CD-R and CD-RW devices
Norton Ghost 2002, 2003, Symantec Ghost 7.5, and Symantec Ghost 8.0 cannot save image files to IDE devices such as CD Writers when GoBack is on the computer. To use Ghost 2002, 2003, 7.5, or 8.0 to save image files to CD-R/RW devices, uninstall GoBack before cloning.
Alternatively, disable GoBack from within Windows, restart the computer without enabling GoBack, and then clone the disk or partition. To disable GoBack, see the section " To disable GoBack after the computer has started:" in the document How to disable GoBack 3.x.
Do not use the method " To disable GoBack while the computer is first starting:" for disabling GoBack. That method is not sufficient to remove GoBack's effect on cloning operations.
Cloning without GoBack
To create and restore images without GoBack, uninstall GoBack before creating the image. Because GoBack makes entries in the boot record, disabling GoBack is not enough to remove GoBack's effect on cloning processes. To remove GoBack, consult your GoBack documentation or see the document How to uninstall GoBack.
After you remove GoBack from the computer, create and restore images as usual.
Symantec supports this method for all currently-supported Ghost versions because GoBack is no longer on the computer. For a current list of currently-supported versions, see the document Ghost technical support options.
Cloning with GoBack
Only Norton Ghost 2002, 2003, Symantec Ghost 7.5, and Symantec Ghost 8.0 can create native copies (nonsector copies) of computers that have GoBack installed.
When creating and restoring nonsector copies, although references are made to several Ghost versions, Symantec provides technical support only for Norton Ghost 2003, Symantec Ghost 7.5, and Symantec Ghost 8.0. Symantec does not provide technical support for nonsector copies when GoBack is on the computer and you use a Ghost version that is earlier than Norton Ghost 2002, such as Norton Ghost 2001 or Symantec Ghost 7.0.
When you start the computer and run Norton Ghost 2002, 2003, Symantec Ghost 7.5, or Symantec Ghost 8.0, Ghost may display a message about GoBack.
- When you start the computer with GoBack in memory, you may see a message similar to the following:
"GoBack drivers detected
You will not be able to write to your drives with the Goback drivers loaded."
This message is normal and expected. The message indicates that Ghost will not restore an image while you have the GoBack drivers loaded. Ghost can, however, create image files.
- To restore an image, restart the computer without the GoBack drivers. See the section "Restoring images."
- To create image files, click OK at this message and then continue normally. See the section "Creating images."
- When you start the computer without GoBack in memory and you attempt to create an image file, Ghost displays the following message:
"GoBack Partition Detected
You are attempting to clone a GoBack partition without the GoBack drivers loaded. It can be copied on a sector basis or the operation can be aborted. We suggest you abort and reboot loading the GoBack drivers."
If you continue, Ghost defaults to creating an -IA sector copy, rather than a native copy. For more information on this message, see the document Error: "GoBack partition detected..." when creating an image or copying a disk or partition.
To create images with GoBack or to perform a Disk-to-Disk or Partition-to-Partition operation, start the computer with GoBack in memory.
To create images or to perform a Disk-to-Disk or Partition-to-Partition operation:
- Start the computer with GoBack in memory:
- Remove any floppy disk that is in the floppy disk drive.
- Start the computer.
- Press the spacebar when you see the GoBack screen that is "counting down." After pressing the spacebar, you see a GoBack menu.
- Insert the Ghost bootable floppy disk in the drive.
- Choose "Boot from Floppy." You see the Ghost Welcome screen.
- Run Ghost:
- Sector copies: If you are creating a sector copy, run Ghost as you usually do. Note that Ghost creates a sector copy when you use a "sector-copy" switch on the Ghost command line or use one of the sector copy options that is in the Ghost.exe or Ghostpe.exe user interface. Sector-copy switches include -IA, -IB, -ID, and -IR. For an explanation of the sector-copy switches, see the section "Useful Ghost switches" in the document Switches: Sector copy.
- Nonsector copies with Norton Ghost 2002, 2003, Symantec Ghost 7.5, and Symantec Ghost 8.0: If using Ghost 2002, 2003, 7.5, or 8.0 to create a nonsector image, run Ghost as you usually do. Note that Ghost 2002, 2003, and 7.5 do not require the -FFX switch.
- Nonsector copies with earlier Ghost versions: If using an earlier Ghost version such as Norton Ghost 2001 or Symantec Ghost 7.0 to create a nonsector image, run Ghost from the command line with the -FFX switch.
When restoring the image, start the computer without GoBack in memory. If GoBack is in memory, Ghost cannot see individual partitions on the destination drive and cannot restore a partition to any specific partition that is on the destination drive. That is, you can restore a disk image or restore a partition to the entire disk. You cannot restore a partition image to a specific partition, and you cannot selectively restore one partition (that is, a partition that is within a disk image) to a specific partition.
Note: Do not use the switch -FFX to restore the image. Do not restore the image with GoBack in memory. Restoring an image with the -FFX switch while GoBack is in memory will fail in most cases.
To restore images:
To restore images, put a bootable floppy disk in the drive before starting the computer, so that you start the computer without loading GoBack into memory:
- Put a Ghost bootable floppy disk in the floppy drive.
- Start the computer.
- Run Ghost to restore one of the following:
- Restore a disk image.
- Restore a partition image to the entire disk. That is, write over the entire destination disk with one partition image.
- Restore a partition, which is from a disk image, to the entire disk. That is, write over the entire destination disk with one partition from the disk image.
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Could not enable Ghost recovery partition..." when running a Task with GoBack
Cannot see partitions when running GoBack
Error: "You must restart your computer in MS-DOS mode" when creating an image file
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Error: "Load error, press any key to reboot" on startup after cloning
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