Altiris Deployment 6.9 and nVidia Optimus
I just struggled on a Problem with a Dell Precision M4700 with nVidia Optimus technologie and the Altiris 6.9 WinPE Environment.
As 6.9 is using WinPE 2.0 (Vista) you cannot boot into the WinPE Environment if the Optimus stuff is enabled. You have to disable it in the BIOS, install your computer and turn in back on. Depending on your driver injection method, you have to install the Intel graphic drivers as well.
“Windows is loading files…” will never finish when Optimus is enabled.