Hahaha, this is going to be a long one, hope it all fits:
While running a full system restore, you're receive the message "ERROR OPENING GHOSTERR.TXT"
Symantec Ghost must be able to read from the CDROM and write to the Hard Disk Drive. If at any point during the restore process it is unable to, Ghost will report "ERROR OPENING GHOSTERR.TXT"
Make sure the Restore CD is in the Top Drive (NOTE: Even if its a DVD drive)
Press the space bar to reveal if it is a read or a write error.
Unplug all third party hardware Example: New Video Card, CD Rom Drive, Printer, Camera, Scanner ETC. . .
Attempt again, if problem still persists, please read and apply the below troubleshooting steps
For read errors:
Ensure the disk is clean and has not been scratched. If the disk is not defective the error likely resides with the CDROM drive.
For Write errors:
Use FDISK to delete all the partitions, and then attempt the restore process. The restore process for Windows ME and Windows XP will recreate the partitions
Fdisk then Restore for Windows XP
Insert your eMachines Restore CD disk 1 of 2 or 1 of 3 into your primary CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/CD-R/W drive
Reboot your computer.
At the Start-up menu select "Boot to Command Prompt."
At the prompt type in FDISK (Please note proceeding with this steps, results in all data lose)
You will receive a large notice and than it will ask you if you wish to enable large disk support. It should default to a "Y" answer. Press Enter.
Choose option 3. Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive.
Choose option 4. Delete Non-DOS Partition.
Select the partition you want to delete. You are typically going to delete partition 1
When prompted, "Are you sure (Y/N)," press Y and press Enter.
After you confirm the deletion, the program will then tell you that the Primary DOS partition is deleted.
Press the ESC key.
Press ESC to exit FDISK
Take CD out and restart computer, hold down control alt and hit delete twice, or hold down power button for 10 seconds.
Once to an error on the screen or attempting to boot into windows, put number 1 restore CD back in the top drive, and restart computer.
WARNING! Make sure that there are no 3rd party hardware plugged into the system when attempting to restore the image on the hard drive. Example Printer, Camera, or Scanner
To start a restore please follow these instructions:
Ensure that you backup any important documents and data, if possible, before doing this procedure.
Remove all Third Party Hardware including external devices such as Printers, Scanners, Web and Digital Cameras.
Put the eMachines Restore CD (RCD) in the top CD Rom Drive, and restart the computer
Restoration procedures will be started
When the Microsoft Windows Startup Menu appears, type the number 1 and press enter RESTORE WINDOWS
A message should appear press any key to continue
Another message should appear press Y to continue
The restoration process will start. All data in the Restore CD #1 will be copied to your hard disk.
When the "Insert next media and press enter to continue..." message appears, replace the disk with the second CD and press Enter to continue.
After restoration process is completed, remove the CD from the CD/DVD-Rom Drive.
Press Enter to restart your computer
Windows starts and the registration programs runs.
Follow the display messages. Enter your personal information.
Edited by Hertzdoughnut500, 19 April 2005 - 05:11 PM.