I have multiple T500 laptops to setup. I have created the WinXP image and saved it on the ZCM imaging server. If I restore the image to the original laptop that I took the image from, Windows XP boots up fine. However, if I restore the image to another T500, I got "Invalid signature file" and it won't boot.

I found a post saying it is problem with the MBR so I tried to copy the MBR from a working laptop to the new laptop via ftp with the following command:

on source laptop:
dd if=/dev/sda of=filename count=4 bs=512

on restored laptop:
dd if=filename of=/dev/sda count=4 bs=512

Windows XP boots but I got blue screen with error "unmountable_boot_volume". I tried to use XP recovery console and I can't fix the MBR on the restored laptop. I got "error in MBR" something like that.

I also tried the option "count=4 bs=446" and "count=1 bs=512" no success.

Wonder if any more know the best to check out the MBR on the T500 Sata disk and know the proper parameter to copy the MBR over.

Thanks in advance.

Che