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  • Hey everyone,

    I'm using a standard client task sequence to deploy Windows 8 to devices.  Recently we received a shipment of two Dell XPS 12's and both my task sequences for Windows 7 and Windows 8 have failed.  It tends to stop at the "Preparing Disk 0 Partitions" step and I've left it going for 24 hours and it didn't move on.  When I look at the partitioning after a reboot I notice that there is a 500MB partition 1 at which point I can clean the partitions using diskpart.  I then reboot the computer and try the task sequence again (launching from MDT 2012 U1 boot flash drive) and it stops at that same point.

    The strange thing about this request is that I used this same task sequence back in February with the same OS image and I haven't changed the drivers and it worked for me multiple times back in February on the first XPS 12 we received.  I also have used the same task sequence a good 5 times this week with no issue. Now I can't get it to work on the newest XPS 12's but it does seem to work on all of our desktops and other laptop devices. 

    Has anyone else run into a similar problem?  I've searched the web and some people mention drivers but I can see the hard drive in diskpart when I go to the command line after I boot the laptop with the flash drive.

    Thank you!

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:46 PM

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