Norton Ghost backup on HP Laptop
Posted on 2003-11-30
I need a full backup of my laptop hard drive. Its an HP ZE5185 with a 60GB drive. I have two options.
1) Create a boot disk and ghost across the network. This option will utilize the built in network adapter.
2) Do a ghost backup to a USB external drive.
My failure point on option one connecting to the server. Its a Windows Server 2003 standard. When it comes up and asks for a username, I enter one in with correct password and it says access denied. I believe it was "error 5"
My failure point on option 2 is SPEED. First of all I should note - when I plug the external hard drive in with Win XP up and running it says "HI SPEED usb device plugged into non HI SPEED usb port" or something similar. I'm pretty sure my laptop has usb 2.0, but I think "HI SPEED" is different somehow. I've read conflicting reports, anyone have any info?? Anyway, I tell norton ghost to do a backup, I specify for it to load usb 2.0 drivers and assign a drive letter. It does that and everything seems to work ok, except that whole process would take about 85 hours or so. I let it run for about a day, but then got impatient. Please help