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Created: 29 Aug 2012 | 7 comments

Hi, It looks like as though I have this error either.

Applicatio​n error 25058 unable to locate enough contiguous free space to load run.

I have created a backup via Symantic Ghost 11.0(Symantic Recovery Disc) for all my computer's external hard disk(686GB) which has four partitions C: OS, System, D: Factory Recovery and HP tools.( from the bootable Sysmantic Recovery Disc, I have chosen "Local" option. Then: 'Disk'. After that, I have chosen "to image". Next, I have been directed to choose the destination. Finally, I have chosen my external hard disk(1TB)

When  I have restored(recovered) my computer from this full Image, Ghost 11.0(1998-2000) showed me this error below,  although  the progress of restoration reached to 85%, and the current restoring partition was 3/4:

Application error 25058 unable to locate enough contiguous free space to load run.

Increase the destination partition size or run Ghost with- NTEXACT Switch.

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NOTE: when I have created the image, the C partition had about space of 550GB  used and 136GB free. However, when I have restored from Image, C partition had about space of 50GB used and 536GB free).

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Anyway, when the image failed to restore my computer, I have exited the Ghost and then my computer restart. However, this message showed me:

Windows boot Manager:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1- Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.

2- Choose your language settings, and then click "next"

3-Click repair your computer.

If you don't have this disc contact your System adminstrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

file:\Boot\BCD

Status: 0XC0000225

Inf: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

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After I couldn't do anything, I have brought my Recovery Discs and put the first one in the driver and then pressed ESC to return to the window of  choosing booting devices. In that windows I have chosen 'boot' from Driver. Then computer booted from first disc. Finally, Recovery Manager's windows showed me.

I have followed the instructions on that Recovery Manager until I finished from preparing my Windows.

When my Windows started, I was quite surprised that:

*The D: Factory Recovery  has been removed and its space merged to C.

*I was when I restart my compute I press F11 to boot to Recovery Manager. However, now this  no longer works.

*I was when I set up 'Show hidden files and folders' from the "Folders Options", HP tools partition is shown in my computer because HP tools is originally a hidden partition. This no longer works now, although when I have run computer management, HP tools is shown.

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NOTE: I have recovered my computer two times with using Factory Recovery partition, which was on D,  and Recovery Discs before I have tried restoring with image created by Ghost. In each time, I only went through one restarting of my computer and then I have come to 'preparation my computer for its first use".
However, When I I have tried restoring my computer from Recovery Discs after the restoration failed during Ghost, my computer restarted several times(about 6 times) and in each time it restarted  and returned into a window with a title "Software installation". This window(This windows I didn't go thourgh it before.) continues about 30 minutes .Then  I have come to 'preparation my computer for its first use" 

I would quite highly appreciate your help.

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EdT's picture

What actual operating system are you trying to image?  Vista?  Win 7?

I am not sure I understand your disk layout:

>I have created a backup via Symantic Ghost 11.0(Symantic Recovery Disc) for all my computer's external hard disk(686GB) which has four partitions C: OS, System, D: Factory Recovery and HP tools.

That looks like either two partitions, with C: containing the OS and System, and D: containing Factory Recovery and HP tools, or 6 partitions if you count each of the stated items separately.

It is unusual for a System disk to be external - is this what you intended to say?

Did you run CHKDSK or any other disk checking tool when you created the images?  If the hard disk was on the point of failure then the image may contain crosslinked files and other errors which will prevent recovery.

If imaging Win 7, the operating system consists of two partitions - a tiny 100-200Mb hidden partition that contains vital system files, and the main partition that holds the bulk of the operating system. The failure of windows to start and the reference to BCD makes it likely that you are working with Win 7 and have not captured the tiny system partition.  

You also fail to mention what hardware you are working with.

Lenovo, for example, have a non standard boot sector for which the -ib switch is normally recommended.

Finally, Ghost 11 did not ship with WinPE, so I'm assuming that your recovery system boots to DOS. Again, with modern hardware using SATA devices almost exclusively, you really need to be running WinPE to ensure that you can actually access the hardware correctly.

If your original hard disk is not available or non-functional at this point, then I would recommend you not waste any more time on this and just re-create your hard disk image from scratch.

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.

a cooperator's picture

Thank you very much indeed.

First of all this is the layout of my hard drive

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7975/63954375.png

Second: I have saved my image created with Symantic Ghost 11 bootable CD on an external hard drive.

Finally: I have created two images for all my hard disk whose layout is shown above

One was created by Macrium.

