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Kudos0

Win 7 not booting after ghosting

Hey, me again.  I gave up on the win xp to vista ghosting as I haven't had time to hunt drivers down, so i just did a clean install of vista on the vista machine. 

Now onto my new problem.  The company bought 5 brand new computers, all the same hard drive, motherboards and everything.  I decided to ghost the computer that I was using, once it had everything I felt it would need. 

I did the imaging of my computer and installed it on one computer.  It didn't work perfectly as far as I know, I get two boot locations come up on startup, Windows 7 and Windows Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7.  If I choose the first option it gives and error of 0xc0000225.  However choosing the second option loads windows 7 normally and perfectly.  Not sure why that is. 

However, the second computer I'm trying to ghost doesnt' do that.  It goes straight to a secreen saying that same error code plus saying something to teh effect that it is inaccessible.  I've tried numerous times to reimage the computer, I've tried the Windows 7 repair function on the official disk, and I've tried to recreate the bootmanager through the command prompt. 

As I only have one week left I was hoping to get this sorted out as these are computers that are replacing two front desk computers that are really, really old. 

Any help is much appreciated, thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

imperceptor,

Do you have Ghost 15 installed in your Win7 computer?

Did you create the image of your OS using Ghost in Windows  or using the Ghost CD recovery environment?

Do you have a System Reserved Partition in your Win7 computer?

Which Options did you choose when you restored the image to the other computers?

Did you use the .sv2i for the restore or the .v2i?

You mentioned the 5 brand new computers are the "same hardware". Are they the "same hardware" as the Win7 computer you are using?

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

Edit- I didn't see Brians post 

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

Dave,

Post anyway. I'm interested to hear your thoughts.

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

I misread the post and thought the OS was vista.  Then when I saw yours, I realized it was Windows 7 and was waiting for your questions to be answered.

But if the error was "inaccessable boot device" that would be the 0x7b error and would have to be due to different BIOS settings if the image was correctly restored onto each system.

I suggested going into the BIOS and verifying the drive was being detected, and then compare the BIOS settings for SATA between the working and non-working system.

If the systems are indeed identical, it seems they would have to be using different settings.

Dave

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

Yup ghost 15 is installed on my win 7 computer.  I used the image from Ghost 15, not the disc.  All 5 computers were bought at the same time from teh same vendor with all the same specs. 

I found out i was using the wrong file, but now it won't load past the Windows screen where it says starting windows and the image starts to come up.  Than it still restarts and goes to Windows Error Recovery and has two options Launch Windows Repair and Start Windows Normally.  After doing the repair, it tells me that it can't fix the problem.  After viewing the log fiel it says that there is a bad or corrupt driver, Problem Signature 07 Bad Driver.

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

AHCI / IDE mode in BIOS?

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

It says IDE.

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

imperceptor,

You missed answering my last four questions.

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

My bad, I thought I answered them all.

Ghost 15 is installed on the win 7 computer.

I used the ghost program, not the recovery disc.

There is no system reserved partition on the computer I used to make the image.  They actually sent win7 disc with every computer we got, so I didn't think I needed that partition anymore. 

The options I used were to restore mbr, and the one that is check marked right away.  

I'm pretty sure I used .v2i.

But all 5 computers have the same motherboard, same hard drive, same ram, etc.  Can the BIOS be different even though they are the same computers?

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

No the Win7 computer does have a system reserved partition.  The one I'm ghosting to, does not have one

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

imperceptor,

I'm still uncertain about this question...

"You mentioned the 5 brand new computers are the "same hardware". Are they the "same hardware" as the Win7 computer you are using?"

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting

Yeah, I got a new computer from the same batch as the other new ones.  I got it the way I wanted it, got the program working, that I needed to get working on Win 7 and than decided to try ghosting it to two of the other computers.

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting


imperceptor wrote:

No the Win7 computer does have a system reserved partition.  The one I'm ghosting to, does not have one


Then you need to make sure you restore an image of both partitions (SRP and Win7) to the other computers.

http://community.norton.com/t5/Other-Norton-Products/Ghost-15-options-for-recovery/td-p/218202

Kudos0

Re: Win 7 not booting after ghosting


imperceptor wrote:

Yeah, I got a new computer from the same batch as the other new ones.  I got it the way I wanted it, got the program working, that I needed to get working on Win 7 and than decided to try ghosting it to two of the other computers.


Hi,

I used to build and configure systems for a living When I had to do a batch of systems for a single client I'd build the first one then pull the drive and use a duplicator to make up to ten more, as a batch, just like it. Then I'd put the drives in the individual systems and boot them. About 99% of the time everything worked like the book said it should. When it didn't I just got a new drive and all was well again.

I'm not sure that the hardware of the new system will allow the ghost when it doesn't have a reference base.

I'm thinking that if you put a blank drive in the operating system you will be able to create a disk that can be moved to another system and boot the first time you apply power.

Dick Win 10x64 10586 current NSBU

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