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    No drive when capturing XP image on Vmware

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    I have a virtual Server 2008 and virtual XP Pro SP3. I have syspreped my XP drive with the SP3 deploy file and when I PXE boot the Windiws Deployment Image capture wizard asks me what volume to capture but there are no option available so I can't progress. When I press shift and F10 a command prompt appears saying 'x:\windows\system32', when I try and change to the c drive its says it can't find specific drive.

    Can any one help please?

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    Whatever you are booting to does not have the mass storage driver that Vmware is using. What are you using to capture this image?

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    I'm using the boot.wim off the server 2k8 disc

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    Is it listed under diskpart ?

    Code:
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    You've lost me now, where is diskpart?

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    After booting off boot.wim and hitting Shift + F10 to fire up a console, type "diskpart" (which'll fire up diskpart) and "list volume".

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    From the cmd line run it.

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    I believe the sysprep'ed drive will show up as d: in the WDS capture wizard.

    It does show d: for Win7 though.

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    Ok i've done that, thanks. It only recognises the D drive cd-rom

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    It actually says d is the DVD-Rom

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    What are you using for the SCSI controller in the VM? The Windows 7 boot WIM plays nice with the LSI Logic Parallel controller. Change it to that to capture, then change it back before booting the VM up again.

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    Thanks Duke5a changed to LSI controller and all is well

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