The other was created with Symantic Ghost 11( I think as you said from DOS, but there is interface user with colourful commands and option)

When I failed to restore with using image created Symantic Ghost 11.

I have restored with using image created by Macrium and it was successfull. 

EdT's picture

I assume you are using Win 7 based on the disk structure. The SYSTEM partition at the beginning of the disk is the standard structure for the HIDDEN Win 7 system partition, and the location of the C: drive would equate with the main Windows 7 partition. The Recovery and HP_Tools partitions follow - nothing that unusual.

Does your HP system use a UEFI bios?  

What Ghost switches are you using?

Are you creating a DISK or PARTITION image?

Ghost 11 was written a LONG time before Windows 7 was released and there are problems with systems using a UEFI bios, so if Macrium works for you (not a tool I have heard of before), then stick with that.

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.

a cooperator's picture

First fo all, thank you very much

Second: I am really don't know  if my HP system use  a UEFI bios or not?

Third:  'what Ghost switches are you using?',

I am not sure what this means.

However, I followed these steps when I created image:

1- I clicked on the 'local' option.

2- I chose 'Disk"

3- I chose 'to image'

4- I have directed to choose the destination, I have chosen the external hard disk.

When I restored the image:

I have chose 'locale' option

2- I chose 'disk'

3- I have chosen 'from image'

4- then I have navigate to chose the image file.

5- I have chosen the destination (internal hard disk which I have imaged before)

In other words, the image of the whole internal hard disk I have tried restoring it again.

Foruth: Are you creating a DISK or PARTITION image?

I have tried creating a disk image?

Ghost 11 was written a LONG time before Windows 7 was released and there are problems with systems using a UEFI bios, so if Macrium works for you (not a tool I have heard of before), then stick with that.

Yes, Macrium worked well and easy, but only I wanted to know what is the problem with Ghost.

I have been told that Ghost 11 didn't let you save image in an external hard disk.

So, I think this is the reason.

But if this were the reason, then why did only the creation of image succeed, although I have saved it in external hard disk? 

EdT's picture

Ghost 11 only offered DOS as the boot environment, and DOS does not provide support for USB devices, which is what your external hard disk is assumed to be. Although there are some techniques for connecting USB devices to DOS, in my experience they are difficult to get working and not entirely reliable.

However, if you are using some other boot environment to run your Ghost 11 system from, then that might account for your apparently success in creating an image. Are you able to view the image on your external hard disk from another system?  How large is the image?

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.

a cooperator's picture

Thank you very much

If the USB were not supported with Symantic Ghost 11, then why has the image I created succeeded? I have created image and saved it to an external hard disk connected to USB.

Also, when I restored from the image with Symantic Ghost, the progress of restoration reached to 85%, and the current restoring partition was 3/4 before the restoration failed.

In addition, when I booted from Symanitc Ghost, and then choose 'local'--> Disk--> from Image, then I navigate to the external hard disk, I see the image file.(image.GHO) However, I cannot browse it as the images create with Norton Ghost or Macrium.

Besides, when I browse my external hard disk via Windows explorer, I see the image.GHO. However, as I said that I couldn't browse it. (it is  rigid file).

@Are you able to view the image on your external hard disk from another system? How large is the image?@

I didn't try to connect my external hard disk to another system; however, it is viewed via my system.

It is 124GB. (this image created for all my four partitions(System boot, C:(OS) 115GB used and D(13GB), HP tools.

I have let it highly compressed when I created it.

You didn't tell me what is the NEEXACT, and how can I increase the destination partition size or run Ghost with- NTEXACT Switch.?

Application error 25058 unable to locate enough contiguous free space to load run.

Increase the destination partition size or run Ghost with- NTEXACT Switch.

EdT's picture

In answer to your last questions, I will assume you do not have access to the Ghost documentation, so the following links to the Symantec Knowledgebase may help:  

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO48877&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US&searchid=1329491570143

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH130961&locale=en_US

You can also enter 25058 in this forum's search engine to find other threads where this error has been discussed.

Regarding the Ghost version you are using - if it is truly 11, which comes with DOS, then if you are running under DOS you would not be able to create an image of 124Gb as DOS is unable to create a file greater than 2Gb in size.  Thus you have to be booting an operating system such as WinPE or BartPE as only these boot environments support Ghost and are capable of generating a single file greater than 2Gb.

Ghost 11.5 did offer a WinPE boot option, but you do not appear to have this.

One more thing I would like to check - are you definitely using Ghost Solution Suite, or are you using Norton Ghost ?  Although these products share a common name, they are based on different technologies, and have different support communities.

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.