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Ghost (32) 8.2- error message

Created: 26 Nov 2006 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 3 comments

I currently have 3 laptops with a single hard disk setup as a home network. The server is running MS server 2003 R2 sp1 and the workstations are running windows XP sp 2. I tried to cloned a backup image of one of the XP workstations. So I mapped the drives from the workstation to both the server and the another XP workstation. When I run the Ghost(32) 8.2, I chose "local", disk", " to image", "file name to copy image to" where I picked the mapped network drive. Then I was asked to click ok for "A source volume could not be locked....attempt to force a dismount on a volume?" After I followed the instruction, I got the error message of "A source volume could not be locked (640)". I played with security setting of both server and the workstation but it still doesn't work. Any idea how to fix it?

Tks in advance.

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Mark Chestnut's picture

Are trying to do this by lauching Ghost32.exe from within windows to capturre an image? If so that will not work.

Justin C's picture

Yes, I launched ghost32.exe to clone the windows image within windows. What is the proper way to do it?

TrottPaDetta's picture

I try to create some images one for XP and one for Vista. For XP everything works fine but for Visa I get this error message:
A source volume could not be locked as it is in use by another process. Do you wish to attempt to force a dismount on the volume? ALL OPEN HANDLES TI THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID ( Question: (1854)).

Next message:
A source volume could not be locked (640).

I created the image in the following way:
1. Install OS
2. Boot from Norton Ghost.
3 Go to Recover -> Recover using a legacy Ghost image
4.Go to Local->Partition->To Image
5. Choose the partion wich the OS is installed and choose the other partition to save the image.
6. When I create a image for XP everything works fine, but when I try to create a Image for Vista I will get the above error.

I have two partition (C: and D:) where I install the OS on C: and have my images on D:
I use Norton Ghost 10.0, but the legacy ghost is Symantec Ghost 8.2

So the question is how is it possible for a process to access the disk when I boot from the CD? And why do I only have this problem with Vista?