XP SP3 varifies every driver and boot program?!!

By link470 ·
Wow, I'm having a really wierd issue with XP SP3. Most machines went alright. But I just formatted a new machine here I'm building for a client on the side, installed windows, all new components. I connected to the internet, ran Windows Update and installed drivers as I usually do, however this is doing something I've never seen a fresh install of windows do on boot. EVERY TIME Windows boots up, it gives me a security warning of if I want to load each driver. EVERY TIME. Even if I uncheck "always ask before opening this file". Anyone else come across this yet? Just to see if it was a fluke, I reinstalled 3 times. I'm on my third try. Each time doing drivers, windows update, and office 2003 install in different order.

Here's two screenshots I took, right after login.

It's really really annoying. I swear I've seen something like it befor...

Oh...Oh wait..."

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Remnants of Vista ?

by Jacky Howe In reply to XP SP3 varifies every dri ...

Has Vista previously been installed on this drive. If it has goto Darik.

You can use the Hard Drive Makers Testing Utility to Test the Drive

Hitachi / IBM - DFT "Drive Fitness Test"
Works with all manufacturers

Western Digital "Data Lifeguard"
Works with WD drives only

Fujitsu "FJDT"
Works with fujitsu models only

Samsung "hutil"
Compatability unknown...

Seagate "Seatools"
Works with Seagate drives only

If the Drive tests out OK then use this to wipe it. Autonuke should do it.

Darik's Boot and Nuke

Recreate your Partitions and you should be good to go.

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Unfortunately not

by link470 In reply to Remnants of Vista ?:|

Vista hasn't been installed before. This is a completely fresh install on a new machine I'm building for a client.

It looks to me like Internet Explorer popups so I tried disabling Intranet settings and that didn't work.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Unfortunately not

two files are from Realtek. Has the PC got AC97. If so try reinstalling the Drivers.

rthdcpl.exe Realtek HD Audio Sound Effect Manager

alcmtr.exe Realtek AC97 audio hardware and provides a monitoring service.


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I will get back to you on this. I will re-install Xp back on.

I will check on this new thing with the SP3.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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That looks like a Digital Signing warning

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to XP SP3 varifies every dri ...

Where the drivers/software are not Digitally Signed for use with Windows.

As I have not as yet ventured to installing the SP3 as a new install from scratch I haven't seen anything like this. But I've just finished Slipstreaming SP3 to a Work install Disc so I'll give that a shot and get back to you.

Not something that has been mentioned though from M$ in relation to SP3.


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OK I've just finished doing a Clean Install of XP SP3 on a 3 GIG P4

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to That looks like a Digital ...

With 756 MEG of RAM on a SIS M'Board with AC97 Sound.

It went smoothly without any problems and I'm not getting any Driver Requests to confirm that I want to use them even on the AC97 Sound Drivers which are Not Digitally Singed with M$.

I've installed M$ Office 2003, Word Perfect 12, Corel Draw X4 and a bunch of utilities and haven't got any requests to approve the installation of any software or hardware.

Over all it looks smooth with no real problems.

Just for your Information I slipstreamed SP3 to the XP Volume License CD with nLite I didn't add any Drivers including the SATA Driver and installed it as if the machine was new on a Blank Wiped HDD. I applied the ASUS Drivers for the M'Board after XP with SP3 was installed and to be quite honest on this hardware it looked like a conventional install with no differences.

I hope that is of some assistance to you.



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