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Problem after pushing out Ghost image

Jbencsik
I'm currently in the process of imagine a bunch of new Lenovo 3000 J series desktops which have the AMD Athlon 64 processor and a gig of memory.

We only received 4 of the Lenovo's with the AMD processors in them, the rest were all Intel's. Presumedly, this happened because they were ordered at different times.

I was able to image the 100 or so Intel based lenovo's we received with generally no problem whatsoever. But I've smacked into a wall when trying to image these AMD based systems and it's driving me bonkers.

Here's what happens. I created the original image on one of the machines. I downgraded from Vista to XP and before I took the image, I made sure everything worked fine. When I pushed the image out to the other machines, it seems like it takes fine and completes with no errors. When I go to boot the machines, they run through the Lenovo splash screen but stop dead after that to where it just sits at a black screen with a little blinking "_".

So I originally thought the image I created was crap. I took a separate machine, built it from scratch, made sure it worked, took the image, pushed the image out to the remaining machines.... Same thing happens.

Does Ghost not like AMD 64 bit processors because that's the only thing thats different from the Intel based Lenovos? FYI it's Ghost version 11.0.1.

Cheers.
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    Jbencsik

    So I'm the ONLY one to have this issue?

    That doesn't surprise me as it seems like most the IT(and not IT) related problems I run into are usually quite obscure.

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    IC-IT

    in the image. You will need a seperate image for both the Intels and the AMD64s. Basically you are trying to get XP to operate the AMD boxes with the intel chipsets, this usually will result in a failure.

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    Jbencsik

    But see, I created a separate image of the machines with the AMD processors. I wasn't trying to roll out the image I created with the Intel processors onto the machines with the AMD's. I took an image of two separate AMD machines and ended up with the same problem upon pushing them out(to the machines with the AMD's).

    The only thing I can think of is that the version of Ghost I'm using isn't compatible with 64 bit processors. Other than that, I'm at a complete loss.

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    snixon

    Hi: I too am having problems with Lenovo and Ghost. I believe I read some place that you need to have a newer verson of Ghost other than 8.X to do 64 bit, so your 11.0.1 should work.
    Lenovo does some weird things with the MBR on the T series of Laptops so I do not know if this affects you, but ...
    1) Disable the predesktop in security in the BIOS
    2) make the image using the -IB switch
    3) repeat step one on the target machines
    4) Restore the image
    5) enable the predesktop in security in the BIOS
    6) boot the laptop
    You also may need to change the SATA mode to compatable in the BIOS.

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    Jbencsik

    So I'm the ONLY one to have this issue?

    That doesn't surprise me as it seems like most the IT(and not IT) related problems I run into are usually quite obscure.

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    IC-IT

    in the image. You will need a seperate image for both the Intels and the AMD64s. Basically you are trying to get XP to operate the AMD boxes with the intel chipsets, this usually will result in a failure.

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    Jbencsik

    But see, I created a separate image of the machines with the AMD processors. I wasn't trying to roll out the image I created with the Intel processors onto the machines with the AMD's. I took an image of two separate AMD machines and ended up with the same problem upon pushing them out(to the machines with the AMD's).

    The only thing I can think of is that the version of Ghost I'm using isn't compatible with 64 bit processors. Other than that, I'm at a complete loss.

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    snixon

    Hi: I too am having problems with Lenovo and Ghost. I believe I read some place that you need to have a newer verson of Ghost other than 8.X to do 64 bit, so your 11.0.1 should work.
    Lenovo does some weird things with the MBR on the T series of Laptops so I do not know if this affects you, but ...
    1) Disable the predesktop in security in the BIOS
    2) make the image using the -IB switch
    3) repeat step one on the target machines
    4) Restore the image
    5) enable the predesktop in security in the BIOS
    6) boot the laptop
    You also may need to change the SATA mode to compatable in the BIOS.