My desktop with xp sp3 crashed and have to install my ghost backup file. Never did this before, but i read that i have to boot my rescue disk in order to do this. My version is 14.0. When i boot the recovery disc, i do not get to see what Ghost forum shows, also, i read that the recovery opens in a dos background, cause one cannot do this in windows. I see where the recovery disc is an iso file....do i have to do anything special to it...like extract it, though i do not believe its compressed.
(Solved) - Ghost is giving me the creeps(9 posts)
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It's been a while since I used Norton Ghost. If I read OP correctly, he has a bootable Ghost recovery disk and he has Ghost backup file(s) made. Now that his desktop has crashed and he wishes to do a Norton Ghost recovery -- he shouldn't have to burn any image. Just insert the bootable disk -- make sure the PC boots to CD (and not the working hard drive) -- boot -- and follow Norton directions to restore.
I see where the recovery disc is an iso file....do i have to do anything special to it...like extract it, though i do not believe its compressed.
I thought he said the recovery disk was an .iso file meaning it had been copied to the disk rather than imaged to the disk. But, now he has both options to try.
Yes, quite confusing. But I have used Ghost before -- both to make backup and to restore. And there's no need to burn backup files before use. Upon system crash, simply boot to the Norton bootable rescue disk and follow directions to restore... So unless we are missing something here...
Correct. Booting with the bootable Ghost rescue disk should get him into the Norton Ghost 'environment' -- and then it's simply a matter of following directions -- to pick the desired backup set (if there are more than one). I can be wrong, but reading the above, I think the DOS-like Ghost environment "gave OP the creeps" for whatever reason, and so he posted, wanting to be sure -- before proceeding on.
But as I mentioned, it's been a while since I used Ghost. Maybe more recent users (specifically v14 users) can chime in.
If I remember right, with a boxed Ghost version, the installation disc was also the recovery disc. When you booted that, you got 'install', 'recover' and some other options. It has been a few years since I last used my Ghost 14 and all I remember is that it was more difficult to operate than Macrium which I use now.