4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 16, 2012 3:55 AM by Ziad Aghar

    DX79SR - windows could not clean disk 0 , unattended deployment Windows 7

    williamgault

                System builder here and we've secured a great deal selling a number of DX79SR based systems to a local engineering firm that needs 64 GB PC's at a lower price than something Xeon based; unfortunately the unattended script that we use with all of our systems isn't working with this specific motherboard and I'm hoping someone can help me.

       

                Basically, during the disk configuration aspect of the unattended installation, when Windows 7 would normally start dumping the data to the drive we receive an error message:

       

           Windows could not clean disk 0. The specified disk does not exist. The error occurred while applying the unattend answer file's <DiskConfiguration> setting. Error code: 0x80300025.

       

           Shift-F10 for command prompt and DISKPART shows me that setup can see the drives:

       

      Disk ###     Status     Size     Free     Dyn     GPT

      ------------------------------------------------------

      Disk 0     Online     1999 MB     0 B

      Disk 1     Online      465 GB     0 B

      Disk 2     Online     5309 GB  5309 GB

       

           Clearly the drivers are picked up on our deployment server as the location is specified in the autounattend.xml. Looking at the above, Disk 0 is the USB key with the autounattend.xml, Disk 1 is the primary hard drive we're testing with and Disk 2 is a RAID 5 array to contain the user's data.

       

           The setup is not wiping the 465 disk as I tested by dumping some information on it and it's still on there afterwards. I've tried plugging the 465 GB drive in both the blue and black ports (not the grey ports).

       

           Can anyone offer any advise as to why this may not be working?  I'm banging my head against the wall as we're late in delivering these! Thanks in advance!


      Update: Also UEFI mode is enabled in BIOS and this is the diskconfiguration section of my autounattend.xml (which again, works with other UEFI Intel systems):

       

      <DiskConfiguration>

                      <Disk wcm:action="add">

                          <CreatePartitions>

                              <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">

                                  <Order>1</Order>

                                  <Size>100</Size>

                                  <Type>EFI</Type>

                              </CreatePartition>

                              <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">

                                  <Order>3</Order>

                                  <Type>Primary</Type>

                                  <Extend>true</Extend>

                              </CreatePartition>

                              <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">

                                  <Type>MSR</Type>

                                  <Size>128</Size>

                                  <Order>2</Order>

                              </CreatePartition>

                          </CreatePartitions>

                          <ModifyPartitions>

                              <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">

                                  <Format>FAT32</Format>

                                  <Label>System</Label>

                                  <Order>1</Order>

                                  <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>

                              </ModifyPartition>

                              <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">

                                  <Order>2</Order>

                                  <PartitionID>3</PartitionID>

                                  <Letter>C</Letter>

                                  <Label>Windows</Label>

                                  <Format>NTFS</Format>

                              </ModifyPartition>

                          </ModifyPartitions>

                          <DiskID>0</DiskID>

                          <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>

                      </Disk>

                      <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

                      <Disk wcm:action="add">

                          <CreatePartitions>

                              <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">

                                  <Extend>true</Extend>

                                  <Order>1</Order>

                                  <Type>Primary</Type>

                              </CreatePartition>

                          </CreatePartitions>

                          <ModifyPartitions>

                              <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">

                                  <Format>NTFS</Format>

                                  <Label>Storage</Label>

                                  <Letter>S</Letter>

                                  <Order>1</Order>

                                  <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>

                              </ModifyPartition>

                          </ModifyPartitions>

                          <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>

                          <DiskID>1</DiskID>

                      </Disk>

                  </DiskConfiguration>

                  <DynamicUpdate>

                      <Enable>true</Enable>

                      <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

                  </DynamicUpdate>

                  <ImageInstall>

                      <OSImage>

                          <InstallTo>

                              <DiskID>0</DiskID>

                              <PartitionID>3</PartitionID>

                          </InstallTo>

                          <InstallToAvailablePartition>false</InstallToAvailablePartition>

                          <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>

                      </OSImage>

                  </ImageInstall>

       

      Update 2: I called Intel Technical Support and their response was, "since Windows 7 has been on the market for 2 years and we now have Windows 8 and since the motherboard has been out for one year and you're the only person with this problem, we can't help you." That was their response, verbatim, I've been shut out. I miss the Intel support representatives of 2004... at least they'd help you even if the issue was on your end.

       

      Update 3: I connected two drives and put the drive in IDE mode. I receive the following error so I have a feeling the system isn't respecting UEFI boot the same as it does with all the other Intel boards we deploy with the same scripts:

       

      Windows cannot be installed on this disk.jpg