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  • hello there sir,

    I've been using the "old" steady state for years since it was released and i manage to get most problem solved by my own. But this one is different, after i repaired my XP SP3, of course, my steady state is already installed and turned off after the repair, it won't turn on again. As I turn it on, after the "Creating Cache File", I always get "Windows Disk Protection installation was not successful". I have every drivers installed and updated so I'm just wondering, what could possibly the problem be?

    Please help me sir, thank you in advance for your support.
    Monday, January 5, 2009 7:10 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    We may need to reinstall the system to resolve this issue. The following two threads may be referred.

     

    Turning on Disk Protect always results in "Corrupted Cache File" error

    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsToolsandUtilities/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1997310&SiteID=69&mode=1

     

    Windows Disk Protection installation was not successful

    https://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=4121917&SiteID=17

     

    Hope it is helpful.

    Tuesday, January 6, 2009 7:12 AM
  •  DeisEsMachine wrote:

    I've been using the "old" steady state for years since it was released and i manage to get most problem solved by my own. But this one is different, after i repaired my XP SP3, of course, my steady state is already installed and turned off after the repair, it won't turn on again. As I turn it on, after the "Creating Cache File", I always get "Windows Disk Protection installation was not successful". I have every drivers installed and updated so I'm just wondering, what could possibly the problem be?


    Hi,

    Are you using SteadyState v2.0 or v2.5?


    Thanks,
    Rob Elmer
    Development Lead
    Windows SteadyState
    Tuesday, January 6, 2009 7:15 AM
  • I am getting this same result if I use the command line.  If I use the GUI disk protection enables.  Any ideas, it is a huge pain to manually turn on disk protection at the end of the imaging process.

     

    Eric

     

    Monday, January 26, 2009 9:14 PM
  • Wow this is eery.
    I have been using steady state for almost a year now I think. Yesterday morning it was time to disable disk protection and get some updates going. I did all available windows and office updates. Was about 20-25 total. Then used a tool to remove all the windows updates packages. (have done so before also) Cleaned out the system, deleting temp files etc. When done, I made an image of all the systems (14) with good old trustworthy Ghost 8.0. When I was done taking fresh images I wanted to use my command line tool to reenable steady state disk protection. As I have done several times during the last year. But low and behold. In the dos prompt on the client screens, I could read that "Windows Disk Protection installation was not successful" press a key to continue - and nothing happened. Now the weird thing. One pc of the 14 systems, did actually reboot and activate disk protection like normal, but the rest, 13 systems gave this msg.

    What I have noticed is, as soon as you try to run this command, either by command line, og in the GUI. I can suddenly no longer defrag. (as if it had been actually activated)

    I have tried uinstalling steady state and reinstalling it (with rebooting between every step) But it just keeps stalling when trying to create the image file. Resulting in that error msg.

    The systems are similar in hardware, but not in setup. They have different computer names, different setup for a cafe software solution, different emails configured etc. So unfortunately, I can't just use the working image from the one pc and copy it to the other clients. And ofc, wanting to know why/what/how this behavious suddenly came crashing in on me!

    Monday, March 2, 2009 2:11 AM
  • Actually I left out a step. After I had cleaned off the system drive, I defragmented the drive as well. And come to think of it, the only thing I did different this time was that I did not reboot the pc's one last time after having done everything that I wanted to do. I was in a bit of a hurry and figured it wouldn't make any difference after having run defrag. But maybe it did?

    And to elaborate a bit about the one system that does in fact work as normal, I have pretty much no idea how come it still works on this machine. As far as I know I did the exact same things on all the computers in the update/clean process. Hmm.
    Monday, March 2, 2009 11:04 AM
  • I received a replacement drive for one of the machines. (a drive not always booting with the system) Had my fingers crossed and hoped to see some miracle on this machine after having cloned the system. But nothing changed.

    Is there any way of getting some info as to why/what/where/when the disk image creation apparantly fails? Other than that annoying error msg that it wasn't successful?

    Does anyone else have machines running with steady state and fully updated windows environment at the moment - and disk protection? I'm pretty annoyed I'm such a neatfreak cleaning out the updatepackages after just confirming they would boot properly without problems after updating. Guess I should have left them on a little longer so I could now have tried removing those updates again and see if that would help my situation.
    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 8:19 AM
  • I'd also like to hear from the initial creator of this thread if he managed to solve his problem using either of the links to other threads marked as an answer btw. Cuss none of those links helped my situation wich seems pretty much the same, except I didn't go about and repair my xp, I just updated it, removed the update files, and defragged the system drive to end up in the same situation.
    Thursday, March 5, 2009 8:52 AM
  • I'm having the same problem after cloning a machine. I didn't try to enable WDP until after doing a bunch of updates. The original one still works... I could use that as a test subject, do the same updates I did on the clone and see if WDP will reenable again. Otherwise, I'm not sure what it could be.
    Friday, March 6, 2009 8:05 PM
  • As stated I have 13/14 machines not wanting to enable WDP again. After I did some updates and cleaned the machines afterwards, deleting update-packages, temp files etc and lastly defragging. The one machine where it does work, is fully updated and cleaned out. So I can't really figure out why exactly this machine stands out in comparison to the others. I should also try and experiment a little with the machine that does work, and see if I can make it not disable again somehow. (then I still have the image where it does work) But not really sure what I should try seing as it is fully updated/claned thou?

    Any help to figure out why I can't enable WDP is appreciated, currently I have to restore the 13machines from image every day after usage.
    Saturday, March 7, 2009 11:37 AM
  • hello, after a few months, I'm back again with the same problem, so stupid of me that i forgot how to solve the problem.. by the way, the first i encountered this problem, i was using 2.0 and now, 2.5..
    understanding man made machines from man-made machines
    • Proposed as answer by Daniel025 Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:04 PM
    Sunday, October 25, 2009 7:31 AM
  • I had this same problem.  I tried the fixes listed but this did not work.

    This is what worked for me.

    Unlocked the profile

    Rebooted

    locked the pofile again.

    removed schedule updates.  (I had this turned off, but after unlocking the profile and rebooting it had turned back on)

    Then turn on Windows Disk Protection, this time it turned on without the error.

    Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:12 PM
  • Unlocked the profile -> how, where?

    I don't see any option to lock or unlock a profile as such in my steady state GUI

    I do however see the option to put windows updates to on/off

    I only have one user on the computers wich are logged in by cafe-software on bootup. So if it only shows when you have users in the column on the right I'm not quite sure how to try this "fix" out myself.

    Friday, May 28, 2010 2:13 PM