9 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2013 8:25 AM by Reeb

    Black screen with cursor after reboot of pc after deploy of winpe image

    Rookie

      Hi

       

      I'm pretty inexperienced in all this... I have used Winpe to capture a image from a Lenovo windows 7 64 bit pc. I then tried to restore it to another pc, same batch , both arrived at the same time. This was done using PXE and appeared to work correctly. However when the pc reboots, a black screen with a cursor is displayed.

       

      Any ideas what I should be looking at?

       

      Regards

      Mike

        • 1. Re: Black screen with cursor after reboot of pc after deploy of winpe image
          Specialist

          What is the capture command you are using?  are you grabbing the full-disk image or specific partition?  If you are capturing the image to deploy to the exact same model, it might be easiest to capure & deploy the full disk image.

          • 2. Re: Black screen with cursor after reboot of pc after deploy of winpe image
            Rookie

            Hi

             

            Thanks for the reply. I use the option New Windows PE configuration - Capture Image. According to that , you need to specify what partition. ... Or can that be bypassed somehow.?

             

            Regards

            Mike

            • 3. Re: Black screen with cursor after reboot of pc after deploy of winpe image
              Specialist

              I have created provisioning templates & capture using the "OS Deployment" section.

               

              First I map the image tool location (\\core_server\ldmain\osd\imagew.exe) & image capture destination in the PRE-OS section by using the map a drive task

              then in OS DEPLOYMENT, I add a "Capture" task & then use the wizard to configure initially:

               

              Imagew2

              (mapped drive for image):\image_name.tbi

              (mapped drive for imagew tool):\imagew.exe

               

              Then, in the command line parameters of that task, find the /d:[email protected] - this indicates the disk & partition to capture (may be a different number?). remove the @1 & it will point to the full disk

               

              I'll usually throw in a reboot following the capure task. 

               

              After that, just boot the device you want to capture to PXE, hit F8 to pull up the PE menu, select WinPE Provisioning.  Login with your domain & credentials at the login when prompted, then expand the templates folder & find/select the capture template to start the pull.

              • 4. Re: Black screen with cursor after reboot of pc after deploy of winpe image
                SupportEmployee

                Make sure that you are setting the correct option for the system partition. Often Windows 7 machines will have a 100mb partition. If they just came from the manufacturer they may also have OEM partitons. You can use diskpart to view the available partitons. This can be done inside winpe as well. The commands are as follows:

                 

                Diskpart

                select disk 0

                list part

                 

                If you see that the windows system partition is partition 2 or 3, set that accordingly in your osd capture/deploy script.

                • 5. Re: Black screen with cursor after reboot of pc after deploy of winpe image
                  MrGadget Expert

                  My experience with a black screen with a cursor is a problem with the registry hive.

                  However I have not had that from imaging and do not see imaging screwing up the registry.

                  • 6. Re: Black screen with cursor after reboot of pc after deploy of winpe image
                    Rookie

                    Hi

                     

                    This was my backup :

                     

                     

                    [ 9/04/2012  8:36:13 am] /b /uy /d:0 /rb:0 /max:2GB /f:i:\OSD_IM~1\MTM4518G4M-W7NA

                    [ 9/04/2012  8:36:14 am] Image for Windows 2.56 (GUI)

                    [ 9/04/2012  8:36:14 am] Starting ...

                    imagew /b /d:w0 /f:"i:\OSD_IM~1\MTM4518G4M-W7NA" /uy /max:2GiB

                    [ 9/04/2012  8:36:19 am] Backup: Drive 0 SYSTEM_DRV Partition (01) 1200 MiB HPFS/NTFS

                    [ 9/04/2012  8:36:19 am] To: i:\OSD_IM~1\MTM4518G4M-W7NA.TBI

                    [ 9/04/2012  8:37:56 am] INFO: Total Sectors:2457600  Total Allocated:688408

                    [ 9/04/2012  8:37:56 am] INFO: 688408 Sector(s) backed up

                    [ 9/04/2012  8:37:56 am] Backup: Drive 0 (C:) Windows7_OS Partition (02) 463738 MiB HPFS/NTFS

                    [ 9/04/2012  8:37:56 am] To: i:\OSD_IM~1\MTM4518G4M-W7NA.TBI

                    [ 9/04/2012  9:30:28 am] INFO: Total Sectors:949735424  Total Allocated:64648376

                    [ 9/04/2012  9:30:28 am] INFO: 50117656 Sector(s) backed up

                    [ 9/04/2012  9:30:28 am] Backup: Drive 0 "Lenovo_Recovery Partition (03) 12000 MiB HPFS/NTFS

