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Ghost copy to partitioned space questions/problems

Q: Ghost copy to partitioned space questions/problems

1) I have Norton Ghost. Is the best idea to partition my computer and put the ghost copy in that partitioned area as opposed to putting it on 4 or 5 cd's?

2) I have Paragon for my 64 bit Vista, and I'm starting to feel like a moron. I will go through the complete set-up portion of making a partition, and it says it's only in a virtual set-up at this point. So I 'apply' those actions and it brings up an error saying that it can't complete the task b/c C: drive is being used. Uh, yeah, of course it is, how do they think I'm running that dang program! Obviously this must be my mistake/error, so any help would be very much appreciated.

3) Is 25 gigs enough for the general 'Joe' to partition?

Thank you!


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A: Ghost copy to partitioned space questions/problems

Having it on a separate partition is OK it the C: partition becomes corrupt, but it won't be of any use if the hard drive becomes damaged. I put mine on a USB hard drive

Not familiar with Paragon, sorry

25 gigs should be fine

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So, I was unsatisfied with the overall performance of my RAID array and decided to reconstruct it. But, as any one, I have my pc the way I like it and after windows vista shenanigans didn't want to loose all my configurations again (I have a few hard to get programs).

So, I have tried to use Norton Ghost to make an exact replica of the OS (logically one drive). Now, I added the new imaged drive into the boot loader and tried to boot into it to double check that the drive copy worked. And it did, right up until I deliberately took my array off-line (temporarily). As soon as I tried to boot, and this was expected, I received the message "BOOTMNGR is missing". So I popped in the windows repair disc and worked its magical wand on the new image and I was now able to boot. But here is the fun part, the results I received are confusing.

I can boot right through to the login page, which looks fine (this is important) but as soon as I login to my account I get the message "Preparing your desktop" and then I am brought to a blue desktop, with the exception to everything that uses explorer.exe, so basically...everything. In the bottom right hand corner is the "Windows 7...Build 7100...This copy of windows is not legitimate".

Through the task manager I can launch explorer.exe which loads a very limited desktop with a couple of icons and a start bar. No icons can be used, and when anything such as "My computer" is launched I receive an erro... Read more

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Originally Posted by snedie


So after all that I can ask my questions.

1) Is there any way to correct this error
if not
2) Is there any way to copy my current installation to another hard drive without these errors.
3) Is this just not possible.

Hi -

#1 = NO

#2 = YES - START | type backup - make image, write it out to partition/ other drive

#3 = NO - not with Norton Ghost (my opinion)

See how you like #2

You may be suffering from this at present - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925582

Regards. . .



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Hi I seem to have made four patitioned spaces on my laptop, one of which has the acer info and xp on, is there anyway of loosing the other three and adding the space to the one partition. ?

A:partitioned space

Hello Terry

I`m afraid you can`t delete partitons in XP without using a third party software like Partition Magic otherwise you will lose data and maybe destroy XP as well

Even using a program like that you should be sure to back everything up first. Things can go wrong

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Can I resize one of my drives and how could I do it without loosing data and paying for "partiton" software ? My memory in one of my drives (\C) is getting dangerously low. I've deleted everything I don't use and have tried the "more options" tab on the disk cleanup utility only to run into an error when I choose the "remove windows components that you do not use" option. Any suggestions would be very welcome.

A:Partitioned Pc. Almost Out Of Space On One Drive ....

Hi shred1970,Try Ranish Partition Manager, it's a freeware. I think it suits your requirement as stated above.Partition resizer, create, manager similar to Partition Magic but free!

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Hello I am having a problem with partitioned space. I recently bought a new 250 GB hard drive and partitioned it into halves. I installed the first partitioned space but the cd for windows was missing files. I deleted the partitioned space and had only half the space left. Ive tried restarting and reinstalling but i cant get back the missing half of space please help me with this problem and how i can get the fix for it thank you in advance

A:Partitioned Space Problem

use partitioning application to fix this.
or you can use the windows xp cd too to create a partition from the free space.
but you better have a good windows cd.

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Hello! I using a single hard drive using two partitions, and i want to add a little more space from one partition two the other. Can anyone suggest a reliable FREE program that i can use? Thanks in advance!

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Hi there.
Somewhere along the way my hard drive got partitioned, and it is causing lots of problems with my computer running properly. My C drive only has 3% of its space left, so I can't even defragment the disk. My C drive's total size is 6.53 GB and it has only 256 MB of free space left, while my D drive's total size is 21.4 GB and it has 9.45 GB of free space. I have tried getting rid of programs that I don't need in C, and I don't want to get rid of any more. I have tried moving programs from C to D, but I don't know if I am doing it right, because it just looks like it is copying them over to D instead of moving them there. What should I do to resolve this issue, please help!!!

