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Old 07-16-2004, 02:33 AM   #1
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I have been having probs with a virus and have decided to start again from Backups made with Norton's Ghost, I am a real novice when it comes to anything technical as far as my computer goes and I need help please.

If I format my Hard Drive by typing in Type: format C: /s.
Can I still use the backup cds created with Norton Ghost to reinstall all info back onto my hard drive.

After formatting can I reboot system using Ghost Rescue disk and then just follow prompts or because I'll be using Me do I need an Me boot disk?
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Old 07-16-2004, 03:18 AM   #2
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if you format your computer, you will need to reinstall your OS, which I believe is windows. After that, you can reinstall any backed-up data, but I don't know how norton ghost works, so I can't get too specific. sorry.

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Old 07-16-2004, 06:49 AM   #3
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Like Itsme said, it depends if norton ghost backed up your whole hard drive or just your personal data. What operating system are you using? E.g. Windows XP Home
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Old 07-16-2004, 08:41 AM   #4
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I am running Windows Me and have backed up my whole system using Norton's Ghost after installing it for the first time on my system.
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it doesn't seem likely that ghost would back up the actual OS, but I can't be certain. You should pop those discs into another computer and see whats on them. If you see something about windows ME, then i guess it might have backed it up, but I think that your best bet would be to find your Winodws ME install disk.

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