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    Did anyone actually get this working please? I updated the bios and it didnt make any changes. I can install windows 7 manually but when i pull down a generalized image it just wont boot. It works fine on other computers....

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    I got mine sorted by pure fluke. I have two HDD's and I originally installed Win 7 on the first HD and then formatted and put my current Win 7 on the second one. Seems the first HDD was being targeted first in my BIOS boot priority. Changed it by having the second HDD at the top of the boot priority list and that was it! Win 7 loads instantly without the DVD in the drive and without any kind of "OS not found" error!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtdmitchell View Post
    Ive installed Windows 7 on loads of laptops and Computers, so far and no problems untill i try a Stone MR052 Laptop.

    Windows 7 Installs fine, and seems to be working until i take out the OS DVD and reboot then it cant find the OS.

    If i put the OS dvd back in (not booting from it) Windows then loads from the HDD. Strange, this has happen on two different Laptops of the same model.

    Ive also upgraded the bios.
    One thing I found with one of our stones is that one or two of the computers where not set up correctly
    Ive had the same problem- I may be wrong... so please forgive me if I am

    The sata cable was in port one on the motherboard... See if there’s a port Zero (try it in port Zero)
    Then make sure the bios is set to legacy... (I think that’s what it’s called)
    Worth a giving it a try... Let me know if this works

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    Only got one drive in ours setting the HDD as first boot doenst seem to work

    @SW-ICT these are laptops so we cant do that i am afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Only got one drive in ours setting the HDD as first boot doenst seem to work

    @SW-ICT these are laptops so we cant do that i am afraid.
    Maybe you only have one HDD but is there more than one sata port on the motherboard? On ours we had:

    Sata 0
    Sata 1
    Sata 2
    Sata 3

    I changed it from sata 1 to sata 0

    Then changed the boot type in the bios to legacy

    That seem to have worked for me...

    Seens as yours is a laptop Just try changing the boot config to sata legacy
    Last edited by SW-ICT; 12th July 2011 at 03:31 PM. Reason: not reading other posts fully

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    boot config to sata legacy
    I dont have that option

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    Hi FN-GM, have you tried the solution I posted on page 3 of this thread? It has worked for all our MR052's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winner View Post
    Hi FN-GM, have you tried the solution I posted on page 3 of this thread? It has worked for all our MR052's.
    Well i dont have a probelm isntalling Windows form a CD. Just imaging. I used killdisk on the drive and removed everything and it worked ok. Anyway i am not using SCCM like you.

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    Anyone please?

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    Maybe Its a faulty drive?

    Or apply default settings then make the HHD drive boot 1st?

    Do have skype? Set up skype and we can try and sort something?

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    Think i have cracked it. I have a custom BIOS and when you install windows get rid of the 100mb partition. I am going to test and will get back to you.

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    Right Cracked it!

    1. Flash the bios with the special attached version.
    2. During the install of Windows 7, do a custom setup, format the HDD and delete the 100mb partition and leave the space empty.
    3. Install on your large partition.

    When you image another machine.

    1. Flash bios with the attached.
    2. Download image.

    Obviously when the bios has been done once no need to do it again.

    Thanks
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    What a right pain in the backside. I spoke to their techies today and I was informed it was a Windows 7 issue. I have older versions of this laptop and Win7 goes on them fine, just not these. They do know it is a partition issue and I had the exact same problem last year with XP and WDS, so not just Win7 at all. I got around it then by only specifying "modify" rather than "wipe" in the XML file.

    I have SCCM now and figured out not to format the drive first. If only I checked here BEFORE working it out. Good to see that I am not alone on this though.

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    Tried to build some of these with Linux ( Ubuntu and Fedora ) but had the same issue. No operating system found. I thought it was the grub loader but it looks like a weirder issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Right Cracked it!

    1. Flash the bios with the special attached version.
    2. During the install of Windows 7, do a custom setup, format the HDD and delete the 100mb partition and leave the space empty.
    3. Install on your large partition.

    When you image another machine.

    1. Flash bios with the attached.
    2. Download image.

    Obviously when the bios has been done once no need to do it again.

    Thanks
    I love you man! You just solved me a whole day's headache! Thanks!

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