SteadyState error after cloning XP Home RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all.

    I have created an image for XP Home with SteadyState installed (but WDP not enabled) and when I deploy the clone, then change the station name, after rebooting I get an error saying the SteadyState Service has caused a problem and needs to close.  Nothing useful in the error message.

    Has anyone else encountered this?

    Thanks in advance,
    Monday, June 29, 2009 1:14 PM


  • Hi Dave, let’s try a Clean Boot and see the result:


    1. Click Start, type "MSCONFIG" (without the quotations) in the Search Bar and Press "Enter" to start the System Configuration Utility.


    Note: Please click Continue if the "User Account Control" window pops up.


    2. Click the "Services" tab, check the "Hide All Microsoft Services" box and click "Disable All" (if it is not gray).

    3. Click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and click "OK". Then, re-enable SteadyState related items.

    4. Restart the computer and test the issue.


    Note: Clean Boot is a troubleshooting step. If some programs have been disabled, we can re-enable them later. If you see the System Configuration Utility, check the box of "Don't show this message" and then click "OK".


    Please test this issue in the Clean Boot environment. If the issue disappears, we can use a 50/50 approach to quickly narrow down which entry is causing the issue.


    Meanwhile, you can check if there is any SteadyState related error in event log.

    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, July 7, 2009 4:22 AM
    Thursday, July 2, 2009 6:40 AM