Simply remove the battery before imaging and reinstall it after imaging..
Taking a look at the setupapi.log file left in c:\windows\ shows that the last thing it was trying to do was install a drivers for a plug and play device named "ACPI\PNP0C0A\2" and matched with the inf "battery.inf".
#-011 Installing section [CmBatt_Inst.Interfaces] from "c:\windows\inf\battery.inf".
#I054 Interfaces installed.
#-166 Device install function: DIF_INSTALLDEVICE.
#I123 Doing full install of "ACPI\PNP0C0A\2".
#I121 Device install of "ACPI\PNP0C0A\2" finished successfully.
[2012/01/16 13:07:41 544.1]
#-199 Executing "C:\WINDOWS\system32\setup.exe" with command line: setup.exe -newsetup -mini
#W082 Could not locate a non-empty service section [Clean.Services] in "C:\WINDOWS\system32\$winnt$.inf". Error 0xe0000102: The required line was not found in the INF.