Using My "old" Norton Disks

By captvancouver
Dec 8, 2007
  1. First of all I wish to say hello to everyone from and thank you for any help.

    I am using windows 2000, pro service pak 4 on partition "D" of my hardrive. I am using 98 se on the other partition C.

    My old hardrive failed and I had to trash it. I got another one, and used partition magic to partition it nearly the same as the old hardrive.

    I reinstalled windows 2000 on drive D, and ghosted it to protect against any any future errors, and as you can well imagine, I don t want to have to change the partition size if I ever have to ghost this new installition of 2000 .

    I have a pile of ghost disks from my old hardrive that contain valuable information of previous programs.

    I tried to use one of these disks, and it booted right until the last , when.just before the screen and all my icons should have appeared, it went a little crazy,
    like it was caught in a loop, where the small square message screen just kept repeating itself.

    I am wondering if I could just boot with 98se after I have rendered one of these disks,and have a disk program(Norton Doctor) or something like that make any necessary repairs to stop the loop. I am wondering if it is a partition table or whatever at fault?

    Thanks a lot

    Capt Vancouver
  2. Daveskater

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  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    if these are on floppies, good luck. floppies will lose magnetivity over time.
    If not, you might be able to recover them with 98 installed.

    In the future, it would be far better to clone the drive.
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