Currently I've got my XP Pro template to work with a dozen different Dell models. We're using LD88, PXE booting into PE and using ImageX to lay the image down. We're also using tools like InjectMSD, CopyDrivers, and HalConfig. Anyways, I'm having an issue with mini-setup and certain Dell PCs (Optiplex 760 and 960). During mini-setup while "Installing Devices," it prompts for the Windows XP Pro SP3 disk to be inserted, which is pointless because the mouse/keyboard aren't functioning yet.
I've dug around and I think it has something to do with the HALs and the newer Montevina chipsets. I believe the mini-setup is looking for the sp3.cab, which I have verified is located in c:\windows\driver cache\i386\. I'm running Halconfig V2.3 (halconfig.exe /cab=sp3.cab). I also tried it with the older /filepath switch. I have already set the SATA controller from AHCI to ATA (legacy). I've tried everything but posting here. What do you guys consider I try next? I've looked at the threads listed below. Any available help would be appreciated.