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Created: 29 Jan 2007 • Updated: 10 Aug 2010 | 21 comments

I am using ghost 8 to create an image on a lenovo 8705-31U. I am creating the image to a file on a external drive connected to the 2003 server with ghostcast server running.

The ghost program appeared to be working until it got about 6% completed, and then it came up with a file name? (546) message saying "Output error file to the following location: a:/ghosterr.txt". The computer I am trying to create an image of does not even have a diskette drive "a" installed. If I try to change the location to a different drive letter, I get an error message saying "Cannot open Ghosterr.text - insert diskette (434).

Does anyone have any advice to offer on a) what might be the reason my image will not complete, and/or b) how I can get the error log to save to a different drive (like c:\) so that I can read it to get some clues as to why my image won't complete?

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Morgan Mackeson-Ellis's picture

Hi Dan,

You can change the default abort file (ghosterror.txt) location and name by specifying the switch -afile=filename where filename contains the path and name of the error file you wish to create.

Example: ghost -afile=c:\errorfile.txt

Please try this switch and post your error file if you are successful.

Regards,
Morgan

smily's picture

Hi Morgan,

I saw the solution you proposed to Dan, but I don't know how to use it. I have the same problem, but with a Laptop Dell Latitude 420. Is your solution to be used in the Command prompt or another way?

Can you help me, please

Dan 2's picture

Thank you, Morgan, for you fast reply. This information was very helpful to me. Actually I was able to figure out that the cause of the error was the 500 gb maxtor drive I was trying to create the image to. Once I redirected the image to create to one of my known working Lacie drives, problem solved.

Gary Reed's picture

I am using Ghost 2003 with a:/ drive boot disks, to create an image of C Drive to another internal Hard Drive. I�ve done this at least 50 times before.

The ghost program appeared to be working until it got about 95% completed, and then it came up with a file name? (546) message saying "Output error file to the following location: a:/ghosterr.txt".
If I try to do anything, I get an error message saying "Cannot open Ghosterr.text - insert diskette (434).
Neither of the boot disks helps the problem.

I rebooted and the computer is going through some process of deleting and recovering orphaned files. This has happened before, and a total re-install had to be finally performed. I sure hope one of you guys has a suggestion.

What is the reason my image will not complete?

Thanks for your time,
Gary

Nigel Bree's picture

Unfortunately we can't tell what the problem is unless we see the contents of the ghosterr.txt file, since that has all the fiddly internal details of what went wrong.

What Ghost needs is a formatted, writeable diskette with at least 16-32k of free space to save this error log to - Ghost boot diskettes have over the years got full enough that there sometimes isn't enough space to write the error file out to. If you can get the error log and post it for us, then we can take a look at what the underlying problem is.

Gary Reed's picture

Hi Nigel:
Thanks - I'll try again and I'll be sure there's enough sapce on the disk.
Gary

FairBalanced's picture
Hey Morgan,
 
I'm not sure if you got another message I tried sending you.
 
I have both Norton Ghost 9 and Ghost 2003.  For a long time I've been doing backups by booting from Ghost 2003 in a CD-ROM tray. 
 
Then, at an 'A' prompt, I type c:\support\ghost     (and I proceed).
 
In recent days, after it has been going 1% towards a disk to disk clone, it always hangs and gives the ghosterr.txt prompt (along with the predictable error messages). 
 
I have tried redirecting at this level using serveral versions typed into that box:

ghost.exe -afile=c:\currerr.txt
ghost -afile=c:\currerr.txt

and just

-afile=c:\currerr.txt

Nothing works.  It gives the 434 error and then the 546 error and then it aborts. 

Can you please offer any other ideas?


Morgan Mackeson-Ellis's picture
Hi FairBalanced,
 
For some reason I did not recieve the second pm you sent me??
 
If I understand correctly you are trying the right thing but at the wrong time. To specify an alternate place for the error file you will need to add that switch before the ghost gui is loaded. In your case:
>>Then, at an 'A' prompt, I type c:\support\ghost  
When you do the above add -afile=[drive]:\error.txt where [drive] is the letter of the drive to store the error file.
ie. at the 'A' prompt type c:\support\ghost -afile=a:\ghosterr.txt
 
Hope this helps,
Morgan
FairBalanced's picture
Hey Morgan,
 
I tried giving the command as you described.  It didn't make a difference to the outcome.  It still couldn't open the ghosterr file when it encountered a fault, and it still ran into the common subsequent error relating to an "internal inconsistency".
 