A:OUT OF SPACE on partitioned Hard Drive!

Hi... welcome to TSG
I have tried moving programs from C to D, but I don't know if I am doing it right, because it just looks like it is copying them over to D instead of moving them thereClick to expand...

If it copies it onto your D drive, then why not simply delete the original from the C: drive?

if you drag and drop to another drive, windows will (by default) copy it there. if you want it to simply move it wthout cpoying it, then use your right-mouse button and use the cut/paste commands. when you use the cut command, it still copies it but it will automatically delete afterwards

by the way... while there is no problem moving files.... in most cases you cannot copy a program over to another drive. you will have to uninstall it and reinstal onto the D: drive

your partitions are a good setup, but your C: drive should only have windows on it, your D: drive should have everything else. when you install any programs from now on make sure that you direct the instal onto the D: drive

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Dear friends,

I have installed a new 80GB HD in my PC P3, 933Mhz, 512mb of RAM and WXP installed. During new installation of WXP, I created three partitions total 20GB and left 60GB un-partitioned so the system must not MONITOR this 60GB space. My question is that is it correct what I did and system now donít monitor the un-partitioned space?

A:Does system Monitor un-partitioned space?

I'm a little unsure about what you are asking...Your system should know that your hard drive has unpartitioned space, but I don't know what you mean by "monitor".

To view the drive and the partitions, right click my computer, choose manage, then click disk management. This will show you all drives, partitions, and unpartitioned space.

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Is there a way to re-allocated drive space (from one partition to another) with re-installing XP?

I have a C & D partitioned drive, with much to spare on D as my C drive is almost depleted (factory config). Can this be done 'live'?

Thanks... Keith

A:Reallocate Partitioned Drive Space

kspero said:

Is there a way to re-allocated drive space (from one partition to another) with re-installing XP?

I have a C & D partitioned drive, with much to spare on D as my C drive is almost depleted (factory config). Can this be done 'live'?

Thanks... KeithClick to expand...

Hi Keith
It sounds to me you have the recovery files on D
1 Hard drive only exists in your machine yes?
As far as I'm aware you will need Partition Magic to alter the partition sizes.
If you want to re-install XP that's a different matter.
Get back with more info on my questions.

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good morning folks,

using an adopted sony vaio pcg-fx220k running windows 2000 pro...

again, inherited this laptop, complete with partitioned drive(s)...c& d, problem is that although there is plenty of room available on d, the c side of the partition is pretty much filled up and i cannot seem to move some of the programs to the emptier d side without losing the function of the program i am moving and i need more space on c. i can move, actually copy, micro soft office to d and delete it from c but i have to go into the recycle bin and restore it to work. i am sure it has to do with the registry but i don't know how to fix it. maybe i could just delete or remove the programs i want to, to acquire more space and then try to reload them from disc to the d drive. i am puzzled.

and then, when loading some programs, you are not given the option of a drive to load to . for example, i just bought a new printer.. lexmark x5470... and it has to load to the c side of the partition.. no option.

i am thinking of upgrading 2000 pro to xp just for some of the additional conveniences , like better usb drive recognition and the easy to use image viewer, etc. and i don't believe i even have enough space on c to do so.

that's another thing... i cannot seem to be able to identify where any truly large individual amount of space on the c drive to delete. is there by chance a program that "opens" up each folder to view where all my hard drive memory is be used a... Read more

A:partitioned drive/ technical questions

You can use a partitioning application like Acronis Disk Director or Norton Partition Magic to resize the partitions.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7661 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (636 GB Free); D: 1863 GB (239 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Enabled and Updated

It would appear that I've run out of disk space on my backup drive (or nearly)
Drive D would appear to have been partitioned 3-4 years ago into 2 x 1.Tb partitions, of which only 1 partition is used as my backup drive, the other I have no knowledge of with only 240 GB free on Drave D, obviously the
second partition is idle, empty or not active or recognised..

In developing my Family Tree Ancestry profiles I use mainly WORD and Exel from OFFICE,
Utilities mainly used are NCH Doxillion and Photpad and Cannons IJ Scanner

WORD has started to get slower and saving files both to my PC and OneDrive is painful and often respond with "Error has Occurred file fail to load or merge"

I also have insufficient space to backup my system.

