Windows 7, after Sysprep get an error "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" RRS feed

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    I originally posted here for help, but I think I may have fixed my own issue. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/windows-7-after-sysprep-get-an-error-the-file-or/0d42309d-c392-422c-a816-5f382bb5f05f?tm=1320769850544&page=1

    I was having issues when I sysprepped a machine it would make the partition unreadable, and I would get a message "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable".

    It happened twice and I was unable to find a pattern.  Then I came across another thread that mentioned problems with Sysprep and it not finishing, and it ended up being a driver issue.

    That reminded me that in the past we have consistently had issues with the Intel Video Card driver.

    I modified my unattend.xml file and set PersistentAllDeviceInstalls setting to true in the Microsoft-Windows-PnPSysprep component.

    I ran sysprep again, rebooted into Windows PE and saw the partition was accessible so I started the image.

    I just wanted to post my finding here in case someone else runs into the same issue, and this might save them alot of time.  I didn't find anything in my google search.

    • Edited by Jkfweb Tuesday, November 8, 2011 4:39 PM
    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 4:38 PM


  • Hi,


    Thanks for sharing. We really appreciate your time and efforts. Hope your experience will help other community members facing similar problems.




    Leo   Huang



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    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, November 18, 2011 9:55 AM
    Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:35 AM