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Topic # 13604 19-May-2007 19:39
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Having trouble with Norton Ghost.
When it reboots to create a image of my C: partition, it only seems to write 32kb to the dvd, before closing the disk and requesting the next disc.  When this disk is halfway through it closes it, then reboots to windows and says the backup failed.

Any ideas on why it would be doing this?

Perhaps I should look at an alternative programme.  Are there any available that will do the same thing (make an image on a bootable dvdrw?)






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  Reply # 71340 19-May-2007 21:52
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Could this be a SATA drive you're trying to Ghost? I have heard of earlier cloning tools having trouble with SATA drives.




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  Reply # 71342 19-May-2007 21:57
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Acronis... OOo pricey!

Nope, it's a 120gb disk, partioned... (14gig C: boot partition and 100gb data partition).
There is also a seperate 40gb drive in the machine.
I selected the C: partition.

I've tried cd's and dvdrw's... it does the same for both.

Forgot to mention.. it's an IDE drive, not sata





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  Reply # 71381 20-May-2007 12:34
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Ok.. I did an image to an image file on the second hard drive.  This was successful and an integrity check passed.
So it seems maybe that the dvdwriter I have installed (it's one of my old ones) may be faulty (?)

Can anyone suggest a free utility that will test dvd/cd writing and reading on a DVD/CD Writer?

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