Your assistance is sought in unraveling this conundrum



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I forgot the password to mywinlocker and now i have lost files which isnt really important but i want to know if i uninstall it will what will happen to the files and partitioned space. Will the partition be lost? It warns me that i should move the encrypted files but i can't.

A:Forgot password to winlocker and worried about partitioned space

If an entire partition is involved, I suggest you format it via Disk Management -
START | type diskmgmt.msc

Regards. . .



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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I set the maximum shadow copy storage space to 8 GB in my Vista and thought I should never worry about the space in my system disk. However, I have just found the Used Shadow Copy Storage space is bigger than the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space at the moment:

Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 10.326 GB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 10.573 GB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 8 GB

Do you know why and how to limite the Used Shadow Copy Starage space?
Thank you for any suggestions!

A:Used Shadow Copy Storage space is bigger than the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space !

It would be helpful if you filled in the System Specs. That way if you post on another issue people answering don't have to ask the same questions about your hardware over again, or search for the post with the info. Just push the specs link in every one of your posts.

I'm not sure how they measure the space usage. But 8 GB sounds like only a couple of restore points. How big is the HD? I suspect when deciding to discard an old restore point it looks at the current usage. If under the limit, it keeps all the old and makes another. That's just a guess on my part. But you can try a few different max numbers and see how it acts for yourself. As Yogi Berra said, "you can observe a lot by watchin'".

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I just wanted to now was Norton Ghost Copy software good to use if I want to transfer my information from my master drive to my slave drive which is bigger. And is it pretty easy to use?

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Please do not turn this thread into a debate for norton vs. everything else out there, that isn't my intention....i just really want to know if this program is worth it or not.

Ok. first i really do not like norton so i am kinda biased on the issue of using symantecs stuff, specifically the AV. However i have been reading on the forums a lot of you use norton GHOST to backup your drives. So that leads me to a few questions.....

1. Does Ghost infiltrate your system like norton AV?
2. Does it leave tons (and i mean tons) of REg keys in the reg when you uninstall it liek the AV?
3. Is ghost really worth having?

4. Is there any program out there that does the same things as GHOST, of course free would be nice but that always isn't the best route, or is GHOST just kinda the way to go?

Thanks -First_c-

P.S. I do not intend to offend anyone that uses norton. I just have had bad experiance w/ the AV in the past. If it works for you thats Great.


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Hi---I'm trying to backup my hard drive (partitions c, d and e) to a secondary internal HD(partitions i, j and k). I'm using Ghost 9 which, unlike earlier versions, only permits the copy of one partition at a time. Within a few seconds of copying partition c to partition i, I get the warning that this cannot be done because partition i is being used by some application or process ETC. I disabled my Norton Security and Virus protection and got same results when trying again. Nothing else is running that I know of. I just installed the second drive and don't know why it is being accessed. Should I just FORMAT the second drives partitions and reboot and start over with Ghost?

A:Ghost 9 copy error

I do not use ghost, I use acronis for backup / cloning, however I cannot imagine an imaging app that does not let you make an image of the entire disk. If you are doing this for backup purposes, you do not want to copy the partitions; you want to make an image file of the entire disk. This will take up less room on the destination drive as well because you can use file compression.

If you are trying to copy the drive to a newer hd, what you want to do is clone the disk.

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kindly i want to know how to make a ghost copy to my last updated windows [ xp-service pack2] ,to re install it if i have to do format because of viruses or malfunctioning.

A:how to make a ghost copy?

So do I, but i have SP 3 installed. I tried Acronis True Image but I am not that brilliant to understand it.

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Can anyone help me make the following choices to make the Ghost boot floppies and then burn a multi CD image of 10GB of hard drive files, so that I could later [as a test] upload that image to a different HDD and boot on it as if it was the original HDD cloned at the time I burned the CDs?

1. PCDOS vs. MSDOS? I run WIN98SE on a pentium4. What difference does this DOS choice make? The MSDOS route looks more complex. Why do they even make this a choice?

2. Should the Ghost Boot floppy disk have CD-ROM support or not, or do I really need one with and one without CD-ROM support to get all the way thru this process of upload and boot on a new HDD? The RAD guide gives an example where both are required, but is that for me? If so, which do I use when?

3. I want to be able to operate ghost from DOS with a mouse. How do I ensure that mouse drivers are loaded? Is this a DOS command or something?
4. Should I make the CD bootable or not? I just want to get the image file from CDs to a HDD and make the HDD boot--so wouldn't an exact image of my first HDD, if faithfully loaded to a second HDD [cloned to the HDD from an image file] boot and run perfectly? Does making the CD's themslves bootable mean I use more CDs to burn the image?

