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Windows 7: clone disk -> random reboot

09 Dec 2009   #1

clone disk -> random reboot

I have dozend of idendical PCs - same mainboard, vga, HDD, LAN, RAM .. all is the same
instead of installing each PC manuell I setup one PC and use Acronis or Ghost to DNA copy the hard disk sector by sector
for xp64 all is working like a charm - after clone I set IP and PC name and that it

for Windows 7 prof. I do the same but my PC randomly reboot within 3min to 40min

I have
-no hint in event log (expect impropper shutdown)
-stoped most services
-killed all task
-no bluescreen, popup, error message
-"disable reboot on system failur" do not affect
-disabled all onboard hardware bios and disabled non importent devices
-lastest drivers (or factory drivers)
-disable all "energy save" options
-installed all Windows 7 updates and fixes
-Windows 7 boot without problems
-common up to date hardware

only "save mode" is stabil and not reboot (within 12 hour tested)

I install Windows 7 -> plug disk to other PC (new hardware found message about HDD) -> pc permanent reboot randomly within 3 min -> disk back to source PC -> all fine

I have no clue what to do (poem)
I waste 14 days on that matter without success

any hints?

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09 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Do you have a license for each Windows installation? If not, then maybe you are running into trouble because you have the same OS running on multiple machines.
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09 Dec 2009   #3


LAN is unplug so they cant find

trail for testing before buing
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09 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Microsoft might not know, but Windows might. If you want to test, you can use Windows unregistered for 30 days, before things start shutting down.
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09 Dec 2009   #5


I dont get you - I use the 30 day trail ...
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09 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64

Yes, but you are cloning an installation instead of doing a new install each time. I wonder if Windows might be detecting that and giving you problems. Try doing a clean install each time instead of a clone. You can use Windows Easy Transfer to backup/restore your files.
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09 Dec 2009   #7


if one of my servers die with disk error I cant reinstall all and everything again
I run dozend of applications with hundreds of plugins
over time I update and modify that may little thing I not remember 9 weeks later
I need my servers identical up to the last bit

I wonder why Windows 7 cant bear the "movement"
IBM not install each PC by hand - they clone a master disk as I do

its not a matter of cloning
even if I use the orginal disk and put it to another server I am back at reboot
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09 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64

Well, I will not push this any farther. Try doing a clean install each time. If you want a carbon copy for backup, Windows 7 has the ability to create a system image. If you want to use third-party cloning software, you could clone the hard drive, and restore it back to the same machine.
Hope this helps.
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09 Dec 2009   #9


installing 350 times Windows 7 and all of my appliactions plus backup each disk each time I update one application to have a backup in case I have a disk error or one update messed the system

no real way
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09 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64

Well... not much I can say. Windows backup is good, but if you want to clone your drives...
You ask why your computer is rebooting. I personally believe it has to do with the clone.

If you want advice on backing up, we will be happy to give it to you.
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