windows xp sp2 + symantec ghost 9 problems

Posted on 2005-03-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi there.

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?

Question by:daryn
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 13652005

Accepted Solution

mightyone earned 1000 total points
ID: 13652080
if you do not know german do:

uninstall ghost
install sp2 (if not already done)

change some settings: the button names must not be correct as they are just translated from german:

   1.click Start > System
   2. dclick System.
   3. performance & tuning ->go to optional
   4. there is an option to deactivate : hard &software execution prevental.

to do so boot in safe mode
press start execute:

   type in :
      attrib -r -s -h boot.ini
leave window open and open boot.ini within editor
e.g. notepad
add to the file under
 [operating systems]

delete all other files beginning with /NOEXECUTE
save it and close

return to your command box: and enter
      attrib +r +s +h boot.ini

reboot and reinstall ghost

have fun
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

DoTheDEW335 earned 400 total points
ID: 13652164
I would redo it with the MBR feature, then after it's done backing up... Remove the primary drive (Unplug) and plug the 2nd (Backup) into the primary master and see if you can boot from it. If you can, then your backup is fine. If not, and if you have to modify the boot.ini don't doo all that , just go Start>Run>MSCONFIG and click the boot.ini tab. You can modify it there much easier but I would be careful in doing any of that.

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If your system is showing symptoms of browser hijacks or 'google search redirects' check out my other article (http://rdsrc.us/u3GP7A) first and run the tool TDSSKiller (http://rdsrc.us/GDBBs4) to get rid of the infection. Once done, and if the …
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 7 hours left to enroll

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question