I'm having an issue I can't seem to make sense of. Let me lay it out.
I work in a corporate office and we use USB sticks, booting into WinPE 3.0 to push our custom windows 7 x64 image (WIM file). I injected USB 3.0 drivers to our WinPE boot files and am able to successfully image a laptop with the Patriot Supersonic sticks from a USB 3.0 port. However, when attempting to do the same from a USB 2.0 port with the patriot stick it fails. The stick mounts and I am able to see all the files it contains. I am able to push the image to the C drive but when attempting to run the command "bcdboot c:\windows" it returns Failure to copy boot files.
I attempted to use the Windows installer from the patriot stick, created with the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool. It boots and seems to run fine, but when I get to the point where it wants to create the necessary partitions it errors out saying "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition". Looking at the setuperr.log file I see an Error 0x06069e IBS GetMachineInfo: Couldn't find boot disk on this BIOS-based computer. Again this all works fine when booted from a USB 3.0 port. It only gives me these problems when booting from a USB 2.0 port.
I've tried manually running Diskpart and formating the main drive with the following commands:
select disk 0
create partition primary
format fs=ntfs quick
but I get the same results.
I'm baffled by these results and can't seem to find anything that will help online. Any ideas?