Client computer reboots to Virtual Partition after imaging using Sysprep

Article:TECH108533  |  Created: 2003-01-23  |  Updated: 2010-01-21  |  Article URL
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You have used the Ghost Console to dump an image from a Client incorporating Microsoft's Sysprep. When the Client computer reboots, it boots to the Virtual Partition rather than Windows.


This is working as designed. Ghost reboots the client to the Virtual Partition so that at this point you can perform another task on this computer. Running a Refresh Configuration Task will take the machine out of the Virtual Partition and boot into the O/S.

If you do not want to run another task and would rather reboot to Windows, letting Sysprep continue with the configuration changes, you can use the following command:

ngctdos -hide

If the problem persists, check the document 'Cannot exit from the Ghost Virtual Boot Partition' available at

For additional information on Sysprep, read How to Use Sysprep with Ghost.

For additional information on exiting the Virtual Partition, read Cannot exit from the Ghost 7.5 Virtual Boot Partition.

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