Just got 10 of these although slightly different model... C50-A-1E2.
Will PXE boot fine once I've disabled Secure Boot and UEFI.
Will download the boot image and start to load. Shows the Win8 Splash Screen and then shows the SCCM 2012 Wall Paper and "Windows is Starting Up" in a Dialogue Box. Dialogue box disappears and then sites with just the SCCM Wallpaper for about 30 seconds before restarting.
no/incorrect network driver
Yeah first thing I did after making that post was bring up the console and tried a IPCONFIG and realised the error of my ways! Cheers.
at least its booting now with opt 66/7 set now just need to rebuild the flaming mst boot image grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrr
I have seen this before , but not sure if it has worked yet, it has partly worked but we still need to investigate this issue. Try upgrading the BIOS from 1.30 to 1.40 go to the official manufactures website and download the BIOS upgrade, it will flash the BIOS and allow you to hopefully use CSM mode. I tried this and it has imaged one laptop, now need to try and image multiple there may be some sort of file which needs to be added to the root of Remote install and maybe some other folders also there may be some settings which need to be changed.
Unfortunately I have seen this happen to other laptops as well, really annoying issue with this model of laptop.Does anyone have any ideas , got half way and it works. By the way people don't try and image through MDT/WDS as you will need an OS to install the BIOS upgrade.If you do get a Bootable DVD and image laptop temporarily.
ICT Support Engineer
ClickOn IT London Ltd
t: 0845 094 1005
f: 0845 094 1006
Follow us on Twitter @ClickOnITLondon
Find us on Facebook.com/ClickOnITLondon
THINK! Save a tree... Do you really need to print this email?
WE HAVE MOVED! Please update our contact details on your systems:
ClickOn IT London Ltd. |Trident Court, 1 Oakcroft Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 1BD
PLEASE NOTE: ALL PRICES QUOTED ARE EXCLUDING VAT, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
ICT Support for Education, Business & Home | Networking | Interactive Whiteboards | Audio Visual Installations | Web Design | Managed Wireless | IT Training | Digital Signage | Secure Remote Backup | Supply & Install of IT Hardware
ClickOn IT London... Making IT easier for you.
What driver are people using in WDS for these C50's ?
Just come across them today, C50-A to be exact and downloaded the appropriate driver package, cross checked against device manger and matching the signature.
Inserted to WDS, Injected into Boot Image and all I'm getting is WDSUtil: Cannot contact DHCP.
Why WDS does not have an F8 option like SCCM is beyond me as I could sit there and install drivers into the Windows PE live until I find the right one :<
EDIT: RESOLVED - Shift + F10 was what I was looking for. Only 1 specific driver out of the whole package works with a x86 boot image so be warned. After using DISM to strip out all the drivers and using the DRVLOAD in the WDS Shift + F10 CMD I managed to find the 1 driver and then load that individual driver back into my BOOT.WIM.
my alienware PC had problems booting to windows 8 from Install
basically if i was to reboot ( like during setup) it would not load at all ! , if i shutdown and turn on it was fine .
basically to get it working i had to reboot during install , and load the overclock settings on the MB .
This would allow me to get into windows 8 after install . I then needed to install the latest intel chipset and Renesas usb 3.0 driver .Then install Intel rapid storage drivers.
After that rebooting windows 8 worked fine !
heres a link i followed
How to install windows 8.1 on alienware aurora r3 - Alienware Forum - Alienware Club - Dell Community