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    Ghost 8 Ghostwalker Not Working..Urgent Help please.

    Hello All.
    I been 'Ghosting' and after some 'bios' problems (BSOD= ACPI problems) so I put a post on the HP forum and downloaded the bios flash and that got the computers working, the I took them off the domain and changed the computer name , each computer seemed to install video drivers and then reboot.

    But when I came to use Ghostwalker to change the 'SID' it did not work... just blank.
    I tried booting from a ghost boot disk and typing ' ghstwalk.exe' = did not work.
    then reboot and go into safe mode command prompt typed ' ghstwalk.exe' = did not work.
    rebooted into windows, then C:\ and typed ' ghstwalk.exe' = did not work.

    WHAT AM I DOING WRONG ?.

    I have downloaded ' newsid' from sysinternals but do not know how to use it.

    From Michael.

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    Re: Ghost 8 Ghostwalker Not Working..Urgent Help please.

    newsid:- run in windows > generate random SID > rename computer to new name - done [runs and then reboots]

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    Re: Ghost 8 Ghostwalker Not Working..Urgent Help please.

    Also consider using sysprep (search the MS downloads site for it).

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    Re: Ghost 8 Ghostwalker Not Working..Urgent Help please.

    Hi ,
    I got 'newsid' working ok. Thanks.

    I have down-loaded 'sysprep' but I was so far into ghosting I did not use it this time.
    I will practice on my test set up at home with it and RIS . for the next time.

    How often do you do a new image on to a computer.?.

    Any body know why my 'Ghostwalker' ( see above ) did not work.?.

    From Michael.

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    Re: Ghost 8 Ghostwalker Not Working..Urgent Help please.

    ghostwalker generally just works... the preferred way to do it though is to sysprep the machine before you take the ghost image.

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    Re: Ghost 8 Ghostwalker Not Working..Urgent Help please.

    I've not come accross this before but have had problems before with different ghost versions especially when upgrading from one to another version. It would appear from symantec web site that only running a boot disk is supported which make sence as it is changing the SID. (not even from a CD is supported)

    I would try a fresh copy of the program on boot disk maybe using some of the commandline on offer

    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...f&view=es_full

    they also seem to mention virus that can stop it working but I'm sure you've checked that already

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