Help using USB boot image process

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    Avatarthe_thin_man
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    I posted a comment on the USB imager download section located on the home page, and wanted to be sure you seen it…Here is a copy – hope it doesn’t take up space, but as an after thought, it should have been posted here first.

    I tried this on my V90 and when I select the option that selects my model TC (V90), I get a long ?error? message that reads something along the lines of an invalid command line argument at DL then it goes through several repetitions of what looks to be a progress bar and it reboots. I know the USB boot function works, or I wouldn’t have made it that far. I have a good bit of knowledge about the HP TC’s, which are easy to load in this fashion, but am stumped on how to do it on these. Any ideas? What are the arguments for the DL.exe, or are there any. I only have 1 unit and didn’t want to use rapport unless I have to.

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    Hi,

    Sorry but I did not see your comment there 🙁

    It would be good to see the actual error but make sure you have the V90 image in the V90 folder and call it 9V90.i2d or it will fail. A log file should be written in the Toolssalog directory as well which may give you the error message.

    Let me know if this helps at all,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    Hi,

    I’ve been using the USB utility.

    I’ve downloaded and renamed the image as instructed, along with dropping it into the V90 folder.

    The image utility runs, and appears to be successful, the unit even boots into a Windows XP boot loading screen. However, this is quickly replaced by a BSOD STOP, warning of corrupt system files.

    I’ve downloaded an image twice now and have re-imaged the unit several times. Is there anything I can do?

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    Do you have a second unit to test on, maybe there is a hardware problem on the unit you are tyying to image. The corrupt files message means that either the entire image did not load or there is a flash problem,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    I’ve re-downloaded the image several times, and re-imaged with these, all with the same results. I do have other units, but I need to try with another method (WSI, WDM) first as I don’t want to run the risk of killing further V90s!

    Plus, the unit was working OK before the re-image attempt – we were trying to return it to some semblance of factory default. If there was a flash problem, would this have manifested itself before?

    EDIT:
    I just re-read the original post. What he said was an error message followed by several progress bars is what I’m seeing too. I took this to be the DOS imager trying for PXE, failing then picking up the image locally, then rebooting. I don’t have the USB Drive with me here, so I can’t check for the log. Suffice to say the process doesn’t give any indication of failure, as the word “SUCCESS” is used at least once before reboot.

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    OK,

    What I have a chance I will test the USB imager again and see if I get the error as well. You can use WSI to recover your problem unit as its only the OS that is corrupt not the BIOS,

    -TT

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