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Norton Ghost Bootable Usb [Extra Quality]

Here in this part, we will tell you how to make Norton Ghost bootable USB in Windows 10/8/7. Although the whole process is kind of complicated, all you need to do is read them through. Or if you prefer an easier way to create bootable USB as well as a free PC backup tool, you can refer to the next part to get it.

Norton Ghost Bootable Usb

To create Norton Ghost bootable USB, first, you should format the USB flash drive to NTFS and then copy the contents of the Norton Ghost recovery disk to the USB. Here we take make Norton Ghost 15 bootable USB as an example.

Insert the recovery CD and copy of its files to the bootable USB flash drive. Or if the recovery disk is an ISO image file, you can mount the ISO with a virtual drive program and then copy the files to the USB driver.

As you can see, the whole process is kind of time-consuming and you may meet some unexpected errors because of improper operation. And do not forget that it only offers you a 30-day free trial version. Why not try one free Norton Ghost alternative? It offers more powerful backup options compared to Norton Ghost and can help you create bootable USB in only a few clicks.

I have a disk image (ghost) of the disk need to be restored, and believe the ghost.exe should run from bootable USB with DOS, but I can't seem to create it. My laptop does not have a a cd-rom or floppy drive.I managed to find a Ghost utility that I could load from a bootable USB drive. Unfortunately, when I plug in my NTFS external drive (USB), it is not detected.

It allows you to create bootable USB drive easily. And you can also choose to create an ISO image file so you can burn to any removable devices. Besides, the bootable media is possible to boot any version of Windows.

How about give it a try? First download and install it on your computer and then follow the steps below to create bootable USB as well as create image backup. Please remember to backup your USB drive in advance, because it will erase all the data.

Now you have created a bootable USB that can help boot your computer, then you can create system image or other backup types according to your needs. Just choose one backup option and follow the wizard to make it. Besides, you can set scheduled backup to make it auto run daily/weekly/monthly.

You can use Hirens Boot CD. Newer versions have a free alternative to Norton Ghost, older versions have the real Norton Ghost (though it is shareware). Directions on their site how to make the "boot cd" a bootable usb stick. Very simple, only takes a few clicks with the right software (all explained in the link).

Easy2Boot (E2B) is popular multiboot USB solution that also contains agFM and Ventoy. It supports both Legacy and UEFI.Simply copy on your bootable ISO files to the E2B USB drive and boot! Boot to DOS, Linux, Windows Install ISOs (XP>Win11),automate Windows installs, WIM files, VHD files, images of flash drives, Linux ISO+persistence, etc.

I had heard using an external hard drive for Ghost images wasn't feasable with previous versions, so I had intended to use a second hard drive in the Media Bay for my I8100. I then realized that I wouldn't be able to access the Ghost Recovery Boot Floppy with the floppy drive removed, so I've only used the CD-R method so far. After further investigation, it appears that I would not require the floppy drive if I stored the recovery program on a bootable partition and the Ghost image on another partition of the second drive, or stored the recovery program on a bootable CD. With an external firewire drive, a boot floppy or CD with the firewire driver + the Ghost recovery program + PC DOS (or MS DOS) would be required.

Also, could you elaborate what is the steps after booting from a bootable CD created from Nortion Ghost? How does that apply to my situation for restore my hard drive in case of the primary drive failure?

Also, could you elaborate what is the steps after booting from abootable CD created from Nortion Ghost? How does that apply to mysituation for restore my hard drive in case of the primary drivefailure?

Alex_Ewrote:Cloning a bootable HDD to anothe bootable HDD, when both areconnected to the same computer is quite safe.If you have a backup cloned copy of your primary HDD on yourexternal drive and want to clone it back to the primary, simplyeither replace or reformat the primary drive and then using NortonGhost boot disk clone the external HDD to the new or re-fomattedprimary HDD.Ghost image backups are very handy for doing regular backups of asmaller HDD to a large HDD, as a number of backups can be fitted onone drive, with the oldest being deleted to allow for the newestbackup when required, to ensure a backup history is maintained.The ideal situation, in my opinion, is to also maintain twoidentical primary HDD's, with regular cloned backups, then if theprimary one in the computer fails, it can be physically replacedwith the spare, with guaranted success and minimal downtime.In my case I use a removal drive cage (very cheap to buy) and canslip the spare drive in and out whenever needed. I'm amazed at thenumber of people who buy expensive external HDD setups instead ofusing the very cheap and effective method of having as manyexternal HDD's as they like, as extra slip out cases can bepurchased, with a single internal cage.The older removable drive cages required a computer re-boot butthere are models now that allow hot swapping.

There is one reason at least: when the boot CD/floppy doesn't recognize the external/USB/Firewire drive. This is exactly my case. I have the original norton ghost boot CD but unfortunately it just recognize the drive on which i have several partitions C:, D:, ... So i backup my system C: on the other partition D: but the problem is when i have a hardware problem on this drive, i'll also lose my image backup which is on D: on the SAME drive!

I use norton ghost 9.0 which do the backup of C: while the system is running. In other words, i don't need to go to DOS to backup. It does the job right since i tested it several times. When backup is finished (under running XP), i boot with the norton boot CD which takes me to a norton "OS" with basic windows and asks me what to restore. The problem is that it shows me only one disk and not any other. So i have to store my backup on the same disk e.g. on D:

Anyway, i feel confident to boot from CD rather than from floppy. The problem as i said , is that it seems this boot CD (which is the original one from norton) doesn't recognize my other hard disk drives probably because of lack of the right drivers.

There is one reason at least: when the boot CD/floppy doesn'trecognize the external/USB/Firewire drive. This is exactly my case.I have the original norton ghost boot CD but unfortunately it justrecognize the drive on which i have several partitions C:, D:, ...

You obviously did not realize it but -- you just described your problem when you indicated you were "using the original Norton ghost boot CD". The original CD may NOT have the support for USB , Firewire' and the Hardware (and associated Drivers, etc) you have on your computer.

i'll not suggest you to upgrade to ghost 9.0 since IMHO if your version does what you want there is no reason to change anything (as i'll not upgrade to ghost 10.0 myself). However i'd like to let you know, based on some reviews about different versions of ghost (that i found on google but i'm not able to tell you where) that the version 9.0 is a huge improvment. For example it can do a warm backup while XP is running. Personally i don't think this is enough reason to upgrade but i believe there are other reasons maybe worth a look (i don't remember what).

Reading again the manual of 9.0, it says: in order to be able to restore (when under the original -and only one- ghost boot CD environment) from an external (e.g. USB HDD) device not recognized by the boot CD, when seeing the choice for booting on CD, one has to push F6 and then the system asks for other drivers and the user must provide them.

This is in theory the way ghost 9.0 takes care of devices not recognized by the original -and only- boot CD. However i have not tested it yet for the following reasons (i'll give it a try in the following days because i know there is no risk to do it):

in 2004 when ghost 9.0 was released, they should have include at least USB drivers in the CD, provided they are unique and not dependent on mother boards (if they are different on each mother board, then i can understand). I have not yet tested an external USB hard disk but in case it is not recognized, i really don't know where to get the USB drivers. In hardware management of XP, i have a long list of USB devices (i guess each corresponding to a port) that mostly point to the same two drivers in windows/system directory. Are these the ones i have to provide to ghost boot CD and how ?


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