I have some questions:
 
I've figured out that when booting from the Ghost 2003 CD, the two internal hard drives are not assigned letters yet, and so teh CD takes the C drive position.  That's why when I was trying to save the file to c:\ ghosterr.txt, that can't work. 
 
I orginally tried moving it to C when I saw it couldn't open the file on A drive.  (I assumed that A drive was the CD drive's assignment.)
 
So now I might have some insight into my problem.  For some reason, the drive called A in windows (which is a 3.5" floppy drive) is not working in windows or at any command line prompt. In windows, it says to put a floppy in, even when one is in.
 
Could you please answer each of these questions:
  1. Does ghost, when running as the C drive, preserve the 3.5" floppy as the A drive? 
  2. If so, how are there files deposited there (that I can see through the dir command)?
  3. If not, on what volume are these files on A deposited?
  4. And either way, it seems like you can't help me until you know what error is encountered. And I can't tell you what error is encountered until I can have the errorfile deposited somewhere readable. What am I supposed to do to accomplish that?
  5. Is there any way at all to bypass the initial error, and ghost MOST of the C drive to the D drive and to receive a message at the end of which files could not be backed up?
  6. If not, why not?
  7. What are my other options (to backup as much data as possible) using Ghost 2003 or version 9 on the windows level?
Please repsond ASAP.
 
Best regards,
 
FairBalanced
 
Morgan Mackeson-Ellis's picture
Hi FairBalanced,
 
Ok, it seems your drives are probably formatted with NTFS and therefore aren't mounted in DOS (no drive letters assigned) so we cannot use them as a destination for the error file.
If you have created a CD boot disk from your Ghost Boot Floppy then after booting you will get the boot track of the cd mounted as the A: drive and the data track of the cd mounted with some other letter assigned in your case C: so neither of these locations are writable. If you still have a floppy drive then that will be assigned B: and you should be able to insert a floppy into that and direct the error file there. However, you have indicated that your floppy may not be working so B: drive may not be accessable?
Another option may be to create a drive mapping boot disk with Norton Ghost Boot Wizard, then you can map a network drive and use that as a writable loaction.
 
Hope this helps,
Morgan
 
Just curious, you said that disk to disk clone used to work fine and now it doesn't? is there anything in you environment you have changed since the last time Ghost succeded in doing the clone?

Message Edited by Morgan Mackeson-Ellis on 06-26-200706:40 PM

FairBalanced's picture
Thank you.
 
I've always created an identical internal hard drive using the Ghost 2003 CD, and so I've never had to install Ghost on the Windows Level.
 
I have been reading the manual, and I think three more questions can help a lot.
 
1. I think I'm understanding that, since I have a notebook computer that has an RJ 45 network cable input, and since the desktop with no functioning 3.5" floppy drive also has a network card and input, I can burn a CD using the boot wizard that will allow me to specify my notebook computer as a destination for the error file.  Is that correct?
 
2. I have the option to install Ghost 2003 on teh windows level and create an image of my C drive on my D drive. If I need to, I can access that image later using a properly configured CD (also created by the boot wizard) that can control the process from the DOS level.  Is that also correct?
 
3. If the 2nd option is selected, then the error I'm getting at the DOS level will likely repeat itself while creating the image.  Will it be easier to uncover the error from the windows level?  In other words, is this likely an easier process than approach 1?
 
Thanks again.
 
FairBalanced
Morgan Mackeson-Ellis's picture
Hi FairBalanced,
 
The easiest way to do what you want to do with Ghost 2003 is to install it on the machine you want to backup as that is how Ghost 2003 is intended to be used. Once you have it installed you simply follow onscreen gui prompts which take you through the steps. If you are used to doing backup by cloning to another disk then you can do just that via the software gui running in Windows (I believe the you need to choose 'advanced' instead of 'backup' for disk cloning), the machine with then reboot itself and do the task you specified while also taking a log of the task and storing error files.
 
