On IBM x3650 servers,WinPE 2.1 Automation boot hangs at 100% loaded.
Execute Disable Bit under the bios options to resolve this issue.
Boot to F1 BIOS setup and navigate to CPU options as follows:
Click on Advanced Setup.
Click on CPU Options.
Change Execute Disable Bit from Disabled to Enabled.
Execute Disable Bit is a hardware-based security feature that can reduce exposure to viruses and malicious-code attacks and prevent harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network.
Applies To WinPE 2.1 x86 (x64 bit does not seem to have this issue)
IBM x3650 and possibly x3550
Imported Document ID: TECH41525
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