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Solved: Bootdisk.com NTFSBOOT.exe

Discussion in 'Networking' started by urwethe, Jan 23, 2007.

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  1. urwethe

    urwethe Thread Starter

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    Help!

    I need to Ghost my laptop to a shared drive on my networked Desktop. I created a CDROM boot disk from Bootdisk.com (NTFSBOOT.exe). I do not have a floppy drive. I created the CD ok and can boot up. I can see the A: drive and the C: drive. I can't run NET USE because it says I can't run this in dos mode, and there is no net.exe in the A: virtual drive. I am a novice here, I need to do something like "net use //bobdesktop/shared" so I can connect to my desktop before running Ghost.exe to do the backup.

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Why do you NTFS drivers for GHOST? GHOST will run from a standard MS-DOS boot and backup/restore NTFS drives.

    Truthfully, I'd consider moving to a modern backup package, I use Acronis True Image for network backups. Create the boot CD, boot it and access the network. :) You can pick it up for $30 on a downloaded purchase from www.newegg.com
     
  3. urwethe

    urwethe Thread Starter

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    Thanks! I will take your advice. The problem is that I had a rogue svchost.exe that would not go away. I would keep on chewing up memory until I got a memory error. I just reinstalled the entire drive. So I plan on imaging my laptop every other night and then I can restore the freakin' thing again if this comes up.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    You're welcome. I have an automated True Image backup once a week, and I backup my data every day. Keeps me out of hot water for this kind of issue. :)
     
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