symmpi.sys install error

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symmpi.sys install error

Post by prawny12009 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:01 pm

I have tried integrating several updates into a dell xpx64 sp2 disc,

i used the 5erephs post sp2 and several other add ons (wmplyrics, msthemes., ied adoons, 2003 addonds) not sure which add on/ update did it but twhen trying the new disc i got an error that symmpi.sys was not a 64 bit compatible driver and the install would exit.

I compared the two versions from the updated iso and the oem one, it seems that something in the update/add on packs ovewrites the win 2003 x64 bit version with the w2k version,

the oem disc has 2003 x64 driver in cabinet/compressed and the w2k version uncompressed, but the modified version contains only a compressed w2k version.

I am going to edit the modified iso so that it has the 64 driver cab again and see if it works and will report back.

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Post by 5eraph » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:29 pm

No addon or update pack of mine deals with symmpi.sys.

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Post by prawny12009 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:35 am

The five listed are the only ones i added(meant ie8 addon above), I have not had chance to remake the iso yet but will asap and report back.

I will just integrate the post sp2 pack this time and see what results.

Are any of the updates in your pack to do with vm's? as from what i can tell the symmpi.sys is something to do with vm/ raid drivers.

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Post by prawny12009 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:02 am

i have just rerun the post sp2 integration alone with no other addons.

When finnished the symmpi.sy_ cab has been replaced by one containing the w2k version of the file, it seems ryanvm may be cabbing the ucompressed w2k version present in the oem cd and overwriting the already cabbed win2003 x64 version.

Is this going to be just a case of manually swapping them back after integration? or would moving the uncommpressed w2k file first stop the overwrite then add it back in the new directory afterwards?

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Post by prawny12009 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:26 am

just made a copy with the w2k uncommpressed file removed before integration and the resulting directory has the win2003 cab intact.

Why would ryanvm cab an existing file if it is not part of an update or addon pack?

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Post by bphlpt » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:49 am

To me, a better question is why the Dell XP x64 SP2 disc would have the 2003 x64 driver in cabinet/compressed form and the Win2k version uncompressed in the first place. But then I've never messed with either a Dell OEM disc or an XP x64 disc, so what do I know?

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Post by 5eraph » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:46 am

prawny12009 wrote:Why would ryanvm cab an existing file if it is not part of an update or addon pack?
To save space, I'd imagine. I didn't code that particular behavior so I don't know for certain. Which version of RVMi are you using? Does nLite do the same thing?
bphlpt wrote:To me, a better question is why the Dell XP x64 SP2 disc would have the 2003 x64 driver in cabinet/compressed form and the Win2k version uncompressed in the first place.
Manufacturer's OEM discs often have updates and custom drivers slpstreamed. I'm guessing it's specific to their hardware.

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Post by prawny12009 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:54 pm

I am using version 1.6.0.0, i haven't used nlite this is pretty much my first attempt at modifying/updating any of the install discs i use.

The dell disc does have a fair few drivers incorporated by the looks of it but i am using a g41 ich7 mobo so no ahci or raid drivers should be called for during setup anyway.

The w2k symmpi.sys doesn't effect the oem cd install at all, I only get the problem when using a ryan vm modified iso.


I can only assume that the uncompressed w2k version is a fallback driver for the 32bit side of xp x64 .

At least now i know what is going on so that i can swap files around to sort it out and that it is not directly to do with any update/addon conflict.

Thanks for your help guys i think we can call this on solved.

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