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Norton Ghost 2003: ghosting to multiple machines

Q: Norton Ghost 2003: ghosting to multiple machines

I have today placed an order for 40 new machines for my place of work. All are identical in spec. We want to set up one machine and then ghost the image to all of the other ones. We have Norton Ghost 2003.

The machines will be running Windows XP Pro. All are network ready.

What is the way (and easiest way) to go about the Ghosting process as we have only perviously Ghosted images for Win95/98 machines and using an old version of Ghost (v 5 I believe).

All advice appreciated.

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Hi Guys,

I have a small problem,

I just used norton ghost to copy entire c drive with windows and all the updates,
its an older computer with IDE drives etc,
I copy the entire drive on extra slave drive, I checked to copy the MBR and other functions
to make the new drive bootable as my new c drive...,

I completed the copy, now when I swap my drive , switch the jumper to master
it loads up until it shows windows xp loading screen, then it blinks out and
I get the small windows logo on blue screen with a active mouse pinter how ever nothing else loads, it seems like it was some protection mode turned on and the sysem halts,
The computer came with preinstalled windows xp home edition...,

I did fdisked and formated the new drive before making the ghost hd copy...,

can anyone help ??

A:[SOLVED] Ghosting win XP with Norton Ghost 15

Hi see if the info here is of help Norton Ghost - Restore Review and Tutorial

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Quick question...can I ghost two machines that aren't identical in hardware profiles...wouldnt this create issues with drivers???
 

A:Norton Ghost possible on unidentical machines?

Same as switching drives. Usually won't work unless they are identical.

Acronis True Image with Universal Restore can restore an image to any machine, even one very unlike the original.

True Image Server 9.1 and above with UR works on Vista machines, too.
 

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Hello All,
Would someone know how or if it is possible to merge 2 Norton Ghost 2003 GHS files into 1 file? I have put 2 files on a DVd but it cannoot locate the second(span) file. The first is ok. so I think putting the 2 files together as one might work. I have had no success with making a file bigger than 2048 with ghost 2003 and NTFS drives. Thank you Mike
 

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Here's the situation...Every week I ghost copies of our servers. Two Windows 2000 servers and two Windows 2003 servers. Each server has one Western Digital 80GB ide hard drive in a hard drive rack and there is one open rack for inserting the backup hard drives.

I use ghost 2003 on floppies, each is configured to run the ghost backup automatically. When I am ready to ghost, I insert the backup drive, insert the floppy disk and start the server. Ghost loads, backups the drive, and says ghosting is complete. I take the main drive out and replace it with the ghosted copy. The ghost copies for 2000 and 2003 boot up fine, no problems.

(FINALLY TO THE PROBLEM)

When I remove the Ghost copies and reinsert the main drives, the 2003 servers will not boot, but the 2000 servers do. This doesn't happen every week, and sometimes one 2003 server will work and the other won't. When they don't work, the servers post but for some reason don't see the hard drive (this is not the ghost copy). On one of the 2003 servers, I have figured out the problem. When the server won't read the hard drive, I would pull out the drive and reinsert it, fixing the problem.

Recenctly, the other 2003 server wouldn't boot the main drive after it was ghosted. I thought maybe the hard drive bay was bad, so I switched the hard drive out with a spare bay. Reinserted it in the rack and the server still couldn't find the hard drive during boot. If I stick the ghost copy back in... Read more

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HALLO everyone!
This problem has been messing with me for the past 2 weeks and i am finally frustrated enough to ask this on a forum.

