If you install Windows XP from an image that was created by using the Sysprep utility, you may experience the following behaviors on the computer:
The performance of the computer is slow, or the computer appears to stop responding for 10 minutes to two hours when you restart the computer after completing a mini-setup.
In Device Manager, a yellow exclamation point appears next to one or more of the following devices under Sound, video and game controllers:
Microsoft Kernel Acoustic Echo Canceller
Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter
Microsoft Kernel Gs wavetable Synthesizer
Microsoft WINMM WDM Audio Capability Driver
The following event ID messages are logged in the System event log:
Event Type: Error Event Source: Service Control Manager Event ID: 7011 Description: Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the AudioSrv service.
Event Type: Error Event Source: Service Control Manager Event ID: 7011 Description: Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the ShellHWDetection service.
These behaviors occur because the -pnp parameter was used when the Sysprep utility was run on the master computer.
To resolve these behaviors, do not use the -pnp parameter when you run the Sysprep utility on the master computer. If you have to add drivers that were supplied by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to the Windows Sysprep Setup, configure the OemPnPDriversPath= line in the Sysprep.inf file.
For additional information about how to add drivers to Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
314479 How to Add OEM Plug and Play Drivers to Windows XP
The -pnp parameter, when it is used with the Sysprep utility, runs the full Plug and Play device enumeration and installation during mini-setup. For additional information about how to use the Sysprep utility to automate the deployment of Windows XP, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
302577 HOW TO: Use Sysprep.exe Tool to Automate Successful Deployment of Windows XP
299840 How to Use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or Volume License Media to Deploy Windows XP
For additional information about new Sysprep.exe features in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
282190 Description of New Features in Sysprep for Windows XP