Hi all. I'm making an image for work. I've already successfully made 2 images with no problems, but this image has failed twice now, and I have not found a solution to this issue.
I'm using Windows 7 Pro 32bit and making an image that basically has extra software:
ArcGIS (school software)
After running sysprep on this image, I get to the point where "windows is starting services" and get an error dialogue box: "windows was unable to finish configuring the system.....restart....blah blah."
I looked at the Setuperr and setupact logs and there are no errors.
I look at setup.etl file and output the file to a CSV. I find several statements like this:
"Unable to process reg key for REGISTRY\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ESET"
Of course, it isn't telling my any more detail than that.
All the reg errors are from ESET, my antivirus, but i don't know why it's unable to process this reg key. Secondly, I HAVE ESET ON ALL MY WORKING IMAGES! I don't think ESET is the problem because i've got 2 images with ESET on it already, and I installed it in the same way on this image.
There are 2 microsoft websites (I'm sorry I don't have the links) that state different things about this error. One says that this happens if registry keys are over 8Kb in size, and they have a hotfix. The other site says something else (again i forget what) and has another hotfix. I've tried to apply each hotfix by using DISM without results.
What is this stupid generic error, and what's the best way to find out what's going wrong? I have build an image twice now (over 40hours for each build) and I can't afford to keep losing time! Someone knowledgable, please help!