I have a HP 505B with win 7 pro 32 bit box that i am looking to image/ghost/backup/whatever other jargon there is the hard drive so that i can use the current configuration on the new 505b boxes coming in.
The problem i keep running into is multiple issues.
1) i tried the windows 7 system image/restore to carry settings to new computer to no avail.
2) norton ghost: i created a backup of the hard drive, including the OS, and when i put it on the newest, fresh out of the box box, it left the factory installed windows on so whenever a user would try to sign on, they will have to choose either "windows 7" or "windows vista/server 2008/windows 7" option. i cannot have that. it needs to flow into the newly implanted image.
3) on the original box, call it Alpha, i did dig around with ghost 15 and was able to select the files i wanted to backup. so i choose the ones i wanted to save (with the programs and data). but, when i went to Bravo box to load up the changed files, i couldnt find them using ghost. i can see them when i go through "my computer" to the * drive that has the eternal HDD on it.
so i am clueless. i dont know if the actions i am doing are counter active, if one of them is the right path and if i click on another set of buttons itll be good, or if i am just making harder for me to do than it really is.

m... Read more

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I am trying to update my version of Ghost 2003, my present version is 775 and I am attempting to go to 793. My understanding is that in order to do that I will need two files: ng2003b789 and ng2003b793. The problem is that I cannot find those files on the net (The Princeton site no longer has it apparently) Does anyone have them or know where they can be found?
 

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i am trying to back up my PC with norton ghost but when i press the last button before the PC restarts and starts running ghost it gives me an error message. it says

unable to find a free MBR slot in the virtual partition DLL. This is usually due to there being no free primary partition slots left on the boot disk
what does that mean and how do i fix it?
 

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I am using Norton Ghost 2003 and having a problem making complete images.

I have built two very similar machines for work - machine 1 has more software than machine 2 does. The software is identical on both machines except for the software that makes machine 1 larger. I have made a ghost image of the complete hd for each. The HD's are 80gb hd's and about 25-35% full when the build is complete. Machine 1 which has more software on it and requires two dvd's to hold the entire image. Machine 2 which is smaller requires 3! Machine 1's image has been copied and tested it works fine. Machine 2's original ghost works to restore a hd but any copies of this original fail at varios points in the restore. Machine 2's original ghost has been reimaged several times and still does not work and fails with the same error.
 

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Every time I try to open up the backup file of Norton Ghost, the computer shuts down on me! As I have done many times, I put in the floppy and used it to boot up the computer. However, I just tried it, and when the computer got up to the loading screen, it just shut down on me! The computer still works, but I can't use the floppy to reformat one drive back to its previous state. Help please!
 

A:Help with Norton Ghost 2003

Not sure, but it could be faulty memory.

Try testing it: http://www.memtest.org/
 

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Having had a few problems with Norton Ghost 2003 I decied to de-install and re-load. My problem is that it wont re install as it can't work out our existing status and asks me to manually remove the old copy - which I already have.
I've done searches and removed anything that relates to Ghost - don't want to go hunting Norton as we run Norton Security.
Any ideas of how to re-install?
 

A:Norton Ghost 2003

Welcome to TSG Steeksma

Norton products, like McAfee, leave behind many remnants behind when uninstalled. These remnants are the main cause behind future potential problems in installation/ reinstallation/ uninstallation of other programs. Hopefull there is a tool to remove the existing remnants completely. It is a freeware and is available here:-

Norton Removal Tool 2008.0.0.21

Here, is a short quotation from Softpedia:-
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Norton-Removal-Tool.shtml

Norton Removal Tool description
SymNRT is a program that can remove some Norton software from your computer
Norton Removal Tool was designed to be a program that can remove some Norton software from your computer.

Norton Removal Tool runs on Windows 2000/XP/Vista. Norton Removal Tool should be used only if you have tried to uninstall the Norton program using Windows Add/Remove Programs and that did not work.

Norton Removal Tool will remove these--and only these--Norton programs:

Norton AntiSpam 2004/2005
Norton AntiVirus 2003 through 2007.2
Ghost 2003, Ghost Version 9.0 and 10.0
Norton GoBack 3.1 through 4.2
Norton Internet Security 2003 through 2007.2
Norton Password Manager
Norton Personal Firewall 2003 through 2006
Norton SystemWorks 2003 through 2007
Norton Confidential Online 2007
Norton Internet Security Add-on Pack
Norton Save and Restore 1.0
Norton 360Click to expand...

