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HP Z440 imaging UEFI

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HP Z440 Workstation
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi All

 

We recently bought some second hand HP Z440 workstations but after we have install our windows image on the machine windows will not start we just get the following BSOD “Inaccessible Boot Device”.

 

I have tried both our Legacy and UEFI images on the machines, these images have never failed like this before and work on every other machine we have except the Z440’s

 

I have tried multiple different SSD’s I even tried a plain old HDD and the same thing happens and I have also changed all the SATA cables.

 

I have updated the BIOS to the latest version I can find.

 

I have even tried to install windows manually yet the SSD is not detected by the windows installation.  Yet our imaging software (Zenworks) finds the drive and manages to download the image onto it fine.

 

Any help you can give me will be very much appreciated.

 

Regards,

 

John

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stevecomputer
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Some things just wont take windows 10, there is some lock in the bios /security keys thing.  Are they set up in the bios for RAID. If an image of 10 bluescreens then most of the time it's a lack of ahci /sata/ raid drivers.  You could slipstream the driver into the image. Did you try installing using a dvd to see what happens? If the setup can't find the disk then you know it's a controller text mode driver issue.

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stevecomputer
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Sorry late at night here. Just noticed you tried to install windows normally. You will probably need textmode drivers for the drive controllers.  You can try slipstreaming the controller drivers into windows but that doesn't always work for the boot.  It's a bummer when your favorite image doesn't work.  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/install/installing-a-boot-start-driver

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