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Tokentiger

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[b]We just encountered the same message restoring an emachine back to life. After carefully washing the restore cd's twice it finally took. I question the optical quality of their restore cd's. If you have multiple readers make sure you insert the restore cd's in the dvd...not the cd rom. Just for good luck if you have a floppy drive put a blank disk in there too. Ghost is trying to write an error so when the message starts with "A" it's trying to write an install error on A drive. Make sure you've detached anything you've added that's not factory stock. USB devices etc. Their restore cd's will mirror xp from the restore partition so don't accidentally do an fdisk format or you'll loose all your restore files plus hard to find drivers. We got several read errors while doing the restore yet never in the same place. I'd say with all the complaints on the web regarding that error message they have some marginal restore CD's and some readers just can't get a clean install. Also check your data cable going from hard drive to motherboard and make sure it's plugged in securely. Goodluck!
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hi i have had the same problem, but my disc had a little help getting scratched from my son. mine would load 5% then give me the warning I cleaned the disc well and tried again and again still did not work . if you are getting this warning from the get go change plug on harddrive this worked for me. if not change back it could be cd player switch plugs to dvd worked for me then reconnected this also took me about 40 attempts one other thing let your comp. cool every once in a while. good luck
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