                    [ 9/04/2012  9:30:28 am] To: i:\OSD_IM~1\MTM4518G4M-W7NA.6

                    [ 9/04/2012  9:58:40 am] INFO: Total Sectors:24576000  Total Allocated:19368800

                    [ 9/04/2012  9:58:40 am] INFO: 19368800 Sector(s) backed up

                    [ 9/04/2012  9:58:45 am] Operation Completed with Error Code 0

                    [ 9/04/2012  9:58:45 am] Stop

                     

                     

                    and this my restore ...

                    [ 9/05/2012  9:56:51 am] /r /o /d:0 /f:i:\OSD_IM~1\MT-M45~1\MTM451~1.TBI /rb:0

                    [ 9/05/2012  9:56:51 am] Image for Windows 2.56 (GUI)

                    [ 9/05/2012  9:56:51 am] Starting ...

                    imagew /r /d:w0 /f:"i:\OSD_IM~1\MT-M45~1\MTM451~1" /o

                    [ 9/05/2012  9:56:51 am] Restoring: SYSTEM_DRV Partition (01) 1200 MiB HPFS/NTFS

                    [ 9/05/2012  9:56:51 am] To: Drive 0 ------- Partition (80) 476939 MiB Free Space

                    [ 9/05/2012  9:56:51 am] From: i:\OSD_IM~1\MT-M45~1\MTM451~1.TBI

                    [ 9/05/2012  9:57:26 am] Restoring: Windows7_OS Partition (02) 463738 MiB HPFS/NTFS

                    [ 9/05/2012  9:57:26 am] To: Drive 0 ------- Partition (80) 475739 MiB Free Space

                    [ 9/05/2012  9:57:26 am] From: i:\OSD_IM~1\MT-M45~1\MTM451~1.TBI

                    [ 9/05/2012 10:36:31 am] Restoring: "Lenovo_Recovery Partition (03) 12000 MiB HPFS/NTFS

                    [ 9/05/2012 10:36:31 am] To: Drive 0 ------- Partition (80) 12001 MiB Free Space

                    [ 9/05/2012 10:36:31 am] From: i:\OSD_IM~1\MT-M45~1\MTM451~1.6

                    [ 9/05/2012 10:56:54 am] Operation Completed with Error Code 0

                    [ 9/05/2012 10:56:54 am] Stop

                     

                    I have tried to make Drive 0 partition 2 the active one, but still get the black scrren with flashing cursor.

                     

                    Regards

                    Mike

                    • 7. Re: Black screen with cursor after reboot of pc after deploy of winpe image
                      Rookie

                      Hi The restore seems to restore all : Using DISKPART I get the following:

                       

                      list disk

                          Disk ###       Status                  Size              Free           Dyn         Gpt

                          ---------------     ------------------------   -----------------   ---------------   -----------   ----------

                      *   Disk 0           Online                 466 GB         0 B

                       

                      list partition

                         Partition ###  Type                            Size       Offset

                         ------------------  ---------------------------------  ------------  -------------------

                         Partition 1     Primary                       1200 MB  1024 KB

                         Partition 2     Primary                        453 GB   1201 MB

                         Partition 3     Primary                          12 GB     454 GB

                       

                      list volume   

                         Volume ###    Ltr   Label                           Fs    Type                     Size                Status                Info

                         ------------------   ----   -------------------------------   ------   -------------------------  ---------------------  -----------------------  ------------------------------------------

                          Volume 0      F                                                 DVD-ROM           0 B                  No Media

                          Volume 1      D     SYTEM_DRV              NTFS  Partition              1200 MB          Healthy

                          Volume 2      C     Windows7_OS            NTFS  Partition               453 GB           Healthy

                          Volume 3      E     "Lenovo_Rec               NTFS  Partition               12 GB            Healthy

                       

                      Using the select disk=0, select partition=.. (I tried both 1&2 on different occassions ), active and assign command , I still dont get the pc to boot correctly. My backup and restore logs are above. Any suggestions

                      • 9. Re: Black screen with cursor after reboot of pc after deploy of winpe image
                        Apprentice

                        I had the same problem and adding /t to the restore script worked.

                         

                         

                        What does this /t do? I'm happy that everything is working now, but I would like to know why this happened so I can prevent it from happening in the future.