5. How do I enable and manage spanning? Obviously I have to span the 10GB image across 10 or more CDs if using fast compression, but do I have to enter ghost with some carefully typed "-span,x.y.z" kind of command or will the program pro... Read more

A:Norton Ghost questions

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I read through three pages of Norton Ghost posts. I have a couple of questions that I didn't find an answer to or missed it.

I have Norton Ghost 2002 installed with Win98SE.

1. Can I use cd-rw cd's to make a back-up? My cd burner writes cd-rw at 4x, so I know it would take longer to write. Using a formula I saw, I'll need five cd's to back up 5.74 gigs.

2. When I choose the destination....my cd-rom is drive-e, do I need to choose drive-f in the selections?....like when doing a Windows re-install from MS-DOS.

3. Are the options the same with both PC-Dos and MS-DOS floppies as far as allowing spanning to create multiple files since I'm backing up to cd's?

4. I made a PC-DOS floppy with all options selected. Tried it and the pc booted into Ghost like everything is okay. Should I also make an MS-DOS floppy? I have an AMD Athlon with an Asus K7V motherboard, 30 gig hard drive.

5. I don't have any partitions. Is it okay to un-install Ghost to reduce space?

A:More Norton Ghost Questions

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I have 2 disk's, one of tham is in 2 partition C where is windows and D where is northon ghost image. The other disk F is full and on him i have my data files. Does anyone know if Northon ghost image backap windows on F did a may backam(restore) my dara files from disk F.Thanks Vasko.

A:Norton Ghost Questions

even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. Thanks for your cooperation.

I've split your thread from the other one.

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Hello all, I've recently purchased a copy of Norton Ghost 9.0
The first question I have is does the "drive backup" feature actually create an image of your computers hard drive that in the event of a castastrophic failure you could restore the image to a new hard drive and get on with life?

I have perused the manual for this and even went to Symantec's website regarding this and couldn't find a clear cut answer.
I was hoping maybe one of you actual computer whiz's might know the answer.

As it stands now what I did was reformat my backup hard drive to include a 40GB partition (same as my laptop hd).
I then performed a "copy drive" command in ghost 9.0 and copied my hd that way, this gave me the chance to copy everything including the Master File Table. Hopefully this is a valid "ghost" of my HD that I can restore to my laptop if need be.

This norton ghost manual isn't the clearest to me, neither is their website.

Everyone I talk to says I should have just run a copy of ghost 2003 and build a .gho file after booting with a ghost boot disk. ghost 9.0 does not offer anything like that.

Hope someone has some thoughts they might share with me on this.

Dell Inspiron 8200 2.4 Ghz 512 Mb ram, ATI9000 6bMb video
40 Gb HD
pcmcia usb 2.0 card used to link to usb 2.0 backup HD

A:Norton ghost 9.0 questions

I don't have any personal knowledge of this program, but there is a tutorial on the Symantec website;http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/ghost/ghost_2003_info_tutorial.html

Personally, I'd prefer a printable version but perhaps you could copy this to a CD or DVD so you can view it offline. Shockwave is available, if you don't already have it.

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I recently wiped my whole hard drive with DBAN so I could do a completely clean install of Vista. Upon doing this, I installed updates with Windows Update and also Service Pack 1 and 2. My computer seems to be running fine, HOWEVER, my C Drive is too low. Right now when I right click on it and select properties, it shows 162GB free. I have a 232GB HD. Now, while Windows is telling me I've used 70GB roughly, WinDirStat tells me I've only used 38 (Which seems correct, because I have installed only a few programs) Here is a screenshot of WinDirStat:

As you can see, it reads near the top: C Drive: 38.6GB. Here's an image of my C Drive:

This reads 162GB free of 232. Can ANYONE tell me where my missing space is?
List of things I've tried: CCleaner, Registry Mechanic, Disk Cleanup, Recycle Bin Emptying, etc. So basically I've tried all that I can think of. HELP PLEASE!!!

A:Ghost Hard Drive Space? Help Please!!!

Welcome to TSF.
I notice that in the Windirstat window it shows 0% for System Volume Information.
This is you system restore points and unless you disabled system restore, this is wrong.
(probably need to run Windirstat as administrator). The system restore points can use up to 15% of you drive size or about 35GB. Then there is page file that is usually set at the
size of your RAM or slightly greater and the the hibernate file which is about the same as your RAM also.

