So I have gotten imaging part of K2000 down but I just started to do scripted installations on the box for other features like USMT etc...

I have uploaded my XP SP3 ISO as a Source Media. I then created a new scripted install, with the XP iso as the source media, and pretty much left al the other fields for the unattend file blank. When I goto run the scripted install on physical box and after my partition pre install task runs, I get the following:

The system cannot find the path specified.

File not found - c:\txtsetup.sif

Path not found - c:\$win_nt$.~bt

Path not found c:\$win_nt$.~ls

Does c:\$win_nt$.~bt specify a file name or directory name on the target (F = file, D = directory)?


I've tried various combos of File and directory options but what ends up happening is the pc promptly restarts and does and errors to BOOTMGR is missing...


Any ideas? My first  time using scripted installs.


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When using Kace media uploader: do not upload the ISO. Extract the ISO in its own folder, then upload that directory. Make your scripted image and boot from it and tada, it works. Media manager will upload anything you throw at it, so be careful.

Answered 07/06/2012 by: bostoneo
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  • good find! We are usually are own worst enemies when it comes to creating problems.
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I always start with no answer file and no preinstalls. Just see if you can manually install from the K2000.

Answered 07/05/2012 by: dugullett
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  • Recreated a bare scripted install (attended). No workie still same errors...
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I would try manually running your diskpart tasks from the KACE repair section in WinPE and see whether your partitions are being set up properly.  Make sure you aren't leaving behind a hidden partition that is getting in the way, or installing to a drive you didn't expect would be the first.  Next try reuploading your ISO from new media.

Answered 07/06/2012 by: philologist
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  • I run my own DISKPART script, which has worked in the imaging sector.

    select disk 0
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    assign letter=c:
    format QUICK FS=ntfs
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~bt is the bootloader directory, sounds like the c: drive is not getting created properly are your pre tasks these?

Answered 07/05/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • Get the same files/directories missing. then reboots and get NTLDR is missing.
  • Is this a new box?
  • If this is new check the HDD for the "AF" logo, XP has problems installing to advanced format drives.
  • It is not a new new box Lenovo Thinkcentre M58 (8910AUU). I have also tried it on VMware Workstation w/the same results.
  • I've tried it on an P4 Thinkcentre pc as well, same issue. Maybe it might be the ISO I uploaded? But it the cd I extracted the iso from has worked on other pc's...
  • As I suspected there was something wrong with the ISO's (but this didn't solve the issue at hand). I store all my ISO's in a single directory for windows, so when I used media manager to upload an iso it would pull all 3 iso's I had stored in that directory. So I made a seperate XP directory and put the single ISO in there and uploaded it successully. Verified at \\x.x.x.x\peinst\source_cds\#here\ , as it is just showing the XP iso instead of 3 different iso's.

    So I went to run the scripted installed again, attended, no errors this time, it just runs very quickly, about 5 seconds, pc reboots, and NTLDR missing...

    Source: http://www.itninja.com/question/xp-scripted-install-error-cannot-find-the-path-specified
  • This is not how you upload media, you should either extract the ISO, or easier use something like virtual clone drive to mount the ISO as a drive letter, then select it from media manager.
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