Also, I am including two other article that are relevant to ... Read more

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Can anyone help me with a problem creating boot disks with Norton Ghost 2003. I have used the Boot Wizard to create a standard boot up disk. When I test it, it fails to work.
My system is a Pentium 4 2.5Ghz with 512mb RAM. It has a +100gb hard drive partitioned in two. I am reliably informed that all USB sockets are USB 2. I backup to an Iomega desktop hard drive using Iomega Backup (this came with Ghost 2003).
I also have a Logitech keyboard and mouse with Bluetooth Hub.I have tried creating the boot disk with the 'External Storage Options' set to USB 2.0 Support and USB 1.1 Support with no success.
When set to USB2 Support the systems starts PC DOS and then hangs.
When set to USB 1.1 Support the system boots right through to the Ghost Welcome screen but my bluetooth Hub and therefore keyboard and mouse are inoperative.
The frustrating thing about this is that I have previously created a recovery disk (on two floppies) which works and I am just trying to create a second set of floppies as a back up. I have even tried copying my working boot disks through Windows but the copies are not recognised.
any suggestions greatly appreciated.
marc
 

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Hi, I am trying to back up my boot drive using ghost 2003 to an external usb 2.0 dvd+rw drive. Everything went smooth until windows restart to dos mode. Norton kept telling me "action failed" or something like that. After the computer reboot to windows, I was getting error number 2203. Below is a portion of the log file. So can someone help me?

BackupOperation 0

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Date : Fri May 28 15:05:44 2004
Error Number: (2203)
Message: Invalid CD/DVD drive specified
Version: 2003.793 (Dec 17 2003, Build=793)
Command line arguments: -igb -bootcd=\ghost\bootcd.dat -z1 -imgdescfile=\ghost\imgdescp.txt -wizard -clone,mode=pcreate,[email protected]:63,[email protected][ID:366734] -ghwrap
Active Switches :
Spanning
AutoName
Sure
ProgMode : PROG_LOCAL
 

A:Norton Ghost 2003

Here ya go:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...88256b4c0053b5d7?OpenDocument&src=bar_sch_nam

And the list of suported drives:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...56aa300536849&dtype=&prod=&ver=&osv=&osv_lvl=

You may also want to check your BIOS for USB under DOS.
 

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Im trying to boot thru ghost network boot disk to create ghost image of a server and save to another server storage. Now im trying to "Get MS Client" and i have read alot about getting these files through different places, now does anyone got a nice writeup on how to do this?
 

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i am running a dual boot system with window 2000 and windows Xp. i tried to ghost my hard drive but i got an error message containing "unable to find free MBR slot in virtual partition dll. I went on to the norton site with this problem and read that i should either re-partition my hard drive or boot my computer from a norton boot disk. I have not yet tried a norton boot disk because i have no floppy drive and the software does not give me the option to create a bootable cd
 

A:norton ghost 2003

I suspect you are using a boot manager that has consumed all four of the slots in the partition table. That being the case, you can't run the GUI version of Norton GHOST, I've run across the same issue myself.

You can build a bootable floppy on another system, and put it onto a bootable CD with something like Nero.
 

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Hi, this is my first post ever here, and I have a question.

I need to restore 7 CD-ROMs which I backed up from another computer. The first is a .gho, and the rest are .ghs files. I made a boot disk, and it loads up, but I don't know where to go from there.

I tried putting in the .gho CD, and when I select the file to restore from, I get errors like "Disk was not created by Norton Ghost", and "Error Accessing file, please check media and retry (566)". I chose local->disk->from image.

Somebody please help me
 

A:Need help with Norton Ghost 2003

New User

How did you create the CD's ? If you used Ghost to create CD's, It builds a bootable CD to start the restore. You should only have to boot from the CD_ROM drive with the first Ghost DISC inserted. The system should then execute Ghost and begin restoring your system.

