Difficult machines from which to boot from.
The most common problem is " I cannot get the host machine to boot" to the WinPE CD/DVD/USB.
Here are some hints in descending order of occurrence ...
- Most common especially on modern machines...
On boot with the WinPE (Deployment disk) inserted keep tapping F12 until the system gives you a choice of devices to boot from.
Care: Most will ask for confirmation just after the selection... and the machine will default to the OS if no immediate response is given.
- The ISO disk was not probably made properly.
Make another one (perhaps on a different machine- the MoE laptops are good) ... ask for verification when building.
Cleaning the DVD often helps in these cases.
- Older machines do not have a F12 (device section) so you have to load the Cmos (setup) and change the boot priority so that the DVD is at the top of the list.
Watch out- you will be asked if you want to run from the CD/DVD immediately after boot.
- Sometime the CD/DVD Drive is damaged.
You can use a portable pr USB DVD reader on modern machines
Replace the DVD drive.