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Master Geek

Topic # 23103 18-Jun-2008 10:19
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I am currently trying to clone one of our old site PC's HD onto an Asus Novalite PX20 which we are loaning to run a few compatability and stabilty tests...
Our first issue was getting access to the hard drive.. we couldnt take the box apart or would void the warranty and would have to buy the machine...

So... i bought an external USB HD and put our 'image' on to that... plugged things in (mouse keyboard etc) and waited for drivers etc to load... restarted the PC to go in and change boot sequence...
 booted the USB and then nothing... won't recognise the mouse or keyboard so cant click the famous ANY key to move to next screen...

I have used the Bootable USB on other machines before and never had any problems with drivers etc.. but thats what im thinking the issue is here...

So after reading all my ranting above... my question is.. does anyone know if you need to install mouse/keyboard drivers onto a bootable USB??

If so, then why would it have worked on my other machines? the PX20 im trying to load the image on already has the drivers, so why wouldnt they work from bootable USB like my other machines do??

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Master Geek

  Reply # 138930 18-Jun-2008 10:49
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Thought this might help...

Am getting the error message as follows...


HIMEM : DOS XMS Driver Version 3.15
Extended memory specification XMS Version 3.0

ERROR: An extended memory manager is already installed
            XMS Driver not installed

IBM RAMDrive version 3.10 virtual disk E

(a whole lot of copyright crap.... then)
Driver not installed -- Mouse not found

Reconstructing E:\GHOST\GHOST.exe
Please insert the disk with second segment of ghost.exe and press any key...

This is where it is freezing up (normally i would just hit enter, it would keep loading then start GHOST so i could clone...)


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Master Geek

Reply # 138948 18-Jun-2008 12:14
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Sorted It!!

Was talking to the manufacturer and the default USB mass storage settings conflict with most PC's default settings... just had to change it to Forced FDD in advanced DOS settings and away it went...

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