BARTPE bootcd doesn't see the partitions, fdisk doesn't see HDD as it is

Posted on 2007-07-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Hi there, I made a snapshot of a preinstalled Sony Vaio VGN-FZ19VN. I was preinstalled with Vista and I did a bit of software costumization on it.

I have received 5 of these Vaios so I made a snapshot and as usual I clone my first setup on the following identical pcs.

Problem: the Bartpe bootcd doesn't see any partitions, nor HDD. ALso Fdisk doesn't see anything. But when I boot the pc it immediately starts installing the preinstalled version of Vista.

What could be the problem ?,

Question by:deoudegast
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    Expert Comment

    Probably it uses an updated controller that your BarPE disk does not have drivers for. Several of ours uses Intel ICH8 which I had to download the INF drivers from Intel and then include them in the BartPE disk so it would be recognized.  If you download the proper drivers you could also use F6 while Bart is loading to specify additional drivers and load them at that time.

    Author Comment

    Ok, I'm trying to get the driver somewhere tot test this, but your solution seems to be ok. Now I stil have to find the right drivers (on Sony site you can't download them)
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    Expert Comment

    If you have any one of the machines that works with Windows, even with the built-in OS, then you can download the ChipID util from Intel's site which should tell you what chipset it is using if it is based on something by Intel.

    Author Comment

    I can't find the drivers on the net, but I copied the sys file from a pc with vista on it,

    I copied the following in the TXTsetup.sif file on the bootcd






    iaStor="Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller"

    The IASTOR.SYS file was copied under system32/drivers on the bootcd and also under system32/drivers/SCSIAdapter

    Should this work or is their a difference between the Vista and the XP driver. That could very well be the case, but where do I get the drivers from ?

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    Accepted Solution

    Here are the drivers you can download:*%20XP%20Professional&lang=eng

    You will have to research how to integrate them into BartPE.  In the Readme of the drivers they have instructions for including them or you can try using a utility called nLite to integrate them as well.

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