Cannot boot using custom restore disk into HP 8200 Elite SFF
I have tried searching for known issues, and found this TECH article: TECH162698 which most closely matches my issue.
I am reporting that I cannot boot off a custom restore disk on the HP 8200 Elite SFF. However, using the exact same USB thumb drive, I can boot into the HP 6000 SFF with no problems.
When I try to boot on the HP8200, I can get past the initial Windows is loading files screen, but then I get this error message:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturor for assistance.
Info: An unexpected error has occured.
I have tried both the English-only and Multi-Language restore disks, and with both System Recovery 2011 Desktop Edition, as well as System Recovery 2011 Desktop Edition SP1.
The English only custom restore disk fails to boot at all. When I use the Multi-language restore disk, I receive the message above. Again, THIS WORKS on the HP 6000 Pro Small Form Factor with the same exact thumb drive.