[gptalk] Re: USB DRIVE Problems winxp boot-->GPO settings?

  • From: "Piet Slaghekke" <pslaghekke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 12:52:40 -0400

Funny thing.. now after doing a fixboot and fixmbr in the recovery
console, the machine won't boot even if the usb drive is installed!!

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Piet Slaghekke
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 12:50 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: USB DRIVE Problems winxp boot-->GPO settings?


Thanks Darren!
 
the system will only boot with the specific jump drive, in 1 specific
usb port. 
 
I did a fixmbr and fixboot
 
no luck.
 
boot.ini is ok
 
I will try resetting all gpo settings and see what happens. 
 

 

.

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 5:17 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: USB DRIVE Problems winxp boot-->GPO settings?



It doesn't *sound* like a GPO problem but its really hard to tell with
that. Is there something special about that USB drive? In other words,
will this repro with *any* USB drive or just a particular one? The only
thing I can think of is that some part of the boot process is relying on
checking that boot drive, but its really hard tell from your description
what part that is. In any case I know of no policies off the top of my
head that would cause this. Have you tried removing all policies to see
if the problem goes away?

 

Darren

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Piet Slaghekke
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2007 11:12 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] USB DRIVE Problems winxp boot-->GPO settings?

 

The strangest thing  is happening:

 

My windows machine will only boot with a USB drive in the USB port. 

It will boot in safe mode with or without the USB drive. 

checked bios settings,   set to boot only to the SATA HD and shut off
booting from USB.

 

This is what happens if I boot without USB drive:   first the windows xp
screen comes up, then after a few seconds it will go to a black screen
and do nothing. 

Put the USB drive in reboot and it boots with no problems.   

The only changes I have made are to the GPO settings.   could something
in the GPO settings be causing this?

 

Thanks!

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