Boot Failure

If you copied your target system by using MS-DOS, it might fail to boot. Copying the system by using MS-DOS might result in long file names being truncated. To correct the problem:

  1. Copy the system using a Windows NT copy command that supports long file names.
  2. Build and install your target system again.

To troubleshoot other causes of boot failure, perform the steps in the following table for your situation:

The target system restarts before it displays the desktop An incorrect display driver can cause the system to restart before displaying the desktop. Typically, new or upgraded hardware does not function with down-level display drivers.

To correct the problem, do the following:

  1. In the All Nodes pane, select the VGA component (System\\Devices\\Display\\Display Driver)
  2. Build and install your target system again.

If this solves the problem, add the appropriate updated device driver for your display adapter hardware to your target system.

The boot process is completed, but no logon dialog box appears When no dialog box is displayed, it might be due to invalid clock settings. To correct the problem, do the following:
  1. Synchronize the time on the target system with the time on the development system.
  2. Build and install your target system again.
    Note   The test product identification is valid for 60 days after you build your target system.
An inaccessible boot device message occurs An inaccessible boot device error might occur if your configuration does not include the correct storage device component. To correct the problem, do the following:
  1. Verify that you added the correct storage device component.
  2. Build and install your target system again.

If none of the preceding problems has occurred, verify the following:

  • Your target media includes the Windows NT boot sector.
  • All dependencies on your target system are resolved. Our configuration supports the file system on the target media.
  • Your SCSI adapter selection matches your hardware.
  • All dependencies on your target system are resolved.

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