This article will show you how to determine the size of the restore point storage.


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I have an EeePC 1000H running Windows XP Home.
Made a Ghost image of C: Partition containing the OS and the installed software and stored it on the second partition (D:) on the 160GB HD.
The problem I have is that when I try to copy that 10.3GB image to either a newly formatted (FAT32) 16Gb USB Memory stick OR an external 250GB USB HD, it comes back with an error message telling me there is insufficient free space on the drive. I know there is adequate space on both but both fail.
I tried copying a 2.5GB folder of music instead and no worries. It just will not allow the transfer of the 10.3GB .GHO Image file.

Has anyone experienced this type of problem before.
I have just run Norton Ghost and directed the backup image to the USB Stick and it successfully created a 13Gb file (no compression this time) which proves there is room for the 10.3gb image.


A:Cannot copy 10GB Ghost file

Hi Imagumby.

Great login name...Welcome to the forum.

The problem with copying the 10 gig file is that the fat32 file system can not handle files larger than 4 gig.

Easy fix is to use the convert utility to convert it to NTFS and your problem will disappear.

Syntax for convert is available at the command prompt by typing convert /?

What was the external USB drive,? was it also Fat32.

Here is a link to a article on the subject.


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I have a curious one that I have yet to nail down, here's the scenario.

I have a Soyo MB that has two SATA connections, as well as the standard two IDE connections.

I have XP-Pro installed on one of the SATA drives, and archives on the other one, all works well.

I want to install my Adaptec RAID controller for the two SATA drives, so I figured I'd clone the XP system to an IDE drive on the primary master.

I've tried cloning it with GHOST 2003, Partition Magic 8.05, and Maxtor's disk tools. All end up with the same issue, XP boots to the password prompt, but as soon as you enter your data, it logs you off. I also tried Ghost Walker from GHOST to change the SID, but that had no effect.

From the MS-KB, it appears that my image is confused about what it's boot letter is, but I'm not sure how that could be, even if I remove the SATA drives and only leave that drive, it still can't boot.

This is a new one on me, so any ideas, I'm all ears.

FWIW, on other systems, I've cloned drives many times, using a variety of tools, and I've never hit this issue before.

A:Solved: Can't boot after GHOST copy

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Hope it's Ok to post this as it's partly XP and application based.

Some weeks ago I posted a topic about a problem I was having on my PC. http://www.techsupportforum.com/f15/machine_check_exception-error-136216.html#post771102

At the time I had XP booting on my 1st SATA-Maxtor 6L160M0. I also had XP on my 4th SATA-Maxtor 6Y160M0. This was a spare drive I had and I'd restored an earlier image of main XP install for emergencies but was using the spare capacity for temporary data storage.

After much time consuming effort trying to resolve the problem mentioned above, I decided to switch and make the 4th SATA my boot drive. As soon as I did that the problem went away so although it was hardware triggered it was in fact my XP that had become corrupt and throwing up a false error.

I've now been running the system from the 4th SATA for two weeks or more and everything is fine.

I decided that as my 1st SATA was now redundant I would do a Ghost copy drive with the intention of switching back to my 1st SATA. I ran the copy drive wizard with the following options:

Check source for system errors
Check destination for file system errors
Set drive active (for booting OS)
Copy MBR

Autoplay came up at the end as it does when restoring an image file.

However Ghost gave following message on completion (not during the copying process)

Description: Cannot complete copying of BACKUP_Windows XP (C:\) drive. Cannot copy source drive to destination location.
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A:Ghost Copy Disk Question

You don't mention the size of your drives, but say you were using the spare capacity on your 4th SATA drive to store data. If your original drive is smaller than this 4th drive it will cause an error as the copying process will try and copy the whole of the drive including blank space. I also use a spare drive for the same purpose, but have it partioned so that the first partition (on which I store my emergency image) matches my c:\ drive. I then use the second partition for data storage etc. That way I have no problems copying between the two. Just a thought.

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i was wondering wen restoring ur c drive(windows drive) with norton ghost does all my programs work properly again or do i need to re-install my programs? eg. do my programs appear on my start bar again?

A:norton ghost 2003 questions

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OK, i know norton ghost 8 (2003) reboots the computer and performs the backup in DOS without windows up and running....which i like. But does Norton ghost 9 and 10 only perform a online backup with windows running?? Ghost 9 and 10 from what i can tell dont let the user create a CD for offline backup. I know with Acronis true image 8, i can either use the program through windows and do a online backup, or reboot with the CD and do a offline DOS backup....very cool.

