I have a laptop that does not have a cd-rom or floppy drive. It is able to boot from USB though. I have a disk image (ghost) of the disk that I need to restore back onto the laptop. I can't find a way to actually run the Ghost utility from a USB key though. I believe the ghost.exe should run from within DOS just fine but I can't seem to create a bootable USB key with DOS on it that allows me to run an EXE. Edit: I managed to find a Ghost utility that I could load from a bootable USB drive.
Unfortunately, when I plug in my NTFS external drive (USB), it is not detected. You can use Hirens Boot CD. Newer versions have a free alternative to Norton Ghost, older versions have the real Norton Ghost (though it is shareware). On their site how to make the 'boot cd' a bootable usb stick. Very simple, only takes a few clicks with the right software (all explained in the link). Update: Newer versions of Hirens Boot CD contain, which has many disk management tools, including, a free alternative to Ghost. All in all I think Parted Magic is the best disk management utility I have ever used. Sony vegas pro 13 photo slideshow templates free download.
Clonezilla doesn't have a polished GUI like Ghost (maybe it will someday?), but it still gets the job done. From: I recently bought an ASUS Eee PC 1000H. Lacking an optical drive I wanted to be able to boot my Norton Ghost 9.0 recovery environment from a USB stick. I assume the recent flood of these ultra mobile PC's will cause a renewed interest in this topic. Here are the steps to make a bootable Ghost 9.0 Recovery USB stick or SD card (works just as well with the builtin SD card reader of the ASUS 1000H): Format the stick using the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool (Google will easily locate this free utility for you). No need to use the 'Create a DOS startup disk' functionality in this case, the partition on the memory stick will be marked active for boot anyway. Copy the folder I386 from the Ghost 9.0 Disk onto the memory stick and rename it to minint Copy the file minint NTDETECT.COM to the root folder of the memory stick Copy the file minint SETUPLDR.BIN to the root folder and rename it to NTLDR (without an extension) If necessary install required Windows 2000 drivers.
Copy ghost.exe from the cdrom u created with Symantec.Norton.Ghost.11.Corporate.DOS.Boot.CD.iso (its in d: GHOST) into the usb flash disk. Restart ur pc go into bios and select the usb flash disk as the drive to boot 1st. Download the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool ISO file on a computer that is not infected. If you create Norton Bootable Recovery Tool on an infected computer, there is a chance that the recovery DVD or USB drive might get infected.