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Windows XP sysprep hangs during installing network components

bjennings asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I created an xp image using sysprep and ghost for a dell D420.  After I drop the image and the mini setup starts, it takes about 20 minutes for the installing network components to finish.  I would like to have this go faster.   I did a search on here and found somone who had the same exact issue.. it was suggested to disable the network card in the bios.  I did that and the installing network components went very quickly, but XP does not see the network card, so I have to reenable it back in the bios.  The network card is a broadcom, so I went to their site and found some instructions about putting their drivers in OemPnPDriversPath=Drivers\Net, but that did not work either.

Has anyone had this type of issue before?  Is there anyway to speed up the installation of network components without having to disable the network card in the bios?


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TDKDTechnical Liaison

Hi bjennings,

I created an Image using Ghost for the D420, D430 and D630 laptop's. I did not run into any issues, but I did use the -pnp command in my sysprep file in order to strip plug-n-play devices, perhaps you should try and re-dump the current image after you sysprep with this command?
TDKDTechnical Liaison

There is a DoNotDetectLegacyCards switch you can use if certain network cards hang the mini setup feature, but I never had to use it when using sysprep.exe -pnp

Thanks for you suggestions!!

I found the problem!!!  I was running the mini setup with the laptop in the docking station!!  This was causing the delay with installing the network components.  After I ran the mini setup without the laptop in the docking station the laptop installing the network components in not time.



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