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Hi Guys,

Was wondering if anyone has ran into this issue or if anyone might know a resolution to this strange issue:

I am no stranger to WDS.  I have built countless images and have used WDS to deploy hundreds of systems.  But, I have recently ran into this issue when building an image on a Lenovo T410s Solid State system.  It shuts off at around 9% completion during image capture.  I thought it might be the NIC driver not being the same as the one on the boot image, but I have confirmed that the driver on the system and on the boot image are exactly the same.  I have seen the issue where the drivers are incorrect and normally it would through an error message, but in this case, there is no error message.  The system simply shuts down at 9% completion during the image capture.

Things to know:

1.  This is my first lenovo image ever.
2.  The previous images have been a variety of HP's and Dell's (all Win 7)
3.  This system is my first Solid State system I have attempted to capture an image using WDS.
4.  Capturing  a ghost image posed no issues what so ever.
5.  The image is a Win 7 Image.

I would be grateful for any help or advice.  

Thank you in advance for all of your help.

John
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Turn off AHCI in the BIOS - set it to IDE mode (or compatible).

SSDs do not properly support AHCI - this blurb is from OCZ, but most (if not all) SSDs don't work correctly with AHCI enabled.

AHCI
AHCI is not official supported on OCZ SSDs and may under some circumstances affect performance,
specifically during windows installation. Enabling AHCI can result in higher performance in synthetic
benchmarks for SSDs and HDDs alike, but can cause hang-ups and intermittent freezes in SSDs since it
allows multiple access requests to compete for a drive that is not made to address re-ordering of
commands in the queue. We recommend AHCI is set to disabled in both Windows and in the BIOS.
Native Command Queuing greatly increases the performance of standard rotational drives but it has no
bearing on SSDs.

Source: http://www.ocztechnology.com/res_old/images/Configuring-and-Setting-Up-SSDs.pdf
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This worked thanks so much!
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