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 BDD 2007 fails deploying Windows XP because of Windows PE 2.0 uberbug Minimize
Location: BlogsJohan Arwidmark    
Posted by: johan 1/28/2007

Everyone deploying Windows XP SP2 with BDD 2007 (or plain Windows PE 2.0) should read  this, it sure caused me some major pain during the last week…

Symptoms.

When using Windows PE 2.0 for scripted installs or sysprepped images of Windows XP SP2 the setup fails, rebooting/hanging on loading mup.sys or appears to have HAL or other driver issues…

Information from Microsoft about the issue
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=931760
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=931761

Cause

Windows PE 2.0 has a new way of writing partitions to the disks compared with Windows PE 2004/2005. Some BIOS (like HP D530, HP DC5000, HP DC5100) is not compatible with this method. However, there is a workaround...

Solution

Fix Windows PE 2.0 by adding the following registry keys before running diskpart.

My .reg.file

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\VDS\ALIGNMENT]
"LessThan4GB"=dword:00000000
"Between4_8GB"=dword:00000000
"Between8_32GB"=dword:00000000
"GreaterThan32GB"=dword:00000000


If you are using BDD 2007 Lite Touch, just add a custom action to the task sequence, see below

WinPE 2.0 Fix.jpg

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Re: BDD 2007 fails deploying Windows XP because of Windows PE 2.0 uberbug    By seiatwork on 1/4/2010
Can we use nLite to make a cutomised image with drivers and then use it as the source image?

Re: BDD 2007 fails deploying Windows XP because of Windows PE 2.0 uberbug    By anders.jensen on 4/14/2010
Hey Johan,

Do you know if bug still is around when using Windows PE 3.0 to deploy Windows XP SP3 ?

regards
anders jensen


  
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