I have a new HP DC7800 machine that I am creating an image for upcoming purchases. I am ready to image the machine but booting into WinPE gives me an error about the drive:
The disk you pecified is not valid.
There is no disk selected.
"There is not an available hard disk, or the hard disk driver is not loaded. Please inject the proper driver......"
I tried injecting the SATA drivers per http://www.droppedpackets.org/osd/osdsata without any luck. I also injected the driver specifically from the HP site for this system without any luck. I attempted to boot to DOS PE, but it just locked up, not that i want the slower DOS version.
Anybody have a similar system that it may be working on?
I actually can see the c: drive. So I am wondering if the recovery partition is causing the problem. Perhaps the multi-card reader could cause an issue? I know in Windows, I get 4 drive letters for the card readers (SD/CompactFlash/etc).
On some Lenovo machines, I used to just set the SATA to compatibility mode instead of AHCI, but I don't see that option on the HP machines. I would prefer to run the machines in the mode they come in so that I don't need to fool with the BIOS on every machine.