Solved: Bootdisk.com NTFSBOOT.exe

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urwethe

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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
 

JohnWill

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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
 

urwethe

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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.
 

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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