Well I've been using the HII-WinPE Document created by Mike Ybarra and Jan Buelens. For those of you new to Provisioning it's a great document to use.
However, I'm having all sorts of issues with getting the E4300 Model's MSD files to be recognized. Let me clear up a few things. I am using the image based provsioning technique. The base image was taken on a GX520. I'm using the folder structure suggested in the document. %root%\drivers\msd , %root%\drivers\pnp
Below are my attempt tactics:
1) I started by Capturing the msd files. from an E4300. When doing so, I get 2 registery files (iastor1.reg and iastor2.reg) and 1 sys file (iastor.sys).Thinking things would be easy I put these files in the msd folder however I received a blue screen on first boot up.
2) Downloaded MSD drivers from Dell.
I put all these files in the msd folder. Also, I edited my sysprep to include the lines from iaStor.inf in the [SysprepMassStorage] and created a section for
I now ran the provisioning task and it failed at the sysprep action.
3) Now, I decided to open the old image up with Ghost Explorer. I added the .inf files into c:\windows\inf and .cat , .sys into c:\windows\system32\drivers
I again attempted the provisioning task and again it failed at the sysprep step.
4) Finally, frustrated I restored the base image. I ran the two original registry files (iastor1.sys , iastor2.sys) ensured that all the MSD Drivers were in their correct places. Saved the newly updated image. Took a capture of it. Reran the Provisioning task with the new image , failure again (BSOD).
Now I'm here. Sorry for the long explaination but hopeful it helps in troubleshooting.
Again thank you in advance for any information anyone can provide.
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