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I used Ghost Enterprise to execute a "clone" task on one of my pc's which has the ghost client agent installed.  It connected, sysprepped the machine, then tried to boot into a DOS ghost screen and apparently got screwed up in the process.  When I went to check on the machine, it had a black DOS screen saying something about Windows files missing and to put in the Widows CD.  Apparently it really screwed up something.  

Anyway, I cancelled the clone job, and decided to just use a Ghost Boot CD to boot from, then connect to a GhostCast session to get the image.  When I booted from the boot CD and connected to my GhostCast session, chose the destination drive etc, it gave me a message that "ghost needs to relocate the virtual partition."  I click OK, the machine rebooted, then I redid the GhostCast session and once again it got to a certain point and gave me the "ghost needs to relocate the virtual partition" message.  It's in an loop that I can't get out of.  

What would be the best way to resolve this, get connected to my GhostCast server and pull down an image?
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DOn't use the ghost cast in this case, just put the image file on a shared drive and along with ghost.exe and restore it manually

Use a universal network Bootable cD/ FLoppy or the Ghost bootable CD ( prepare from Ghost COnsole ) to access the share.

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 where the images are .

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 you help!
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