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Windows 7: Sysprep Disaster

15 May 2012   #1
PortgazHyde

Ultimate x32
 
 
Sysprep Disaster

Well i tried to sysprep..And i got an fatal error!My driver isnt updating but my administrator account is gone.As guest, i cannot do anything.So i want to install new OS, but can i installed it as guest?


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15 May 2012   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you reinstall your operating system, you do so from a bootable DVD or USB key. Therefore, you wouldn't be logged into Windows and running from any account.
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15 May 2012   #3
event3horizon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

when sysprepping the admin account is not gone but is disabled by default. It should have prompted you to create a NEW user account.. did it??

At what point did you get 'fatal error'? After or before sysprep? Need more details.
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15 May 2012   #4
PortgazHyde

Ultimate x32
 
 
I think it started

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event3horizon View Post
when sysprepping the admin account is not gone but is disabled by default. It should have prompted you to create a NEW user account.. did it?? At what point did you get 'fatal error'? After or before sysprep? Need more details.
After i clicked the Shutdown option at sysprep menu before reinstalling the driver.Then fatal error appear and my administrator account is gone.
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15 May 2012   #5
event3horizon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

reboot and hit F8 after BIOS screen and go into safe mode, see if you can login to admin account from there. Your admin account is not "gone" it's just disabled.
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15 May 2012   #6
kennyidaho

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

My guess is that the image has reached it's rearm limit. If you are going to sysprep an image more then once you should create an unattend.xml file and set it to skip rearm.

From my past experiences and information I've gleaned from other sources the only option you might have at this point is to rebuild your image from scratch.

An error message occurs when you run "Sysprep /generalize" in Windows Vista or Windows 7: "A fatal error occurred while trying to Sysprep the machine"
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Fatal Sysprep errors
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15 May 2012   #7
PortgazHyde

Ultimate x32
 
 
Here Some Screenies

Here what i got.Sir, where i can find the file in that tutorial?


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15 May 2012   #8
event3horizon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PortgazHyde View Post
Here what i got.Sir, where i can find the file in that tutorial?
post the error log in the sysprep folder.

Have you turned off windows media network sharing service?? This is important. Go to run, services.msc, find the mentioned, and click stop.
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15 May 2012   #9
PortgazHyde

Ultimate x32
 
 
Where is it?

I cant find it in my service.Beside where can i find the log?
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15 May 2012   #10
event3horizon

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PortgazHyde View Post
I cant find it in my service.Beside where can i find the log?
In your services, it should exactly be named "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service"

the logs are in c:\Windows\system32\sysprep and maybe a folder within the sysprep folder but I don't know its name.
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