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Symantec Ghost 8.3 GhostCast server Image Creation Freezes after a few minutes

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I am using Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1.1 which includes GhostCast Server 8.3
I have created new boot disks from the application and can boot into the ghost app on the machine to be ghosted, everything looks good for about 2 minutes, then freezes and locks the machine. The Server that is running the GhostCast is still fine and even when I try to stop the GhostCast it says "are you sure, an image is still being transfered" clearly it is not.  I am booting from a USB floppy on the machine that I am trying to make a ghost image from. I have tried different machines, for both the GhostCast server and to get an image from and the exact same thing happens.
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by:simsjrg
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I have found that for some reason there are some machines that I just cannot get to ghost correctly. For those machines I use Acronis TrueImage. I am in the process of moving over to Acronis for all machines as it is in my opinion a better product. Anyway... for the machines I had the problem with I found that if I made the Image local on the target machine I could later re-image the machine over the network w/o a problem. It was just an issue with creating the image.
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by:Visual3DMaya
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Have you tried Multicast server ver 7 or 8 from Windows? It's a very convenient way while you work something else on that machine.
You also can make a boot cd/floppy with Ghost 8 (for dos) where you have more options, i'm sure they all work very well and at full speed. By ex you have a peer to peer option using TCP/IP protocol, and another 3 Ghost cast options.
Depending by what hard disk controller you use, assure you have the adequate drivers installed (dos drivers).
Lack of dos drivers could be your problem in this case.

If you can not work around, it's possible to use external USB HDD for the Ghost image instead of the network.
Ghost 8 for dos, the same small utility runs also from Windows, it can detect external USB devices directly from dos.
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by:MOJO610
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Thanks for the suggestions. I actually found the answer was in the DOS based NDIS network driver. I was using Broadcomm version 6.20. This would work for about 20 to 30 seconds and then stop. Once I updated to Verion 9.07 from the Broadcomm website, Ghost worked perfectly.
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by:Tonywbb
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Hi MOJO610, Im having the exact same problem, how exactly did you update the driver? you mean on the boot disk or the actual PC? please explain thanks in advance.
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by:MOJO610
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I actually plugged the new drivers into the area when you create the floppy from ghost. At the point when you choose the type of NIC driver that you want, use the newest one which should be the 9.07.
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