I have run Ghost inside Windows quite often and it hasn't caused a problem, however I guess it
can. The method will run "outside" if you set your ghost shortcut up that way. Right click the
shortcut>Program tab> Advanced > check Ms-dos mode > uncheck "Warn before entering Ms-dos mode".
Now the task will drop you straight into pure dos. Using "EXIT" after the ghost batch line as an
extra command as shown in the example will restart the machine back to Windows (we hope)
> Many thanks. I'll check that out. Question: will the approach ou give run in
> DOS mode OUTSIDE of Windows, not in a DOS window? Page 23 of the Ghost
> manual says that Ghost should run in DOS OUTSIDE of WIndows. Many thanks --
> > Use "batch mode". Read pages 95-114 of the Ghost .pdf manual. Scheduler
> runs the batchfile from
> > a dos shortcut. Set the properties of the shortcut to enter Ms-dos mode
> without intervention.
> > There's a good example on page 101 of a batchfile
> > The batch job would run the backup i.e.
> > <path>:\ghost.exe -clone,mode=pcopy,src=1:1,dst=2:1 -sure.
> > ..add the EXIT command to make the machine reboot back to Windows when
> > --
> > Lee Chapelle
> > MVP (DTS)
> > http://www.webdev.net/orca/
> > http://members.home.com/mvp-l/
> > http://support.microsoft.com/support/
> > > I just bought Norton Ghost to clone drive C to D. The documentation
> (only on
> > > the CD) says that it is highly recommended that Ghost be run in DOS
> > > "Manually" that is no problem, but I would like to run this backup
> > > automatically under the scheduler (say at 3AM every morning). Anyone
> > > how to do this? Presumably have the rescheduler reboot (but how to
> reboot in
> > > DOS mode?), then run Ghost (with an autoexec.bat file?), then somehow
> > > in Windows mode?
> > > Many thanks -- Sam