• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

Modifying the 'Answer File' to bypass partition setup?

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.


Oct 2, 2001
San Jose, California
Hi all,

I'm running an unattended installation of WinXp Prof using the 'Answer File' (WINNT.SIF) which I've burned onto a CD with WinXPsp1.

My unattended install still STOPS after the setup files are loaded to the hard drive (at the beginning of phase II) and asks me where I want to install WinXP and Makes me also choose the partition and type.

From there it runs through the setup 'unattended'.

How do I get my unattended install to COMPLETELY run through the setup procedure without STOPPING?

I would like to partition as follows: 20 Gig Hard drive:
19 gigs - NTFS - For Windows XP
1 gig - NTFS - for the swap file.

Thanks: I'm assuming I need to create a batch file of some kind and run it somehow from the 'RUN ONCE' box.