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Windows PE freezes at splash screen using WIMBOOT
2017-02-16, 23:25 (This post was last modified: 2017-02-16 23:26 by NiKiZe.)
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RE: Windows PE freezes at splash screen using WIMBOOT
(2017-02-16 23:00)epvergara Wrote:  Thanks for the suggestion. I gave it a try with the original boot.wim from the Windows 10 media, however the problem still persists. Windows PE still freezes 8 out of 10 times at the splash screen. Since you think it is a driver issue I've also tried injecting the drivers for the laptop into the wim to no avail. When booting the same wim from USB it works everytime. I think the issue is with wimboot, but I can't find any error to try and diagnose. Here is my BCD contents and wimboot log, please let me know if anything looks wrong.

So it is random freezes, but works sometimes, use latest iPXE and wimboot,
For BCD try

also you might want to try adding gui at the end of the kernel wimboot line

Do not add _any_ drivers it is more likely to cause issues if you do, the only reason for adding drivers is if the network does not work, but first confirm that the original boot.wim does not cause freeze without added drivers. Meaning boot.wim fully unmodified.

You could try to run the following which should be the standard stuff as mentioned above: chain (feel free to download the script and files to your own http server and modify the script to load the local files instead since ipfs is quite slow and gives timeouts a bit to often to be reliable, also if you are using EFI you might need to add some "-n name" to the initrd lines)

If that works you have a config issue, but if you still see random freezes we will need to look at what your exact hardware is and what could be the issue there.

Please provide:
* Which ipxe binary are you using some examples: undionly.kpxe, ipxe.pxe, ipxe.lkrn, ipxe.efi, snponly.efi
* version string for iPXE, something like 1.0.0+ (8585)
* full ipxe script you use to boot (in case it is changed from the one you already posted)
* output from the command ifstat in iPXE
* amount of memory in the machine
* CPU model
* output from the script if "pause" is added at the end of the wimboot line

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