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    This might be a bit of a long shot! I'm trying to install Windows Server 08R2 onto a USB stick to boot a server with. I'm trying to avoid having anything OS related on the hard drives and instead contain it all on the USB stick. This is apparently supported, and Microsoft have written a guide to doing so - basically create a VHD, image the VHD with the Windows installation file, copy to USB then update the BCD. This hasn't worked for me so I've tried various other solutions and still not had much luck. So far, I have a VHD with Windows loaded on it (checked working using VMWare), and a BCD on the USB stick which looks very similar to the one shown in this article. When I try and boot, it does come up with the boot manager and I can start booting Windows, but as soon as the loading screen appears the machine reboots. Safe mode does the same, and it apparently hangs after trying to load classpnp.sys. I'm a bit stuck as the Windows installation appears to be good and the BCD file is pretty much the same as others which work, but somewhere they're not quite cooperating. Any ideas for a solution or where to look for the problem?
 
 
 
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