07-01-2009 01:39 PM - last edited on 07-01-2009 02:38 PM by shannons
A while back, I had my Acer laptop's hard drive replaced. I took it to a small compuer repair shop, who installed a new version of Windows XP on the new hard drive using my serial no.
They installed an image.GHO file on my hard drive so I could revert to it whenever I need to reformat.
My problem: I can't open up the .GHO file. I've used numerous version of Norton Ghost (12, 2003),Ghost Explorer, as well as Ghost Solution. Nothing seems to be working, and I keep getting the same error message: "Not a Gost image file".
http://img3.imageshack.us/i/errorzrv.jpg/ and http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8642/errorzrv.jpg
How do I open this .GHO file so I can "rewind" back to the old state? I asked the computer shop how to open up the file, but they won't tell me. They keep insisting that I go over there so they can charge me $50 to have it reformatted.
Please help me out!
[edit: Fixed broken image link.]
07-01-2009 02:40 PM - edited 07-01-2009 02:41 PM
It was created by one of the DOS Ghosts. It will restore from Ghost 2003, Ghost 8 and Ghost 11. Ghosts 9 and 10 have a restore app (Legacy images) built in and will restore that file.
07-01-2009 06:09 PM - last edited on 07-02-2009 12:00 AM by TomV
I just tried to recover using Norton Ghost 2003's Restore Utility. I got this error message:"This is an invalid image. Choose a valid image."
Still no luck. Am I doing something wrong?
<<Edit: Fixed broken image link.>>
07-01-2009 06:15 PM
07-01-2009 07:12 PM
Thanks. I'll give that a go.
Also, as a small update I tried to run Ghost 2003's DOS recovery. I got an error message that said:
Image File Selection Error
D:\IMAGE.GHO is not a Norton Ghost File. Or is not the correct span segment. Task cannot be completed.
I'll see if I can get my hands on those older versions. I'll update once I get it going.