When you said that you selected, local->disk->from image, was that from the bootable disk that you made ? (Again I assume this is floppy disk). If your PC does not supporting booting from a CD-ROM device, you will have a problem getting this operation to succeed.

Storage_man
 

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I backed up my XP using NG 2003 to install vista. now i am trying to restore my XP partition using NG 2003, vista does not allow NG2003 to access my hard drives. Why?.Pse help.

A:Norton Ghost 2003

Are you booting with a diskette ? I did my images with NG 2004 and no problems at all

Tell me exactly how you backed up and how are you trying to restore

Cheers
Sergio

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Watch Out! Caution!
My advice to anyone attempting to use this program from Norton to backup partitions is to be prepared for disaster.
Once the temp DOS partition has been setup during the process of backup you will LOSE ALL YOUR DATA if the ghreboot.exe cannot restore your windows partition!
Norton has made no provision for a system restore when this happens - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
 

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So, the way we run ghost, in order to "cleanse" the computers before we add them to our network we ghost it. We have a specific ghost per type of laptop we ghost. We use one CD for the boot for all of them. In each boot we have a list for each configuration for the drivers per computer. This is so we can network them immediately before we actually ghost so they may connect to our ghostcast server. However I can't figure out how to add a new computer type to the boot CD. All the online help points to ghosting a computer onto CDs rather than what I am looking for. Any suggestions?
 

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A friend ended up wiping her drive and having her operating system (xp home) reinstalled.

Before that happened, she used NG 2003 to image her drive. It told her it did it successfully.

She has reinstalled NG 2003 and tried to restore the image; she is getting a message that it is not a valid NG file.

The image was put on an external iomega drive. Exploring the drive shows the file, with the NG symbol, and it shows as being only 1kb in size.

Is it possible the image is there and it's just not showing? As I type, I'm wondering if it's a hidden file issue?

I have NO experience with NG, so I don't know how it does/did it's files.

Thanks!
 

A:Need help w/Norton Ghost 2003

All my Norton Ghost image files have a .gho or .ghs extensions. Ghost defaults to 2GB files. The first will have a .gho extension and the rest will have .ghs extensions.

Do you see these file extensions. Sizes will vary, but 2GB is pretty standard if you have any amount of programs installed. 1KB is not an image file. What is the extension on this file?
What other files are on the drive?

Did you reinstall Ghost? Run Norton Ghost Explorer on the external drive, to see if it spots any images.

moper
 

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Hello,

I purchased Norton Ghost some time back and have never used it. But I have a question, if some of you have used it.

Say my computer crashes and I get a new hard drive and want to put my original "stuff" on the new harddrive using the Ghost backup from my crashed computer. If the new HD does not have windows on it but does have dos, is it possible to restore the cds without using windows or must I install windows first?

If I install windows, will the restore write over the installed windows and put the one (windows OS) from my old computer on the new hd?

Thanks
Jraquel
 

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I've been looking at this program and according to the facts sheet on the Symantec website, it says that I'd have to use Norton Ghost Corporate Edition to be able to clone a machine running windows 2000 server. That'd be fine if there wasn't a 10 license min. to order from their site. Anyone know where I can get just one license of Ghost Corp. or has anyone used Ghost 2003 to successfully clone a 2000 server machine?
 

A:Norton Ghost 2003

For server versions of Windows, I believe that's correct.
 

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I've Windows 98 second
I've external Iomeda hdd 80 GM usb desktop hard drive inclued the Norton Ghost 2003. Before I backed up everything by using the norton ghost but now. I looked at my computer icon where I saw g: and clicked on it and saw everything.I switch to Dos as I put the norton ghost floppy in and then clicked on to images and scrolled down the menu A:, C:, D but I couldn't find G: but I saw the iomega hd on DVD-rom. I updated the them but I still couldn;t find G: on the dos. I'll show you the screen shot of it but it's little bit bur
Can anybody help me?
Thanks,
 

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Dear Sir,

I am using norton ghost 2003 bootable (window) cd for ghost back up create or restore. This bootable cd working on win 2K & xp very well but not working with win 7. please tell me which ghost bootable version working with win 7?

