Try installing it with a fresh hard drive, I had one hard drive that had simmilar issues and would not accept a propper boot sector no matter what was tried.
The other thing to check is that the BIOS bootloader/MBR virus protection is not enabled as that will prevent the writing of a propper boot sector also.
We are experiencing the same problem here, anyone have an update about a possible solution?
Not a solution but adding us to the list of Windows 7 \ MR052 problems :(
Tried BIOS update but no luck there either
windows 7 works on this laptop if you install over the top of xp, just not from scratch!!!
I had an issue installing Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell machine that turned out to be a corrupt ISO image downloaded from Microsoft's website via a standaard HTTP download - I had to use Microsoft's download manager thing to get a working ISO in the end. Might be worth a try, the corrupt ISO gave me similar symptons - the DVD would boot, run thorugh part of the install, then conk out with a cryptic error message about not being able to load drivers.
Originally Posted by carnage501
is it worth trying to do an install from mdt / pen drive maybe the dvd drive is faulty and id do a ram check as well
Failed for me when imaging from SCCM, other laptops \ desktops working fine though
Originally Posted by sted
Just had exactly the same problem here, bios update worked from the stone website www.stonecomputers.com - /ftp/Laptops/MR052 Bios/
For anyone that still doesnt have this working, can I recommend this possible work-around please?
- Install the MR052 "D" version BIOS - http://www.stonecomputers.com/ftp/an...r05210c10d.zip (this ZIP contains the C BIOS too, in case you need to roll-back).
- Do a custom/advanced Installation of Windows 7, which allows you pick the partition sizes. Windows will automatically try and create a 100MB boot partition, for functions such as EFS - you need to delete this partition and install Windows onto the first and only NTFS primary partition on the disk.
I cant guarantee that this will work, but its my best suggestion for now :)
Our image deployment only uses one partition so I guess thats why we have them going here. You still need the updated bios though.
I've had some more users mention that installing Vista first and then upgrading to Windows 7 seems to work.
Its possible that you could use a Windows XP or Vista based PE boot CD that includes DISKPART to create a primary active NTFS partition on the drive, and then format it, and then get Windows 7 to install to it. If that works, it may be a quicker way of getting Windows 7 working.
Just a suggestion...
Anyone manage to solve this? We are still having issues. I've tried it with both the Windows 7 and Vista DVD's with all the aforementioned BIOS' but we've had no luck.
we have this error after having performed a remote install
Here's a workaround for this problem for anyone trying to reinstall with SCCM or MDT. The MR052's just don't like partitions created by Vista/7; if you currently have no working OS on the drive follow these steps:
* Edit your Task Sequence so that it does not run the "Format and Partition Disk" step for these laptops.
* Boot off an XP CD
* Delete any current partitions, create a new one. Shutdown the laptop.
* Boot into WinPE.
* Bring up a command prompt and type format c: /q
* Start your Task Sequence as normal.
If you have systems that still have an XP OS installed, you should be able to boot into WinPE and start the Task Sequence normally (while skipping the "Format and Partition Disk" step). When the image is applied the disk contents will be wiped.
I haven't tested this installing directly from the Windows 7 DVD, but in theory the same process should work. Just don't delete the original XP partition!!!
P.S. - This doesn't require the BIOS update mentioned earlier in the thread.
Just tried the above and it works perfectly, very strange problem really, not sure what Vista \ 7 does differently or why the laptop should care what OS is making the partition. Does mean we have to create the partitions on our laptops manually beforehand but at least they're getting imaged now.