Jyuu & vol, how to back up SATA HD with N.ghost 2003?
Well this is my first bad experience with norton ghost,
My work place decided to get new computers, so we upgraded from dimension 8200 (IDE HD) to the new Dell optiplex GX620 (with all the good stuff, 4GB ram, pentium D, SATA drive)
So I decided to use norton ghost 2003 on these machines to lessen my work if the staffs got problem later on, and so I make 2 partitions and installed Ghost 2003 into of one the staff machine. I was really confident and didn't create any back up disk or whatever the software recommend, because I never had a prob before and while I was in the process of creating image file...the whole thing frozed! I restarted, the N.ghost menu appear but the machine wouldn't boot to windows!
so I slaved the HD with another computer and saw a new partition created by ghost, and c: drive changed to I: drive, I googleed on how to by pass this, but none worked.
I almost gave up and planned to reformat the computer, which is going to waste my time, but then, after so many trials and errors I found the solution,
it is partition magic 8. I deleted the extra partition and set active drive to the supossed to be c: drive and it worked, it automatically change the drive to c: when I boot it up.
but still the question remains, how do I back up SATA drive with ghost 2003?
I wonder if Jyuu & Volvogga have an answer to this?
Last edited by flash; 09-16-2006 at 09:26 PM.
There's a wizard for that. =_=
Oh gods... I just lost eveything I typed. *sigh*
Ok, short version:
A boot manager would solve your active primary partition problem. That's all that happened.
Your using a crusty version of Ghost. All the new ones are based on the Powerquest DriveImage engine (same guys that made PartitionMagic). I use DriveImage, and have never had problems with my SATA HD in the laptop, so maybe it's time to upgrade. You can run Drive Image from Windows or the CD (at least restore from the CD, I don't know if you can backup off the top of my head).Your not the first to have problems with 2003 and SATA though, so there is a problem there.
Meh... I don't remember what else I said. Stupid expiring cookie.
thanks to Silverwmoon!
ah as expected, a quick and short reply from the mighty jyuu.
Originally Posted by Jyuu
Originally Posted by Volvogga
yeah I searched google and find that software, PQ drive image is used by most people, I haven't given up yet with Ghost 2003, I think I should use the wizard and create a bootable disk w/ghost in it, so it wouldn't mess the windows partition and I found that I need to change the drive setup to ATA in BIOS before running ghost or I can use the ghost switch, -noide.
ok... And I just realized I really didn't make it clear, so to clarify, then new versions or Norton Ghost runs the Powerquest engine. There is no DriveImage anymore. Also, PartitonMagic is now Norton PartitionMagic.
Lets hear it for corperate bye-outs!
thanks to Silverwmoon!