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Ghost Boot Problem - Intel Pro 1000 Dos Driver not Working for Lenovo Thinkpad T400

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Hi there,

I am hoping someone can help me. Everytime an new PC or Laptop model is release from IBM and you need to make a clone.Ghost image you have to rebuild the DOS Network driver for Ghost. I am have MAJOR difficulties with a Lenovo T400 laptop. I have gone through the Network Boot Wizard in Ghost having dowloaded the DOS Network driver ffrom the Lenovo site. I then create the NDIS template in Ghost Boot Wizard and write it to USB.

The Ghost client will bot from USB no problem on the laptop but when it first boot I see a message "Bad or Missing Net\Himem.sys. So I then copied this file from a windows machine and copied it to the USB and it then just hangs at the point where it's installing PC DOS. I have edited Config.sys, it has the following lines...

DEVICE=\net\HIMEM.SYS
LASTDRIVE = Z

I commented out the first line and tried to boot. When I do this I do not get the first error but jus the 2 "bad command or file name" errors. I think tha these erros have nothing really to do with the DOS network driver not being picked up?

I have created these boot templates before and granted I have had to do a bit of editing but this has me stumpted.

ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have attached a image of the message I get at boot.

Regards,

Kevin
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Do what I do. Works in every machine I have tested.

network boot Universal TCP/IP Network Bootdisk is a DOS bootdisk that has almost all NIC drivers built in.
http://www.netbootdisk.com/

Ghost bootable
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f3/norton-ghost-bootable-cd-153755/

Create a Universal network boot floppy image and use that to create your CD boot. set it to connect to your server, and put a copy of Ghost.exe on the shared drive .

also
http://www.tech-forums.net/computer_articles/restore/restore-disk.php

SATA CDROM boot

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/on-technology.nsf/0/02757dcb0c3c1ed68825734e0059c0b8?OpenDocument&seg=en&lg=en&ct=uk
drivers
http://marktsai0316.googlepages.com/gcdromfordos

   
I hope this helps !
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Thanks for the input and I will definatly look at the resources you have posted, however, after banging my head aginst the wall for several hours i noticed that the Ghost Boot Wizard was not writing the autoexec.bat and config.sys, so although i say a summary at the end of the wizard it was not actually written to the USB device.

I then edited the files directly on the USB putting in the right code and it works perfectly!

It's now booting from USB and binding to the network!

Thanks for responding.

Kind Regards,

Kevin
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