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Norton Ghost 2003 Urgent Help Please

I have just installed a new SATA 250 GB Maxtor hard drive in my computer with no problems
Formated ntfs 25 GB C drive and partitioned rest into three parts
Loaded win Xp pro + Drivers+Updates etc to C drive

Decided to back up C drive at this stage (before loading more software) to a separate formatted partition on the origional IDE drive in the same computer.

This is my first attempt with Norton Ghost 2003 by the way. I was following each stage from tutorial as it happened.

Seemed to go OK until I clicked on final stage to copy to internal IDE drive.
I had not added any USB drivers etc as it was an internal drive I was copying to.

Comp closed down and restarted in PC Dos, with a page showing a grey sheet? with a sand timer in the centre.
I left it for about 10 mins but nothing seemed to be happening? and the screen was not as shown in tutorial with progress bars showing.
So I pressed the ESC button, the comp started to emit a loud screaming noise?
I tried pressing Ctl Alt Del this did not seem to help.
Pressed reset button, computer starts up again but still in Pc Dos

There was also a message on this page.

Iomaga Guest driver version 8.5
Finding a drive letter for your Iomaga drive...
No drive letters added

Mouse driver version 8.2 installed

The previous operation has failed

Gives a choice continue with ghost or revert to Windows if no action is taken will revert back to windows
Returning to windows, but it then just hangs there?

I did have a Gericom 250 GB external drive connected to the comp by USB at the time of composing the ghost image setting but as I was not using this for the backup I did not think this was a problem.

1. Currently I am still in the dos mode and do not know how to get out of it and get back to windows, please advise

2. Any Ideas on how to prevent the same thing happening again would be appreciated

Many thanks

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Just so you know.

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You're not the first to find this issue.

To stop this from happening again, try ACRONIS next time.


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Might try building a GHOST disc with MS-DOS vs. PC-DOS

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Worth a try..


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Norton Ghost 2003 Urgent Help Please

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Thank you gentlemen for your help

I eventualy solved the problem by using ghreboot.exe downloaded from symantech

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