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  1. Sherry22160

    Sherry22160 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I am after some general info about Norton Ghost

    I want to do a Complete Ghost of my C: Drive to D: Drive.

    Both Drives are IDE 40Gig Seagates.

    After doing the Image to D: Can I then??

    1)Take out C:\ Drive and replace it with the newly imaged D:\ Drive.
    2) Will PC Boot off this Drive as Normal.

    Cheers.....Sherry
     
  2. pfiltz

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    is yes, but I don't use Ghost alot. You have nothing to loose, until you wipe the orginal C: drive down. You might have to change a jumper on the D: drive before you make it your C: drive [boot drive]. Right now, I suspect D: is jumpered as a slave [possibly].

    Maybe others can provide some info as well.

    Oh, if memory serves me correct, when you ghost your image to the D: drive, I think there is a spot somewhere where you can tell it to write the boot sector to that drive as well, and make it bootable. Like I said, been a while since I've used Ghost.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    First off, you'll be using the CLONE function. Second, you need to make sure the D: drive does not have a drive letter assigned before you do the clone operation, or the resultant image will get stuck in a login loop when you boot it. Go to Disk Management before you clone and remove the drive letter from the current D: drive. Normally, we like to see the target for a clone operation be an empty drive, no file system or the like.
     
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    I would boot from the Ghost CD and run it from there.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Which doesn't fix the login loop that I mentioned.
     
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    I didn't say it would. I always prefer NOT to initiate Ghost or Partition tools from within windows if at all possible.
     
  7. JohnWill

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    OK, no disagreement there. :)
     
  8. Sherry22160

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    OK Thanks guys.
    I neglected to mention that the IDE D:\ Drive would be a new clean drive:
    Obviously I have never used ghost before so as far as I understand this is what I do:

    1) Install Drive as D:\
    2) Format D:\ Drive
    2a) Remove Drive Letter from D:\
    3) Boot from Ghost Disk
    4) Clone C:\ Drve to D:\ Drive ( Make sure I write boot sector to D:\ Image)

    After changing Jumpers from Slave to Master this should tten be a bootable C:\ Drve .
    Is that correct ???

    Theres only one thing I do not understand.
    Removing drive letter D:\ "Please explain proceedure"

    If drive letter removed how does the ghosting proceedure recognise the "Image Destination" disc.

    Cheers....Sherry
     
  9. JohnWill

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    Skip the format step, just clone to the bare drive. GHOST will add the format, so your steps 2 and 2a are not required. :)
     
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