First of all, thanks for your support and patience.
Fortunately, I found what was wrong with the images.
Unfortunately, I had to put the server down and start a new on a slightly newer server which had been collecting dust.
The issue here was that the hard drives were failing and a number of sectors were found with errors. The server was from 2006 and I’m pretty sure the hard drives were the same age…
The image I had was transferred from 0.32, to 1.20 then to 1.30 using part image and moved using FTP. I’ve recaptured the original images using part clone on 1.3.0 with the newer server and decided to start from scratch.
Thanks again for your help. It’s very much appreciated.