Of course my personal laptop is not backed up and I thought to myself I am Beeped -- well you know what!! Last month, just a couple of days before leaving for the US, I paid my friend a last visit and the inevitable disaster had occurred. So I changed out the motherboard/CPU etc and resumed from there. I quickly made a copy of the files, slightly embarrassed at what I saw. navigate here
Web searches and anecdotal reports indicate problems with HDDs in the 1 TB to 1.5 TB range with "divide overflow" errors often mentioned, but I have not seen anything definitive. SpinRite! Francis19-03-2005, 11:52If you're going to be rebuilding the first drive, can you boot with a regular 98 disk and fdisk, just trash any and all partitions. This time I purchased SpinRite instead and ran it on my son's system in level 4 mode.
Now, to tell you the truth I was a little surprised at this, because I was sure that this problem was a controller problem, but, hey, I'll take a free one Your product saved my butt this weekend. Then I found out about spin-rite, It looked like the one.
And swore at all. Yes, happens (very rarely) there are singularities in operation of this or that configuration, but they are normally easily passable. Partition Magic together with Drive Image in a window leaf (search in a forum helps). Re the divide overflow error, I'vev just tried it with no hard disks connected and Ghost boots up ok, but obviously no good without the drive attached.
Member Login Remember Me Forgot your password? Yes, it looks like it was booting into Ghost but then the screen broke up and all the garbled symbols and stuff fell across the screen for about 7 seconds before Oh well. It's easy!
Of course the new HDD was empty so the image was written well below any "hard size limit". So I figured it was probably in the BIOS menu or something. I copied the necessary customer files and directories and re-installed the hard drive in the system. Did it start to boot then just give you various symbols like £%& across the top of the screen?
I could leave it in his old flat to which we both have keys and he could retrieve it after I flew out using his electric scooter and Perth's excellent train Let me explain: The other night we had a lightning storm and though my system was turned off and unplugged I believe a very close lightning strike may have caused the It immediately found--and fixed--a defective sector at the beginning of the disk. Not knowing where his pictures were, I browsed into the "My Pictures" folder and found myself looking at some very pornographic pictures of my friend and his wife.
My gut told me ......I think the source drive is having problems. http://kreativexpert.com/norton-ghost/norton-ghost-15-error.html Same problem. PDA View Full Version : Divide Override error in Norton Ghost? Needs to be quick and easy and ideally boot from a floppy.
Next day, he reported that it worked, but warned that the disk was not long for this world and I should make a backup while I still can. I'm using it right now. It would be interesting to see if switching the HDD to the primary IDE port makes any difference. his comment is here I simply wanted to let you know that your SpinRite product saved my bacon.
Just want to thank you for SpinRite V.6 I purchased the program recently with the intention of running it on all my hardware but hadn't used it yet. This failed to get it going. So I can reinstate a good image backup and I can't reinstll the OS. :( Francis19-03-2005, 11:23Did you try the MS-DOS/PC-DOS boot disk, instead of the one you are using now?
Over the years I have bought a lot of software to solve problems for personal computers and business ones. Am I SOL, and must I use Ghost 10 or higher to recognize this capacity drive.Â Â Or must I change camps and go to Clonezilla?Â Â I love Ghost 2003 and want Except, apparently my backup routine failed some time back. I have had occasion to use it 3 times in the last 17 years (the most recent was yesterday on an XP laptop hard drive) and it worked flawlessly each time
I just used it to fix a bad spot on my disk that XP wouldn't read, preventing me from viewing a video of an R&D project I worked on. I've gone through Live Update (two or three iterations were required) and this brought Ghost 8.3 to version 184.108.40.2061 [email protected] : According to some comments on the web, "cdrlib" = CD The price you ask for such a well written and useful product is more than agreeable when you understand the vast amount of information that can be retrieved using your product. http://kreativexpert.com/norton-ghost/norton-ghost-error.html I booted up from the SpinRite CD, and went to the recovery choice (#2).