A:Norton Ghost 2003(Windows) Help

Taken fom Symantic Web-site....

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 18, 2009 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), makers of Norton security software, announced today the worldwide release of Norton Ghost 15, one of the industry’s most advanced PC backup and recovery solutions. Windows 7 compatible Norton Ghost 15 now offers 25G and 50G Blu-ray Disc support. This version also introduces a new cold imaging feature that images computers without installing the product. In addition, Norton Ghost uses Symantec’s powerful ThreatCon indicator to automatically back up PCs in the event of a severe security threat.

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Has anyone ever use Casper XP or Norton Ghost 2003 to make a perfect copy from an old drive to a new one with no glitches?
Both from the reviews i have read say that they can do this perfectly! I don't mind spending the bucks if they work just wanted to hear some feedback.
Thanks Mr. Bill
 

A:? About Casper XP or Norton Ghost 2003

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Are there any substantive differences between the 2002 and 2003 versions of Norton Ghost?
 

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Has anyone ever use Casper XP or Norton Ghost 2003 to make a perfect copy from an old drive to a new one with no glitches?
Both from the reviews i have read say that they can do this perfectly! I don't mind spending the bucks if they work just wanted to hear some feedback.
Thanks Mr. Bill
 

A:? About Casper XP & Norton Ghost 2003

I never heard of Casper XP, but I've used Norton GHOST 2003, as well as earlier versions, to do many backups, and more than a few restores.
 

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I was trying to clone my drive to another, and when it booted into DOS and PC DOS loaded up, the Ghost program just stalled there and when I pressed enter I got an "interal stack overflow" error. Now I can't get into Windows. I rebooted and when PC Dos tells me it failed and asks me to go back into WIndows I select that option but it still stalls and I get the same error message.
 

A:Stuck in Norton Ghost 2003

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=internal+stack+overflow+error&spell=1
try the first 2 google items above from MS

sounds like a simple edit of your config.sys may do the job
 

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Hi will notron ghost 2003 (starts from dos before boot up) run with vista?
Has anyone tried it?

Thanks Froger

A:vista norton ghost 2003

Hello and welcome to TSF

Yes Norton Ghost is compatible with Vista:
http://www.symantec.com/norton/produ...r&pvid=ghost12

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Hello all,

I need helps from you masters again

1st attempt

Source disk - Original disk:
(1st HDD) Seagate Barracuda ATA IV 7200RPM 20GB, WindowsXP installed, plus Windows applications = 5.7GB used disk space

Destination disk - to be replaced the original disk:
(2nd HDD) Seagate Medalist 8422 8.6GB

Failed! Reason: Different disk space

Solution: resize 1st HDD to 7GB using Partition Magic 8.0

2nd attempt

Clone successfully!

But... when I put the 2nd HDD to the PC - It's Compaq Evo P4 1.6GHz - after the BIOS detect the size of the new drive (8.6GB), the thing refused to boot into windows XP, all I see just a black screen with a cursor flashing on top left corner of the screen

What did I do wrong?

When I put the original disk back in - which now reduced to 7GB instead of full 20GB, it's booting into winXP just fine!

Another puzzle that when I use PM 8.0 to resize the drive back to where it was - 20GB - I get error msg from PM 8.0 saying it gone pass the 1024 cylinders thingy, drive may fails to boot

Thank you in advance for spending time to help me solve my problems
 

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Does anyone know where I can get updates for Norton Ghost 2003?
I have version 775 but need later ones. They are no longer on the Norton site.
Without them I cannot do a back up to an external hard drive I have just bought.

Any help appreciated

Best Regards

Alan
 

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Hi everyone.

Happy New Year...

