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How to bypass a Symantec Ghost create image task sent to a windows vista client?

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Using Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.0, I remotely installed the client on a windows vista machine. I created a "Create Image Task" pointed at the vista machine. The PC reboots but gets stuck with the following message:

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NVIDIA DOS BDIS Ethernet Driver (V220.0527)
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

IBM Protocol Manager Version 2.1
MAC/DIS to Packet Driver converter loaded. Version 1.19
Copyright 1992 FTP Software, Inc. All rights reserved.
Portions Copyright(c) 2000-2004 Symantec Corporation

Intel Universal NDIS Driver, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997,1998,1999 Intel Corporation

NVIDIA DOS NDIS Ethernet Driver already loaded!

NVIDIA DOS NDIS Ethernet Driver (V229.0527)
Copyright (C) 2001-2005 NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
PXE-E6A: Invalid UNDI State
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How do I bypass this so I can boot the PC?

I'm desperate!

Thanx!

John  88{Q
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This is a shot in the dark, but I do have some suggestions...

Ghost is most likely booting into a version of DOS.  If the network drivers are the ones that are failing, then we'll need to let the computer boot up, but not let it load the network drivers.

While DOS is booting, keep pressing either F5 or F8.  When you press F5, DOS will skip all drivers and startup commands entirely, and give you an empty boot, which is guaranteed to work.  If you press F8, DOS will ask you whether you want to run each and every driver/startup command.

Forgive me, but I might have F5 and F8 reversed; it's been a while.  Anyway, you should be able to use either F5 or F8 to boot into DOS.  Try the F8 solution first and try to just skip the network drivers (the stuff that resembles your errors) and say yes to everything else.  This should kick you into Ghost, which will probably error out because of the missing network drivers, but should hopefully let you cancel and boot back into Windows.

Good luck.  Let me know how it goes.
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by:tcengineer
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You, my friend, are a GAWD!

It was F8. This allowed me to walk past the network drivers to the C:\ghost directory. Inside there, is a command called ghreboot which reboots to Windows.

Once I did that, I rebooted again to confirm it continues to boot into Windows, which it does!

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

John  88{Q
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You, my friend, are a GAWD!

It was F8. This allowed me to walk past the network drivers to the C:\ghost directory. Inside there, is a command called ghreboot which reboots to Windows.

Once I did that, I rebooted again to confirm it continues to boot into Windows, which it does!

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

John  88{Q
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You're very welcome...glad I could help. :)
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