Windows Deployment Services WDS hangs on "Windows is loading files..." for a particular mobo

WDS is hanging on the "Windows is loading files..." screen for a particular PC setup that I have.  It is a VIA EPIA CN13000G Mini ITX mobo with 1GB of mem and a 80GB PATA drive.  It PXE boots fine and I choose the image in the OS Chooser menu and then the progress bar comes up and moves all the way to the right (full) and just hangs, doesn't go to the GUI where I authenticate and choose the OS.  I have enabled every bit of logging I could and can't find anything logged to point to an answer.  WDS works with all my other PC builds except for this one.  Even works just fine with very similar VIA M10000G Mini ITX mobo with same setup.

Thanks for the help!
kevandjuAsked:
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Netman66Commented:
You need to integrate the VIA drivers into the WIM.

Place them in a folder called C:\Drivers\VIA in an EXTRACTED state.
Email me for the tool (setcopyoeminf.exe) and point it to the VIA drivers:

setupcopyoeminf.exe c:\drivers\via

This will integrate them into the INF folder as if they were OUT-OF-BOX drivers.

Repackage your WIM and give it a shot.

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kevandjuAuthor Commented:
How do I use the tool now that I have it?
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kevandjuAuthor Commented:
Okay, I have slipstreamed the network card drivers into my .wim files and I'm still at the same point with full progress bar and "Windows is loading files..." screen.  I followed this KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923834 for the slipstreaming.  I have done this before with other mobos and had no issues.  I didn't try this before however because I would at least get to a Vista background and an error message would pop up saying it couldn't connect to the WDS server.
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Netman66Commented:
It's not the NIC (at least I don't think it is) since you get past the text setup.  If the NIC wasn't detected properly you wouldn't even get past that.

I think it's the Chipset drivers (VIA 4-in-1).

You extract them to C:\Drivers\VIA

Run the tool as I described above.
Repackage the WIM and try it again.

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kevandjuAuthor Commented:
I slipstreamed all of the 4 in 1 drivers into the .wim's and still same thing with the hanging.  Really doesn't sound like a drivers thing to me because the generic drivers should be enough to get you to the screen where you choose the image to install.  If it failed while trying to install an image then I would suspect drivers, but I don't even get to that point.
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Netman66Commented:
Oh, my apologies..I thought you got further, but now that I reread the post I understand what you're saying.

Is this a GB NIC?  You may need to force the port to 100MB on the switch.
Have you also restarted WDSServer service?

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kevandjuAuthor Commented:
I have restarted the WDSServer multiple times and rebooted the server itself.  It is a 100MBit NIC and like I said the WDS Server works with very similar hardware, just not this particular mobo for some reason and I'm really stumped.  I've probably imaged 100 PC's with this server with about 6 or 7 different hardware combos and have never had any issues.
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Netman66Commented:
Do you have a different NIC to try it with?  This would certainly tell us if it's the NIC.

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kevandjuAuthor Commented:
Yeah, I have 10 of the same build and have tried multiple machines, 3 so far all with the same results.  I also mixed in a machine with my old build just to make sure it wasn't my WDS server being screwed up and it worked fine.
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kevandjuAuthor Commented:
Please close this question since no one is able to answer it.
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