I've been trying to backup my drive using Norton ghost 2003, but I keep on getting an error. I'm trying to back it up onto my cdr/rw drive.

Here's a snapshot of the error text report that I get:

BackupOperation 0

-- GHOST\GHOSTERR.TXT ---------------------------------------------------------

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Date : Wed Jan 1 12:08:30 2003
Error Number: (662)
Message: Cannot create image file
Version: 2003.775 (Aug 14 2002, Build=775)
Command line arguments: -igb -bootcd=\ghost\bootcd.dat -z1 -imgdescfile=\ghost\imgdescp.txt -wizard -clone,mode=create,[email protected],[email protected][ID:43034350] -ghwrap
Does anyone know what error number (662) represents and how I can solve this problem?

When Norton Ghost switches to PC DOS mode, here is some info that pops up:

ASPI: CD-ROM Driver for DOS Ver 4.01

Error: Adaptec ASPI driver not available

CD-ROM driver not loaded: No valid Adaptec host adapter.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 

A:Norton Ghost 2003 Error - Help!

Hi radar2000, found this reference on Symantec's support site:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...ntact_tscs_solve.html&src=sg&pcode=ghost&svy=

Which basically tells you this:

Error: "Error 662 Cannot create image file" while saving an image to a CD-RW drive

Situation:
When you use Ghost to save an image file directly to a CD-RW drive, you see the message "Error 662 Cannot create image file" and the process fails.

The CD-ROM discs have data already written to them. During the cloning operation, you checked an option that instructs Ghost to erase the CD-ROM discs before writing to them.

Solution:
This problem sometimes happens when you have Ghost use the Fast Erase option rather than Full Erase.

To resolve the problem, choose the Full Erase option in Ghost. If the operation still fails, use your Windows CD burning software to completely erase the CD-ROM discs before using them with Ghost.

Hopefully, this easy solution solves your problem.

 

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I have been running Norton Ghost 2003 since January without any problems until now. No new hardware or software recently installed. Many backups/many successful restores. Backup image is on external USB drive. During a restore (approx 30% restored) the following dialog appeared:

Norton Ghost needs to open an image span. Please insert next disc and choose OK, or choose Browse to locate the next image span.

I assume this meant to "point" Norton to F drive and folder containing the backup file; however, upon clicking on the file, another dialog appears which says that this file is not a Norton Ghost file...or is not the correct span segment. Task cannot be completed.

Can I get some help out there? thanks, G
 

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Hi
I have a portable 40mg drive which I want to mirror using ghost...do I have to install windows XP on it? If so how?
Thanks in Advance
 

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I have Norton Ghost 2003 and have been trying to "CLONE" my Hard Drive for a backup in case my Hard Drive fails (again). I am running XP, but when I "CLONE" the entire HD and connect it to my computer to see if it really is going to work, it does not. My question is, Does Ghost 2003 "WORK" with XP? I know it works with 98 as I have done the "CLONING" on my older computer, but does it actually work with XP or could it be that I have an HP Pavillion and this is why the "CLONE" will not work?

Thanks to any and all help,
JRAQUEL
 

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Does norton 2003 support disk to disk plug in?
 

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I'm sorry if I didn't post in the proper location,this is my 1st post & I didn't find a Forum for Software. I am trying to make a basic back up of the entire HDD on my Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop running Win XP Pro. Everything starts off fine until I get to the a Dialogue Box which shows a field where you can put in a description of the image back up, but the field where you would manually enter a name is greyed out and I can't enter it. I'm thinking that I have to go into the advanced dialog block and enter a switch or something but I'm not sure. This is the 1st time I've tried to use this software. Tnx in advance for any assistance you can give me.

James

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Hi and welcome to TSF please see these Introduction to Norton Ghost 2003
Norton Ghost Easy Use Guide- Neil Slade's Amazing Brain Music Adventure

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Hi everyone.

Happy New Year...

