Norton Ghost and FDISK /MBR


G

Geir

Hi,

I have used Norton Ghost v9 to backup my windows xp pro partition.

After I have done a restore, windows boots correctly up, but just after
login it reboots or just hangs.

However if I next boot up from a win98 install CD and type FDISK /MBR
everything is ok the next time I boot to winxp!!

Does it exist a simpler way to make restored ghost partitions to
correctly run winxp without the FDISK /MBR step?

Also which alternatives does it exist to RIS? RIS is too limited in
options for me. I want to restore complete images of winxp with all our
software and settings. Does it exist alternatives to RIS which let me
mirror complete partitions and restore via PXE or boot/run from CD or
memorystick?

Thanks a lot for comments and tips

Jake
 
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R

Rod Speed

Geir said:
Hi,

I have used Norton Ghost v9 to backup my windows xp pro partition.

After I have done a restore, windows boots correctly up, but just
after login it reboots or just hangs.

However if I next boot up from a win98 install CD and type FDISK /MBR
everything is ok the next time I boot to winxp!!
Does it exist a simpler way to make restored ghost partitions to correctly run winxp without the
FDISK /MBR step?

Most dont have to do that, must be some quirk with your system.
Also which alternatives does it exist to RIS? RIS is too limited in
options for me. I want to restore complete images of winxp with all
our software and settings. Does it exist alternatives to RIS which
let me mirror complete partitions and restore via PXE or boot/run
from CD or memorystick?

Yes, Acronis True Image.
 

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