February 7th, 2004, 12:57 PM #1
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- Feb 2004
SUCCESS USING GHOST WITH NOTEBOOK & PCMIA CARD
I have an HP Pavilion Notebook with a USB 2.0 PCMIA card attached to an external Iomega HDD drive, becuase my onboard usb 1.1 ports are excrucatingly slow. Until reently, I was unable to use Norton Ghost to image my notebook's hard drive after it restarted in DOS. I have now been able to do it successfully with the instructions that floow below, when using Ghost from 2 floppy disks. I wish to thank kurtlinux from the Experts Exchange for persevering with me and helping to solve this thorny issue. I hope this works as successfully for you in your particular system.
GETTING GHOST TO WORK THROUGH A LAPTOP USB 2.0 PCMIA CARD TO AN EXTERNAL DRIVE
1. MAKE GHOST FLOPPIES FROM NORTON GHOST UTILITIES
-USB support, Advanced button, all drivers
-Let it quick format the floppies or you will interrupt it's progress
2. DOWNLOAD HIMEM.SYS FROM INTERNET
-If you are using XP, you cannot use it's himem.sys file, so go to www.bootdisk.com
-Download the Windows 98SE botdisk, extract it to a formatted floppy
-Copy himem.sys to your Ghost floppy
3. DOWNLOAD THE CORRECT USBASPI.SYS AND DI1000DD.SYS FROM THE INTERNET
-Go To http://www.cisnet.com/glennmcc/download/usb-dos.htm and go to bottom of page
-Download both kxlrw40an.exe and mhairudos.zip
-Extract kxlrw40an.exe first, then copy its USBASPI.SYS (1/26/02) to the floppy
-Extract mhairudos.zip, then copy DI1000DD.SYS to the floppy
-Do not copy the USBASPI.SYS from mhairudos.zip since it is older
4. EDIT CONFIG.SYS ON THE FLOPPY
-Replace the existing config.sys lines with th following:
menuitem=FROMFLPY, This computer was started from a Ghost boot disk
menuitem=FROMCD, This computer was started from a Ghost bootable CD
DEVICEHIGH=USBASPI.SYS /v /w /e
5. NOW REBOOT AND CROSS YOUR FINGERS
October 20th, 2004, 09:11 PM #2
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- Oct 2004
Thanks for the Help
Great ideas and they worked for me. I have a Toshiba A45-S150 Notebook with four USB 2.0 ports on the motherboard and an ACOM 80 gigabyte external USB 2.0 drive. I run Windows XP Pro SP2.
After trying endless combinations of the Ghost Utilities to make a Ghost Boot disk, I could only run Norton Ghost 2003 using USB 1.1 (14 hours to image some of the drive and then I gave up).
But now with this process, I use the full capacity of USB 2.0 and image the whole drive (about 30 gigabytes) in less than 1 hr 30 minutes. WooHoo!
Other key points:
1) Use Ghost 2003 version 2003.789 or higher. I am running version 2003.793.
2) Unplug your USB mouse (there is a touchpad on the laptop that works fine) and USB external drive before booting from the Ghost startup disk. If you leave them plugged in the system hangs.
3) Plug in your USB external drive when asked and hit ENTER. It takes about 2 minutes to detect and set up the drive on my machine.
4) Leave your USB floppy connected (I have 4 USB ports so I can do this). Not sure what to do if you only have 1 USB.
You have my thanks.
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