I've been trying to backup my drive using Norton ghost 2003, but I keep on getting an error. I'm trying to back it up onto my cdr/rw drive.

Here's a snapshot of the error text report that I get:

BackupOperation 0

-- GHOST\GHOSTERR.TXT ---------------------------------------------------------

*********************************
Date : Wed Jan 1 12:08:30 2003
Error Number: (662)
Message: Cannot create image file
Version: 2003.775 (Aug 14 2002, Build=775)
Command line arguments: -igb -bootcd=\ghost\bootcd.dat -z1 -imgdescfile=\ghost\imgdescp.txt -wizard -clone,mode=create,[email protected],[email protected][ID:43034350] -ghwrap
Does anyone know what error number (662) represents and how I can solve this problem?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 

A:Norton Ghost 2003 Error

Here's some additional info durring PC DOS mode:

ASPI CD-ROM Driver for Dos Ver 4.01

Error: Adaptec ASPI Driver not available
CD-ROM driver driver not loaded: no valid adaptec host adapter
Thank you.
 

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hello
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?
 

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Does anyone know if with 2003 version of Ghost you can copy from a larger partition to a smaller if the larger one does not have more data than what the smaller can hold? I have a older version of ghost and while I can copy a smaller parition to a larger, it won't let me reverse it even though the data CAME from a smaller parition and so I KNOW it will fit.
 

A:Norton Ghost 2003 question

As far as I know the older ones will as well. I certainly do it on a regular basis. I have two disks, one 19Mb and the other 8Mb. I clone them back and forth weekly with Ghost 2000
 

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Ok, don't make too much fun of me...I hate symantec (for the most part) products, but I have a serious problem with my computer after trying to ghost a hard drive using Norton Ghost 2003. I installed NG2003 and ran the application like I've done a million times (well maybe not that many) before. Upon rebooting and going into the ghosting software, NG just hung there (like it does from time to time). As usual I had to reboot the computer to make it quit; now, after it rebooted it asked me whether I wanted to continue to windows or go back into the NG software. Obviously, I chose to go into windows. Well, the screen just set there all black with the blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner. This has happened to me before after doing this, so I just let it sit for a long time because before it would take like 10 minutes and would go back into windows....I let it sit overnight, but it would NOT boot back into windows. So, I tried reboot and then all of the sudden it would give me this message: "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER." (Granted this is a BRAND NEW hard drive). So me being a person that thinks he knows some things, I pop in the windows system disk and do a repair install to windows (and yes it DOES find the previous install of windows on there just fine) but still get the same message upon reboot. So I go back into the system disk and do a chkdsk /r hoping that might repair something, but again, I get the same message. The last... Read more

A:Norton Ghost 2003 Trouble

Ok everyone I figured it out! I found out that Norton Ghost mounts a virtual drive and that if you exit out of NG the wrong way, that virtual drive can still be mounted and screw everything up. So, all you have to do is use a bootable NG image cd and use that and do a check of the partition from the menu in the bootable cd. In doing so it unmounts that virtual drive and, viola!, your computer will boot back up just fine! w00t!

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Can you defrag the disk with the image files on it or will it corrupt the data?

I've heard answers both ways but nothing for sure?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Norton Ghost 2003

The image files are just that, files. You will not damage them defragging the disk they're on. If this were the case, it would also scramble other files. I've done this with both GHOST and True Image disk image files, they survive just fine.
 

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So after having some trouble on my pc I decided to roll back and set up an image I had for the whole partition, during the procedure ghost just freezed and I had to reboot.
Afterwards, It gave me the option to either continue with norton ghost or go straight to windows. But after I chose to go to windows the only thing I saw is the dos cursor blinking and nothing would happen.
I've read about this problem being related to sata drives (which I use) and virtual partitions ghost uses, being the solution to remove that virtual partition.
the problem is that it doesn't show any partitions related to norton ghost whatsoever, only the ones I previously had. (3)
I also tried reinstalling windows, removing the partition and then creating another partition in the one windows xp was installed.

