I'm just saying, I wouldn't want to be one of those using those
machines, nor your boss
The things you describe after booting back into your generalized image
(when you know your image is good, you won't boot back into it after
generalizing it). The loop indicates a pretty unstable state no? The
thing is when you tried to boot back into your generalized image to
populate it again.. did you get time to create a user for example? or
did it reboot before you got to do anything? That could explain why it
If you installed SP1 , then I would suggest you take your original
vista again, attend it and sysprep it into sysprep /audit mode...
install SP1 (and anything else you want), then when you are happy, you
generalize it in oobe mode.