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Win8PE SE HomePage / Startup hanging at desktop build
« on: April 19, 2017, 01:39:44 PM »
Hello,

I have a Win8PESE build that I have which works in a VM and that I have used successfully on certain systems (i.e. booted OK on some physical systems)

Yesterday I had a situation where I'm confident that I had the necessary drivers for the target hardware (Dell Optiplex 790) and yet when the ISO reached "Setting up personalised settings for Themes setup" the startup hung

Eventually a Shell Swapper window appeared (which I have never seen before - see attached) but it was unresponsive

So I'm hoping for some ideas on what could be causing this behaviour - or what I can try to troubleshoot

Thank you

VW

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Questions and Support / RegHiveLoad - Failed to load registry hive
« on: February 05, 2017, 06:45:15 PM »
Hello,

I am getting this error with a plugin that I am writing

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[Failed]  (Shadow-505.script Imaging: ShadowProtect v5.05) RegHiveLoad - Failed to load registry hive: [Tmp_Software] From file: [%target_sys%\config\software]: Unknown error

I have compared the syntax of the reghiveload command in question with a couple of other plugins that work and the code appears to be identical, so I'm not sure what the issue is (I assume that there is some earlier code which I'm missing that I need).

I've included an extract of the main code of the plugin. I'm aware that there is another ShadowProtect plugin available, but it has different requirements to what I already have plus I have another plugin with the same issue. So fixing this plugin will allow me to resolve a couple of issues.

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[Main]
Title=Imaging: ShadowProtect v5.05
Type=Plugin
Author=VeeDub
Description=(v5.05) StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® provides backup and disaster recovery, data protection, and managed system migration for Windows systems on virtual and physical machines. Recover systems, applications, and data to the same or different hardware or virtual environment.
Version=001
Download_Level=2
Level=5
Selected=True
Mandatory=False
NoWarning=False
Contact=http://TheOven.org
Date=2017.02.05

[Interface]
pBevel1=pBevel1,1,12,3,1,110,68
pCheckBox1=Desktop,1,3,10,4,59,14,True,"__Desktop Shortcut"
pCheckBox2="Start Menu",1,3,10,23,76,14,True,"__Start Menu Shortcut"
pTextBox1=,1,0,7,43,99,21,"HD Tasks\Imaging","__'Start Menu' Folder"

[Variables]
%ProgramTitle%="ShadowProtect v5.05"
%ProgramEXE%=ShadowProtectPE.exe
%ProgramFolder%="ShadowProtectPE"

[Process]
Echo,"Processing %ScriptTitle%..."
Arch,x86|x64
If,ExistDir,%targetdir%\Windows\ShadowProtectPE,Call,DirDelete,%targetdir%\Windows\ShadowProtectPE
If,Not,ExistDir,%targetdir%\Windows\ShadowProtectPE,DirMake,%targetdir%\Windows\ShadowProtectPE
If,Not,ExistDir,%targetdir%\Programs,DirMake,%targetdir%\Programs
If,ExistDir,%targetdir%\Programs\ShadowProtectPE,Call,DirDelete,%targetdir%\Programs\ShadowProtectPE
If,Not,ExistDir,%targetdir%\Programs\ShadowProtectPE,DirMake,%targetdir%\Programs\ShadowProtectPE
If,ExistDir,Call,DirDelete,%targetdir%\Programs\PeNetwork
If,Not,ExistDir,%targetdir%\Programs\PeNetwork,DirMake,%targetdir%\Programs\PeNetwork
If,Not,ExistDir,%targetdir%\Programs\PeNetwork\x64,DirMake,%targetdir%\Programs\PeNetwork\x64
//--
FileCopy,%ScriptDir%\SPExplorer\*.*,%targetdir%\Windows\ShadowProtectPE
FileCopy,%ScriptDir%\PeNetwork\x64\*.*,%targetdir%\Programs\PeNetwork\x64
FileCopy,%ScriptDir%\ShadowProtectPE\*.*,%targetdir%\Programs\ShadowProtectPE
//--
RegHiveLoad,Tmp_Software,%RegSoftware%
RegWrite,HKLM,0x1,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\ShadowStor\ShadowProtectPE\Settings,"LoggingDir", "B:\"
RegWrite,HKLM,0x4,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\ShadowStor\ShadowProtectPE\Settings,"LoggingEnabled", 0x00000001
RegHiveUnLoad,Tmp_Software
RegHiveLoad,Tmp_Default,%RegDefault%
RegWrite,HKLM,0x1,Tmp_Default\Software\ShadowStor\ShadowProtectPE\Settings,"LoggingDir", "B:\"
RegWrite,HKLM,0x4,Tmp_Default\Software\ShadowStor\ShadowProtectPE\Settings,"LoggingEnabled", 0x00000001
RegHiveUnLoad, Tmp_Default
//--
If,%pCheckBox1%,Equal,True,Add_Shortcut,Desktop
If,%pCheckBox2%,Equal,True,Add_Shortcut,StartMenu,%pTextBox1%

A fix would be great or a pointer to how I can identify the issue would be fine as well.