The more common option used in this Ghost version is to do a 'backup' which esentially does the same thing above but creates a Ghost Image File containing all the info of the disk or partition specified. This image can be opened with Norton Ghost Explorer in Windows and files can be extracted from that if needs be.
 
To answer your question about networking your two computers in DOS, well it would be possible but you need to do a few more steps to get it going, such as DOS drivers for your network card etc. Besides that you would have to had install the software to have access to Norton Ghost Boot Wizard to build the network boot disk anyway, so you might aswell just use the 'backup' features of Ghost 2003 instead.
 
Hope this helps,
Morgan

Message Edited by Morgan Mackeson-Ellis on 06-26-200708:12 PM

FairBalanced's picture
Thanks.  (I wish the IT person who set me up with Ghost had told us we could do the same clone from the windows level; it would have saved a lot of time over a couple of years.)
 
what's strange about the error is it seems to happen about the same time in each clone, but not around the transfer of the same file.
 
I now have an error log I can offer; your system does not allow me to send more than a certain number of characters, so I'll send it in steps.
(Please let me know what I can do to complete a clone or an image, FairBalanced.)
 
Here's page 1:
 
CopyOperation 0
-- GHOST\GHOSTERR.TXT ---------------------------------------------------------
*********************************
Date   : Tue Jun 26 20:52:52 2007
Error Number: (29004)
Message: Read sector failure, result = 1, drive = 0, sectors 195652079 to 195652143
Version: 2003.793 (Dec 17 2003, Build=793)
Command line arguments: -igb -sgb -wizard -clone,mode=copy,src=@GF5a69929b-a8c7-4e4a-b3a8-009c9f1d63fc,dst=@GF1e64c255-7d99-4d47-ba24-bb39c036be29 -ghwrap
Active Switches :
      AutoName
      Sure
ProgMode            : PROG_LOCAL
PathName            : 9662 A0009706.msi
DumpFile            :
DumpPos             : 0
File64 buffersize   : 0
FlagImplode         : 0
FlagExplode         : 0
CloneSrc            : 1
BatchPartSrc        : 0
BatchPartMSrc       :
CloneDst            : 2
BatchPartDst        : 0
Operation Details :
 Total size.........90633
 MB copied..........1150
 MB remaining.......89483
 Percent complete...1%
 Speed..............793MB/min
 Time elapsed.......1:27  
 Time remaining.....1:52:47
Program Call Stack
Generic_Abort
ReadDiskSectorsNoOverlayTranslation
ReadDiskSectors
ReadPhysSectors
ReadNTFSVolume
NTFSReadClusters
loadRun
loadAttribute
loadAttributes
loadMFTRec
loadMFT
loadVol
CopyNTFSPartition
ProcessNTFSPartition
CopyPartition
ProcessAllPartitions
CopyAllPartitions
CopyDiskToDisk
CopyMainline
AttemptOperation
sub_main
main
Call Stack
 0x0023f3c7
 0x0006b29f
 0x0006a54c
 0x0006a3c1
 0x0006ba23
 0x0009681a
 0x000969fe
 0x0011e4a5
 0x0011ecdd
 0x000cb53e
 0x000c9962
 0x000c938e
 0x000c877d
 0x000c74f2
 0x000c5feb
 0x000c562d
 0x0009cf4b
 0x0009f9bd
 0x0002d8fa
 0x0002d0f9
 0x0002cf33
 0x0002b12c
 0x0000229d
 0x000023f3
 0x00004426
 0x0000370b
 0x0024cac8
End Call Stack

