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 #1  
07.02.2007, 16:45
jason
I am helping a friend try to recover his failing system. The primary
drive has begun to report that it's about to fail. So, he purchased a
copy of Ghost 10 and backed up four volumes.

The system is configured for dual boot: Win 98 resides in a primary,
bootable partition, C:, and XP Pro (E:) is a volume in an extended
partition with two other volumes that contain data.

We tried using Ghost two ways. Both fail. First, we created a restore
point for all four volumes on an external USB drive. Then we swapped in
the new drive and booted the Ghost recovery CD to restore the volumes.
The restore worked, but the system won't boot XP. It seems to have
replaced the four volumes, but didn't somehow remember the drive letter
assignments for D, E, and F in the extended partition. It did label the
other partition, C:, correctly.

We then cleaned off the new drive and plugged in the old one to try a
Ghost Disk Copy operation. That seemed to produce exactly the same
result - the former E: volume's contents got copied, but there is no
drive letter assigned to the volume..

In both cases, the new disk partition structure differs from the old one
in that Ghost restored each volume to a separate partition instead of
one primary and an extended one.

I'm stumped. Any suggestions for how to proceed?

Thanks,
Jason
 #2  
12.02.2007, 16:57
crazymister
On 7 feb, 15:45, jason <nerraw_no> wrote:
[..]
> in that Ghost restored each volume to a separate partition instead of
> one primary and an extended one.
> I'm stumped. Any suggestions for how to proceed?
> Thanks,
> Jason
> --
> reverse my name in email address


try if you can install win xp before you install win 98, if i'm not
totally mistaking that's ths order of installation before you can
start win xp. it's a stupid something, i know, but you must first
install win xp and later on win 98, and both on different disks/
partitions.
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