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May 21, 2004 5:26:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Here's the deal.

I am trying to use MS Virtual PC 2004 to restore images onto that I created from my physical hard drive using Norton Ghost 2002. I am trying to restore images with two different operating systems: Windows 2000 Pro and Windows NT Server 4. Without doing anything to the created image itself, I was able to restore both images onto their respective VPC's (and the clone check was completed successfully), yet when I rebooted the VPC's, the WIN2k one stopped processing data after the gray "Starting Windows" bar had completed loading, and the WINNTServer one came up with a blue screen with an error message that read--
HAL: MPS MP Structure not found
HAL: No MPS Table Found
HAL: This HAL.DLL requires MPS version 1.1
Replace HAL.DLL with correct hal for this system. The system is halting.

I went to the VPC news group with this problem and they told me that the differing hardware between a physical PC and the emulated hardware of the VPC can cause this exact sort of problem. I was given two suggestions to solve the WIN2k problem, the first was to do a recovery install on the VPC, which didn't work because the media I originally installed Windows 2000 from was licensed by Gateway and I wasn't allowed to do that. The second was to sysprep the source machine before taking the image, then go through the mini-setup on the VPC I restore the image to. Well I did just that, and I got the same result as I had before, with no mini-setup wizard appearing after rebooting my computer.

My question to you all is that is there some where I could get a step-by-step tutorial/manual/guide to follow when performing sysprep? I may not have even done it correctly. And my other question is that would the same thing solve the hal problem I had with the Windows NT Server 4 VPC? And where could I get that download?

I realize this is a long post, but in order to get a better answer, you should know the history of the problem first.

Thank you,

Jessica
Anonymous
May 23, 2004 8:42:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi

Have a look at these links They have all the info on the different ways
sysprep is used, and how to use it.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows200...
sprep.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/depl...
(same for windows 2000)


"Jessica" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C07F2307-5D29-4A8F-9D74-94272E53893B@microsoft.com...
> Here's the deal.
>
> I am trying to use MS Virtual PC 2004 to restore images onto that I
created from my physical hard drive using Norton Ghost 2002. I am trying to
restore images with two different operating systems: Windows 2000 Pro and
Windows NT Server 4. Without doing anything to the created image itself, I
was able to restore both images onto their respective VPC's (and the clone
check was completed successfully), yet when I rebooted the VPC's, the WIN2k
one stopped processing data after the gray "Starting Windows" bar had
completed loading, and the WINNTServer one came up with a blue screen with
an error message that read--
> HAL: MPS MP Structure not found
> HAL: No MPS Table Found
> HAL: This HAL.DLL requires MPS version 1.1
> Replace HAL.DLL with correct hal for this system. The system is halting.
>
> I went to the VPC news group with this problem and they told me that the
differing hardware between a physical PC and the emulated hardware of the
VPC can cause this exact sort of problem. I was given two suggestions to
solve the WIN2k problem, the first was to do a recovery install on the VPC,
which didn't work because the media I originally installed Windows 2000 from
was licensed by Gateway and I wasn't allowed to do that. The second was to
sysprep the source machine before taking the image, then go through the
mini-setup on the VPC I restore the image to. Well I did just that, and I
got the same result as I had before, with no mini-setup wizard appearing
after rebooting my computer.
>
> My question to you all is that is there some where I could get a
step-by-step tutorial/manual/guide to follow when performing sysprep? I may
not have even done it correctly. And my other question is that would the
same thing solve the hal problem I had with the Windows NT Server 4 VPC?
And where could I get that download?
>
> I realize this is a long post, but in order to get a better answer, you
should know the history of the problem first.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Jessica
May 24, 2004 12:11:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Thanks for the help, but I found that I did everything correctly and still I got the same result as before. I even repeated the process given to me in the documents. Any ideas?
Anonymous
May 27, 2004 2:29:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Looks like the HAL between the physical PC and the VPC are different. As I
understand, you cannot clone computers that have different HALs.

Your only other option is to install the VPC from scratch - no cloning.


"Jessica" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C07F2307-5D29-4A8F-9D74-94272E53893B@microsoft.com...
> Here's the deal.
>
> I am trying to use MS Virtual PC 2004 to restore images onto that I
> created from my physical hard drive using Norton Ghost 2002. I am trying
> to restore images with two different operating systems: Windows 2000 Pro
> and Windows NT Server 4. Without doing anything to the created image
> itself, I was able to restore both images onto their respective VPC's (and
> the clone check was completed successfully), yet when I rebooted the
> VPC's, the WIN2k one stopped processing data after the gray "Starting
> Windows" bar had completed loading, and the WINNTServer one came up with a
> blue screen with an error message that read--
> HAL: MPS MP Structure not found
> HAL: No MPS Table Found
> HAL: This HAL.DLL requires MPS version 1.1
> Replace HAL.DLL with correct hal for this system. The system is halting.
>
> I went to the VPC news group with this problem and they told me that the
> differing hardware between a physical PC and the emulated hardware of the
> VPC can cause this exact sort of problem. I was given two suggestions to
> solve the WIN2k problem, the first was to do a recovery install on the
> VPC, which didn't work because the media I originally installed Windows
> 2000 from was licensed by Gateway and I wasn't allowed to do that. The
> second was to sysprep the source machine before taking the image, then go
> through the mini-setup on the VPC I restore the image to. Well I did just
> that, and I got the same result as I had before, with no mini-setup wizard
> appearing after rebooting my computer.
>
> My question to you all is that is there some where I could get a
> step-by-step tutorial/manual/guide to follow when performing sysprep? I
> may not have even done it correctly. And my other question is that would
> the same thing solve the hal problem I had with the Windows NT Server 4
> VPC? And where could I get that download?
>
> I realize this is a long post, but in order to get a better answer, you
> should know the history of the problem first.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Jessica
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