Ghost 2003

January 13, 2010 at 10:41:55
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional sp3, 3GB 250 GB Hdd
Hello I have a Dell Inspiron 1545. I have XP Professional. It has a 250 GB SATA hard drive. When I use ghost 2003 to backup to either a partition or to a USB harddrive the backup fails. Is there any special drivers I need for a USB hard drive? It has always failed on a USB drive. My old laptop had XP with a SATA drive and I had a ghost backup to the partition no problems. I just wanted to see if there was anything I was doing wrong.

Thanks

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#1
January 13, 2010 at 10:53:38
I don't know why it is not backing up to a partition.

But, you will have problems backing up to a usb drive. You
need the dos drivers to load up before it sees the usb.

Read this

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer...
drivers-dos

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/Y...

http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/Y...

good luck


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#2
January 13, 2010 at 11:59:07
Are you initiating the Backup from within Windows? If so, there are screens that give your to option to configure the USB device. What build of Ghost 2003 do you have? Earlier versions won't work with SATA hard drives.

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#3
January 13, 2010 at 12:55:50
What is the fail reason?

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#4
January 13, 2010 at 13:38:35
Try ghost.exe -FNI the fni Disables direct IDE access support for IDE hard disk operations. Ghost hangs looking for IDE drives sometimes. here is the list of switches http://service1.symantec.com/suppor...

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#5
January 13, 2010 at 14:36:09
OK I cannot remember the error. I do check the boxes for USB support. Here is what I am going to do. I will make a video on it and show everyone. I am not sure about the version of ghost 2003. I was told about a SATA update once
and I did that and it still hangs or fails or whatever.

<edit>

Version 2003.793

BTW
The external harddrive is a 160 GB segate IDE drive in a external case. ST316021 2ACE USB Device.


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#6
January 13, 2010 at 15:11:22
That is the latest build for 2003. Your version does support SATA drives.

I have the same version as does Clive, I believe.

I usually burn to DVDR so I can't say for sure that I have imaged to a USB external but I think I have.

BTW, backing up to a different partition on the same drive is only half insuring. If the hard drive fails you still lose the data.


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#7
January 14, 2010 at 04:55:39
Because of usb issues with Ghost 2003, & thanks to Gizmo's
hot finds, I now use Acronis 10.

I did try Macrium Reflect free, which works ok.

Read this,

http://www.techsupportalert.com/bes...
program.htm


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#8
January 14, 2010 at 08:09:47
I have had a faster response with ghost. With acronis it will always be running show an icon by the clock that it is restoreing. Ghost gets it done quicker. So I rather use ghost. Here is a error log. I just tried it again. Haven't done the video yet.

BackupOperation 0

-- GHOST\GSCRIPT.TXT ----------------------------------------------------------

[BackupOperation]
AlreadyProcessedFile = YES
CompressionParam = 2
DestFingerprintParam = 7fc75de8-a6ff-41d2-bcc5-7d8437ececde
DestPartitionOffsetParam = 63
ExecutionStateParam = ExecutionNotStarted
FileIdParam = 5294906
PathParam = \GHST_BACKUP\dell.gho
SourceFingerprintParam = b5d648dd-a0bd-4360-8617-5f4eaac52741
UseImageDescriptionParam = YES
UseLFOParam = YES
WindowsPathParam = F:\GHST_BACKUP\dell.gho

-- AUTOEXEC.BAT ---------------------------------------------------------------

@echo off
SET PATH=C:\GHOST;C:\
SET PROMPT=To return to Windows, type ghreboot and press Enter.$_$p$g
SET TZ=GHO+05:00
if "%CONFIG%" == "WINDOWS" goto WINDOWS
\GUEST.EXE
MOUSE.COM
CD \GHOST
GHWRAP.EXE
goto EOF

:WINDOWS
\GHOST\GHREBOOT.EXE

:EOF
-- CONFIG.SYS -----------------------------------------------------------------

[MENU]
menuitem=GHOST,Run Norton Ghost Dos Operation
menuitem=WINDOWS,Return to Windows without running Norton Ghost
menudefault=GHOST,3

[GHOST]
LASTDRIVE=Z
DEVICE = \USB\ASPIEHCI.SYS /int /all

[WINDOWS]

Funny thing I had to go into FDISK and set the active partition to C. There is a D drive -VPSGHBOOT-

That is the virtual partition ghost makes. If I use an external why does ghost make a virtual partition on C?


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#9
January 14, 2010 at 15:01:46
I can't help with your problem.

But this

http://www.bootdisk.com/usb.htm

Talks about methods to install usb dos drivers. Ghost drops
into dos to start the image, but usb is not recognised in dos,
so you have to create a ghost boot disk with them on.


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#10
January 14, 2010 at 19:58:50
Hi there,

I do not know if this will help, but I had a similar problem using Ghost 2003.

Both my OS drive (XP Pro, 80 Gig) and my Slave 200Gig are IDE connected.

The OS drive is NTFS and the Slave FAT32.

In addition to storing Ghost backups onto the slave, I also store all my rubbish there.

As a practice, I always save two or 3 Ghost backups as I back up every month. Should my most recent backup fail, I could then resort to the next (oldest) backup.

As time progressed my Slave got more full. Then a few months ago (that is when the problem presented) I made my regular monthly Ghost backup, only to find that it would either fail 3/4 of the way through the actual backup or when I tried to verify the backup (can't remember which one exactly) .

Then by accident after deleting one of my older Ghost backup from the slave thereby creating more room on the Slave, the backup went through with out any problem.

This failure I replicated in the following backup which I tested out a few hours later. I repeated the test again the following day and sure enough the same problem each time.

What I noticed was that when I made more room on the Slave by deleting a Ghost backup, (approx 23 Gigs per backup) all went well.

This struck me as strange as for all intense and purposes I still had plenty of free space on both the drives.

The only conclusion that I can draw here (and it is only a guess) is that Ghost must need a certain amount of free space on the target drive for temp files during the backup process.

Just as a further point, when I use Ghost 2003, my box (rather old) does not recognize USB connected external drives nor does it recognize partitions. That is why I now use Ghost11.5.

When I do use Ghost 2003 I boot from a floppy to DOS.

Regards

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#11
January 20, 2010 at 07:21:13
Can anyone else help?

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#12
January 20, 2010 at 09:46:58
... download this: http://www.hirensbootcd.net/

... make CD with from the "iso" and bootup with it

... it has ghost built in and should see your drives with a "gui" interface! (if you select mini xp)


... there are other imaging tools on there also ..sssshush


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#13
January 20, 2010 at 11:02:39
Where do I download it from? I did not see it on the page you provided. thanks you

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#14
January 20, 2010 at 11:10:25
...just under the box were it say's "Select a version" ... then click Download


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#15
January 20, 2010 at 11:54:29
Hirens boot cd has Ghost 11, it also allows you to load different
DOS usb drivers.


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#16
January 20, 2010 at 16:00:01
I do not see a download.

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#17
January 20, 2010 at 16:01:52
The download suddenly showed up. L.O.L got it now thanks alot. Maybe I need glasses.

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