WinPE masstorage drivers -testing
Posted 04 November 2004 - 04:07 AM
I am using WinPE 1.2 ( the one based on WinXP ) and I am trying to add masstorage device drivers to the CD. I know how to add drivers of this kind, done a coupple of times, however, this time it will not work. I am trying to boot a server with a RAID controller and when running diskpart it crasches. My question is:
If I insert a ordinary XP CD and hit F6 to specify additional drivers and the OS swallows the drivers, would this be a GO sign for WinPE 1.2 ? and if the OS BSOD's cuz of the drivers, will this be a adequeate test to say that the drivers are not applicable on WinPE (1.2) since the drivers a ordinary meant for Windows 2003 server?
Hope u get the issue... Thanks and keep truckin
Posted 12 November 2004 - 01:15 PM
If you can F6 these drivers with a full OS cd, this would be a good indication they can work in WinPE.
What drivers are they?
Posted 22 November 2004 - 01:41 AM
Also, HDD access is acchieved with the 3 mentioned above, 3 remaining doesnt list any when running:
list volume (diskpart)
Thats about it, now I have moved onto WinPE 1.5 ( where the same driver seems to work for all devices as long as I change the TXTSETUP.OEM file for each chipset I want to support.
Any1 know why MS changed this behaviour in WinPE 1.5 vs WinPE 1.2? The one that states, only chipsets listed in the [Defaults] section is used when doing PnP?
Posted 24 November 2004 - 09:29 AM
then I can see exactly which driver is used for the mounting of drives (RAID) etc etc... any way to do this in WinPE. My prob turned out to be a compability problem.
One supplied driver for a chipset worked ( to a certain point / not all features ) when it was using a nearby compatible driver. If I could just load some kind utility or what ever to verify which driver been selected due to PnP for which RAID I could eazyly saved some precious time...
Developers, where are u ?