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New HP Z230 Hardware not recognizing bootable media for deployment

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Attempting to deploy image to new un-image HP Z230 workstations with no luck. Computer will not boot to bootable media, even with changing BIOS settings. Any help is appreciated. 

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Please create a winpe rescue (boot.wim) media - the system is likely using a PCIe NVMe drive in RAID mode (that's the default for most systems these days - even with only one of these drives). Or it has a newer NIC and if you are trying to PXE boot to it from the server, it's missing those drivers.

Winpe built with windows 10 1809 ADK should support this config out of the box. However, wouldn't hurt to include the latest IRST driver from Intel either or any custom storage controller and/or NIC. Most likely, base winpe will be fine if using current ADK to build it.

Also, it's not clear what the bios settings are. Most new systems have secure boot enabled which prevents third party tools booting and some even require CSM mode enabled to boot external as well - even if you still plan to boot UEFI.

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Here's an Acronis MVP link to HP and Intel driver packs for winpe - all directly from the manufacturer. You can get custom driver packs for winpe or your specific system or version of ADK from them.

https://forum.acronis.com/forum/acronis-true-image-2019-forum/common-winpe-and-driver-pack-links

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What media are you trying to boot from?