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Need Help Restoring Images on new laptops...

Created: 22 Oct 2012 | 6 comments

Hi, I'm working on new HP laptops (Elitebook 8470p) and I'm trying to create/restore images on these laptops. I have added the NIC drivers to the Ghost Boot Wizard, however it still does not work. I'm using a GHOST PE usb drive to boot WIN PE from. The error message that I get in Ghost 32 11.5.1 is cannot connect to ghostcast server. Is there settings in the BIOS that I need to change? Older laptops work just fine as well as both older desktops and newer desktops too. I have searched these forums and spent about two weeks so far trying to figure this issue out. Does anyone have a solution?

 

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andykn101's picture

Are you sure you have loaded the correct driver versions for the WinPE version you are using. I think WinPE 2.0 needs Vista drivers.

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Blake123abc's picture

HP does not have Vista Drivers available for the new laptops just Windows 7 which I used.

andykn101's picture

If you are using WinPE 2.0 try the NIC manufacturers website, Intel, RealTek or Broadcom.

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Blake123abc's picture

I located the driver on Intels Website, does it matter if it's Vista 32 bit or 64bit? Also do I just need the NIC driver added to Ghost Boot Wizard?

andykn101's picture

Depends if you're using 32 bit or 64 bit WinPE. I think the 64 bit WinPE has a\ Program Files (x86) when it boots.

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EdT's picture

The version of WinPE used in Ghost is the 32 bit, so you need 32 bit Vista drivers. It is adviseable to include drivers for both the NIC and the SATA chipsets on your machine, as WinPE 2 only has basic SATA capability and a lot of new SATA chipsets have been released since it first shipped.

Basically, check from the WinPE command prompt that you have a valid IP address. If not, then its a good indication that the wrong drivers are being used.

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