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Norton Ghost not making backup

by bernknow / February 7, 2006 11:38 PM PST

I use Norton Ghost frequently without problems but when visiting a friend (who also has Norton Ghost 2003 installed but has never used it) I decided to show her how to use it but when I set it running, it rebooted but Ghost only ran for a few seconds and produced a ghost file of only 8kb - a little small for a copy of a drive with over 6gb on it. Any idea why it isn`t producing a full copy?

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I ran into this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 8, 2006 2:19 AM PST

The drive had been partitioned with Partition Magic. No fix was ever found.

Try ACRONIS next time.


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A little more info
by VAPCMD / February 9, 2006 8:44 AM PST

Ghost 2003 using MS-DOS or PC-DOS ?

What were you backing up/imaging to ? Another physical hard drive or another partition on drive 0 ?


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by bernknow / February 9, 2006 8:00 PM PST
In reply to: A little more info

I was backing up to another physical drive.
regards Bernard

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Is the GHOST floppy...
by VAPCMD / February 13, 2006 2:14 PM PST
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based on MS-DOS or PC-DOS ?

If PC DOS...recommend building a GHOST floppy disk based on MS-DOS and retry.

Let us know


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