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I've run into a question that I can't really find any good answers on. It kind of runs across different topics 1. I'm looking for things on how to make a USB drive bootable for things like DOS/98/Me/XP, but I'm finding a lot more about rigging up install disks for Windows 7, 8.1, and nothing much more than automated "format" programs. One thing I need to pick up...but however... 2. I already have some custom boot discs in storage I made from when I transitioned things from floppy to CD that I'd like to pull out and preserve... then 3. There's this whole disk image format that I see in some of the VMs... So, how do I proceed on this in order to back up my boot CDs and then be able to use them in such a way that I can install things onto a VM or straight boot from them off of USB drive? Also, is there anything else that I haven't thought of?
WinPE 4 and Windows 7 storage driver (critical) problem Hi @all i'm triyin to create a universal staging platform. As base i want ot use a WinPE 4 x64 image which gets delivered via PXE and then start the setup process in unattend mode from a network share. The installation works fine on VMWare or machines where the hardware is already supported. i've only a problem with hardware which needs driver included. The setup starts but stops with the Error "Windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the unatted answer file's <ImageInstall>. Make sure the setting references a valid partition and restart the installation" Further investigation shows that the setup needs a driver to continue the installation. The same behaviour is shown if i use a DVD as installation media. After providing the driver Required, the installation will complete without any interruptions. But i would like to do this in unattend mode. The logfile "setupact.log" shows me the installation cannot continue because of the missing driver: 2013-12-18 11:01:56, Info IBSLIB DiskRegionSupportsCapability:Disk  is BLOCKED against capability [CanInstall] for the following reasons... 2013-12-18 11:01:56, Info IBSLIB LogReasons: [bLOCKING reason for disk 0: CanInstall] Windows needs the driver for device [intel® C600 Series Chipset SATA RAID Controller]. Click 'Load Driver' and load the required device driver. Usually the driver needed for the setup are taken from the boot.wim. As using WinPE 4 for booting, the drivers are incompatible to the OS getting installed. Injecting the Win 7 drivers into the WinPE 4 image will cause the WinPE stop from working (stuck at boot). What i've tried so far: - including the dirver in pass "windowsPE" <driverpath> ... --> setup start and "expands Windows sources" but fails with error: "windows cannot continue because a reqiuired driver could not be installed" setupact.log says: 2013-12-18 13:45:37, Error [0x0602a9] IBS CallBack_AddDriverPackageIntoDriverStore:Failed to install the driver package [c:\drivers\storage\iaAHCI.inf]. Driver package is [Critical]. Error code is [0x32][gle=0x00000032] 2013-12-18 13:45:37, Error [0x0602ab] IBS CallBack_AddDriverPackageIntoDriverStore:An error occurred while installing the driver package  offline GLE is [0x32][gle=0x00000032] 2013-12-18 13:45:37, Info [0x0640ae] IBSLIB PublishMessage: Publishing message [Windows installation cannot continue because a required driver could not be installed.] - inject the driver into install wim --> failed - same error - combining both steps above --> fails too Is there any possibility to provide the drivers needed for the installation? thanks!