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5th July 2010, 01:37 PM #1
Dell Optiplex GX520
Hi, Just imaged an ex office PC to use on curriculum, image went on fine as normal, no errors etc but when I come to boot the PC it goes as far as getting the Dell splash screen then I just get a blank screen and a flashing cursor? Any ideas, just new it was going to play up!
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5th July 2010, 01:39 PM #2
this can happen with a cd-rom fault - remove the drive and reboot
5th July 2010, 01:52 PM #3
No sorry, DVD drive fine, was using it prior to disk wipe and image and also booted from it afterwards, just can't get it to boot from the imaged drive.
5th July 2010, 02:02 PM #4
Are you sure the image wasn't corrupted/was the correct one for the hardware? tried imaging again?
5th July 2010, 03:35 PM #5
OK, found out what it was, when I cleared the drive and for good measure used gparted to recreate the partition etc it put a 1Mb space at the begginning if the bootable partition, which is why it didnt boot!, moved the partition so it was at the beginning and hey presto it boots :-)
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