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    XP to Win 7 Pro on HP Z200 boot issue - flashing cursor

    We have 5 HP Z200 workstations quite highly specked for photographic use that originally had XP Pro on them but now have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. Four run like a dream but number five boots ok whilst I'm stood there watching it but then after use and shut down next time tries to and fails to pick up a PXE boot then goes to a flashing cursor on a black screen. Ctrl Alt Del results in it trying and failing to find the PXE boot image then going onto boot into Win 7 normally. Something in the BIOS - which is up to date I think but for the life of me I can't see what the problem is?

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    Might be worth resetting the cmos RAM. That has fixed strange problems a few times. That and song bios to system default.
    Good luck!
    We have some HP 250 G2 which won't pick up win pe -Thank heavens for CC4 smartclient!

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    Log it with HP there is a fault on some of these machines and they need a motherboard replacement.

    Ben

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    I would try a BIOS update and reset the settings to factory default. Hopefully should make things play nicer.

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