GhostSuite 2.5 Error 19240
I am using GhostSuite 2.5 to create images for Windows 7. I start the session from GhostCast Server (version 126.96.36.1996) and use the USB Ghost Boot Disk to boot up the laptops that I need to restore the image to. I have been using this version for almost a year and have never had this problem before.
I have "backup" images of 2 important laptops, just in case anything happened to them. Well, they both had an issue this week & I am trying to restore the image that I had created for each of them a few months ago.
Here's what I do to create the images. I set up the session from GhostCast Server. I do DISK images for Windows 7 with FAST compression. I create the image on a local hard drive on the Ghost server (G: drive). I do this all of the time, and don't have any issues restoring.
Well, we ran out of room on the G: drive a few months ago, so I copied these 2 "backup" images out to a network share drive. Once they were finished copying, I opened up each one, just to make sure Ghost Explorer opened it OK so knew the image was still OK after copying it. Both images are very large (around 25 GB) so they took a long time to open off the network share drive, but they did open OK and I was able to browse folders in the image. Since I needed room on the G: drive, I deleted the 2 "backup" images that I had just copied out to the network drive.
Now, a few months later, both of the laptops need to be reimaged. So, I made room on the G: drive & copied both "backup" images from the network share drive back to the G: drive on the Ghost server. I tried to do a restore (the same way I always do), but I am getting the following error on BOTH images:
Application Error 19240. Ghost has detected corruption in the image file. Please perform an integrity check on the image. Then I click OK, and get the following error in DOS:
ABORT: 19240, Decompress corruption
I normally use Multicast (I didn't realize there was a Unicast option), so I tried Unicast, but that didn't work either. I tried multiple switches. I tried to open the images off the G: drive & they open up fine. I tried to COMPILE the image into a different named image, but got the same decompression corruption error on the restore.
I try to run the integrity check, but a few minutes into it, I get an application error with the SEND or DON'T SEND buttons, so it will not finish the integrity check.
I have the standard clean image that I put on all new laptops backed up on the same network share. So I copied that back to the G: drive, and it restores fine.
Both of these laptops have software installed that is a royal pain to get set up & configured, which is why I ghosted them as a backup to begin with. I just wanted to be able to restore these images instead of having to go through the time & hassle of reinstalling the software, etc.
Can anybody please help me so I don't have to rebuild both of these laptops from scratch again?