Windows Deployment problems

The setup I had in place has worked for going on two years. All of a sudden the boot images are not working saying that a network driver is missing during the PXE boot to windows setup. It has been a while since I have set this up so I may be doing it wrong. First I grabbed the boot.wim off of a windows 7 x64 CD. I use DISM GUI to add the network drivers I need, specifically for dell 7010 workstations. I do not use a force unassigned option. Add the boot image to WDS after I have committed the drivers. Boot the system across the network and I get a matching network card driver was not found. Some driver that I think is the right one just causes it to blue screen. I only use DISM GUI cause it is easier. If I use WDS to add drivers I get the same so it doesn't matter it seems
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stlhostAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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stlhostAuthor Commented:
This is where I get my drivers from. I just extract the network drivers and add it to my boot image.
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stlhostAuthor Commented:
Still looking for assistance with this.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
do you have 2 network adapters in this machine intel and broadcom? which one is blue screening?
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stlhostAuthor Commented:
No, there is only one. Intel
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
and you are installing a client o/s?  intel has made me have to patch the driver for my server o/s (had to modify the .inf and then create new .cat's and signatures
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stlhostAuthor Commented:
Yes, this is part of the deployment portion but I can't get that far without fixing the boot part.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you can use an x86 boot.wim if you are stuck with an x86 driver.. with your x64 boot.wim you are using the 64 bit driver.. which one did you inject?
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stlhostAuthor Commented:
x64. Didnt think to try a x86 thought it was specific to be honest. Doesn't matter during the boot?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you can boot and install an x86 or x64 o/s using an x86 boot but not the converse
x64 boot only x64 o/s
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
from the pro1000 directory?
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stlhostAuthor Commented:
There is no pro1000 directory. When you extract there is a few directories labeled E1D or E#D. There is a Windows_xArchitech folder for every versions of windows there is from Vista to 8. However I used 7Zip to extract the actual setup file and I found a Win 7 x64 folder in there. This worked just fine.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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