Title: Ghost v8.2 DOS XPSP2 Logon then Windows Logs Off
Windows XPSP2, Standalone/non-domain pc with a Ent. Vol. License product key.
I keep my support pc off the domain, after all how can I support a down domain if I’m a member of the mess. And my mess doesn’t affect the domain as much. ;-)
Anyway, I'm trying to upgrade my HDD. I’ve done 100s of Ghost images over the past 5 years. But this windows problem I can NOT figure out.
Using our Corp. Ghost v8.2 DOS, I copy partitions from two drives to a new 250GB, partitioned to 100GB, 150GB.
I have Defragged and CHKNTFSed, before ghosting via direct IDE to IDE, partition to partition copy.
The image creation always goes smooth without an error.
Windows boots fine and I can logon, it briefly show something like loading desktop/profile/settings or whatever that normal loading message is.
However Windows immediately Log’s me Off. Logon > Windows logs me off, repeat to frustration.
I thought something was wrong and since I have the original drives still working fine reboot with them to check that everything is fine, and then re-Ghost.
But same logon / log off error.
So then I try a third Ghosting, but logon / log off same error.
Any suggestions very much appreciated.
The EE article link below I found should NOT apply for many reasons:
1. It is the only PC, I’m not making a copied PC.
2. It is the only one the network.
3. It isn’t logging onto a domain server.