Thanks

VW

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Questions and Support / How to update user hive?
« on: January 26, 2017, 12:36:17 AM »
Hello,

I've recently switched from Win7PE x86 to Win8PE x64 and I have a plugin that I need to update

I have this section which is working
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Echo,"Loading registry hive: [software]"
RegHiveLoad,Tmp_Software,%RegSoftware%
Echo,"Writing new values on registry hive.."
RegWrite,HKLM,0x1,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\ShadowStor\ShadowProtectPE\Settings,"LoggingDir", "E:\Program Files\Shadow_ASR\"
RegWrite,HKLM,0x4,Tmp_Software\Wow6432Node\ShadowStor\ShadowProtectPE\Settings,"LoggingEnabled", 0x00000001
RegHiveUnLoad,Tmp_Software

However it appears that in Win8PE I also need to update these entries in the user hive as well as software (which has not been required on Win7PE)

I have tried the following, but it hasn't updated the applicable entries, so it's obviously not correct

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Echo,"Loading registry hive: [user]"
RegHiveLoad,Tmp_User,%RegUser%
Echo,"Writing new values on registry hive.."
RegWrite,HKLM,0x1,Tmp_User\Software\ShadowStor\ShadowProtectPE\Settings,"LoggingDir", "E:\Program Files\Shadow_ASR\"
RegWrite,HKLM,0x4,Tmp_User\Software\ShadowStor\ShadowProtectPE\Settings,"LoggingEnabled", 0x00000001
RegHiveUnLoad,Tmp_User

Would appreciate advice on correct syntax for user hive

Thanks

VW

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Win8PE SE HomePage / Automatic restart after a couple of days?
« on: January 25, 2017, 06:46:34 PM »
Hi,

I want to use the Win8PE environment to make the underlying system available on the network for updating. This works fine, but after a couple of days the Win8PE environment appears to be restarting.

I've had a look but have not been able to find any setting that might be responsible.

Any ideas?

Thanks

VW

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Win8PE SE HomePage / Application / package to re-size volumes?
« on: January 25, 2017, 06:35:20 PM »
Hello,

Is there an application / package to re-size volumes on the underlying system?

VW

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Win8PE SE HomePage / Cannot open Admin Tools in the Control Panel
« on: January 17, 2017, 11:01:32 AM »
Hello,

Instead get message 'Location is not available'.

X:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools refers to a location that is unavailable

Is this normal behaviour or I have done something wrong?

Thanks

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Hello,

Getting this error during PostConfig

Log attached

Regards
VW

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Hello,

When I'm building the project as an ISO my apps (scripts) end up on a Y: volume rather than X:

Mostly this is fine, but I've just discovered that one of the apps include some hardcoded calls to X:\xyz; so I'd like to know whether there is an easy way to modify the script so that this app ends up in X: rather than Y:

Or if not, is there an easy way that I can make changes elsewhere so that this app ends up in X:\xyz and then I'll modify the script just to create a desktop shortcut.

Thanks

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Win7PE SE HomePage / Stop 7f when booting from USB
« on: January 22, 2015, 04:42:58 PM »
Hi,

This is not strictly a Win7PE issue, however I have spent sometime on reboot.pro without any luck, so I thought I might see whether someone here has a working config.

My ISO image works fine when I run it from a CD, however when I launch via Grub4Dos on a USB stick, shortly after startup I get a stop 7f.

It would be handy to also be able to run the ISO from USB so if somebody is able to do this and could share their Grub4Dos config, that would be appreciated.

Cheers

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Win7PE SE HomePage / MSDart
« on: January 07, 2015, 02:22:04 PM »
Hi,

I've encountered a minor bug and was wondering whether there might be a solution.

I'm finding that after I've selected the Windows installation, the ERD Registry Editor doesn't load the hives until after I have opened LockSmith.

That is, if I open ERD first, all I see are the hives but I can't drilldown like normal (i.e. the folders are listed but there is no "+" button beside any folder). However after opening LockSmith then all is good.

Not a big deal and not worth spending a lot of time trying to fix, but would be nice to fix if there are some easy things to try.

Cheers

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Win7PE SE HomePage / VirtualBox - Network not working
« on: January 05, 2015, 02:53:08 PM »
Hi,

Next issue, no NIC is being detected in VirtualBox. I guess this could just be a VirtualBox issue, although how to tell?

VirtualBox has been selected automatically by VirtualTest. I would prefer not to burn an ISO until I have things working in a virtual environment although I'm not too fussed about which virtual environment I use for testing.

I'm using PENetwork.

I thought drivers might have been the issue so I have enabled Driver Integration and ticked Load Drivers at Startup. I have downloaded and extracted the x86 drivers from DriverPacks for LAN, WLAN, Chipset and Mass Storage.

Cheers

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Win7PE SE HomePage / Cannot detect Windows 7 source
« on: January 04, 2015, 08:23:41 PM »
Hi,

I'm trying to build my first image.

I have extracted an win7sp1-X17-59183 to a folder and configured Win7PESE82_Builder.exe to point to this folder.

Get error message that 'Cannot detect Windows 7 source' and there is also the following message in the log
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IniRead - Failed to find file: [%BaseDir%\Projects\Win7PESE\project.ini]
Cheers

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Gena Support / Adding files to ISO without a script?
« on: February 15, 2014, 02:33:20 PM »
Hello

Is there an easy way to add some files to the ISO without using a script?

I realise that I could edit the ISO afterwards but ideally I'd like a folder where I can include files that I want to be available on the ISO.

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Gena Support / Process Monitor - driver not loaded
« on: February 14, 2014, 03:48:40 PM »
Hello,

I'm new to Gena, so there is a good chance that I have done something wrong.

I'm interested in using SysInternals Process Monitor.

However it would appear that the Procmon driver is not being loaded. First time I try to run ProcMon get error about the driver not being loaded, 2nd time BSOD.

What I have done so far:

- downloaded Gena Meal 2013-07-17
- used download within WinBuilder
- get a message that I need to have 'updates.boot-land.net' to download files (I don't know what to do about this - so have ignored)
- some updates were downloaded anyway
- ticked SysInternals
- built the ISO and tested within VirtualBox

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