Windows won't boot after image download from server.



  • Hello

    I am having trouble uploading an image to a PC after uploading it to the FOG server.

    I am using M73 Lenovo Think Centers on Windows 7 Pro. The server is running on Kubuntu 14.04.

    I am able to register clients no problem. I am also able to go through the upload process. The imaging are showing up on the management application. After I create a download task, It boots to the network card and goes through the imaging process. At the end, it just gives me a device not found error and will not boot into the hard drive. Then I have to use manufacturer recovery media to get the machine up and running again.

    Any suggestions would be great. Thank you



  • Have you checked what the settings are under SATA Operation in the BIOS/UEFI? I noticed on some of our machines if SATA operation is set to ATA on the image and then the machine was set to AHCI or SCSI that it would not image properly. The image installs correctly and it starts to boot but it does not function at all until you change the setting in the BIOS/UEFI.

    Cheers!

    Joe



  • @george1421 Hm, I will give fdisk a try in the morning after testing the raw image I left going for the night. I appreciate your help. I will keep you posted.


  • Moderator

    @Gencade It would be interesting to see if you can fix the downloaded image with fdisk making sure you set the proper active partition. I know that restore partitions have caused problems in the past.



  • Thank you for the fast reply

    I am using FOG 1.2.

    I have not tried to upload and download to the same system, or downloading with different models than what I have uploaded with. - I will reply with the results tomorrow.

    I did sysprep the image.

    I did also ask some colleagues and they are saying that the Lenovo recovery partition may be also causing issues with the image.


  • Moderator

    What version of FOG are you using?

    Second, if you upload and download to the same exact system does it boot correctly?

    Third if you download to the same model but different than from what you uploaded, does it boot correctly?

    Did you sysprep the image before you uploaded it or are you using FOG as some kind of backup system?



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