I'm posting this for posterity, in case someone else runs into this issue.

I captured an XP image that I've used with Ghost for years. I used the standard preinstallation tasks and no postinstalltion tasks to deploy the captured image. Everything seemed to go well with the deploy, until the first boot after mini-setup ran. At that point, the Windows XP startup screen would appear for about 10 seconds, then the machine would spontaneously reboot.

After some troubleshooting, I discovered that the primary partition which had been formatted as NTFS was now listed by DISKPART as a RAW partition. The cause of the problem was that my sysprep.inf file had the extendoempartition option enabled. The solution was to simply remove the line "extendOEMPartition=1" from my sysprep.inf.

Hope this helps someone, sometime.
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Interesting; havn't seen that one before. Thanks!
Answered 12/30/2011 by: cblake
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