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I ran Norton Ghost 2003 to create a ghost image of my hard drive. The "operation failed" and left me in the Norton version of Dos. It says "returning to Windows" but it just hangs. I have tried various ways to get back to Windows (XP Pro) but all fail. Any ideas?

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  • Tim Sedlik May 11, 2010

    What happens after you reboot the PC now? Where were you trying to ghost the image to? The same machine, same drive?

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Please use F8 key when windownxp starts and uninstall the norton ghost and then restart the system.

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