Can someone please help me?

A:Norton ghost 2003 boot up problem

norton ghost now these days has grown beyond my comprehension , because i havent used it in years. because simply reinstalling windows is 20 mins of work " with " the installation of all the software i have the installes burned on dvd , with the numbers wich are tucked away in box on the attic somewhere. notes in txt file .

so thats 15 mins for installation of windows and 5 mins running installs and pressing next button 24 x a install

but norton ghost , makes a "snapshot " or " image " of the HDD, back then it was to file or to partition ,

if you you made a image it could be a image duplicate on the partition you copy it to .
or a image file on the partition . GHO file if im not mistaken .

to partition in image file and image put back could indicate that somehow the changes in HDD could have changed somehow ,

a hidden self enlarging restore partition . HP / DELL systems for example .
the backup manager monthly makes a back up .. but problem . more people use
more history the system stores and more info files system accumolates wich results in enlarging the partition original but also enlarging the copy ofcourse but at some point its giong to exeed the the space available on the hidden restore partition ,

now instead of giving a error "wich people dislike " these days ( as far as i know ) self expand the size.

graduately decreasing the original size of the original partition slightly to match the needs ... Read more

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Running a old home built pc with an Abit motherboard and a 233 mhz Intel cpu. 128 mb ram. Have one IBM 18 gb scsi internal (boot) drive and and old 5.25" Seagate 10 gb external scsi drive and a Matshubleepa CW-7508 8x burn cd-r (scsi internal). Never had any problems burning with Easy Cd Creator v4.x. Using Windows 98SE and an Adaptec AHA-1540U controller.

I recently started having boot up problems but can get past them using scandisk but I figured it's about time I backed up my data on the internal drive and start thinking about replacing it as I don't think this one will last much longer.

I installed Norton Ghost 2003 and backedup (to cd-r disk) the smaller 10 gb external scsi drive with no problems in less than five minutes. However, when I attempted to backup the larger 18 gb internal drive, It required 2 disks to do so. Everything went well with disk #1... when it finished, I was not ever prompted to insert disk #2 (cd-r). I went ahead and put the 2nd blank disk into the drive but was unable to get it to resume burning the image file. I have a choice of backing up to cd-r disk or either hard drive and it will work perfectly if I backup to either hard drive. However, I'm needing my backups on cd-r disk. Finding help on Symantec's site is a challenge to say the least. I read there most the day and found nothing that will offer any clues as to what to do to fix this problem.

I would certainly appreciate anyone's advice.

A:Norton Ghost 2003, spanning disks

well, there should be a button on the backup editor which gives a choice on one disk(zip) option, or multidisk laYERS. I couldnt find it on the tutorial and im not gonna back up mine just for the heck of it...my advice would be to use the editor on the cd rom, click to a certain point, go back, see where it is, put a little more, etc. Pain in the butt but at least you will know where you left off. (you are doing this from the norton backup log, right? You may also try to zip the backup folder and see if it fits on one disk...18 g might do it

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i'm thinking of getting norton ghost 2003. i have goback 3 deluxe edition on my system.
is there any chance of the two having conflicts??
with regards,
umesh
 

A:Is Norton Ghost 2003 compatible with GoBack 3??

<i>Ghost's compatibility with Roxio's GoBack program depends on the Ghost version and on whether you perform a sector or nonsector copy of the disk. When GoBack is installed on the computer, Symantec provides technical support only for Norton Ghost 2002, 2003, and Symantec Ghost 7.5.</i>

read more: yes and no - ghost and goback
 

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How do I get Norton Ghost 2003 to see my Buslink USB 1.1 drive when I go into DOS?

I have a HP Pavilion N5420L laptop running Windows XP.

Thanks
 

A:Norton Ghost 2003 and Buslink UBS 1.1 Drive

Ghost should be able to produce a diskette with the correct drivers on it if you tell it you want USB support
 

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