ReImageing Workstation problem
Posted on 2014-01-22
I have a backup Image (made with windows 7) of my test workstation I wish to roll out to a number of workstations.
The process has worked fine for a number of workstations, but have had issues with a small number which are slightly different specs of those that worked (in as CPU differs, m/board and internals may be different, HDD same size).
After booting the WS from the Win7 install DVD (with USB HD plugged in that has image) and choosing to Repair the system by installing the image on USB the process fails.
WS recognises USB with the Image all the way through the process and finds the Image.
At the point where it has options to reformat the existing HD in WS (which is preselected and unable to deselect) - after this it fails.
The error implies it can't find either the Image (which it clearly recognised all the way through) or the WS HDD or partitions?
Note: When this same process was followed using the same USB HD with Image the option to reformat WS HDD was deselected and you could select if required. On this occasion it is selected and you can't change it.
Any suggestions are welcome.