*the nature of this discussion is troubleshooting WinPE when it comes to BIOS configurations for the HDC*
So I am getting started with LDMS 9.0 and familiarizing myself with the disk imaging process with this product; I have managed to create and deploy a disk image on a single platform and I am now trying to port that image to a new platform and experiencing problems getting the 2nd platform to load WinPE. I'd like to get some comments on how to troubleshoot problems getting WinPE to work.
The 2nd platform is an Asus 1005HA netbook which uses an Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller and the Intel 82801G SATA Controller.
To date I have successfully managed this platform using WinPE and the Ghost Solution Suite; however I can't get WinPE to load when pushed from LDMS 9.0 without making changes to the BIOS on the machine. Using the same configuration I have used all year WinPE will never progress past the animated splash screen; the WinPE image loads fine and begins to boot but never completes. I never see the WinPE GUI.
***If I get into the system BIOS and change the HDC config to put SATA mode into IDE, rather than AHCI, WinPE will load just fine.
I have injected the most current HDC drivers into the WinPE image and updated my PXE representative; no change in the behavior; I have not found other ICH7 drivers for the Intel 82801G controller so I have not been able to try multiple HDC drivers...
My questions are these: "is my problem related to the HDC in my WinPE image and do I need to try another one? What other changes should I be making to my WinPE image so that I can use it with the SATA mode left in its standard AHCI mode?"