Ghost 2003 fails unable to boot into windows - ghost hangs

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
Using ghost 2003 and had the system set to copy utility and c drive to duplicate d drive.
ghost failed (perhaps due to USB ports only) -
PROBLEM - system will not return to windows hangs - using ERD I see that their is a new C partition for ghost.
Need solution on how to force system to boot into windows and ignore ghost settings.
Question by:sfeder11554
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    Perhaps run a fixmbr and fixboot from Recovery Console? (you may need a bootcfg /rebuild as well)

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    This is the solution I was able to work out between myself and symantec's help.
    I created an XP boot floppy:
       format the floppy on another xp machine
       copy ntldr, ntdetect and boot.ini

    Use that disk to boot the problem machine - it will get you into the O/S probably w/o changing the boot file.
    Go to logical disk management and delete the partition created by the ghost program (will show up in my computer as another drive letter) and make the C partition the active partition again (it's been a long time since I had to use that one)
    Delete the ghost program - I was using the 2003 version which did not give me a problem like this except on one occasion.  The symantec tech suggested Version 12 which avoids the dos issues.
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