:\i386 folder. For example, if your CD-ROM drive is drive D, type the following:
XCOPY /E /I /V D:\i386 E:\i386

I am installing XP pro sp1 not windows 2000 sp3 so do all the commands stay the same?

4. Create an E:\i386\svcpack folder. For example, to create a svcpack subfolder in the i386 folder, type the following:
MD E:\i386\SVCPACK

This should be easy once I figure out step 2

5. Copy the hotfix executable program (Qnnnnnn_XXX_YYY_ZZZ_LL.exe) to the E:\i386\svcpack folder by using the 8.3 naming format (Qnnnnnn.exe), where nnnnnn represents the actual hotfix number.

Where is this information coming from??

Sorry either my brain is shot or I just dont get it.   Please help me understand.  Thanks in advance.





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Unless there is an easy way to cancel the upgrade and just get him back to his old system but I dont think thats possible,
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Use Autopatcher and Autostreamer, awesome programs and free!

http://www.autopatcher.com/
http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=223562
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craylord quick question using autostreamer.  Am I actually making a new Win XP install cd with the hotfixs on it?
Also is the hotfix I need contained in the autopatcher?  If so do I need to D/L the lastest autopatcher files to this machine and then use the Autostream program to create a new disk?
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Yes, it will create a new iso image to burn onto a cd with the hotfixes integrated into the installation. I would use the autostreamer and a WinXP cd. Download SP2 for professionals from microsoft 266MB. Start autostreamer with the XP CD in the drive. It will slipstream SP2 into a new image on the harddrive, burn this new image back onto a cd. You now have a WinXP cd with SP2 integrated.

I did not use the autopatcher. I just used the autostreamer to make my WinXP SP2 cd and then download the rest of the updates from Windows Update instead.

I would use the autopatcher in a similar manner. Download the patches and integrate it into a new iso. There are plenty of helpful howto's with pictures in their forums. :)
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Made the disk but my setup is asking for my XP Pro SP1 disk and this is XP sp2 which is fine because it will help me in the future but I am still in the loop.

I think I either need to make another disk with just the hotfix executable program (Qnnnnnn_XXX_YYY_ZZZ_LL.exe) but I have not a clue as to where I can get this file.  And if I D/L it, can I use Autostream to make the proper cd.
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If you download it, you could use autostreamer to make your image with SP2, then use autopatcher to upgrade the new image with the hotfix.
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well im at the point where I just reinstalled another OS on the same partition to remove the data and then reformat and reinstall.

Craylord thanks for all your help I like the autostream program.

One last question before I award u the pts.  I made streamed sp2 and my xp pro SP1 together and burned a copy to disk.  The file on the disk is XPSP2stream.iso

Is this a bootable copy now and if not is there a way to do this?
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If all you see on the cd is a single file, then no, it is not a bootable cd. You need to use Nero or Easy CD Creator (Adaptec/Roxio) to "burn an image file to disc".
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