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Learn Windows XP Professional: Troubleshooting the Windows XP Professional Setup (Page 2) Page 2

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 15, 2002



Troubleshooting using Setup Logs

Windows XP Professional generates a number of log files during the setup routine that contain information that was logged during installation that will assist you when you are attempting to resolve problems that may have occurred during the setup.

Action Log (SETUPACT.LOG) - The action log records the actions that the Setup program performs in chronological order and is saved as SETUPACT.LOG.

The setup log that I have available from my system is 165KB in size and too large to post here in its entirety, but I have cut a few sections out so that you can see what some of the entries look like.

(The SETUPACT.LOG can be found in the <DRIVE LETTER>\Windows directory in a default Windows XP Professional installation)

GUI mode Setup has started.
SXS Installation Succeed for J:\I386\asms
J:\I386\NT5INF.CA_ was copied to H:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NT5INF.CAT.
J:\I386\NT5.CA_ was copied to H:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NT5.CAT.
J:\I386\NTPRINT.CAT was copied to H:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NTPRINT.CAT.
J:\I386\NT5IIS.CA_ was copied to H:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NT5IIS.CAT.
J:\I386\MAPIMIG.CA_ was copied to H:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\MAPIMIG.CAT. H:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab was copied to H:\WINDOWS\System32\storprop.dll.
J:\i386\AUTOEXEC.NT_ was copied to H:\WINDOWS\System32\AUTOEXEC.TMP.

The external program RUNDLL32 shell32,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,/f:"H:\WINDOWS\System32\$winnt$.inf" /s:"J:\I386" returned exit code 0.

NetSetup: SetupMode: 0x1, ProductType: 0x0, OperationFlags: 0x8000
H:\WINDOWS\System32\usbhub.sys was not deleted because of the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

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

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

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

H:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab was copied to H:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\drmk.sys.
H:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab was copied to H:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\es1371mp.sys.
H:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab was copied to H:\WINDOWS\System32\ksproxy.ax.
H:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab was copied to H:\WINDOWS\System32\ksuser.dll.
H:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab was copied to H:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\portcls.sys.
H:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab was copied to H:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\el90xnd5.sys.
NetSetup: Status of InitFromAnswerFile: 0x0
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x17 and device PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5144&SUBSYS_00081002&REV_00\4&15C4952B&0&0008
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x18 and device PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5144&SUBSYS_00081002&REV_00\4&15C4952B&0&0008
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x15
H:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab was copied to H:\WINDOWS\System32\atidvag.dll.
H:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab was copied to H:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\atimtag.sys.
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x22
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x20
desk.cpl: Disabled 0 legacy devices in 1 tries
desk.cpl: Returning 0x00000000 for function 0x2 and device PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5144&SUBSYS_00081002&REV_00\4&15C4952B&0&0008
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x1e
Input Install: Quiet install requested.
H:\WINDOWS\System32\propext.inf was not deleted because of the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

J:\i386\lcltechy.xm_ was copied to H:\WINDOWS\srchasst\mui\0409\lcltechy.xml.
The external program RUNONCE -r returned exit code 1.
SetUpVirtualMemory: ENTER
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: C:\, spc=8, bps=512, freeclus=1703364, totalclus=2096474
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: C:\, FreeSpace = 12682011648
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: C:\ had 120586240 byte pagefile, new FreeSpace = 12802597888
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: Free space on C:\ is 6768 MB
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: D:\, spc=8, bps=512, freeclus=4194189, totalclus=4445179
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: D:\, FreeSpace = 34294496256
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: Free space on D:\ is 16383 MB
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: E:\, spc=8, bps=512, freeclus=226773, totalclus=4445179
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: E:\, FreeSpace = 0928862208
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: Free space on E:\ is 885 MB
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: F:\, spc=8, bps=512, freeclus=253703, totalclus=4445179
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: F:\, FreeSpace = 01039167488
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: Free space on F:\ is 991 MB
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: G:\, spc=8, bps=512, freeclus=2085301, totalclus=2096482
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: G:\, FreeSpace = 14246425600
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: Free space on G:\ is 8145 MB
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: H:\, spc=8, bps=512, freeclus=1901387, totalclus=2096482
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: H:\, FreeSpace = 13493113856
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: H:\ had 41943040 byte pagefile, new FreeSpace = 13535056896
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: Free space on H:\ is 7467 MB
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: I:\, spc=8, bps=512, freeclus=8165262, totalclus=13247600
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: I:\, FreeSpace = 73380142080
BuildVolumeFreeSpaceList: Free space on I:\ is 31895 MB
SetUpVirtualMemory: loc 1
Setup configured the system to place a 768 MB pagefile on drive H:.
Crashdump was enabled.
SetUpVirtualMemory: EXIT (1)
Setup invoked the external program shmgrate.exe Fix-HTML-Help.
GUI mode Setup has finished.


As I mentioned before, the log file is much larger and has a lot more to it, but this cross section should give you a better idea of what is there.

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