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Need help ghosting a dell latitude d610

I am having a terrible time ghosting a dell latitude d610.  I created a universal ghost boot disk using Ghost Solution Suite 2.5.  It will boot every HP machine I have and allow me to multicast.  When I boot the Dell with it, I can only do a local session.  The option for Multicast is greyed out.  If I try to do a local copy from a external USB to the laptop, I get nowhere.

I just need to be able to boot these laptops so that I can do a GhostCast session over the network.  I don't care if it is a Ghost disk, or some other boot disk.  I need someone who can walk me through the steps.  I have ghosted hundreds of PCs and never had a model give me this much trouble.

I have even purchased a 1:1 hard drive copier.  It works great with Seagate and Hitachi drives.  When I get to a Fujitsu drive, it won't work either.  I can copy from Fujitsu to Seagate/Hitachi, but can't copy Seagate/Hitachi to Fujitsu.  I can copy Fujitsu to Fujitsu if both drives are empty.  I created an XP install from scratch.  Now it won't copy from the Fujitsu to another Fujitsu.

HELP!
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nutwooCommented:
Sounds like you are having bad times with this model hard disk !

If multicast is greyed out you will need to create a specific boot disk in Ghost for this Dell model.

First download the network driver from Dell support.

When you create the ghost boot disk in Ghost Solution Suite there is an option to specify the network driver. Use the driver to build the boot disk.
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Darryl AllenCommented:
I boot with a bootable Ghost disk to D610's all the time.  I just created a bootable disk with the NDIS2 drivers for the network adapter that is in that model.  I can't remember the model of adapter off the top of my head, but I could provide you with the ISO that I use and you could burn your own CD.
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Darryl AllenCommented:
I think the adapter is a Broadcom 57xx Integrated Gigabit Controller.  I could also just provide you with the NDIS2 driver and you could create your own bootable Ghost disk using the Ghost Boot Wizard.  By the way, I never use Multicast anymore.  It gives my router fits.  I just use Unicasting and give the IP address of the GhostCast server.  It's much cleaner.
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andysealsAuthor Commented:
I would love to have a copy of the ISO.  That would make life very easy.

When I ghost cast I do it in a room with a 24 port switch.  I add 6 PCs to the session.  When I start ghosting, I unplug the switch from the rest of the network.  That way my machines get the IP Address info they need, and my network is not brought to it's knees.
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Darryl AllenCommented:
How would you like me to get that to you.  Do you have an FTP I can upload it to?
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andysealsAuthor Commented:
How large is it?  If you go to https://www.yousendit.com/ you can send a file up to 2gb.  My email address is saseals@gmail.com
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Darryl AllenCommented:
The image is only about 25mb.  I'll send it as soon as I can.
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Darryl AllenCommented:
It looks like YouSendIt charges a fee.  Do you have an account I can use?
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andysealsAuthor Commented:
They only charge a fee if you want premium services.  It looks like you can zip the file and upload it to Experts Exchange as well.
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Darryl AllenCommented:
Okay, I sent it to your email address using iWormhole (www.largefilesasap.com). Let me know if and when you get it. I want to see if this service is something I'll use in the future.
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Darryl AllenCommented:
That last Image I sent you may not be the right one.  I just sent you another one that supports the Broadcom 570 instead of the Broadcom 57XX Extreme.
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andysealsAuthor Commented:
The ISO works like a champ!  Thanks for your help.  You have solved a problem that I have been fighting with off and on for weeks!
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Darryl AllenCommented:
Glad I could help.
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