Jaclaz has mentioned a MBR app here: http://www.msfn.org/...o...st&p=769544
Which I must not be using properly. Let me run down the steps I've gone through so far, and how the system behaves after the reboot.
1. Boot into our normal PE and run the following in diskpart:
select disk 0 clean create part pri size=62220 active assign letter=c format fs=ntfs quick create part pri select part 2 assign letter=d format fs=fat32 quick exit
2. Deploy the image to C, which is a Windows XP Pro SP2 x86 image.
3. Deploy the recovery image onto drive D
4. open up diskpart again
select disk 0 select vol 1 att vol set hidden att vol set nodefaultdriveletter
5. Run mbr program (its in the recovery partition)
mbr 0 /install selm 5 11 "Press F11 for recovery" 0xC 0x52
6. Restart the PC.
If I let the computer boot normally, it reboots by itself and loops this way. This is fine atm because I don't care if it can boot into Windows.
If I press F11 when the prompt comes up, it reports that it cannot find boot media, or if LAN boot is enabled, it tries to boot of the IBA (Intel Boot Agent).
So I am thinking I am missing a step. Any ideas? The method of installing the MBR or the bootloader needs to be a 32bit app so that I can run it from the PE after imaging.