Reseal and IIS

Over the years there have been a number of newsgroup posts about using System Cloning with IIS. Some customers have cloned the image and then found that IIS service will not restart on the cloned image when it boots up. There are a number of issues that may have an impact here. The most common…

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Useful USB Boot Information

If your device fails to boot from a UFD and: 1)      Your device is getting through NTLDR and you’re getting into the NTOS but then failing with error 0x7B 2)      You have verified that your BIOS is enumerating your UFD by using the XPE instrumented NTDETECT.  Then kernel mode PnP is probably failing to set…

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Why can’t I use Windows Update with XPe?

Probably the second most common question I get from people starting to use XP Embedded is “Why can’t I update my Embedded runtime directly from the Windows Update web site?” (the first question I get is “Are you Windows CE?” <grin>). Here are some of the reasons I respond with. Windows Update has no knowledge…

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EWF and CHKDSK

Some EWF-based embedded systems occasionally run into a problem where CHKDSK insists on running each time the system reboots.  This can cause issues with breaking the system’s branding (if the developer has taken steps to hide the Windows splash screens, etc), and of course it slows down the boot process.  It can also interfere with…

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