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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 24th, 2020, 23:51
    WaxfordSqueers replied to a thread DISM in General Reversing
    Thinking about what I'd like to do and would appreciate some input/advice. I am thinking of using windbg rather than cdb because wdbg can be set with...
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    January 23rd, 2020, 22:08
    WaxfordSqueers replied to a thread DISM in General Reversing
    I have decided to trace into dism to see what's happening. I'll need to re-familiarize myself with windbg and cdb. XP does not have a wim file...
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    January 22nd, 2020, 21:40
    WaxfordSqueers replied to a thread DISM in General Reversing
    The fog lifts a little more. When a straight Dism /online scan is used, Windows checks the current setup online against files in the Windows Update...
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    January 22nd, 2020, 17:43
    WaxfordSqueers replied to a thread DISM in General Reversing
    Discovered part of the problem. XP does not use the wim image format in the install disk. You have to use dism or something called imagex to create a...
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    January 22nd, 2020, 16:25
    WaxfordSqueers replied to a thread DISM in General Reversing
    Number 1 source is ryanvm at link below. That's where I got my unofficial XP SP4 update. They specialize in matters that Microsoft et al claim you...
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  • blabberer's Avatar
    January 22nd, 2020, 01:06
    blabberer replied to a thread DISM in General Reversing
    awk is available for windows from gnuwin32 utilities (for x64 awk iirc is available in msys\mingw ) i am not sure where you get all this info...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 21st, 2020, 18:08
    WaxfordSqueers replied to a thread DISM in General Reversing
    Blabbs...I was trying to replicate your command line for cdb but it did not like the awk commands at the end. How did you manage to incorporate an...
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  • blabberer's Avatar
    January 21st, 2020, 03:01
    blabberer replied to a thread DISM in General Reversing
    a complete write sequence for one command deleting log file :\>del c:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log Could Not Find c:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log ...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 21st, 2020, 01:53
    Just an aside. After all the years I have spent on XP, I never knew that permissions for files in XP Home directories can be changed in Safe Mode. If...
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    January 21st, 2020, 01:50
    WaxfordSqueers replied to a thread DISM in General Reversing
    Thanks Blabbs...it's very late and I have managed to throw out both my lower back and mid-back, between shoulder blades. An old war wound from work....
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  • blabberer's Avatar
    January 21st, 2020, 00:31
    blabberer replied to a thread DISM in General Reversing
    Not Sure What You Want to debug dism takes an argument to windir /WINDIR:myfancydirectorylocatedinclouds@55 it there is a meesagebox/dialog...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 20th, 2020, 18:03
    I believe you, I cut off a txt file at 50 megs. :devil: with a ^C.
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    January 20th, 2020, 15:58
    WaxfordSqueers started a thread DISM in General Reversing
    Thought I'd do a quick query re DISM and the possibility of tracing through its code. Came across an article on the Net showing how to setup DISM on...
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  • blabberer's Avatar
    January 19th, 2020, 19:04
    strings.exe reads each file in sizes of 8192,16384,...65536 max over Fastio/IRP_MJ_READ read until ENDIFFILE. FINDSTR.exe KEEPS ON writing to...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 19th, 2020, 16:05
    kayaker...if I'm getting your drift, the problem seems to be in sending the output to a file in the same directory. So, I pointed the output to a...
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  • Kayaker's Avatar
    January 19th, 2020, 12:07
    Well this is pretty amazing, I started looking into the details of findstr, for those who might be interested there is a very detailed sequence of...
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  • Kayaker's Avatar
    January 18th, 2020, 19:24
    Also a good point, we've got strings.exe controlling findstr which is likely tied to cmd.exe behaviour as well. FINDSTR cannot search for null...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 18th, 2020, 18:23
    kayaker...Good point. If you watch that video at the link I posted, he is using findstr piped through findstr. He had not used strings.exe at that...
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  • Kayaker's Avatar
    January 18th, 2020, 17:53
    Nope, same effect with the first command example from c:\ or d:\ on Win10. My ponderings to explain the reason for the recursion was this - that...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 18th, 2020, 12:18
    Blabbs....can you try your good test from a directory inside c:\users in W7? My directory was c:\users\username\downloads because that's where I...
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  • blabberer's Avatar
    January 18th, 2020, 08:44
    yeah it borks the third time on this old x86 E:\SYSINT\strtest>strings.exe * | findstr /i "the" >> out2.txt E:\SYSINT\strtest>ls -lg total...
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  • Kayaker's Avatar
    January 18th, 2020, 08:24
    That was just to test a simple situation which would lead to a quick search result. How about this, again from the main strings folder do a...
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  • blabberer's Avatar
    January 18th, 2020, 07:30
    i checked the recursive thingy and it seems to be working allright the the thingy too seemed to work correctly in x86 maybe some bug in latest...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 17th, 2020, 22:29
    Blabbs...thanks for clarification.
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  • blabberer's Avatar
    January 17th, 2020, 21:52
    the | is in key name which is a windows registry limitation it is not broken it is by design A keyname can contain any printable charecter...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 17th, 2020, 19:24
    Are those actually broken paths, meaning they cannot be read? Should I edit them all and change them back to c:\...? Seems that the one using the...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 17th, 2020, 17:23
    Looked it up and c:\users seems to be a regular directory. However, c:\Documents and Settings is linked to it to provide older OS's like XP a means...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 17th, 2020, 17:06
    That's seems a bit confusing since both strings.exe and strings64.exe are loaded with non-printable characters yet those files are not skipped when...
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  • Kayaker's Avatar
    January 17th, 2020, 16:27
    That result seems to support indirectly what I think is a system reason why the first recursive output occurred. /p Skips files with non-printable...
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  • WaxfordSqueers's Avatar
    January 17th, 2020, 16:15
    Here's an interesting tip I got from the following link in which a Microsoft designer is talking about findstr. Inserting findstr /sip, rather than...
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