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Can't boot HPDC7100 from a Ghost Boot Disk

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Need to make an image of an HP DC7100 and put it on 30 machines. OS is XP Service Pack 3, and my base image machine is ready to go. When I put the Ghost boot disc into the floppy drive and boot off it it starts to load fine. I does install the correct network driver (Broadcom Gigabit Extreme) and installs the mouse driver correctly. When it goes to load the ghost.exe program from the floppy is says it's loading, but then just sits there.

Eventually, I'll get an saying "An internal stack overflow has caused this session to be halted. Change the STACKS setting in your Config.sys file, and try again.

I've done a little research but everything I see about this error is for Windows 98. I can't even find this file on XP. When I try to just boot from the hard drive XP loads fine, I get no errors, and I can do whatever I want on this machine. I tried booting from the Ghost Boot Disk on another HP DC7100 and the same thing happened. When I use the Ghost Boot Disk on another machine type with a Broadcom Gigabit Extreme NIC the very same boot disc works fine.

I've imaged many times on 8 different machines types in this building, and I've never seen this before. It seems to me it's gotta be something local on this machine type. Maybe in the BIOS, but what? Or maybe its not in the BIOS, but that would seem to be the only thing that is being used while the Ghost Boot Disc is loading.

Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas?
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Found the solution at this link. It was a BIOS selection for the SATA drive. It wasn't seeing the SATA drive.

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1289509591240+28353475&threadId=744257
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