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CD locked in Memory??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Willard, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Willard

    Willard Flightless Bird

    Dell Vostro 1510 winXPpro..
    I have two MSDos boot CD's..
    No.1 = Ghost program..
    No.2 = Gdisk + small dos programs..
    Both CD,s boot and work just fine..
    When I restart Windows and insert No.1, it shows drive D:/ with only the
    Ghost program folder..
    Then I insert No.2 and it still shows only the Ghost folder with the
    Ghost.exe program?????
    After POST the the Ghost folder still shows on D:/ when No.2 Gdisk is
    inserted in the drive??
    When I insert No.1 it now shows D:/ completely blank???
    This problem exists exactly the same on an old Micron GX3 with winXPpro??
    Other CD's with pictures etc. work o.k...
     
  2. John Hacker

    John Hacker Flightless Bird

    The floppy disks you have cannot read NTFS file system. If you want to
    clone your HD then you need to boot using your dos disks. To clone, DOS
    doesn't need access to HD, but you can also NOT see anything on HD.

    You need to get the latest version of Norton Ghost 15 which, in my opinion,
    is far superior to anything I have seen so far, Not even Acronis 2009 can
    match it. not sure if Acronis 2010 is any better.

    Norton 15 can allow to "cold-image" your HD or partition and this is very
    much welcome if you want to clone your brand new DELL or HP machine without
    even starting it!! The images can then be used to reset your system at
    factory level without recourse to DELLs hidden partition.

    hth

    "Willard" <guess@msn.invalid> wrote in message
    news:uMuv7o4lKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Dell Vostro 1510 winXPpro..
    > I have two MSDos boot CD's..
    > No.1 = Ghost program..
    > No.2 = Gdisk + small dos programs..
    > Both CD,s boot and work just fine..
    > When I restart Windows and insert No.1, it shows drive D:/ with only the
    > Ghost program folder..
    > Then I insert No.2 and it still shows only the Ghost folder with the
    > Ghost.exe program?????
    > After POST the the Ghost folder still shows on D:/ when No.2 Gdisk is
    > inserted in the drive??
    > When I insert No.1 it now shows D:/ completely blank???
    > This problem exists exactly the same on an old Micron GX3 with winXPpro??
    > Other CD's with pictures etc. work o.k...
     
  3. Willard

    Willard Flightless Bird

    My WinXP is FAT32 and the boot CDs were made to boot from MSdos
    floppys 1.44mb..

    I certainly will look in to Ghost 15..
    Thanks John..

    John Hacker wrote:
    > The floppy disks you have cannot read NTFS file system. If you want to
    > clone your HD then you need to boot using your dos disks. To clone, DOS
    > doesn't need access to HD, but you can also NOT see anything on HD.
    >
    > You need to get the latest version of Norton Ghost 15 which, in my opinion,
    > is far superior to anything I have seen so far, Not even Acronis 2009 can
    > match it. not sure if Acronis 2010 is any better.
    >
    > Norton 15 can allow to "cold-image" your HD or partition and this is very
    > much welcome if you want to clone your brand new DELL or HP machine without
    > even starting it!! The images can then be used to reset your system at
    > factory level without recourse to DELLs hidden partition.
    >
    > hth
    >
    > "Willard" <guess@msn.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:uMuv7o4lKHA.1536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    >> Dell Vostro 1510 winXPpro..
    >> I have two MSDos boot CD's..
    >> No.1 = Ghost program..
    >> No.2 = Gdisk + small dos programs..
    >> Both CD,s boot and work just fine..
    >> When I restart Windows and insert No.1, it shows drive D:/ with only the
    >> Ghost program folder..
    >> Then I insert No.2 and it still shows only the Ghost folder with the
    >> Ghost.exe program?????
    >> After POST the the Ghost folder still shows on D:/ when No.2 Gdisk is
    >> inserted in the drive??
    >> When I insert No.1 it now shows D:/ completely blank???
    >> This problem exists exactly the same on an old Micron GX3 with winXPpro??
    >> Other CD's with pictures etc. work o.k...
    >>

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