I normally like to capture my reference images from a virtual machine as it eliminates a lot of the driver issues you have if you capture an Actual machine. I did sometimes run into problems capturing XP images though. The build and capture posses would work fine, but once I deployed the image (with Storage driver and HAL replacement scripts and everything ) it would just enter an endless loop ether before the minisetup, or just after.

The problem turned out to be the old UberBug problem where WinPE 2.1 formats the HD in a way that XP doesn't really care fore. The solution is very simple... Just add the OSDDiskpartBiosCompatibilityMode = TRUE variable just before partitioning the disk, and it works.

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And remember, as long as you deploy XP using SCCM and WinPE 2.0 or 2.1 you should set this variable on you capture TS as well as your Deploy TS.