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Error Restoring Ghost 2002 Backup Of Windows Xp

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Double07, Dec 3, 2001.

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  1. Double07

    Double07 Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2001
    A word of caution to those backing up their hard disks with GHOST 2002 when they have Windows XP installed.... it doesn't always work....

    1) My brand new computer came pre-installed with Windows XP HOME Edition... and immediately backed it up with Ghost - even though I hadn't installed any other software - this way I have a clean backup of my computer. The GHOST BACKUP onto 2 CD's worked perfectly.

    2) Next I installed some software, Antivirus, Email, Downloaded updates etc etc... and after doing that, I backed it up using GHOST 2002 AGAIN... on to 2 more CD's...
    so how I had 2 backups of my computer.... this backup worked fine too.

    3) I had purchased Windows XP Proffessional earlier, so I decided to install Windows XP Proffessional on my computer to see the differences between XP HOME and XP Proffesional (there's not much difference... you won't even notice the difference until to start to LOOK INTO SMALL THE DETAILS such as password protecting files / folders, and some more advanced networking options).

    Later, I decided to TEST each one of my CDs to see if they restored my computer properly.... so I tried GHOSTING another computer with my backup CD's....

    The FIRST GHOST BACKUP restored perfectly.
    The SECOND GHOST BACKUP restored perfectly.

    THE THIRD GHOST BACKUP crashed on the 2CD with an error saying "could not restore file xxxxxxx.xxx" (I can't remember the file name)....
    AND THEN it said "can't find GhostERR.Txt" which is obviously some Ghost Error Text file... but guess what... I can't find this file installed in my GHOST Program file folder..... or the Original Ghost CD...... or on ANY FOLDER IN MY COMPUTER ANYWAY... so how is GHOST supposed to find a file that doesn't exist!!!!

    This is a serious BUG in Ghost 2002... beware...

    anyway.... I thought maybe the 2nd CD was corrupt... so I MADE ANOTHER BACKUP OF MY COMPUTER....

    when I used the NEW 3CDs to restore my other computer... GHOST CRASHED IN THE SAME PLACE ON THE SECOND CD WITH THE SAME ERROR MESSAGE AGAIN!!!!

    So basically, I can't GHOST my windows XP Proffesional computer... I just have to restore from the XP HOME Ed Backup I have and work my way re-installing everthing from there....

    Just a word of warning to everyone... if you have a spare computer, it's worth TESTING your BACKUP's to see if they REALLY WORK... coz sometimes they don't and there is REALLY NO EXPLANATION TELLING YOU WHAT THE ERROR WAS... and then you are really screwed when you need the data the most.

    And if anyone out there can tell me why I can't restore my 3rd backup... I still have both my original sets of GHOST BACKUP DISKS.... please tell me what I should do so I can backup my computer in the future.

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