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    Sysprep Problem

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    by danielf.cuomoj ·

    Hi,

    I have a dell optiplex gx270 (IDE HD) machine which i sysprepped to be restored onto a gx280 (Sata HD). Each time i try to restore the 280 reboots before the windows screen…Any ideas/suggestions?

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      making your image universal

      by icingdeath1 ·

      In reply to Sysprep Problem

      There are 3 keys to making your image universal.

      1. You need to have all of the drivers in a location that windows can grab them from from startup. I recommend setting up a system folder on the root of the hard drive and create subfolders under that for the drivers you need for whatever computer you will be moving to. You will then need to change the windows registry key located at. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion there is a key called Devicepath you can add the path to where you are putting the drivers. (yes you can add something like this to the sysprep file however you don’t have as many characters to work with in the path as you do if you add it to the registry.)

      2. You must have the Hal set to Advanced Power Configuration PC (APCI) To do this just go into device manager and change the driver under the computer catagory most likely it will be set to uniprocessor.

      3. You need a sysprep file with all of the mass storage drivers you will need listed. This is easy enough to do just add a line to your sysprep.inf file and run sysprep it will build the mass storage section for you. There are also a few commands that you must have to in the sysprep to make it work right here is an example of the commands you need as well as the command to build the mass storage driver section:

      [Sysprep]
      BuildMassStorageSection=Yes

      [Unattended]
      UpdateInstalledDrivers=yes
      DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore

      [sysprepcleanup]
      Service=isapnp
      Service=pci
      Service=ftdisk
      Service=swenum
      Service=update
      Service=dmio
      Service=rdpdr
      Upperfilter=mouclass
      Service=TermDD
      Upperfilter=kbdclass
      Upperfilter=ALIM1541
      Upperfilter=AMDAGP
      Upperfilter=AGP440
      Upperfilter=AGPCPQ
      Upperfilter=SISAGP
      Upperfilter=VIAAGP
      Service=pciide
      Service=intelide
      Service=atapi
      Service=aliide
      Service=cmdide
      Service=viaide
      Service=toside
      Service=mssmbios
      Service=aha154x
      Service=sparrow
      Service=adpu160m
      Service=aic78u2
      Service=aic78xx
      Service=dpti2o
      Service=cpqarray
      Service=sym_hi
      Service=mraid35x
      Service=perc2
      Lowerfilter=perc2hib
      Service=hpn
      Service=symc8xx
      Service=sym_u3
      Service=symc810
      Service=ql10wnt
      Service=ql1080
      Service=ql1240
      Service=ql1280
      Service=ql12160
      Service=i2omp
      Service=cd20xrnt
      Service=cbidf
      Service=dac2w2k
      Service=dac960nt
      Service=asc3550
      Service=asc
      Service=asc3350P
      Service=ABP480N5
      Service=amsint
      Service=ini910u
      Service=ultra

      Of course there are other commands in sysprep but these have nothing to do with making the image universal and just need to be customized however you need them to be.

      IMPORTANT!!: Keep in mind this works for Windows XP and I have made this work on any system that I have put it on as long as I have the drivers for the system in question included in the image. This includes desktops and laptops. The other trick is you need to build the image you are going to sysprep on an old system that Windows will pickup all of the device drivers without any need to install extra drivers so if you load xp on the system and it just works by default and all devices have a driver that works then this system is a good system to build the image one. Don’t ask me why it has to be that way I just know that it works best that way. Hope this helps.

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