Norton Ghost: error2203 with USB DVD writer

Posted on 2003-10-27
Last Modified: 2007-12-19

I installed Norton Ghost 8 (version 2003) on my PC.
I need to make an image directly on a CD or DVD, but I always get the error 2203: Invalid CD/DVD drive specified.
I succeeded once to make an image (so I know the device is compatible). Since then nothing.
I'm running W2K Pro. The DVD-writer is a Sony DRU-510A external USB DVD recorder..
The USB drivers and CD/DVD drivers seems to be included correctly in the Virtual Boot.

Is it possible to boot from a floppy and use the DVD-recorder?
Actually, I'm looking for a solution to take full backups of systems.
Our company develops "on site" software to function with the clients machines in the factories. To cover ourself, I want to backup these disks.

Best regards,
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There is an option in Ghost to create a bootable floppy with drivers that will allow you to run a usb device from dos.  But, I have tried every which way and cannot get it to work.  When I boot with the Ghost disk, the system hangs.  You could try that and see if it works for you.  I am also looking for a similar solution.  I work on various pc's for individuals and business and would like a way to image them in case things go wrong when working on them.  I will be watching this post to see what happens.  Drop me a note if you find a reasonable solution and I will do the same if I find something.
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I solved the problem with a Panasonic universal DOS driver for USB.
I created a DOS boot-disk with Ghost and replaced the driver delivered by Ghost with the universal one.
The result is perfect. I used it for about 100 times on over 50 different brands and models of Pc's without any failure until now.
I must confess that the oldest PC I used was only 18 months old. I was told that the universal driver may not work with all old USB ports.

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I would be glad to help you.

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