MBR & GPT Imaging Problems
I have a bit of a problem and I am hoping someone here can help clear some things up. This is kind of long so here we go...
I am working for an university in their IT department and we recently recieved a lot of new computers to replace the older ones. The new ones we got in are the HP z230's. The ones we replaced are HP z220's. I learned that the z230's require WinPE4 to clone and the ghost console cannot send tasks to these machines, they can only be cloned by manually booting each one to a ghostcast server. It took a while to pull the z230 image and we were getting some random errors so we decided to use a z220 image and push it onto the z230 machines to see if that would work. While going through the ghost cast prompts it asked question(1873): "The source is MBR and was captured on a BIOS system. The destination system appears to be UEFI, convert destination disk to GPT?" Since the z230's were already GPT I didn't understand why it was prompting us to convert to GPT but we clicked Yes and the second question(51932): "If image don't have system reserved partition, then use CESP(Create EFI System Partition) switch. Do want to continue?" We also answered Yes to this one as well. The clone went through and everything seemed to work (except for the resolution was a little messed up but overnight the machines auto adjusted and in the morning they were fine). Some of the drivers however were missing, mainly the graphics card so I believe it resorted to the integrated one. So we cloned the whole lab (around 24 machines) and it seemed to be working fine. However, I still thought we should use a z230 image on the z230 machines so we redid the image and got it working and pulled it. When we went to clone it prompted us with the same 2 questions, which I found strange since the image machine is GPT and the target machines are still GPT (we checked through diskpart). Now, everytime we try to clone a z230 with the new image, it gives us a BSOD after completion. My question is, are these machines now unable to receive an image that is not from the z220 image, or is there a way to get these machines back to normal and use a z230 to clone? We've tried completely wiping the drives, using disk part to clean and convert to GPT but everytime the same result. I am not sure what needs to be done at this point but everything we have tried has failed. Another strange thing is that when we try to clone the z230 the main partition is the E drive for ~450gb and the C drive is a system partition for 100mb.
We are trying to clone machines running Windows 7x64 Pro
We have GSS 2.5