I do believe this has to be a driver issue.
I work for a place that buys a lot of PCs of the same mode, and on this occasion the PCs are HP 6005. Since the PCs are all the same, I usually use Norton Ghost in different ways to make an image and image it to the other HPs; network, drive to drive, from USB drive, burn image to DVDs, etc.; starting to roll out windows 7.
The problem I’m having w/ ghost w/ the HP 6005 is the finding the DVD drive.
The boot CD I’ve made and have used for a long time for ghost doesn’t find the DVD drive, and this is most likely because the BIOS is in AHCI mode. I don’t want to change from AHCI in the BIOS to IDE.
I’ve transferred the boot CD I used to a flash drive and boots fine but still won’t find the DVD drive, but it will find the other USB drive I put the image on and works fine, and this is the only way I’ve gotten the AHCI setting in the BIOS to work w/ ghost imaging.
The boot flash that I have will do the networking of ghost, but after the peer to peer imaging is done, the slave PC starts to boot in Windows 7 but restarts. When I use the repair function of Windows 7, it goes through its steps and shows that Windows 7 is on the D drive, which is why I don’t believe the networking part of ghost is working.
If it’s possible to find the DVD drive I could image it to DVD(s), but again, w/o find the DVD drive I can’t use that option.
I’ve tried using the latest version of the [Admin Edit], and when you manually choose to fine the CD/DVD drive, [Admin Edit] won’t find it either. If you boot [Admin Edit] w/o looking for the CD/DVD drive it works fine, but again, doing it that way leaves out the CD/DVD option to image to.
I do have a DOS AHCI drive that has worked w/ all the PCs I’ve image w/ in the past: Dell OPtiPlex 755, HP 5800…just doesn’t like this model of HP though
My hope is there’s some DOS drive out there somewhere that will find the CD/DVD drive w/ the HP 6005.
Anyone got any suggestions/ideas?