Start heap available: 460980224
Cur   heap available: 326631424
Total Memory:         467009536
Conventional Memory
Inital Conventional Memory Size = 277488
Current Conventional Memory Size = 277488
Allocated
  1024 DpmiDjgpp.cpp:59
 33504 ghost.cpp:913
   528 IdeDmaServerPci.cpp:132
   528 IdeDmaServerPci.cpp:132
   528 IdeDmaServerPci.cpp:132
   528 IdeDmaServerPci.cpp:132
   528 IdeDmaServerPci.cpp:132
   528 IdeDmaServerPci.cpp:132
    32 DiskDriveAccessExInt13.cpp:107
   512 DiskDriveAccessExInt13.cpp:107
Free
    16 MsdosFile.cpp:92
    80 DiskDriveAccessExInt13.cpp:93
   512 DiskDriveAccessInt13.cpp:181
Fat details:
NTFS details:
----------------
NTFS Global Flags:
----------------
 contiguousWrite=1 forceDiskClusterMapping=0
 inhibitCHKDSK=1 ignoreBadLog=1 ignoreCHKDSKBit=1
 enable_cache=0 xfrbuflen=32768
 last_attr_type = 0
 loadExact = 0
----------------
 =======================================================
 NTFS volume 0:
 ----------------
 initialised..............1
 read cached..............N
 Selective caching........N
 flags....................Volume OK
 drive....................0x01
 part order...............0
 version..................0x0400
 volsize..................312576641
 blocksize................512
 clusterfactor............8
 clustersize..............4096
 mftrecordsize............1024
 indexrecordsize..........4096
 indexclustperrecord......1
 bootSectorCopyOffset.....312576641
 pagefileSys..............4294967295
 bootIni..................3207
 volumeLabel..............[]
 sectorsInUse.............187047464
 totalNonCopiedBytes......0
 bytesToCopy..............0
 bitmapClusters...........747
 bitmapUsedBytes..........3059128
 estimatedClusters........747
 estimatedUsedBytes.......3059128
 clustersizeShift.........12
 blocksizeShift...........9
 mftrecordsizeShift.......10
 indexrecordsizeShift.....12
 totalRootMftRecs.........74826
 clustermap failover......N
 Boot sector details
 name....................[NTFS    ]
 blocksize...............512
 clusterfactor...........8
 reservedSectorsUnused...0
 mediaType...............0xf8
 secPerTrack.............63
 numHeads................255
 hiddenSectors...........63
 volsize_lo..............312576641
 volsize_hi..............0
 mftcluster.(lo).........786432
 mftcluster.(hi).........0
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 mftmirrorcluster.(hi)...0
 clustersPerMFTRecord....246
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 ---------------------------------------------------
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      Gap:    336359
 Start:    786432 Length:   4884013 Next:   5670445
      Gap:  33401635
 Start:  39072080 Length:         0 Next:  39072080

 =======================================================
 =======================================================
 NTFS volume 1:
 ----------------
 initialised..............1
 read cached..............N
 Selective caching........N
 flags....................Volume OK
 drive....................0x00
 part order...............0
 version..................0x0400
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 blocksize................512
 clusterfactor............8
 clustersize..............4096
 mftrecordsize............1024
 indexrecordsize..........4096
 indexclustperrecord......1
 bootSectorCopyOffset.....195784091
 pagefileSys..............4294967295
 bootIni..................3207
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 bytesToCopy..............0
 bitmapClusters...........747
 bitmapUsedBytes..........3059128
 estimatedClusters........747
 estimatedUsedBytes.......3059128
 clustersizeShift.........12
 blocksizeShift...........9
 mftrecordsizeShift.......10
 indexrecordsizeShift.....12
 totalRootMftRecs.........74826
 clustermap failover......N
 Boot sector details
 name....................[NTFS    ]
 blocksize...............512
 clusterfactor...........8
 reservedSectorsUnused...0
 mediaType...............0xf8
 secPerTrack.............63
 numHeads................255
 hiddenSectors...........63
 volsize_lo..............195784091
 volsize_hi..............0
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 mftcluster.(hi).........0
 mftmirrorcluster.(lo)...12236505
 mftmirrorcluster.(hi)...0
 clustersPerMFTRecord....246
 clustersPerIndexBuffer..1
 ---------------------------------------------------
 Cluster Allocation Map
 ---------------------------------------------------
 Start:  24473011 Length:         0 Next:  24473011

