windows xp sp2 + symantec ghost 9 problems
Posted on 2005-03-29
I'm having probs with installation and runnin gof symantec ghost 9.0 on xp sp2.
It installs fine, runs a backup fine, duplicates hard drives (which is really what i'm after) fine.
However, when xp boots up, I am getting "scanning disks" from the GhostTray application, sitting in the system tray. Although this seems to take up no huge amount of memory or cpu time, I cant run things like msconfig or System or IE or Add/Remove programs, yet I can run windows explorer and look at the internet through that browser. About 5/10 minutes later
the scanning disks disappears and is replaced by "Ready" and there are no more problems. Ghost runs fine after that. I have duplicated the c: to a slave hd e: thatr was preformatted in ntfs on the same system perfectly.
I have uninstalled ghost and the system now works perfectly.
EXCEPT for the fact that the slave disk is now unreadable and in Computer Maintenance, reads as uninitialized.
I want norton ghost on there and I want a backup drive to backup to.
Anyone got any ideas please?
is the secondary hard drive corrupt or something? the "copy hard drive" function in ghost was made without "copy mbr" so could that be a problem?