Monday, January 09, 2006

Ghost 9.0 problems

I am in the process of getting a mirror hard drive put in my i-CAT but at present I am using an external drive. I have had problems with Ghost 9.0 for the back-up software. Anyone out there experiencing this problem?


Blogger Matt Kroona said...

I was using Ghost 9.0 until sometime in August, when I did a WIN2000 automatic update, which caused my computer to not boot. After MANY hours of research, trial, and error, I found that I had to disable a DLL file on Windows so that I could boot up. However, this DLL is the one that Ghost uses to run. SO...I don't and can't run Ghost any longer. My solution is that I use Maxtor drives which come with a program called "MaxBlast" which allows me to make a mirror image of my drive. I make the mirror image, then swith cables and boot to the new drive just to confirm that it works. The I go back to using my original drive. I make this mirror image whenever I do any serious changes to my main drive (i-CAT upgrade or something like that). I also manually copy all my saved patient data (plans, Dicom data, reports, 3DVR, etc.) to my mirrored drive each night. Lastly, when my patient data file gets big enough, I burn it to a DVD and delete it from the C drive. Off the top of my head, I believe my C drive is about half full which means it should be a while before I need a new drive...although I AM hoping that will happen sometime in 2006;-) One more tidbit...I delete the scouts and the raw data from the i-CAT software to save space also.

5:43 PM  
Blogger devery said...

Well, as usual Matt, you have saved me from having to research this problem. thanks much.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Matt Kroona said...

As a result of this experience, I have turned off the "automatic update" feature on Win2000 and NEVER do any updates on that computer. So good!

1:04 PM  

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