 =======================================================
Disk Error Details
IDE Controller error:
Uncorrectable data error
Error          0x40
Device/Head    0xeb
Cylinder High  0xa9
Cylinder Low   0x6a
Sector Number  0x01
Sector Count   0x40
LBA Sector     195652097
Disk Info :
 remote.............0
 drive..............0
 sectors_used.......195784092
 estimated_used.....185617961
 pemax..............1
 Version............0
 # Ord Boot Id Ext First    Num      Last     Used     NTFS
 0   0   80 7  No  00000063 195784092 195784155 187047464 Yes
Disk Info :
 remote.............0
 drive..............1
 sectors_used.......312576705
 estimated_used.....0
 pemax..............1
 Version............0
 # Ord Boot Id Ext First    Num      Last     Used     NTFS
 0   0   80 7  No  00000063 312576642 312576705 187047464 Yes
Drive 128 Maxtor 6L100P0 L3D0VSFH
Int 13h
Total Sectors     16434495
Bytes per Sector  512
MB                8024
Cylinders         1023
Heads             255
Sectors per Track 63
Extended Int 13h
Total Sectors     195810048
Bytes per Sector  512
MB                95610
IDE using PIO
Total Sectors     195810959
Bytes per Sector  512
MB                95610
Cylinders         16383
Heads             16
Sectors per Track 63
IDE using UDMA (Active)
Total Sectors     195810959
Bytes per Sector  512
MB                95610
Cylinders         16383
Heads             16
Sectors per Track 63
Error Count       3
Last Error
IDE Controller error:
Uncorrectable data error
Error          0x40
Device/Head    0xeb
Cylinder High  0xa9
Cylinder Low   0x6a
Sector Number  0x01
Sector Count   0x40
LBA Sector     195652097

Drive 129 ST3160812A             5LS5NZDT
Int 13h
Total Sectors     16434495
Bytes per Sector  512
MB                8024
Cylinders         1023
Heads             255
Sectors per Track 63
Extended Int 13h
Total Sectors     312581808
Bytes per Sector  512
MB                152627
IDE using PIO
Total Sectors     312581808
Bytes per Sector  512
MB                152627
Cylinders         16383
Heads             16
Sectors per Track 63
IDE using UDMA (Active)
Total Sectors     312581808
Bytes per Sector  512
MB                152627
Cylinders         16383
Heads             16
Sectors per Track 63
 
FairBalanced's picture
Here's Page 2:
 
Remote Drives
AsyncIo : 0
NTFS MFT or Attribute Structure
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1328: 00 00 00 00 48 82 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....H.H.........
1344: 54 82 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 60 82 48 00  T.H.........`.H.
1360: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6C 82 48 00 00 00 00 00  ........l.H.....
1376: 00 00 00 00 78 82 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....x.H.........
1392: 84 82 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 90 82 48 00  ..H...........H.
1408: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 9C 82 48 00 00 00 00 00  ..........H.....
1424: 00 00 00 00 A8 82 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ......H.........
1440: B4 82 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 C0 82 48 00  ..H...........H.
1456: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 CC 82 48 00 00 00 00 00  ..........H.....
1472: 00 00 00 00 D8 82 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ......H.........
1488: E4 82 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 F0 82 48 00  ..H...........H.
1504: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FC 82 48 00 00 00 00 00  ..........H.....
1520: 00 00 00 00 08 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ......H.........
1536: 14 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 20 83 48 00  ..H......... .H.
1552: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 2C 83 48 00 00 00 00 00  ........,.H.....
1568: 00 00 00 00 38 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....8.H.........
1584: 44 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 50 83 48 00  D.H.........P.H.
1600: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 5C 83 48 00 00 00 00 00  ........\.H.....
1616: 00 00 00 00 68 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....h.H.........
1632: 74 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 80 83 48 00  t.H...........H.
1648: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 8C 83 48 00 00 00 00 00  ..........H.....
1664: 00 00 00 00 98 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ......H.........
1680: A4 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 B0 83 48 00  ..H...........H.
1696: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 BC 83 48 00 00 00 00 00  ..........H.....
1712: 00 00 00 00 C8 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ......H.........
1728: D4 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 E0 83 48 00  ..H...........H.
1744: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 EC 83 48 00 00 00 00 00  ..........H.....
1760: 00 00 00 00 F8 83 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ......H.........
1776: 04 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 84 48 00  ..H...........H.
1792: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1C 84 48 00 00 00 00 00  ..........H.....
1808: 00 00 00 00 28 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....(.H.........
1824: 34 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 84 48 00  4.H.........@.H.
1840: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 4C 84 48 00 00 00 00 00  ........L.H.....
1856: 00 00 00 00 58 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ....X.H.........
1872: 64 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 70 84 48 00  d.H.........p.H.
1888: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 7C 84 48 00 00 00 00 00  ........|.H.....
1904: 00 00 00 00 88 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ......H.........
1920: 94 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 A0 84 48 00  ..H...........H.
1936: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 AC 84 48 00 00 00 00 00  ..........H.....
1952: 00 00 00 00 B8 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ......H.........
1968: C4 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 D0 84 48 00  ..H...........H.
1984: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 DC 84 48 00 00 00 00 00  ..........H.....
2000: 00 00 00 00 E8 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  ......H.........
2016: F4 84 48 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 85 48 00  ..H...........H.
2032: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0C 85 48 00 00 00 00 00  ..........H.....
Image Devices
Key      A:
Path     A:
Desc    
Type     Floppy
Key      C:
Path     C:
Desc     [-VPSGHBOOT-]
Type     Disk
Disk     0
Offset   150047100
Key      @LFO1:1
Path     1:1
Desc     []
Type     NTFS
Disk     0
Offset   63
Key      @LFO2:1
Path     2:1
Desc     []
Type     NTFS
Disk     1
Offset   63
Key      @CD-R1
Path     @CD-R1
Desc     LITEON  DVD-ROM LTD163D
Type     CD
Key      @CD-R2
Path     @CD-R2
Desc     HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H22N
Type     DVD

