Symantec GHOST/ DOS Boot Disk/ Win XP 64

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by bill, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. bill

    bill Guest

    A useful utility is Symantec's GHOST. Typically I boot the computer from a
    floppy disk (running DOS generated from Windows 98) and image my system. Win
    XP64 do not support booting from DOS. What do I do? Is there a Symantec
    update for GHOST or am I out of luck?

    TIA,

    Bill
     
    bill, Feb 12, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    There is nothing about x64 that prevents you from booting to a floppy disk.
    I do it as necessary to update my BIOS
    If you are trying to run Ghost which has been installed on a hard drive,
    Ghost won't install and run on x64. Have you tried booting to your Ghost
    2003 CD?
     
    John Barnes, Feb 12, 2006
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  3. bill

    bill Guest

    There is nothing about x64 that prevents you from booting to a floppy disk.
    But I though if the floppy was DOS ("A>") then x64 does not support that
    technology.

    No, I haven't. I'll try that.

    Thanks,

    Barkingdog
     
    bill, Feb 13, 2006
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    Rob Stow Guest

    AMD64 processors (and Intel's cheap "EMT64" knockoffs) can be
    thought of as ordinary 32 bit processors with extensions that let
    them /also/ function as 64 bit processors.

    As such, they can run all of the OSes that you can run on the
    older 32 bit processors - specifically including MS-DOS, PC-DOS,
    and DR-DOS.
     
    Rob Stow, Feb 13, 2006
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