Norton® Ghost with Windows® XP®
Are you inquisitive about the use of Norton Ghost 9.0 with Windows XP operating system?
Norton Ghost is disk-cloning software used for copying the content of a hard drive to an image file or another hard drive. It is used in situations, like reboot, restore, new computer installation, hard drive upgrade, system backup, system recovery and transfer of system to another user. A common issue observed with Norton Ghost 9.0 version is its compatibility with Windows XP Service Pack 2. This may be due to the non-support of Norton Ghost version with NTFS file system. In another situation, it may be due to the problem with Data Execution Prevention (DEP) policy and the Boot.ini file. The compatibility problem can result in a blue screen with Windows logo during the installation. Sometimes, the following error may also occur which says "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error (0xE7C3000F)". Adopt the following solutions smartly for all compatibility problems.
The following are the solutions for fixing the problems of Norton Ghost with Windows XP:
- Solution for Data Execution Prevention Policy
- Solution for modifying Boot.ini file
- General solutions
Solution for Data Execution Prevention Policy
One of the reasons of compatibility issues is that Data Execution Prevention (DEP) policy and the Boot.ini file are not allowing Norton Ghost services to launch during start up. For this, go to 'Control Panel' in 'Start' menu and then click on 'System'. Go to 'Performance' and click on 'Advanced' tab and then 'Settings'. On the Data Execution Prevention tab, click 'Turn on DEP for all programs and services'.
Solution for modifying Boot.ini file
Restart the computer and press 'F8' when the system beeps. Select 'Safe Mode' on the 'Advanced Options'. Select your Windows XP installation directory. Then, log on to the computer. Take the 'Run' command and enter 'c: cd aatrib –r –s –h boot.ini'. Without closing the DOS window, type ‘notepad c:boot.ini’. In notepad add the following '/NOEXECUTE=OUTPUT' and exit. In the DOS window, type ‘attrib +r +s +h boot.ini' and press 'Enter' and restart the system.
As a general step, you need to run 'chdsk /r' from the recovery console to clean up the cluster. Sometimes, during installation of Norton Ghost 9.0 in Windows XP Service Pack 2 system, a blue screen comes and it gets stuck there for a long time with a Windows logo. For overcoming this issue, adopt solution form modifying Boot.ini file. Sometimes, compatibility problems occur because of FAT and NTFS file system.