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mupadhya
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Registered: ‎06-05-2009
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Norton Ghost 8.2 Boot Disk

Back in 2004, I had bought the Norton Ghost 8.2 (or 9.0) and backed up my then newly bought desktop computer on to 3 DVDs.
 
I recently bought Norton Ghost 12.0, after removing the older version.  Following a Viral attack on this desktop, I now want to restore my computer to its original state (as in 2004).  But I can't find the Ghost 8.2 or 9 Installation CD anywhere (I may have accidentlally thrown it away).  I still have the backup DVDs with me, which is unreadable by Ghost 12.0.
 
Could someone help by letting me know how I can restore my computer back to 2004 backup from the old backup.
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Brian_K
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Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Norton Ghost 8.2 Boot Disk

upadhya,
Could you look at your DVDs and let us know the file extension of the images.
.gho, .ghs or .v2i?
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mupadhya
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-05-2009

Re: Norton Ghost 8.2 Boot Disk

They are .GHO files.
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Brian_K
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Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Norton Ghost 8.2 Boot Disk

OK. Then they were not created by Ghost 9. But they can be restored by Ghosts 9 and 10 as well as Ghosts 8.* and 11.*
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mupadhya
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Registered: ‎06-05-2009

Re: Norton Ghost 8.2 Boot Disk

Actually, I just found out that, the first of the 3 backup DVDs is a Self-Bootable DVD and the first thing it does is, it boots up the PC using PC-DOS and shows how to restore the data to the appropriate partition.  I also found out that the backup was created using Ghost 2003 and not Ghost 8.2 (as mentioned ealier).  Because of this, I was able to restore my Desktop to my September 2004 backup.

 

Thanks anyways.