Also, these image backups that are performed online while windows is running....how good are they? I mean they must miss important operating system files and files that are locked by the OS...but i dont know to what extent? I cant find any info on the subject

For now i think ill just stick with my Acronis 8 and Ghost 8 in the trusty DOS mode for my image backups

Any and all info on ghost 9 and 10 , aswell as the online backups in genreal would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading

A:Solved: Norton Ghost 9 and 10 questions

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Can you choose files to backup or is it the whole drive?

Can you back these files up onto CDs instead of DVDs?


A:Solved: Norton Ghost questions...

you can back up a partition (D:, E or the whole drive (C. and yes you can use cd's or dvd's, my advice though if you have a dvd burner then use the dvd option if you have a harddrive over 650mb's.....you dont want 10cd's when you couldve had 2dvd's....

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I'm only new to Norton Ghost 12 (i know the new version is 14 but I'm happy with 12.

Used space on C:\ is 11GB according to Local Disk properties, when I used Norton Ghost to backup C:\ its backup file is only 6GB did it (or I) do it correctly.

I need some help and guidance in making (system restore) recovery Disk/s either CD or DVD, there are programs like Microsoft Office that is preinstalled and I don't want to lose that . Also to help in having to reinstall drivers and updates etc I can just use the recovery disk to restore the system and use it straight away like the recovery disks you used to get from Acer.

I went into "Create Custom Recovery Disk" it then asks you for Symantec Recovery Location" No matter what I try it just tells me "Invalid Symantec Recovery Disk Location. Please specify a valid path to a Symantec Recovery Disk.

A:Norton Ghost 12: Backup 6GB but used space is 11GB

NORTON GHOST 2003 is the version I'M USING, I thought it was the other. My CD/DVD thingie isn't support for NG so I have to do it within Windows somehow.

What I need to know is if anyone know how I burn the image file on a CD or even better a DVD so I can restore the PC if incase the hard drive fails and I need to reinstall the computer? Like a Recovery Disk like you used to get with manufactured PCs for example Acer, HP, Dell etc.

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My computer has an 80GB hard drive. I have an external hard drive of 250GB. The computer's hard drive is about 40% full. But when I make a Norton Ghost mirror image of it, the external hard drive shows 90% full. Do mirror images take up that much more room?

A:Norton Ghost image disk space

If you do a clone, it's the size of the original partition. If you create an image file, it's a compressed image of the active part of the disk, and for that disk should be in the 20 gig size range. How big is the image file?

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I bought the USB external Iomeda hdd last week. Every month I would back up my hard driver to the USB external Iomeda hdd.
Which Norton ghost 2003, copy hard driver or another brand do you like or use?

A:Norton Ghost, copy hard driver ?

Norton Ghost 2003 is probably your best bet... though if you dont want to spend money, the Windows Backup is fine

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Hello There.

I am looking at purchasing and creating a backup image of my hard drive using Norton Ghost. The hard drive is a 60GB hard drive with 2 partitions: WindowsXP partition (NTFS) Documents Drive (FAT32). Is Ghost capable of creating a full image of the entire drive including both partitions ? Or do I have to create an image of each partition separately?

Thanks in advance.

A:Can Norton Ghost Copy 2 Partitions into 1 Image?

The choice is yours. A disk to image dump will copy the whole disk. A partition to image dump will copy a partition.
Bear in mind that the latest versions of Ghost are actually Drive Image renamed. Ghost is extremely powerful in its original DOS based line command mode.
If you are just looking for a back-up restore program, you may want to look at Acronis True Image which is a better simple Graphical solution.

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I posted this question in the thread "Norton Sysworks Pro 2003 problem" but figured it might be a bit buried, so I thought I'd try it again starting a new thread.

I just made a ghost image of a Windows 98 computer directly to CD-R (using Norton Ghost 2002 only). Before burning it, Ghost asked me if I'd like to make the CD bootable, or something similar. I said yes, it asked for a boot floppy, and I gave it a Windows 98 startup disk. Ghost then proceeded to burn the image to CD.
Following this I thought it might be clever to make another copy of this CD as a backup, so I restarted the computer and told Nero to make a direct copy. However, Nero kept telling me that there were errors reading the disk, and just made coasters. I had a look at the CD with Windows Explorer, and could see the *.gho file and ghost.exe, but nothing else. So I left the CD in the drive, rebooted the computer and it booted to DOS from the CD exactly as it would have from a Windows 98 startup floppy (except much quicker).
So my question is:
Why are the boot files created by Ghost on the CD invisible to Windows Explorer, and why is Nero incapable of copying these files? (Well, two questions I suppose)
Thanks to anyone who can provide some info,

A:Unable to copy Norton Ghost boot CD

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I have Norton Ghost 9 and I've lost the bootable rescue media. Anyone know where I can find a retail copy of Norton Ghost 9?

