troubleshooting Question

deploying windows xp with windows deploying services

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I am trying to figure out deploying windows XP through Windows Deployment Services.
I folowed the instructions below from a previous post.

I will say the simple way then you can improvise.
At first install Windows XP on master computer with CD or using Legacy mode (BTW what in legacy mode didn't work for you? If it don't allow to configure, just remove WDS restart and then install WDS again and configure Legacy first then Configure Native mode and you'll got mixed mode.)
Install your applications make customisations then use Sysprep to prepare image (Without that you can't capture it).
Then u must have Windows PE Boot image in WDS, right click on it and make Capture image from it and name it like "Capture mode". After it when booting from network select Capture mode and WDS Caputure client will start and you can select your volume type name, description and select Image group, then you must select location with enough space to save image, and select Upload to WDS Server by connecting to it and providin credentials. After capturing you'll get Image in the Group. And when booting with Setup image will have XP image for selection.
There is also manual way to capture image with ImageX. I can describe if you need it. And by the way WDS Help file has useful information but maybe not enough :)

I got to the stage of sysprepping the client and rebooting it.
with the option F12 I make it boot from the network (PEBOOT)
Machine boots as vista, a dos box opent with: x:\windows\system32\wpeinit
and after a while: x:\windows\system32\
then nothing.

Can anyone tell what is going wrong?

Thanks, Thomas.
Pete Long
Solutions Architect
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