I followed the instructions at http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/fe9e1637-d167-4e6d-ae35-9987ba88eb651033.mspx?mfr=true
to create a WinPE bootable usb key and it seems to hang when it opens X:\windows\system32\wpeinit
What I am trying to do is create a bootable key so that I can install Vista off of an install image that has a bad boot img. The DVD works for installs off of previous WinVista/Xp installs but I'm trying to install Vista on to a new drive without a pre-existing OS on it.
Comptuer has 1.5GB of memory and the USB key is 512 (with 250mb or so used). It is also a AMD 64bit CPU on it as will the machine I will be installing Vista on.
I downloaded the Windows AIK onto a WinXP machine and formatted the USB key on an existing Vista machine and used the amd64 files.
What can i check for to see why it just hangs at the wpeinit ? The title of the window is X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe - startnet.cmd if that helps any.
I've tried recreating this USB WinPE key 4 times formatting it each time with diskpart.
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