Or maybe if someone could tell me how I can make a bootable rescue CD that will work with Ghost 9 images stored on a hard disk.

Please don't sidetrack this thread with suggestions that I should use a different brand. I already have several brands and vintages and I just need a bootable rescue CD for Ghost 9.

A:Solved: Anyone know where I can get a retail copy of Norton Ghost 9?

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I just bought Norton ghost to make a copy of my entire drive and send it to a new one. when i go to the copy drive wizard and it asks me to choose a destination, my new hard drive that i have connected to the computer via usb cable, is not recognized. its nowhere in the choices. what am i doing wrong? ive got the power wires connected to the new drive properly and the new drive is operational.
do i need to create a backup first? the salesman said i just have to basically drag n drop to the new location and it would take about an hour.
what am i doing wrong?

A:Solved: Norton Ghost copy drive destination

Are you booting from a Ghost disk or running Ghost from Windows?

Does the USB connected drive show up in Disk Management: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/disk-management-windows-7.htm

If it does then try Initializing, partitioning, and formatting it. I haven't used Ghost in a while but maybe it requires a drive with a drive letter rather then looking at the physical drive.

If it doesn't show up in Disk Management then there is a problem with the connections, the adapter, or the drive.

Also its too bad you bought Ghost. Pretty much all hard drive manufacturer's now provide free disk cloning software, if it didn't come with the drive it's a free download from their website.

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I've always used Norton ghost to do full backups of my pavilion hard drive (winXP). For some strange reason now when it asks for disk 2 (I backup to DVDs) it just sits there after i put in the disk and does nothing, like i never put it in. The dvd is formatted and burns fine with nero-even with Norton running. I did install a new burner, its a NEC ND6650A and upgraded to nero 7, i did reinstall ghost, still doesn't take the second disk in backup....any ideas????

A:Solved: Norton Ghost 10 copy to disk 2 freezes

Yeah! Symantec support actually helped! She had me run
CHKDSK /R and it fixed everything!


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I have an 80gb 7200 ST80023AS SATA hard drive with my windows installation and loadsa progs.....

I have just bought a new Western digital raptor 10000rpm SATA hard drive and i want to use Symantec Ghost corporate edition to GHOST my old drive to my new one.

Does anyone know whether this software can do this or would i be best to create a RAID mirror from one to the other and then take out the old drive ?

My sys spec is

ASUS P4P800E deluxe
P4 3.0 prescott & Zlaman fan
1gb Corsair 2,3,3,6 matched
hard drive as above
Pioneer DVD A07
Liteon 52x24x52
ATI 9800se AIW

Help always appreciated

A:Can Norton Ghost copy SATA hard drives

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ok, i got my laptop from a friend who upgraded. he had the hard drive partitioned into 2. one for system files and other for everything else. he only put 13.9 gb on the system and that partition is near full (around 90mb left). the other partition is 40gb and is mainly free. is there a way i can direct windows to run off the other drive. (example my cd burning software wont let me burn cds or i cant install/update programs.) i have deleted the programs i dont use and useless files on the system drive.everytime i free up space it disapears and gets used by something i dont know of. can someone help or do i have to start from scratch and reinstall windows/reformat hdd??

A:partitioned drive problems?

If you right click on My Documents>properties, you can move it over to the D drive.

Windows can get very bloated, but cleaning it up is an advanced skill.

Another tip is create a My Programs folder on the D drive, uninstall programs then reinstall to D

You'll need about 6 gigs free to effectively defrag C

Have you run disk cleanup?

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I had one user profile setup on my laptop (dell inspiron 6400 - winxp) and a few days ago it crashed. I found my computer restarted and back to what looked like default settings. Dell wallpaper, and shortcuts to a few programs but none of what I had saved.

I tried to restart and login to my profile but got an error message saying the profile was corrupt and could not be loaded.

I then created a new user profile and attempted to delete the corrupt user profile and keep the files in the 'my documents' folder. (when deleting the profile this option is available).

When I executed this it said it was saving the files from 'my documents' to a folder on my desktop. I left my computer on for several hours and the folder never appeared.

