Optiplex 3010 Imaging and Sysprep Issues (Kace Imaging)
We just recently received the Optiplex 3090s and now having issues with it I installed the OS /applications on a Opti3090, syspreped it and uploaded the image to our Dell Kace server. When I went to deploy the image, the pc would reboot right before sysprep would happen. The Windows XP dialog would open for a sec, then the pc would reboot. The pc now is in a continuous reboot loop. Does anyone know what could be wrong? I just don't know what could be wrong? I've done this hundreds of times and never had an issue like this.
The System Recovery Options screen will appear. Select Use recovery tools that can help fix problems with Windows, and then select Startup Repair.
With Startup Repair selected, Windows will attempt to automate the repair; this might work – otherwise, further action will be required.
For other alternative methods check- Dell Outplex 3010 Manual
I found the solution to our imaging problem.
Go into the Dell Optiplex 3010 BIOS settings and nagivate down to System Configuration - SATA Operation. Under SATA Operation change the operating mode of the SATA controller to ATA, then save your changes and reboot the machine.
Your syspreped Windows XP image should successfully boot and apply the appropriate drivers (provided that you saved the correct drivers to the image).