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Dean Pennington
Caveat: This is a statement of my experience in attempting to build and use a rescue disk, it is not a complaint to anybody about anybody or anything. In posting this I am hopeful to receive some pointers on where next, and if the question and answer help someone else having a similar experience down the road, all the better.

I was able, following the instructions provided, to build what the PE Build Version 3.1.10a declared a successful ISO image. I burned the related ISO to a CD and set the BIOS on the affected PC to look to the CD first. It booted and started using that disk but halted at a window (screen shot referenced below) I wasn't prepared for asking for something I did not have and think I may not be able to get.



Also available as a PDF at http://members.cox.net/dwpenn/disk_needed.pdf

Any suggestions on how to resolve this would be most welcome. Thanks, Dean
Wendy
Either it's looking for a file, or the service pack marker file is not in the root directory.

I had a similar effect with sp3, missing a file. Try building cmdcons (recovery console) from your source, and see if it identifies it.
jaclaz
Which source (CD) did you use?

Was it slipstreamed with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3?

See the other thread about slipstreaming:
http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23211

The error is usually caused by a missing "ident" or "tag file" in the ROOT of the build, see this seemingly unrelated thread for some details:
http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=16381
http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...16381&st=18

Problem is to find out WHY the "tag file" is missing. unsure.gif

jaclaz
paraglider
Hope you did not use a Dell OEM XP CD as the source. Everyone who tries to use one goes through a lot of pain to get it working as the source.

If your source was XP + SP3 then does it should contain the following directories / files:

I386\
win51
win51ip
WIN51IP.SP2
win51ip.SP3

The source is always pointed at the directory that contains i386 not i386. These files:

win51
win51ip

should be in the root of the built iso / CD plus one of WIN51IP.SP2 or win51ip.SP3 depending on which service pack you slipstreamed.
jaclaz
QUOTE (paraglider @ Aug 15 2009, 02:45 PM) *
If your source was XP + SP3 then does it should contain the following directories / files:


Just to be picky wink.gif, if it was XP Professional, but the posted screenshot says Home, then files are Win51ic instead of Win51ip, as specified in the given link.

jaclaz
paraglider
Wonder how MS came up with c as a suffix for home?
jaclaz
QUOTE (paraglider @ Aug 15 2009, 07:40 PM) *
Wonder how MS came up with c as a suffix for home?


In Italian "Home" is "casa", since they do like robbing Italian (as per "Vista") maybe it was an initial atttempt. unsure.gif

Still wondering who/how/what/where BOB was conceived w00t.gif:
http://toastytech.com/guis/bob.html

At least Military Intelligence and Government Agencies, after several years, are required to declassify secret files and make them available to public....wink.gif

jaclaz
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