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Kudos0

Ghost 14 -- Can it be booted only when needed? Or from a USB hard drive,CD, DVD, or flash drive?

I run Norton Ghost 14.0.5.34587 on Windows XP SP3.

I save my backups on a USB external hard drive, which I connect to the computer only when I'm making or restoring a backup.

I would like to stop Ghost from starting when I boot my computer. I want to be able to start Ghost only when I need to make or restore a backup or use the Ghost browser.

Is it possible to install Ghost 15 onto my external hard drive, a CD, a DVD, or a flash drive and then use it to boot the program when I need it?

Is it possible to configure the program itself not to boot until told to do so?

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Kudos0

Re: Ghost 14 -- Can it be booted only when needed? Or from a USB hard drive,CD, DVD, or flash drive?

I run Norton Ghost 14.0.5.34587 on Windows XP SP3.

I save my backups on a USB external hard drive, which I connect to the computer only when I'm making or restoring a backup.

I would like to stop Ghost from starting when I boot my computer. I want to be able to start Ghost only when I need to make or restore a backup or use the Ghost browser.

Is it possible to install Ghost 15 onto my external hard drive, a CD, a DVD, or a flash drive and then use it to boot the program when I need it?

Is it possible to configure the program itself not to boot until told to do so?

Kudos0

Re: Ghost 14 -- Can it be booted only when needed? Or from a USB hard drive,CD, DVD, or flash drive?

Hi emmons92627,

Once you purchase Ghost 15 there is NO need to install it you can run a "Cold" backup by booting up with the installation CD and follow the instructions on the screen and you will then need to input the key code.

That way you can run a backup when you like and recover with the installation CD.

Deric

Kudos0

Re: Ghost 14 -- Can it be booted only when needed? Or from a USB hard drive,CD, DVD, or flash drive?

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Re: Ghost 14 -- Can it be booted only when needed? Or from a USB hard drive,CD, DVD, or flash drive?

If you don't want it to start with windows it needs to be disabled in 2 places.

Go to Start > Run and type in:  services.msc

Stop the Norton Ghost service and then set it to manual

Then run msconfig, under the startup tab disable VProTray

After you reboot, Ghost will not start automatically but will open when you use the shortcut.

Dave

Kudos0

Re: Ghost 14 -- Can it be booted only when needed? Or from a USB hard drive,CD, DVD, or flash drive?

Bless you, DaveH.

One more question: Will this still work if I move all the files and subfolders in C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost to a CD or flash drive?

Kudos0

Re: Ghost 14 -- Can it be booted only when needed? Or from a USB hard drive,CD, DVD, or flash drive?

If you move the program folder it wil not work from either location and your going to encounter problems with windows.

Kudos0

Re: Ghost 14 -- Can it be booted only when needed? Or from a USB hard drive,CD, DVD, or flash drive?

DaveH:

OK, it's fine where it is.

One last question (I hope): When I boot Windows I get this warning:

I read this to mean I'll have to put up with this screen at every Windows boot-up in order to exclude Ghost. I can live with that, but I'd like to eliminate this warning, if that's possible.

Anyway, things are working fine as they are now. Many thanks.

Kudos0

Re: Ghost 14 -- Can it be booted only when needed? Or from a USB hard drive,CD, DVD, or flash drive?

Just check that box to not show the message anymore.

If you ever want to change it back to the way it was you can reselect in msconfig and set the service back to auto.

Dave

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