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How to Reload the Disk Image on Emphasis Dell Servers

How to Reload a Disk Image

This entire process takes about 8-10 minutes.

  1. Boot server
  2. As soon as the Dell screen appears press F12 (this is very quick!)
    Note: If you see the Windows booting screen, you are too late. Restart and try again.
  3. You will see several options on a black screen.
  4. Down arrow to 4. IDE CD-ROM Device
  5. Insert Disk One into CD drive.
  6. Press Enter

The blue screen will say:

    WARNING!
    Continuing this process will delete all the files on your hard drive .
    Press CTRL - C to ABORT
    Press any key to continue

Press any key (not the any key)

The next blue screen will say:
Press E to restore only the
Emphasis Program files.
(Restore the C drive)
Press A to compete reinstall
of the full disk image.
(Restore C and D drive. This
will delete your show files)
Press CTRL - C to ABORT

Select E or A  (See When to Load Emphasis Disk Image entry for expanded explanations).

About 5 or 6 minutes later you will see a pop up box that says:
      Insert Disk 2 into the CD drive and press enter.

About 3 or 4 minutes later the image will be finished.
     (You will either see a green screen that says reboot or you will see a blank black screen.)

  1. Remove the CD
  2. Power off the machine
  3. Reboot
  4. Once it is finished booting the first time, you will be asked to reboot by windows
  5. Do a hard power Reboot
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