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Add SATA driver in ghost image

January 5, 2010 at 00:10:18
Specs: Windows XP

How can I install SATA driver in a Ghost Image with the Help of Ghost Explorer?


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#1
January 5, 2010 at 00:18:16

If you create an image of your drive, the Sata driver will be in there

Sometimes (on some computers) Ghost images with Sata drivers don't work
Therefore a lot of users now use Acronis: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputin...


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#2
January 5, 2010 at 00:44:59

Thanks for the prompt reply, actually i am responsible to create image for all hardware available in our company and every time i create a new image with the help of sysprep and winpe, when we purchase any new hardware PC,Laptop etc,. there is a tool in ghost called ghost explorer, with the help of this tool you can edit the .gho file and then use the image, i am searching for any way to add SATA driver like copy the sys file to driver folder copy inf file to inf folder and then do some registry change with the help of HIVE (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE) and then use the image without sysprep.

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#3
January 5, 2010 at 01:19:57

Yep

Actually I like Ghost I've been using it for years
You can do what you say with Ghost Explorer, but the Sata driver is a "DOS" driver not a Windows driver
So it may not boot still

ie The Sata driver loads then Windows loads (you see the issue)

I'm still not sure why you aren't just creating a Ghost image from an already running system that includes the driver already (??)


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#4
January 5, 2010 at 01:29:41

... I'm guessing that you'll need to add the sata driver @ the booting up stage in autoexec.bat(?)

... adding the sata driver to continue with the ghost image once the hard drive can be seen(?)

... best place to find out: http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/Y...


... I used to run a ghost image from hidden partition evoked from dos boot manager; but never used sata in those days! ....( nor ghost these days)


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#5
January 5, 2010 at 01:47:56

Yes except there isn't any autoexec.bat in XP

Anyway, I've said what to do


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#6
January 5, 2010 at 02:16:24

... we all know that "kimsland"... but depending on which version of ghost and the bootup media used autoexec.bat could be used :P

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#7
January 5, 2010 at 02:29:10

Oh you mean on the floppy (1st disk)

Yes you could use a floppy and then load the CD (or image from network)
But I'd say this would be not ideal
Best to just ghost image the entire drive, and add a boot disk to the single image disc


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#8
January 5, 2010 at 02:33:38

... bootup dvd (or hidden partition).... ya you could use the bootimage from floppy


... Sata driver not needed from hidden partition(?)


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#9
January 5, 2010 at 03:46:28

No because its already in the image

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#10
January 5, 2010 at 04:15:19

... "Ritesh Kumar"

... I have in the past injected files into the ghost image using "Ghost Explorer" (ghostexp) and found after testing that it only worked when I used uncompressed images which defeated the exercise for me! (injected files corrupt)

... you might not of found these two links during your search

... one can only test and see!

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#11
January 5, 2010 at 19:45:55

Hi Mavis007,
thanks for the reply, the 2nd link is very useful, i came to that point where i am able to see the registry file of the image, also i copy the sys file to driver folder and inf file to inf folder, have you any idea what are the entry i need to make in registry file so that it can able to read the driver in mini setup?

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#12
January 6, 2010 at 01:20:31

... on a pc/laptop with correct reg entries try this regscanner tool to find key/values etc

... sorry I'm not much help here!


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