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Old 12-18-2011, 09:13 AM   #16
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Re: Having trouble install the dirver cd after Win XP Pro

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Should i choose the Restore Original Disk Signature button and what about the button Restore MBR ? Should i have this selected when doing the restore ?
Hi Vik,

Did you try this? I have no particular familiarity with the Norton imaging software, but perhaps if "restore MBR" is not selected it enters the restored OS into the MBR's partition table as a separate entry from the entry that was originally there, which would cause Windows to think that two OS's are present.

As far as "restore original disk signature" is concerned, I don't think you would want to do that if you were restoring to a new hdd, but I suspect that it won't make a difference either way if you are restoring to the same hdd that the image was created from.

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Old 12-18-2011, 01:03 PM   #17
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Re: Having trouble install the dirver cd after Win XP Pro

Hi Ctal,

Ive tried all permutations and combinations. Just didnt work. I now finally tried the last option, installed WinXP Pro, didnt activate it, just installed it. Did a few test reboots and no alternate boot menus appeared. So no problem here.

Then i installed Norton Ghost 14 and immediately imaged C:. Imaging completed and i tried a couple of reboots. No problems. Then i did a restore of C: and the dual boot menu is back. I wonder how companies like Norton just release stuff like this . All original authentic software. Maybe thats why its not working well.

But one thing to keep in mind is that i had a previous version of windows, not original, and NG 14 ran perfectly with the OS. Its the original WinXP its acting up with.

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Old 12-18-2011, 01:10 PM   #18
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Re: Having trouble install the dirver cd after Win XP Pro

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Hi Ctal,

Ive tried all permutations and combinations. Just didnt work. I now finally tried the last option, installed WinXP Pro, didnt activate it, just installed it. Did a few test reboots and no alternate boot menus appeared. So no problem here.

Then i installed Norton Ghost 14 and immediately imaged C:. Imaging completed and i tried a couple of reboots. No problems. Then i did a restore of C: and the dual boot menu is back. I wonder how companies like Norton just release stuff like this . All original authentic software. Maybe thats why its not working well.

But one thing to keep in mind is that i had a previous version of windows, not original, and NG 14 ran perfectly with the OS. Its the original WinXP its acting up with.

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Have you thought about trying another imaging program? I have had good luck with Macrium Reflect. They have a fully functional FREE version. Hope that helps.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #19
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Re: Having trouble install the dirver cd after Win XP Pro

I suspect that it could be fixed, following restoration of the image, by booting to the Windows XP installation CD, entering the recovery console, and running the commands FIXMBR and/or FIXBOOT:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

Obviously, care must be exercised doing that, or major problems could result.

If you want to consider another imaging program, as Nordap suggested, another one to consider is described in my writeup on Terabyte Unlimited's Image For Windows:

http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121091

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Old 12-18-2011, 01:27 PM   #20
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Hi Nordap,

You mean its a totally free version or strings attached ? Cause i bought Norton 14 and now ill have to use it as a coaster. Also is it a simple interface to use ?

Thanks

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Old 12-18-2011, 01:33 PM   #21
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Hi Ctal,

Thats another $49 of punishment after i just bought this. ..

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Old 12-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #22
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Re: Having trouble install the dirver cd after Win XP Pro

PROBLEM SOLVED !!!!!!!!

After trying this out all day long (hands are aching), finally sweet success.

For the record heres what i did. I went into my computer > properties advanced > startup and recovery - settings > now instead of just editing the boot.ini txt file, which i already tried, and norton restores it with the dual boot anyway, i actually unselected time to display list of operating systems then took an image and then restored that image. Now no dual boot screen. It seems to take this selection into the image but not just a boot.ini edit.

Thanks a lot everyone.

Thanks Ctal, Nordap and Radeonized.

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Old 12-18-2011, 02:15 PM   #23
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:26 PM   #24
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Glad you figured it out as well. Funny, I've been in the boot options for windows a million times and never thought of it. It seems so obvious now. Have to remember to cover the basics first. I guess we jumped a conclusion or two here. ;-)
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Hi Skully,

How are you ? Advance wishes for a merry christmas and happy new year !

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:28 PM   #26
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Thanks Nordap.

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas & a bright and prosperous Newyear to all of you.
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How are you ? Advance wishes for a merry christmas and happy new year !

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Old 12-18-2011, 11:11 PM   #29
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Very fine too Skully. Thanks for asking.

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