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Unable to target the correct disk RRS feed

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  • Hi, I have recently ran into an issue with targeting the right disk to image my system. For the task I have, I use disk 0 to target the right drive to Partition and Format before applying everything else. We use a variety of lenovo laptops without a problem but these X200 has been a different story. Disk 0 is 1404MB and Disk 1 became the main drive. I do not have any other storage hardware other than the SATA and USB. Here is a piece of the log:

    <![LOG[  Console > Microsoft DiskPart version 6.3.9600]LOG]!><time="14:13:05.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console > Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.]LOG]!><time="14:13:05.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console > On computer: MININT-AE7J1NB]LOG]!><time="14:13:05.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console > DISKPART> ]LOG]!><time="14:13:06.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console > Please wait while DiskPart scans your configuration...]LOG]!><time="14:13:06.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console > DiskPart has finished scanning your configuration.]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console > DISKPART> ]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console >   Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console >   --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console >   Disk 0    Online         1405 MB      0 B         ]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console >   Disk 1    Online          149 GB      0 B         ]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console >   Disk 2    Online          935 MB      0 B         ]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console > DISKPART> ]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console >   Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console >   ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console >   Volume 0     C   OSDisk       NTFS   Partition   1404 MB  Healthy            ]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console >   Volume 1     D                NTFS   Partition    149 GB  Healthy            ]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console >   Volume 2     E                FAT32  Removable    934 MB  Healthy            ]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">
    <![LOG[  Console > DISKPART> ]LOG]!><time="14:13:07.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="ZTIDiskpart" context="" type="1" thread="" file="ZTIDiskpart">

    Need help!

    Thanks!


     
    Friday, April 25, 2014 6:21 PM

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  • Hi there!

    I remember I had a very similar issue with an ASUS ZenBook.

    I tried to create a special task sequence for this device where I fixed disk 1 as the primary disk to install the OS. I didn't have the time to take a closer look and check the logs, but this didn't work for me. Then I myself found the following workaround.

    Please try to execute the following commands BEFORE you choose your task sequence and start the deployment, by pressing the F8 key while you're in your WinPE, you can start a command prompt and execute the commands:

    1. diskpart.exe

    2. list disk (to verify the disks)

    3. select disk 0 (or the number of the smaller disk)

    4. offline disk

    5. exit (twice, exit diskpart.exe and another exit to quit cmd.exe)

    6. Now pick up your task sequence and start the deployment

    This did the trick in my case. I sadly didn't have the time to implement a correct solution within the task sequence as it was only one ZenBook device I had to deploy. If you find a better solution, it would be great if you could share your solution with the community. Good luck!


    Kind regards
    Makorus


    • Edited by Makorus Friday, April 25, 2014 8:35 PM
    Friday, April 25, 2014 8:33 PM
  • Look into bios and verify the "Sata operation", "Hard drive type", etc is not set to RAID. It should be SATA or AHCI.

    IT Support " Scripting Noob "

    Friday, April 25, 2014 8:42 PM
  • Thanks everyone. I tried the manual diskpart trick and deactivated disk 0 but ended up with this error:

    <![LOG[ZTI ERROR - Unhandled error returned by LTIApply: The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present.
     (-2147024588  0x80070134)]LOG]!><time="14:13:36.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="LTIApply" context="" type="3" thread="" file="LTIApply">
    <![LOG[Event 41002 sent: ZTI ERROR - Unhandled error returned by LTIApply: The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present.
     (-2147024588  0x80070134)]LOG]!><time="14:13:36.000+000" date="04-25-2014" component="LTIApply" context="" type="1" thread="" file="LTIApply">

    I ended up reverting back to older snapshots of my server before I added the new out-of-box drivers to recreate my bootable USBs. The new drivers were for Dell machines.

    Monday, April 28, 2014 6:39 PM
  • Check out my blog on the subject.

    http://keithga.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/ztiselectbootdisk-wsf/

    You are probably looking for a query to search for disks that are larger than 100GB. (that would filter out most Flash Drives). 


    Keith Garner - keithga.wordpress.com

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:42 PM