Hello, I am trying to bring down a syspreped Ghost image (that works on all of our other hardware) onto a T60 (PN: 2007-49U). On the first boot after loading the image, I get a bluescreen during the windows splash screen. I think the issue is with the Ultra SATA driver not being present in our image.
This is for an enterprise solution, so I don't want to have to create a new ghost out of the T60 for several reasons I won't go into. I know I can change the SATA setting in the T60 BIOS to COMPATIBILITY mode, which will allow the machine to build without bluescreening, but I would prefer to use the actual SATA drivers if possible.
I was able to get the drivers (Intel Matrix Storage Manager v188.8.131.525) from the web and do the following:
1. Integrate Ultra SATA support into our WinPE boot CD.
2. Integrate Ultra SATA support (slipstream) into an XP SP2 CD.
Using the updated WinPE CD I can access the hard drive with no issues, and using the slipstream CD, I can build XP SP2 from CD with no errors.
I have access via WinPE to edit the syspreped image without actually booting it up. I am thinking I need to write/edit the new T60 Ultra SATA .sys, .inf etc files to the image, but I don't know where. I have tried adding the T60 iastor.sys, .inf and other files to just about every place I could logically think of putting them or followed from other site's directions. It seems like even though the files are present XP doesn't know where they are.
So the main question is: Is it possible to add Ultra SATA drivers to a syspreped image without actually having to build the image on the T60? Is there a way to inject/edit the drivers/files into the existing image?
Note: I know I have the right HAL (ACPI Mulitprocessor PC), so I don't think that's an issue.