[Solved] Autopatcher will not run
Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:38 AM
Have a copy of autopatcher with all current x86 windows xp updates, directx, .net, addons, java...
When i go to run autopatcher.exe nothing happens...
I have already installed the visual basic 6 runtime package (vbrun60sp6.exe)
Tools/editor.exe runs fine
i have also tried copying most of the files from /bin to system32, registered them with regsvr32
Running the same autopatcher.exe from windows 7 has it starting up... i have also installed windows xp sp3 into a virtual machine and am getting the same results there....
The copy of windows xp had SP3 slipstreamed using nlite.
Not being able to use autopatcher is really frustrating.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 02:36 PM
at this point, i may grant you that autopatcher works fine with untouched versions of windows xp and system languages (i've already tested it under several languages already). autopatcher also works under sp2/SP3 nicely. issue: currently, certain anti-virus softwares has some false-positives to some dlls (more details into announcements) and, if you have any of those that has those issues, they may prevent autopatcher from run.
to more details about, we need to know where you are running autopatcher from (full patch, please), anti-virus software and language (some languages also have issues with autopatcher) and more details that you think relevant. also, you may look under windows folder for an file named autopatcher.log. if that file is in there, please open it with notepad and paste the entire content of it in here
Edited by Cristiano, 05 August 2009 - 02:37 PM.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:45 PM
Edited by piemai, 05 August 2009 - 03:47 PM.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:49 PM
I am running autopatcher from the path i:/autopatcher
this is a partition i use for installers
Language is English and there is currently no anti-virus on the system.
As for nlite, I have been creating custom windows CDs every couple of months since late 2005... i am usualy very careful about what i change and remove... here is a summary of what i changed in this windows disk and attached is the last_session.ini from the disk
-Removed following componants: MSN Explorer, Windows Messenger, Tour
-Slipstreemed Service Pack 3
-Critical patches to june 2009 (xable's update pack)
-Windows media player 11 and IE8 added
-Changed some defult services (only after reading up on each service i changed http://www.blackvipe.../servicecfg.htm)
-Added several other themes to windows and applied uxtheme patch
-Numerous Tweaks of the UI (all listed in the .txt)
-Made portions of the installer Unattended
I have also been using autopatcher for a long time and have never had it refuse to run on a fresh install of windows before... i accept that along the way somewhere i have done something wrong when creating the nlite disk... i would love to know exactly what i removed or disabled that autopatcher is dependant on.
here is a copy of the autopatcher.log
AutoPatcher 5.6 loaded the filesystem. Detected English (1033) Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 System Components: Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 Windows Media Player: 11.0.5721.5145 .NET Framework: Windows Installer: 3.1.4001.5512 DirectX: 4.09.00.0904 MSN/Live Messenger: Office Components: Microsoft Word: Microsoft Excel: Microsoft PowerPoint: Microsoft Outlook: Microsoft Access: Microsoft Project: Microsoft Publisher: Microsoft OneNote: Microsoft FrontPage: Microsoft InfoPath: Microsoft Visio: Microsoft SharePoint Designer: Microsoft Groove:
Again, thank you for your time...
Edited by piemai, 05 August 2009 - 03:51 PM.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 05:34 PM
by the way, looking into your last session log, i may have noticed (i'm fighting to keep awake...) an know issue regarding nlite. you can't integrate service packs and do other tasks at same time. this is too risky.
Edited by Cristiano, 05 August 2009 - 05:39 PM.
Posted 05 August 2009 - 05:48 PM
I think I'm going to call it a night for now... (its nearly 4AM here and i am also fighting to stay awake)
Thanks for your input.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:07 AM
What do you have your Language for non-Unicode programs set to? (See the topic APUP Frequently Asked Questions (APUP FAQ) at question 13 for details of what I mean.
Can you confirm exactly which files from the bin folder you have registered, please?
Usually, you should copy the four .OCX and four .DLL files from AutoPatcher's BIN folder to SYSTEM32.
After that, you should register (with REGSVR32) the four .OCX files and also FM20.DLL and SSubTmr6.dll (total: 6 files to register). Do not attempt to register the other two DLL files, because they are not designed to be registered.
If you have done something different, please let us know.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:12 AM
apup.exe and tools\editor.exe start up fine
Language for non-Unicode Programs is English (United States)
I have copied the following 6 files to system32 and succuesfully registered them using regsvr32
(COMCTL32.OCX, COMDLG32.OCX, FM20.DLL, MSCOMCTL.OCX, RICHTX32.OCX, SSubTmr6.dll)
Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:32 AM
I have DEP (Data Execute Prevention) set to opt out...
For some reason autopatcher seems to conflict with DEP...
Autopatcher.exe runs just fine after adding it to the exceptions list.
If anybody has any questions, or if i can be of any assistance to help solve this DEP conflict just let me know how i can help..
I have been a user of autopatcher for years now and i simply love it. No other tool has saved me more time, energy, downloads and allowed me to ensure an up to date operating environment right from the start.
Again, thank you to everybody that gave me ideas and input... I really appreciate it.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:50 AM
Adding autopatcher.exe to the exclusions list for DEP fixed the problem both in the virtual environment and on the separate physical machine.
Edited by piemai, 06 August 2009 - 11:52 AM.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:13 PM
That looks like a "Memory Access Denied" error in the Error Signature parameters, given in the screenshot, which confirms that AutoPatcher.exe must be run with DEP turned off.
Posted 20 November 2009 - 04:17 PM
i always run autopatcher with dep in default mode, aka enabled. and it works
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