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- Problems running stand-alone Ghost 2003
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December 21, 2006, 7:26 am
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it. The contents of the floppy is basically like was suggested here and
elsewhere on the web except I used WinME instead of Win98SE. The version
date of my GHOST.EXE is 1-8-2004. When I ran GHOST.EXE it displayed a
licence agreement dialogue that says I should allow GHOST to mark my hard
I said NO don't mark the disks. I then proceeded to use the floppy to
successfully copy a partition to a different partition on the same hard
drive. I then changed the system ID byte (in the partition table) for the
clone to LINUX which will keep the clone hidden from Win XP. The reason I
didn't want GHOST to 'mark' anything is because I don't know what 'marking'
is or what 'marking' does and therefore I don't want it. I am just
When I was finished I booted my original partition (which is WinXP) and
right away I got a problem with my AVG 7.5 (free version) Antivirus program.
It said RESIDENT SHIELD NOT INSTALLED. I did a web search and found that a
possible cause for the problem might be NORTON software that is not
completely uninstalled. To fix the problem it says to run a NORTON Removal
Tool. I downloaded the tool and ran it and that fixed the problem I was
having with AVG Antivirus. WHAT REALLY PUZZLES ME is that I never installed
any NORTON software on this computer. I copied GHOST.EXE directly from the
CD to the floppy disk. I didn't install or run any program from the CD.
Also, I told GHOST not to mark my disks, which presumably should leave
I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS:
Does anybody here know what caused the problem with my AVG Antivirus ?
What does GHOST do when it marks the disks ? (I don't mind it so much as
long as I know how I can undo it)
TIA Bill S.