External USB HD not recognized in GHOST boot up Disk
Posted on 2007-07-22
Here's the issue: I have a new DELL Latitude D420 laptop with VISTA which I would like to create a Ghost Image of to restore the system in case of problems or failures. I'm using Ghost 8.0 configured to boot up with a USB Key which allows me to boot up to a menu to restore multiple Computer models for work by selecting the proper NIC through a menu. At work, we usually re-image using Ghostcast over the Network. The problem is that I'm creating this as an emergency restore for my son who is heading to College in Sept. I'm trying to create the image of his system on an external Maxtor One-Touch lll (model T01H500). I can't seem to get the USB key to boot up and recognize the external drive. I've tried every USB driver out there and the same result every time. The external drive does not show up as a drive where I could dump the image to. I've done a boot up with Step-by-step confirmation and it seems like the UHCI.exe "could not find a USB Controller. I've check and doubled checked the BIOS setup for this model of computer and the USB configurations seem to be set OK. If someone can give me the exact drivers to use as well as the exact lines to use in my Autoexec.bat and Config.sys to help, it would be greatly appreciated. With the following configuration, my book USB key doesnt even get to the autoexec.bat because it is hanging as per the following:
Heres part of my Config.sys which should load the external HD.
When this command is ran, I get DOS in Protected Mode
DEVICEHIGH-USBASPI.SYS /v /w /e
When this command is ran I get the following:
ASPI Manager for USB mass-storage Version 2.20&&&.
Connect the target device to USB port. Press [Enter] to continue (I press enter after connecting the external HD)
I get: Controller : 00-29-7 VID=8086h PID=27CCh (1028h-01D6h) EHCI
& Scanning USB Devices&&
The boot-up hangs from here until I reboot! It never finds a USB device.
PS - I read through the entire post from njb posted on 12/02/2003 - "Trouble With Boot Floppy"
Nothing seems to have solve my issue.