When using Ghost to restore an image file to another computer, you see the error message "29004 Read sector failure, result = 32, drive = 128, sectors 95 to 159," "Bad blocks encountered," or a similar message. In some cases, the error does not occur when you create and restore the image with a different Ghost version.
This problem appears to be due to the way Ghost is accessing the drive. To resolve the problem, recreate the image using the -FNI switch to start Ghost:
If that does not work, recreate with the -FFX switch also:
Ghost -FFX -FNI
These switches force Ghost to use a different method for accessing the drive.
Alternate cause and solution If this error occurs regardless of your Ghost version, it is probably due to bad sectors on the destination drive if restoring an image, or due to bad sectors on the source drive if creating an image. Run Scandisk, CheckDisk, or Norton Disk Doctor with a thorough surface test.
If the problem persists, run Ghost with the -BFC switch. This will allow Ghost to ignore up to 500 bad blocks on the destination drive.
To clone a disk that has numerous bad sectors, run Ghost with the -FRO switch. This instructs Ghost to continue cloning regardless of the number of bad sectors.
If the problem continues, contact the hard drive manufacturer and obtain the diagnostic program for your specific hard drive. Run the diagnostic program on the hard drive and see if this resolves the problem.