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I was trying to do a full system recovery

I put all three disc in, and it said at the end of the thrid disc that. out putA:\GHOSTERR.TXT? and it had a yes to click so i did, then it said INVALID DESTIONATION DRIVE. and it had an ok button so i clicked it, then a screen came up and said rebbot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot drive.

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  • roxie1031 Oct 11, 2007

    ok it wont let me do anything with a floppy disk and nor will it run throught the recovery disk now, it says that reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot drive.. now matter what i do thats what keeps coming up

  • roxie1031 Oct 12, 2007

    Thanks everyone for your help, but to fix the thing i had to get norton;s ghost so it could clone my hard drive C.



     so remember anytime you get the ghost err txt messy that's how you have to solve the problem.

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I had to call e-machine support when my start up disc failed to load. They will tell you how to do it.

 

Just load the disc 1 in the tray and close the tray ... then disconnect power to computer for at least 1 minute. Then plug the cumputer back in. If it does not launch right away, press the POWER button it should start to load.

 

If that doesnt work e-machine has a number on the disc to call for support. At least they use to. I have ( 801) 401-1419 as there support number .... good luck. 

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Roxie, when it asks to output to a:ghosterr.txt, it is trying to save to a floppy disk.  If possible you can save it to a floppy and post the file up here for us to read, should help us work out a solution for you.

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I HAVE A E-MACHINE. If you have any C/files they will be lost ... But go ahead and un-plug power for at least one-minute. reapply power and insert the 1st Restore disc and continue through all your discs. If it asks for administrator it will cue you to type in a NAME for the user and a password. Make sure you save the password somewhere. It sounds like one of the discs did not properly load and caused a failure.

Its worth a try. Lucky you have a e-machine. Other computers like Dell dont give you the restore discs and you have to pay for Windows XP or Vista. Or take it back where you bought it.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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