*********************************
-- GHOST\GSCRIPT.TXT ----------------------------------------------------------
[CopyOperation]
AlreadyProcessedFile = YES
BeginTimeParam = Tue Jun 26 20:51:02 2007
DestFingerprintParam = 1e64c255-7d99-4d47-ba24-bb39c036be29
EndTimeParam = Tue Jun 26 20:52:53 2007
ExecutionStateParam = ExecutionFailed
SourceFingerprintParam = 5a69929b-a8c7-4e4a-b3a8-009c9f1d63fc
-- GHOST\ARGS.TXT -------------------------------------------------------------
 -igb -sgb -wizard "-clone,mode=copy,src=@GF5a69929b-a8c7-4e4a-b3a8-009c9f1d63fc,dst=@GF1e64c255-7d99-4d47-ba24-bb39c036be29" -ghwrap
-- AUTOEXEC.BAT ---------------------------------------------------------------
@echo off
SET PATH=C:\GHOST;C:\
SET PROMPT=To return to Windows, type ghreboot and press Enter.$_$p$g
SET TZ=GHO+07:00
if "%CONFIG%" == "WINDOWS" goto WINDOWS
MOUSE.COM
CD \GHOST
GHWRAP.EXE
goto EOF
:WINDOWS
\GHOST\GHREBOOT.EXE
:EOF
-- CONFIG.SYS -----------------------------------------------------------------
[MENU]
menuitem=GHOST,Run Norton Ghost Dos Operation
menuitem=WINDOWS,Return to Windows without running Norton Ghost
menudefault=GHOST,3
[GHOST]
LASTDRIVE=Z
[WINDOWS]
Morgan Mackeson-Ellis's picture
Hi Again,
 
Ok, now we are getting somewhere. Your error file suggests a hard disk fault (bad sectors) or maybe a hardware controller fault. Due to the age of your sofware, 2002 I think, there may also be hardware incompatablities if it is a newish system. Have you been able to do this operation with Ghost2003 before on this machine?
 
Well there is an option which you can use to continue the clone anyway which may be successfull in this situation, HOWEVER the method I suggest can not guarantee the integrity of the data on the cloned drive so use at your own risk.
 
When you set up the task in the 'clone wizard' go to 'advanced settings' and add this diagnostic switch in the 'Ghost Command Line' tab: -fro
 
-fro switch will force Ghost to keep cloning even if it comes accross bad clusters, this is why I say the data integrity CAN NOT be guaranteed.
 
Anyway try this and see if it completes. Also please post a hardware description of your machine and the Windows OS you are running Ghost2003 from in the case that you require further help.
 
You should also run a Windows disk check of your drive to see if there are any errors.
 
Regards,
Morgan
FairBalanced's picture
Yes, indeed.  We got somewhere.
 
Ghost struggled past certain errors, but in the end, it appears most of the files were brought over to the backup drive in a useable format.
 
Time will tell how, if at all, the data integrity of the corrupted files will be restored.  But just backing up those that aren't corrupted (before we do some new things to the C: drive) is a great help.
 
Thanks for all your help Morgan.
 