I eventually restarted and still no folder. When I did a search of the users, the user profile I tried to delete was still there, but read 0mb. I was also unable to delete this folder, it said 'access denied, folder write protected or in use' dont remember the exact wording.

When I check my harddrive space, its still reading as though the files in my documents are still there. I had lots of music and movies, one of which was 4GB by itself, so I am very sure that were those files deleted I would have more free space. I checked all the folders I could think of and none had enough data to account for 69GB of space being taken up. The only thing I could think of was the old profile still being there in the background..s... Read more

A:Solved: Ghost User Profile Taking Up Harddrive Space

try boot into safe mode enter as "administrator" you will have full control of the system

then you can sort out the problems. hold down F8 key on bootup till you get the screen for safe mode options.

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Hi Guys, Here's one thats making me scratch my head a bit.

I have a 200gig SATA drive split into 3 partitions, 2 with O/S's on (both XP pro sp2) and the remainder is left for general storage.

One of the partitions I use only for games, however, I am trying to install Doom 3 and it refuses to, heres what happens. I boot into the Games Partition (my H: Drive) I put the CD in and when it asks if I want to install into the default dir C:\ program files\bla\bla, I change the root drive letter to H:\

The Install kicks in but then the progess bar comes on and just sits there. Eventually it times out (sorry, I cant remember the exact error message)
This happens with a few games. UT2004 goes on OK but I know that it doesnt install any system files (is that the problem here?)

The Partition is a Primary one and not just a logical drive. Any Ideas?

A:Problems Installing onto a Partitioned Drive

Is there a possibility to do a "Custom" install or similar?
That should let you install wherever you want.

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I just recently partitioned my C drive and have Win98, WinME, and Win XP on three separate partitions on C. The computer is a HP Pavillion and came with ME installed. The problem I am having now is that Win98 does not recognize the Lucent i810 Win9x modem. In ME, everything works fine and in XP everything works fine but the dial up is a bit slow. Is there a way that I can configure Win 98 so that this modem works??

A:Modem Problems on Partitioned Drive

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Hello,I recently installed software that apparently contains malware. My computer's symptoms include a little slow on startup, after use of more than 30 minutes the computer becomes extremely slow at doing anything (looking at My Computer in Windows Explorer takes 5 minutes), it freezes (especially Firefox and Windows Explorer) and, in one incident, the computer failed to wake up from sleep mode (lights reactivated but screen was "off" [not black, "off"], no response, repeated attempts to wake it up failed). I have since uninstalled the software to see if it would make a difference, and it has gotten better, but I'd like to make sure that there is no residual malware left over - or if I have spoken too soon.Attached is the Attach.txt and Ark.txt that is required by the preparational page. Also, here is the contents of DDS.txt:
DDS (Ver_10-11-03.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ------ at 8:02:52.68 on Wed 11/03/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3003.1901 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Slow, Lagging, Freezing Computer + Ghost Space in Hard Drive

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open wit... Read more

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I created a Norton Ghost drive image to two DVDs. I wanted a duplicate copy so I pulled another DVD off the same spindle (identical DVD); but, Nero disk copy says there isn't enough space on the destination disk.

To be clear, these are identical DVDs.

How can I copy this bootable Norton Ghost image?

A:Not enough space to copy same DVD?

I have experienced this in the past with Nero. It's an odd problem.

Try DVDDecypter (free). Set it to ISO-> Read (it will create an ISO of your original), pop in a blank and choose ISO-> Write. Should do it.


Note, although DVDDecypter can be used for evil it has many useful and legitimate uses.

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(Sorry if this is in wrong section. I'm not sure which one it lands in )

I had 2.4 gigs left of space on my C drive. Well I copied 3 music cds to blank discs and when I was finished it had only like 600 megs left! My question is when you burn and copy cds, does it store them somewhere? And if it does, where can I delete them?

A:No Space after copy disc

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I'm just starting to use Richcopy, and I was wondering if it's possible to copy an entire directory, including the creating the target directory and then copying all the files into the newly-created directory?  It seems that I have to manually create
the new empty target directory, and then use Richcopy to copy the contents to the target directory?
Also, I'm looking for any hints to speed up copying directories with a bunch of large (multi-gigabyte) files.  I have a Windows 7 Utimate 64-bit machine, with 16GB of RAM.

A:Rich Copy questions

The current speed is fine. You cannot hope that only a copying tool can improve the speed much. Other conditions such as the speed of your hard drives or the structure of your files can also determine how fast the copying speed is.

Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

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