troubleshooting Question

Windows 7 Sysprep error message.

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I have done all the steps necessary for installing WAIK. I've updated it with the latest updates. I followed Microsoft's instructions on how to prepare a machine for imaging. I've got my machine ready for imagex. I run sysprep, use with WinPE for Imagex. I capture my image then redeploy it to the destination computer. When I reboot, I get the error message: "Windows could not start the installation process".  

I am missing something here. I keep thinking "WTF am I doing wrong? What steps or procedures am I missing? Or should i do a hostile take over of Microsoft just so that I can fire all the jerks who decided to complicate the sysprep process. (that is a joke)

All I am wanting to do is rip out the sids on the reference computer and deploy the image to the destination computers.  Is there some why that I can just a way or program to rip the SIDS out of my image so that I am not having to spin my wheels on figuring this junk out?

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