Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How to Create Images with Norton Ghost

Norton Ghost offers a peace-of-mind solution for protecting your computer information. Backing up your computer drives regularly to an external source can be a great way to ensure that if your drive fails, none of your information is lost. With a few clicks to specify the backup configuration, you can have a drive image created and saved to the location of your choice.

Everything still the same OS will boot the same. All programs and data will be there the same. Nothing will change of course you will have a bigger size hard drive. 

Step 1Hard Drives

You can clone 



You can see an example of the picture.

Pata to Pata (You will need to go to the bios and enable the new drive before moving on)  
Make sure the one that has the OS install make that one as master and new drive make it has a slave. Once you clone. Remove the old drive and place new drive and make it as master or cable select. 

Sata to Sata (You will need to go to the bios and enable the new drive before moving on)
for sata you really don't need to make anything master or slave. As long you enable the new drive within the bios your go to go.

Pata to Sata( You will need to go to the bios and enable the new drive before you move on)
You can clone from Pata to Sata. There no requirement to make any master or slave. Just make sure you enable the new drive within the bios. 

Keep track of which is your current drive and the new drive. 

Go to the bios and make sure you see your two drives if so boot from the cd Ghost Norton 

Step 2Norton Ghost


Once you load Symantec Ghost you get a welcome screen Click Ok

On the menu we will go to Option first.

On the Option go to the tab that say Misc

Under Misc we going to select Force cloning and Accept. This is useful if you replacing a bad drive. 

Step 3Disk To Disk

Your back on the menu

Now we going to select Local

We going to select Disk> To Disk

Step 4Select Source and Destination

Here you really need to keep an eye for.

Ignore Drive 3 it my USB I forgot to remove. Make sure you only have two drives showing up 

1. Here you will select the Source. By Default Ghost will pick the one that already has OS install. Has you can see it won't allow me to select the drive 2 because drive 2 doesn't have anything on it.  

2. Here you will select the destination. By default Ghost will select the drive that is blank and that is drive 2. 

3. Destination Drive details. Here you can customize the size if you don’t' wants deal with it ignore and click ok.

Step 5Cloning

Now we in the last step

If you look at the bottom you can see the source and destination.

Source local drive 1 is the one that has the OS install.

Destination local drive 2 is the one going to replace the local drive 1

If you did everything correct You can proceed with the clone. 

Step 6Done with Clone

If it was able to clone the drive and complete. Now just click Continue it will go back to the menu. Now shut down the computer.

Now remove your current drive and place the new hard drive alone.

Turn on the computer and go to the bios and disable the 2nd drive or else it going to complain you missing 2nd hard drive.

Restart the computer once you finish within the bios. If you did everything correct you should see your windows loading. 

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