ERROR - to virtual partiton - could not defragment virtual partition
I am having problems deploying my images from ghost console, and am receiving "ERROR - to virtual partiton - could not defragment virtual partition"
clients - chipPC thin client running windows embedded standard SP3 intel atom n270, 1GB ram, 2GB SSD hard disk
Server Windows 2003 R2, program version 22.214.171.1246.
Image is windows embedded standard . NTFS size 1998.3 MB, Data 1559 MB
cd/bootable hard disks work fine - I can boot into WINPE - map a network share and upload the image, then name the machine.
However I dont want to visit the machines individually as I have more than 500 to image at once!
I believe the problem is when it is trying to create the virtual partition - it is trying to find continuous space perhaps....
When I boot into windows embedded, it does not contain the defrag executable in system32. I have tried dragging a copy in from WINXP but it is then missing .dll files.... If I try and load it into MMC it does not allow defrag to be used as a snap in - so I assume Windows embedded has defrag stripped out.
I have used a 3rd party program "JK Defrag Portable", and defragged the drive first and then re-imaged. this does not work. The Console always seems to want to defrag the drive....
the virtpart.dat file that gets created into root C: as part of the task is 207mb. I have deleted this and tried to run the task again. still the same impact.
any help much appreciated!