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Couldn't find boot disk on this BIOS-based computer

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  • Trying to deploy Windows 7 x64 to HP Folio Ultrabook (SSD Based)
    The evaluation device came with the folder that contained all the drivers.
    Imported all the drives to MDT 2010 (total of over 100 new), updated boot media to include them.


    Booted to USB

    Manually, using Imagex.exe saved the existing OS partition to the network.
    Diskpart - cleaned the disk
    Tried to bring the saved image back
    ImageX ran successfully
        File System is on the disk
        No Bootmgr message


    Booted to USB
    Initiated the TS that we use for years in production. At the point where the screen Installing OS comes, got the errors:


    Setupact.log:
        2012-03-21 20:49:20, Info       [0x0606cc] IBS    GetSystemDiskNTPath: Unable to get required buffer size for system disk from BCD APIs; status = 0xc0000452
        2012-03-21 20:49:20, Error      [0x06069e] IBS    GetMachineInfo:Couldn't find boot disk on this BIOS-based computer

    Setuperr.log:

        2012-03-21 20:49:20, Error      [0x06069e] IBS    GetMachineInfo:Couldn't find boot disk on this BIOS-based computer
        2012-03-21 20:49:20, Error      [0x060549] IBS    Install drive does not meet requirements for installation[gle=0x00000057]


    BDD log:
        Setup failed applying image \\MDTServer\ReferenceShare$\Operating Systems\Windows 7 x64 03-19-2012\Windows 7 x64 03-19-2012.wim, rc = 31    LTIApply    3/21/2012 8:54:12 PM    0 (0x0000)
        ZTI ERROR - Non-zero return code by LTIApply, rc = 31    LTIApply    3/21/2012 8:54:12 PM    0 (0x0000)
        Litetouch deployment failed, Return Code = -2147467259  0x80004005    LiteTouch    3/21/2012 8:54:12 PM    0 (0x0000)


    Please  help

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:59 PM

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  • I have the same Issue on a Dell System L321X ultrabook  any help would be appreciated.

    Friday, May 11, 2012 2:25 PM
  • Does the hardware have a UEFI BIOS? MDT 2010 doesn't handle UEFI only MDT 2012. Diskpart probably not createing UEFI partition properly in MDT 2010. You need MDT 2012 to correctly create the disk partition for UEFI support.

    Saturday, May 12, 2012 11:13 AM
  • Does the hardware have a UEFI BIOS? MDT 2010 doesn't handle UEFI only MDT 2012. Diskpart probably not createing UEFI partition properly in MDT 2010. You need MDT 2012 to correctly create the disk partition for UEFI support.


    Or disable UEFI in BIOS if possible.
    Saturday, May 12, 2012 2:04 PM
  • Perhaps it is also possible that you need to embed additional storage drivers to your PE environment. Esspecially with MDT 2010 this is not unthinkable.

    Next to this check your storage mode in the BIOS of the machine, and try AHCI, IDE or RAID modes if present.

    Otherwise you have to upgrade to MDT 2012, but be aware deploying a reference image taken from a BIOS computer can not be deployed to an UEFI computer. I wrote more about the problem at my own blog: MDT 2012 - Prepping a reference image with UEFI Support

    This is due the fact that UEFI has GPT partition tables and BIOS supports only MBR partition tables. Windows 7 native supports both but when you create a reference image on a BIOS machine intended for a UEFI machine deployment it goes wrong because you are only deploying the 1 partition you've captured. Solving this problem would be building your reference machine and deploying it on a VHD basis.

    Hope this helps!

    :)


    Keep us posted, and if helpful please rate! Kind regards

    Saturday, May 12, 2012 3:05 PM
  • I had the same issue with a Dell XPS 13 and have resolved it. I had to use an external CD drive to image it but it works. On the Dell there are 2 USB ports. the one on the right side was USB 3.0 and that's where i plugged in the external CD drive and plugged the LAN dongle in the left side USB port. (make sure to load the drivers for the network dongle into MDT for WinPE) And that was it. For some reason when booting from a USB flash drive, MDT cannot determine which drive to use and fails but when booting from an external CD drive it works fine.

    Good luck....i hope this helps you out.

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:17 PM