Creating a ghost HDD

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January 19, 2009 at 10:05:47
Specs: Windows XP, dual core , 1gb ram
I am using windows xp & i want to make a ghost HDD so i download symantec ghost 11.5 and try to make a ghost HDD using disk to image & the source is my c: drive , destination is my new SATA HDD atlast the image is copied.After that i try to boot my ghost HDD by connect it as master and my old HDD as Slave but it does not boot please any body help me, the same even i try with Hiren's boot CD

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January 19, 2009 at 13:38:33
I am not sure but the newer ghost may be making a file that is the image of the drive. There may be included ghost 2003 that can make a normal clone.

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#2
January 19, 2009 at 17:35:18
I think Jefro is correct, you have copied an image file to the new drive. That will not boot.
I'm not sure how ghost works now I havn't used it for years.
But to check if you have an image, boot in with your original drive and see what's on the SATA drive.
An image will be one single file if you are using NTFS, or multiples of 4gig if using Fat32 assuming a larger file is required (depends on space used).
If that's the case you may get away with copying the image file back to the original drive and using ghost to restore image to the SATA drive, otherwise you will have find another place to store the image for restoration.
I'm guessing you have a single partition on the SATA drive.
If not come back and tell more, maybe someone with knowladge of current ghost programs will know more.

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#3
January 19, 2009 at 19:16:56
I don't use ghost myself, but Ghost should have a way to restore the image, either by booting from the Ghost CD or using Floppies that were created earlier.

An option would be use 'disk to disk' instead of 'disk to image' like you did.

For what it's worth to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#4
January 19, 2009 at 21:36:11
Yes anmor i am using a single partition (NTFS) the size of the HDD is 250 gb after the image is copied the size of the image is 5.82 gb( including os,drivers,office & some apps),the HDD does not boot even i try with DISK---DISK

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#5
January 20, 2009 at 08:15:28
"including os,drivers,office & some apps"

If that means that you are only copying 'some' of the disk, that will not work. 'Everything' on the disk has to be imaged (copied), to make the disk bootable.

For what it's worth to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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