Pardon me but I don't understand WHAT causes the problem NOR WHICH problem is it (in this thread LOTS of errors has been reported, WHICH one)
The problem comes in when I install a program and make changes using the program that, after I restart I get the error which has been described by many people trying to boot from an image.
The usual approach is to try replicating a "SAME" thing.
Like try creating with hddimage and VSS a smaller image, the same size of one of those that you tested successfuly with Wimb's tool, and see what difference you find.
Just for the record:
If you use VSS you don't *really* need hddimage.
You can create an empty image (and as long as it is of a cylinder boundary compatible size, it will be allright for the intended use, you can build it from scratch with only fsz and VSS).
You want an image around 100 Mb
200,000/63=3,174.6031.... Heads, round in excess to 3,175
3,175/255=12.4509...Cylinders, round in excess to 13
13x255x63x512=106,928,640 this is the size of the image in bytes
Or if you prefer, the number that you pass to fsz.exe needs to be a multiple of 8,225,280 (255x63x512).
- Now run:
fsz mytest.img 106928640that will create the image (filled with 00's)
- Mount it with VSS.
- Go to Disk Management, as soon as you open it it will prompt you to initialize the disk, then you'll have an initialized but UNpartitioned (and UNformatted) disk in Disk Management.
- Partition it.
- Format the partition.
- Mark the partition as active.