FairBalanced.
Morgan Mackeson-Ellis's picture
Glad to hear you got somewhere.
 
You really should check that drive for bad sectors if you intend to continue using it. Do a surface scan or the like with either Windows or third party disk diagnostic tools. It may be time for a new disk. Also make sure your critical data is not corrupted save it to a safe location and disregard the rest of the disk contents as you never know when you will run into problems down the track if you continue using that disk cloned with the -fro swtich.
 
Cheers,
Morgan
kapiltiwari1982@gmail.com's picture

Hi,

I am using norton ghot 2003. Iam facing problem "output error ghosterr.txt". I am mentioning the data of error file. I have used this dump before many time. but now it is giving error. Please help.

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Date : Fri May 16 23:08:33 2008
Error Number: (27100)
Message: Image file contains corrupt data run
Version: 2003.793 (Dec 17 2003, Build=793)
Command line arguments:
Active Switches :
Spanning
AutoName
ProgMode : PROG_LOCAL
PathName : 17894 SR3.DATA44
DumpFile : @LFO1:2\SAP Dump\ECC6.015.GHS
DumpPos : 32499627390
File64 buffersize : 0
FlagImplode : 0
FlagExplode : 2

Operation Details :
Total size.........197886
MB copied..........103700
MB remaining.......94186
Percent complete...52%
Speed..............3159MB/min
Time elapsed.......32:49
Time remaining.....29:48

Program Call Stack
Generic_Abort
loadAttributes
loadMFTRec
loadMFT
loadVol
LoadNTFSPartition
ProcessNTFSPartition
CopyPartition
ProcessAllPartitions
CopyAllPartitions
CopyFileToDisk
CopyMainline
AttemptOperation
sub_main
main

Call Stack
0x0023f3c7
0x0006b29f
0x0006a54c
0x0006a3c1
0x0006bb1a
0x000c8928
0x000c74f2
0x000c5feb
0x000c562d
0x0009d765
0x0009f9ad
0x0002d8fa
0x0002d0f9
0x0002cf33
0x0002c368
0x000022cc
0x000023f3
0x00004426
0x0000370b
0x0024cac8
End Call Stack

Start heap available: 2114519040
Cur heap available: 2029584384
Total Memory: 2119237632

Conventional Memory
Inital Conventional Memory Size = 412656
Current Conventional Memory Size = 195568
Allocated
1024 DpmiDjgpp.cpp:59
33504 ghost.cpp:913
528 IdeDmaServerPci.cpp:132
528 IdeDmaServerPci.cpp:132
528 IdeDmaServerPci.cpp:132
528 IdeDmaServerPci.cpp:132
32 DiskDriveAccessExInt13.cpp:107
512 DiskDriveAccessExInt13.cpp:107
32768 LfoDeviceCommand.cpp:80
32768 IdeController.cpp:645
Free
16 MsdosFile.cpp:92
80 DiskDriveAccessExInt13.cpp:93
512 DiskDriveAccessInt13.cpp:181
32768 djdisk.cpp:193

Fat details:
SRC:
FatType..........32
first_sect.......63
ClusterSize......8192
clusters.........1278924
root_next_avail..0
data_next_avail..0
dir_sector.......0
root_sector......20016
data_sector......20016
FAT_sector.......0

NTFS details:
----------------

NTFS Global Flags:
----------------
contiguousWrite=1 forceDiskClusterMapping=0
inhibitCHKDSK=1 ignoreBadLog=0 ignoreCHKDSKBit=0
enable_cache=0 xfrbuflen=32768
last_attr_type = 0
loadExact = 0
----------------
=======================================================
NTFS volume 0:
----------------
initialised..............1
read cached..............N
Selective caching........N
flags....................Volume OK
drive....................0x01
part order...............1
version..................0x0400
volsize..................542723894
blocksize................512
clusterfactor............8
clustersize..............4096
mftrecordsize............1024
indexrecordsize..........4096
indexclustperrecord......1
bootSectorCopyOffset.....542723894
pagefileSys..............4294967295
bootIni..................4294967295
volumeLabel..............[ECC6.0]
sectorsInUse.............408171032
totalNonCopiedBytes......0
bytesToCopy..............0
bitmapClusters...........1770
bitmapUsedBytes..........7247072
estimatedClusters........1770
estimatedUsedBytes.......7247072
clustersizeShift.........12
blocksizeShift...........9
mftrecordsizeShift.......10
indexrecordsizeShift.....12
totalRootMftRecs.........108969
clustermap failover......N
Boot sector details
name....................[NTFS ]
blocksize...............512
clusterfactor...........8
reservedSectorsUnused...0
mediaType...............0xf8
secPerTrack.............63
numHeads................255
hiddenSectors...........82413450
volsize_lo..............542723894
volsize_hi..............0
mftcluster.(lo).........786432
mftcluster.(hi).........0
mftmirrorcluster.(lo)...16
mftmirrorcluster.(hi)...0
clustersPerMFTRecord....246
clustersPerIndexBuffer..1

