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Winnt.sif Not Being Read

By sharphillips ·
I am upgrading 30 computers to Windows XP. I created the Winnt.sif file and put it on a floppy. Then, following the directions in the XP Resource Kit, I booted from the XP CD and inserted the floppy as soon as the computer started to boot. Unfortunately, the winnt.sif file is being ignored. I really don't want to have to do an attended installation on 30 computers. I can't use the option of running a bat file from the floppy, because I want to reformat the drives and according to the documentation on the XP CD you can only do this if you boot from the CD.

Any suggestions?

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by CG IT In reply to Winnt.sif Not Being Read

hummm which are you trying to do sysprep or RIPrep imaging for an unattended installtion across your network? and what's on the floppy? an answer file or is it a remote boot disk?

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