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Norton Ghost 2003 HOWTO's

by Paul C / August 15, 2004 8:44 AM PDT

Anyone have a good source where I can get info that's NOT in Symantec's oh-so-very confusing user's guide?

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Re: Norton Ghost 2003 HOWTO's
by swisse / August 16, 2004 4:44 AM PDT

Maybe there are websites out there explaining how to use Norton Ghost the simple way but I don't know of any. But if you want I could try to help you out. We may have to use some parameters to execute Ghost automatically.

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Re: Norton Ghost 2003 HOWTO's
by DYarnold / August 16, 2004 8:47 AM PDT

I read your reply to PaulC with interest. I also have used Norton Ghost to clone my HD to a target HD. The process seems to go well, however, when I inserted the new "cloned" HD, and re-booted the computer, it gave me an error message that said it couldnt find the Operating System. What am I doing wrong? Appreciate any advice you can offer. Thanks.

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Re: Norton Ghost 2003 and ending up with no boot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2004 9:29 AM PDT

There are two issues I run into when this fails.

The more common issue is that the owner booted the OS to look at the cloned drive. Don't do that.

The next is that the BIOS was not set to AUTO.

The last is the more common gaffe of hard disk jumpers.

Bob

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Re: Norton Ghost 2003 HOWTO's
by swisse / August 16, 2004 9:49 PM PDT

To DYarnold,
What do you mean you inserted your cloned HD? Was it not there when you cloned HD1, how did you clone it? I suppose you used the GhostAdvanced Clone option. Did you originally plan to make only a backup copy of your old HD and later when things come to worse just reload this copy to put it back to its previous state? Do you want to boot from it and not from the old one?

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Re: Norton Ghost 2003 HOWTO's
by swisse / August 16, 2004 9:54 PM PDT

Another thought came to me. If you want to boot from your new cloned HD you have to make it "active". You can try FDISK and make this new cloned HD active, so that you can boot from it.

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Re: Norton Ghost 2003 HOWTO's
by DYarnold / August 17, 2004 9:47 AM PDT

I tried running FDISK from the Start button, but the computer didnt find it. Is there a way to make the cloned HD "active" from within Ghost?

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Re: Norton Ghost 2003 HOWTO's
by swisse / August 18, 2004 2:34 AM PDT

Don't run FDISK from the Start button, but make a bootable disk, copy FDISK to it, and restart your PC. Make sure that your Floppy boots first, then type fdisk at the console. Click Y when FDISK asks if it should support large disks, then the FDISK options will pop-up. Select the second option which is like Activate a partition/disk, then choose the cloned HD, click Y and restart the PC. Take away the bootable disk, open BIOS, and make sure the cloned HD boots first.

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Re: Norton Ghost 2003 HOWTO's
by Jmichaels / August 16, 2004 11:46 PM PDT
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