Running fogprep gave me an error about accessing the registry, so I’m not sure if it even ran. I manually deleted the corresponding registry keys.
What do you mean the master image needs to be a full mini-setup? I’ve built images before without issues. I started this latest master over with a clean install, deleting factory partitions and letting Windows build it’s 100mb partition and using the rest of the hard drive for the OS. I specified single partition NTFS only, resizable as my image type. I created a pre-sysprep image that also fails when I tried deploying that back to a machine to make some changes.
I’ve never had partition issues like this using Ghost, or Macrium Reflect. Maybe I’m making the wrong selection in FOG somewhere, but I don’t think I’m creating the Windows 7 “master” image incorrectly.
[quote=“Blackout, post: 675, member: 1”]I personally dont use fogprep on my Windows 7 builds, I’ve never had any problems. Fogprep removes the drive letter assignment <-> UUID registry information. In saying that, some people have had problems with it (on certain hardware sets) and removing the registry information is harmless.
The master Image needs to be able to complete a full mini setup, otherwise the deployed Image will fail. This is sounding more like your problem.
I have personally seen this endless reboot loop you are talking about. There is something wrong with your Image. It could be partition related or mostly likely, Microsoft software related (Windows, sysprep auto unattend, Office, Patches, etc).
Look around the forums for information on partition / MBR related issues.
You should prove it’s something wrong with the current Image. I would install a fresh copy of Windows onto another computer of the same hardware set, sysprep and upload to a new image. Test if the new master mini setup runs correctly, then deploy the image and test it’s mini setup.
Sometimes, unless you know what is causing the problem; a full Image recreation is the fastest route. Don’t you love Windows :)[/quote]