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I have been using a ghost boot cd for years that worked fine.  Now that new NICs are out there and with most hard drivers being SATA drives it will not work.  So now i have a newer version of Ghost (8.3) which has a boot cd wizard.  The wizard is not so helpful.  I have created over 40 boot cds non work on any of my HP pcs and laptops running Broadcom NICs.  I am using the correct NDIS drivers that I downloaded from HP's website.  I also tried their "Universal Driver".  Still no luck.

There has to be an easier way.  THis is crazy.

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by:oldPCguy
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Please make sure the NDIS2 driver is at least version 7.65 or later.
Here's a few this you can try ...

1. Try changing the IRQ of the NIC. Sometimes there may be conflicts with the USB drivers.
2. Modify the NIC template in the ghost boot wizard to include the following command line switches.
   -ws- -wd- -ntc- -fni -ffx

Hope this helps.
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No it is not an IRQ issue I get can't find driver name in protocol.ini.
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Hi hacker9917

Have a look at the following two posts:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Backup_Restore/Norton_Ghost/Q_22961944.html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Backup_Restore/Norton_Ghost/Q_22991188.html

Using this method you can create either a CD Rom Boot Disk or Flash Boot Disk.

Hope that helps.

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Hello Matrixnz:

I was able to get the USB working but how do I map drives so I can store my Images.

Thanks'

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Hi cpat3122

Are you familiar with Ghost Cast, this by far is the easiest method for creating/deploying Ghost images, it works with both dhcp and static ip addressing (static only requires the wattcp.cfg).  Basically..

Install Symantec Standard Tools which includes the Ghost Cast Server on a Windows PC, the computer just needs to be connected to the network (Note: Ghost Cast not Ghost Console).  Start Ghost Cast Server and create a session, select either to dump or load an image.

On the master machine to be imaged, boot up the flash drive, once Ghost is loaded, select Ghost Cast and type in the session name you used on your Ghost Cast Server, it should now connect to your Ghost Cast session and dump or load your image.

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Hi cpat3122

The post above works so can I ask what issues you're having?

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Fix the issue myself.  Bought latest version came with boot disk.
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