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Reliably make disk clones for another computer using Norton Ghost 10

Windows XP "tool platform" used for making hard drive copies, clones, etc.
Norton Ghost 10 used for making drive images and new bootable drives (for another computer - not the "tool platform")
Connect a live/used foreign hard drive to an available IDE cable set up just for this purpose.  
Use Norton Ghost 10 to make a disk image and store it locally on the "tool platform"
Shut down the "tool platform" system.
Replace the live/used foreign drive with a new/empty drive on the "tool platform".
Use Norton Ghost 10 to restore the image onto the new hard drive.  
I have just done this twice with different results:
Case 1: I marked the new drive for "boot".  After I'd written to it, the new drive worked great in its intended computer but the "tool platform" computer would no longer boot and I had to repair Windows/boot.
Case 2: I didn't mark the new drive for "boot".  After I'd written to it, the new drive didn't boot in its intended computer and I had to repair Windows/boot in the target computer.
So, I obviously don't have the "moves" down tight.
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lets see if I get this right. You have a Windows XP system with Norton Ghost installed which you want to use for storing images that you are going to write to new setups.
Case1: Here you clearly must have accidentally removed the bootable flag on your harddrive when setting the new harddrive bootable.
Case2:let me guess, your "tool platform" survived this one right?
When using ghost to clone a drive, If using the clone disk option and not the clone partition option, I am positive that you wont have to mess with setting the drive bootable since  ghost takes care of this for you. I have used ghost alot but I have never had to set the partiton bootable afterwards.Use Clone Drive. If using the same image on several computers you should prepare the computer lifting the image from with sysprep prior to making a image of it.
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Thanks for the reply1
First off, this is Ghost 10.  There is *no* "clone disk option".  If only there were!
One has to use:
 "Backup Now"
/ "Define new backup"
/ (Backup wizard opens) Next
/ (select the drive to "clone") Next
/ Select "Independent Recovery Point" Next
/ Enter the name of the folder for the recovery point to be stored
/Choose to skip bad sectors or not
/Run it
Shut off the computer and replace the source drive with the target drive. / Boot

Then to write the clone:
Select the Recovery Section in Ghost 10
Select "Recover My Files" (*not* Recover My Computer)
Select the drive image file created above
In the Menu, go to Tasks/Advanced Recovery ... this opens the Recovery Wizard
Specify the image file (again) / Next
Destination / point to the new drive / Next
Options / Select from:
- Verify recovery point before restore         (I've tried both)
- Check for file system errors                       (I've tried both)
- Resize drive to fill unallocated space (sometimes this is grayed out)  (If available, YES)
- Set drive active (for booting OS)                (Ive tried both)
- Restore original disk signature                    (I'm not sure about this..... )
- Partition type: Primary / Logical                   (Primary - always)
- Select drive letter or none.                          (I've tried both)

So, I see no way to "accidentally remove the bootable flag" on the working hard drive - that doesn't mean that "Set the drive active (for booting OS)" selection doesn't do it anyway!
I should have mentioned that the "tool platform" boot.ini had been edited somehow in each case where it wouldn't reboot after creating the copy/clone disk.  What's strange about that is it pointed to the original hard drive "0" but partition "2" which is nonexistent on any of the drives, before or after!  Fixing this fixes the tool platform booting problem each time.

In very recent dialog with Symantec about Ghost 10 they told me that Ghost 10 can *only* be used to clone a disk that's on the computer to be cloned.  Sounds like a "super backup" kind of tool.  It can't be used as a disk cloning tool for cloning disks from other computers they said.  Maybe that's the answer but I figure that there must be folks here who are doing just that!
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