---------------------------------------------------
Cluster Allocation Map
---------------------------------------------------
Start: 0 Length: 761368 Next: 761368
Gap: 25064
Start: 786432 Length: 34609979 Next: 35396411
Gap: 32444075
Start: 67840486 Length: 0 Next: 67840486

=======================================================

Disk Info :
remote.............0
drive..............0
sectors_used.......488392002
estimated_used.....405272209
pemax..............2
Version............760

# Ord Boot Id Ext First Num Last Used NTFS
0 0 80 7 No 00000063 24579387 24579450 13538424 Yes
1 1 0 7 No 24579450 463812615 488392065 408171032 Yes

Disk Info :
remote.............0
drive..............1
sectors_used.......625137345
estimated_used.....0
pemax..............2
Version............0

# Ord Boot Id Ext First Num Last Used NTFS
0 0 80 7 No 00000063 82413387 82413450 13538424 Yes
1 1 0 7 No 82413450 542723895 625137345 408171032 Yes

Drive 128 ST380215A 9RX8XBD1

Int 13h
Total Sectors 16434495
Bytes per Sector 512
MB 8024
Cylinders 1023
Heads 255
Sectors per Track 63

Extended Int 13h
Total Sectors 156301488
Bytes per Sector 512
MB 76319

IDE using PIO
Total Sectors 156301488
Bytes per Sector 512
MB 76319
Cylinders 16383
Heads 16
Sectors per Track 63

IDE using UDMA (Active)
Total Sectors 156301488
Bytes per Sector 512
MB 76319
Cylinders 16383
Heads 16
Sectors per Track 63

Drive 129 ST3320620AS 5QF3M3J1

Int 13h
Total Sectors 16434495
Bytes per Sector 512
MB 8024
Cylinders 1023
Heads 255
Sectors per Track 63

Extended Int 13h
Total Sectors 625142448
Bytes per Sector 512
MB 305245

IDE using PIO
Total Sectors 625142448
Bytes per Sector 512
MB 305245
Cylinders 16383
Heads 16
Sectors per Track 63

IDE using UDMA (Active)
Total Sectors 625142448
Bytes per Sector 512
MB 305245
Cylinders 16383
Heads 16
Sectors per Track 63

Remote Drives
AsyncIo : 1
Image Devices

Key A:
Path A:
Desc
Type Floppy

Key C:
Path C:
Desc []
Type Disk
Disk 0
Offset 63

Key @LFO1:2
Path 1:2
Desc [New Volume]
Type NTFS
Disk 0
Offset 20482875

Key @CD-R1
Path @CD-R1
Desc HL-DT-STDVDRAM GH20NS10
Type DVD

*********************************

jayyanez's picture

You are a genius.

This out put file worked like a charm.

Thank you for posting it.

J

seminara's picture

Hi all, I'm suffering from the same problem.  Am getting the following error:

File Name ? (546) Output error file to the following location: A:\ GHOSTERR.TXT

Then after closing the error window, the system DOS says the following on screen:

Abort:29005, write sector failure, result=1, drive=0, sectors 0 to 0

Is this telling me that my HD is corrupt?  The backup literally gets to 100% so it's really bad luck if it is!

I'm not sure how to go about getting ahold of this error message as I need to reinstall windows after this failed attempt.  Would placing a floppy in the disk drive help?

Feedback appreciated!

Anthony

mullick420's picture

i then checked te integrity of my ghost fie and got  a error as well meaning my image went bad when transfering to my computer