So it doesn't work in VM either?
From past experience I would first check that you imported the right drivers into your WinPE image through the console. Since the proper drivers for storage and network are needed. Since it is getting the image I would say the network drivers are fine, but maybe the storage aren't?
Just a guess.
Yes, VM fails to boot after the first reboot also.
The network drivers are fine because they work with the same image in DosPE. I have built the SATA (storage) drivers in to the core image and I can see them in C:\Drivers\SATA\ on the machines that work (D420/D430). The HP 7100 and 7600 desktops that fail to boot do not support AHCI, hence do not require the SATA drivers.
Any other ideas please? Could it be the injected HAL that causes this perhaps?
Based on what you typed (the DOS PE and WinPE are two seperate animals) I would say that you aren't entering the exact names of manufacture name correctly in the injected HII stuff. (Mind you I gave up on HII back when it was just scripts on here, so I haven't tried it) but I know you need to be sure you get that correct. Dell versus Dell Computers Inc versus Dell Computer
Are you using ImageX ImageX2 or ImageW ? Was the image taken with the same tool you are pushing?
Is the hard drive big enough for the image you are pushing?
Just random thoughts of stuff I have run into in the past. There should be a log file for the deployment, what does that tell you?
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Our core .IMG image was captured with IMAGE.EXE and LANDesk Support re-assured us that as long as ImageW (version 1) can validate the image it will work fine; which it did. The hard drives are large enough. The imaging logfiles confirm the imaging process worked fine, which is the expected result because the imaging process does work fine. The boot error occurs after the machine joins the domain and the subsequent reboot, as per the screenshot attached earlier.
I didn't realise the HII data had to be that precise. Having said that, although there was no database entry for the HP 7600 model, I have checked that I correctly manually entered "HP Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor" so I do not think the driver injection is incorrect. Furthermore, the machine does not complain it couldn't join the domain, which is another indication that the network drivers are injected fine.
Any other ideas please?
We have resolved this as per http://community.landesk.com/support/message/56424#56424. Basically, we removed "ExtendOemPartition=1" from the injected sysprep.ini files, re-imaged the machines and all is well again.
Hope this helps others.