I've recently been working on a universal windows xp pro <language> install iso with all updates and the OEMscan package from Mr Smartepants and all drivers from driverpacks, and I've got it *almost* working.
That is, it works when I burn the iso, but it seems there is something wrong when I use a grub4dos mapped iso in combination with winvblock. Given that the iso is around 3.4GB and that the testmachines do not have that much ram, the iso is not loaded into ram
At some point (with the default driverpacks behaviour), the "extra" setup that un7zips the archives seems to slow to a crawl, to an even slower crawl, and then stop...after some time, a STOP 0xEB appears.
Another test I did was to cram all driverpack archives in the $OEM$/$1 dir so that they will be copied during the textmode setup. At some point the copying simply seems to halt. I've let it sit there for 2 hours but there wasn't any change (nor a BSOD, though that might have happened after 2h03m, I didn't wait that long).
My observation is that something is not going right when copying large amounts of data from a large sector-mapped (at least I think that it's sector-mapped) image. Can you confirm this?
I really would like to finalize an USB-drive filled with all winxp pro/home <languages of choice> install iso's with all updates, for all possible OEMs and with all available drivers