Dell Optiplex 745 Starts to boot Windows XP then stops at blank screen after imaging / ghosting.
Posted on 2007-08-08
I'm using PowerQuest Deploy Center 5.5 and broadcasting an image from one machine to six clients. They are all Dell Optiplex 745 machines.
I did 25 of these machines at another building and some of them had this same issue where after imaging Windows would be starting up and it would just boot to a blank screen. It never gets to the desktop, or the login screen even.
Safe mode does work, but I've unchecked everything in MSCONFIG and still the machine does not work when trying to boot regularly. Just the same blank screen.
I'm going to try removing Acronis True Image and Net Support School Pro and see if that has any effect.
Very strange... the machine that the master image was made from is fine, but all six of the machines that I imaged will not boot into Windows.
Just wondered if anybody else was imaging these machines this summer and had the same issue.
My master image contains the Dell Utility Partition and the Primary Windows partition. I've done this before many times with no issues.
Any help would be appreciated.