For some unknown reason , i cant get my scripted installation to work - it was working yesterday. But now no matter which scripted installation I choose (win7,vista,Xp) - i get the error "Preinstallation Task Failed - do you want to contiune?"

the preinstallation tasks on all 3 scripts installs are almost the same

Create Single Partition
Format C: as NTFS
Install ** MBR

It seems to be ceashing at the create single partition option - the only thing I since I did a scripted installation since yesterday was to upload Windows xp drivers.

Any clue ?
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Ok - I dont think its my drives - I removed all the windowsxp driver I harvested and recached. Still the same error
Answered 08/03/2011 by: TheFergie101
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Nope - its happening on all machines !! This is rather odd !!
Answered 08/04/2011 by: TheFergie101
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?? odd.....i recreated all my scripted installs and it works fine !! Something must of got corrupted !! really weird...
Answered 08/04/2011 by: TheFergie101
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think Ive figure this out.....

Its something to do with the SATA operation mode in BIOS.
Its set as RAID on by default , which the diskpart formats , but when Windows XP starts installing , it blue screens.
If you go back into the BIOS and set it to ATA mode , the diskpart can't see the disk properly for some reason - and gives the preinstallation task failed message !
Answered 08/04/2011 by: TheFergie101
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