May I assume I will have to actually pay for the newest Ghost? Thanks to all.I hope everybody is saving these posts on computing! I haven't had this much help on one problem in years, a wealth of info.al May God give us strength Al's TV 224 Rt. 46 Mine Hill, NJ. 07803 973-361-5796 alleathe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ----- Original Message ----- From: "TechAssist Admin." <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 6:03 AM Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: computer technique for non Gurus > > Dave or anyone, do you know if older versions of Ghost will > do this to at least some extent? I have some, but no manuals > for them. > -Clint > > God Bless Us All > http://orpheuscomputing.com > Clint Hamilton, Owner > sales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Tech-Assist Administration > http://tech-assist.org > techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > (PLEASE include previous correspondence > if replying to this email!!) > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Dave" <dazevedo4@xxxxxxxx> > To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 2:31 AM > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: computer technique for non > Gurus > > > > Get Norton Ghost ver 2001 or newer it will allow you to make > an image of > your hard drive directly to your cd-burner it will also span > cd if need be. > It works on networks also. > Dave > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Bil Green" <tv.vcrrepair@xxxxxxxxxxx> > To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Cc: <jmgoins.tn@xxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 1:14 AM > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: computer technique for non > Gurus > > > > > > Mike, > > > > I don't have a second hard drive. Can I copy an > > image of my system to a directory on the same > > drive and then burn a copy onto a CD? > > > > Can you please tell me which folders or files > > need to be included? I use Fix-It Utilities 4.0 > > to save all the critical files each time I install > > a program. This includes: > > > > registry files config.sys autoexec.bat > > system.ini win.ini protocol.ini command.com > > > > I suppose that I would really need to have a copy > > of Windows\System. The program System Safe > > Gold is supposed to do this and then have the > > copy available for restoring when you boot up > > with a rescue disk. I have not been able to get > > it to work on two computers (WIn98 & WinME). > > > > I have not tried an older version or the retail > > version of System Safe Gold. One of them > > must work! Seems this may be the ultimate > > solution for some of us. > > > > Thanks, > > > > Bil > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: <jmgoins.tn@xxxxxxxxxxx> > > To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 9:31 PM > > Subject: [TechAssist] Re: Fw: computer technique for non > > Gurus > > > > > > > I have fought losing battles with Windows more often than > > I care to talk > > > about. Really useful documentation is scarce or > > nonexistant (at least in my > > > case), so I can only offer guesses from observed > behavior. > > When you install > > > drivers, it seems to act like if drivers exist, that it > > doesn't actually > > > replace all the existing files even though the screen > > messages implies that > > > it does. It seems to work better if you use newer > (updated > > or more current) > > > drivers, so the date stamps may be involved. > > > Sometimes going into the system icon on the control > panel > > , and deleting a > > > device, and letting it reinstall on the next startup > cycle > > works, and > > > sometimes it does not. > > > The PCI bridge drivers ( some of the proprietary systems > > like Commpaq > > > Deskpros need these loaded from the driver disks or from > > downloaded files) > > > are important, as until these are loaded the OS will not > > be able to > > > identify a lot of on-board and PCI preipherals. > > > > > > The point of all this is a recommendation that you use > > Ghost or something > > > similar (if you have it) to copy an image of your system > > to another > > > partition, or hard disk now that it is working, ( several > > images in > > > different stages of installation are useful.) and burn a > > copy to a cd (or > > > cd's by using the spanning option when creating your > > image, if your image > > > is too lareg to fit one cd). > > > I do not claim to be a Guru, although I have done this > > for a job. > > > > > > Mike Goins jmgoins@xxxxxxxx > > > > > > > > > > > > At 10:59 PM 9/30/01 -0400, you wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >Subject: computer technique for non Gurus > > > > > > > > > > > >> HP Vectra VE, customer screwed audio, would not go > back > > on with its own > > > >> discs or plug and pray! > > > >> Remember a "guru" suggested removing all the boards > > except simple vga card > > > >> and re-installing win98,with updates. I did this after > > de frag and disc > > > >> scan. > > > >> I then installed the whole cd that came with the > > sound card BEFORE > > > >> restarting computer.I even installed all the "extras". > > > >> I shut down the computer, installed the sound card, > > and fired up the > > > >> puter. Audio was perfect.I figure their kids hit the > > wrong keys(games up > > > >the > > > >> gazoo) and deleted > > > >> part of the audio drivers (volume control gone) and > > win98 fought the > > > >> drivers. They also had a fancy video accelerator that > I > > will re install > > > >> tomorrow. > > > >> I worked on this computer on and off for weeks,no > > audio, so I am > > > >happy > > > >> this worked. The gurus may feel this is obvious, but > it > > wasn't to me. Hope > > > >> this helps somebody. > > > >> Any "gurus" kind enough to explain the theory on > > this.I would > > > >appreciate. > > > >> al > > > >> > > > >> May God give us strength > > > >> Al's TV > > > >> 224 Rt. 46 > > > >> Mine Hill, NJ. 07803 > > > >> 973-361-5796 > > > >> alleathe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > > > Help make your TechAssist online repair tips > database better! Submit your fixes here: > http://www.circuitwork.com/techassist/tip/#tips > To unsubscribe write to: > techassist-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with unsubscribe in the subject line. Help make your TechAssist online repair tips database better! Submit your fixes here: http://www.circuitwork.com/techassist/tip/#tips To unsubscribe write to: techassist-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with unsubscribe in the subject line.