Ghost 2003 - USB boot floppy - cannot find COMMAND.COM


G

gopcs

I have used this setup many times with no problem. Ghost 2003 Boot disc
is placed in an external floppy A: drive on a USB port. A 250GB drive
is connected to another USB port. The hard drive is imaged to the USB
250GB hard drive. Fine - no problem.

I am trying to do the same on a new Compaq desktop purchased by my
bro-in-law in August 2006. The computer begins to boot to the USB
floppy A: drive, then an error message appears similar to "cannot find
COMMAND.COM on A: drive". Yes, COMMAND.COM is on the A: drive.

Strange thing is that when the 250GB external USB hard drive is
disconnected from the Compaq desktop pc, the computer boots just fine
on the same USB floppy A: drive Ghost disc. I tried copying the
COMMAND.COM to the USB 250GB drive, and it didn't help at all.

Maybe this is a BIOS issue???
 
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R

Rod Speed

I have used this setup many times with no problem. Ghost 2003 Boot
disc is placed in an external floppy A: drive on a USB port. A 250GB
drive is connected to another USB port. The hard drive is imaged to
the USB 250GB hard drive. Fine - no problem.
I am trying to do the same on a new Compaq desktop purchased by my
bro-in-law in August 2006. The computer begins to boot to the USB
floppy A: drive, then an error message appears similar to "cannot find
COMMAND.COM on A: drive". Yes, COMMAND.COM is on the A: drive.
Strange thing is that when the 250GB external USB hard drive is
disconnected from the Compaq desktop pc, the computer boots
just fine on the same USB floppy A: drive Ghost disc.

Presumably its getting confused with two USB drives.
I tried copying the COMMAND.COM to the
USB 250GB drive, and it didn't help at all.
Maybe this is a BIOS issue???

Could well be with booting from USB.

Makes a lot more sense to use something like True Image and boot
from the CD instead. Floppys are WAY past their useby date anyway.
 

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