I have sysprepped an image of Windows 7 Enterprise x86 SP1 using the /generalize /shutdown switches. From there I used a HDD duplicator (StarTech UNIDUPDOCK) to clone the drive. When I boot to the cloned drive I get the "Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer" This error could be caused by (blah blah blah - none of which pertains to the scenario at hand).... Status: 0xc00000e9 Info: An unexpected I/O error has occured.
If I replace the cloned drive with the master drive, the PC boots up fine. I can also move the master drive to another workstation (even with different chipset) and it boots up fine. The cloned drive continues to fail.
Both the master and cloned drives are the same make/model Western Digital WD1600AAJB
The computer is an HP D530 (I know, I know - it is not supported by Windows 7). But I have no budget to replace 100+ devices before XP end of life on April 8th. I have also tried imaging via SCCM Software Center and PXE (with both a Win7 and Win8 boot image). I get the same error after the O/S installs and reboots.
No option to set emulation
Hoping to find an "automated" solution.
"Is there an Obi One Kinoby on here? Because he may be my only hope..."
I also recloned the Master drive once again and I get the same error when booting the clone on multiple workstations.
Oh, and for the record no hardware was unplugged while a device was still in use. Both HDDs (master and clone) are brand new. And I did try booting with CD/DVD ROM unplugged.
- Edited by guitarkevin Wednesday, March 05, 2014 2:36 PM