This seems simple - all I want to do is image them so I don't have to do a full reinstall (and miss software) each time staff wreck them. We have 5 laptops for 'general' use and some staff have laptops instead of their desktop computer (4 staff).
6 Laptops are the same specification (2 'general' and the 4 staff ones). Those 4 work with my image software (g4u) but the network ports are rubbish and can't keep a constant connection (luckily they have windows on which 'forgives' the constant dropouts), this means they won't upload or download an image. All these laptops have 10/100Mb ports.
I solved this problem by using an old D-Link PCMCIA card which was purchased in 2000 (or early 2001) which was for 2 previous laptops which didn't have any network card at all. Luckily this works with g4u and happily uploads.
Now, I'm making a backup of a laptop before I reinstall it and thats causing to be a pain. Firstly, it didn't like to boot from CD so I had to dig out a USB Floppy drive. Its a different model to the other laptops (different maker as well) and shock horror its network port is even worse. After a fight it does seem to be imaging now so that seems good.
I have two more laptops to rebuild after this, I highly doubt that their network ports will decent enough for me to get an image off so it'll be back to the D-Link 660.
Oh, and finally the desktops in one lab have a network port that doesn't register on the imaging software so god knows how they'll get imaged.
On good news, I finally worked out what was making Morrowind crash so much on my PC. The sound card 'acceleration' was the problem, after disabing it in dxdiag the program hasn't crashed once.