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I'm a Systems Programmer @ Walgreens and volunteer Webmaster for Salmon Unlimited Wi.

I'm a mostly self taught programmer (Do two intro to Vb.Net classes in college count?)

Favorite Language: Javascript Currently Learning: Java

Languages & Other Proficiencies: Vb.Net, C#, HTML (XHTML,5), CSS, PHP, Javascript, Perl, VbScript (WSH), Wmi, Bash script, Expect script, Regular Expressions, & Windows deployment

Current Projects: Working on an offline windows installation patching class in VbScript to allow for post distribution updating of workstation images within a WinPE environment at load time.

Working on an API and access methods for contest tracking information by external sources for cross-domain results display integration (See: http://www.salmon-a-rama.com/leaderboards.php for an example)


Jan
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
17
awarded  Scholar
Oct
17
accepted Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
Dec
28
awarded  Commentator
Dec
28
comment Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
There was a newer BIOS version available, so I just updated it and tried again but there was no change.
Dec
28
comment Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
Added follow up
Dec
28
revised Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
Added results and conclusion regarding ImageX testing
Dec
27
revised Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
follow up with details of continued testing
Dec
23
comment Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
On a comical note; She gave it to me yesterday but I mistook it for something else =-)
Dec
23
awarded  Student
Dec
23
comment Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
Unfortunately no, I was waiting on my co-worker to bring in another one of the same laptops to test on and she forgot it. Hopefully she will remember it on Monday. I'll make sure to post my findings as soon as I get my hands on it. At the moment I'm working on updating my drive handling class to be able to switch to ImageX (check my profile for blog link if interested)
Dec
20
comment Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
As a follow-up I've been unable to find another system that will exhibit the same problem. Tomorrow I intend to find if the problem is relative the a particular model of PC or to the test system specifically. (not that that would make any more sense)
Dec
20
comment Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
bootsect didn't help (run from within PE after the restore). Neither did booting from an Xp build disk and running fixboot through the Recovery Console. So far it only seems to effect this one model of computer, tomorrow I intend to try loading it with ImageX to see if it truly is a Ghost bug, and i'll also have another one of this exact system to test to see if this is a single machine problem (fingers crossed)
Dec
19
comment Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
It is marked active, I haven't had a chance to test if bootsect or fixboot fixes it as I've yet to find a system that exhibits the same behavior (and the original is not here, I'll have to wait until I get home to try again).
Dec
19
comment Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
Thanks for the idea, I'll give that a try (I was just reading something about BootSect.exe that I was going to try as well). I'm in the office today and trying to recreate the problem and it seems to be somewhat hardware dependent as the systems I've tried it on so far here are not exhibiting the problem.
Dec
19
awarded  Editor
Dec
19
revised Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
Changed the title to be more descriptive of the problem, added a note about a follow up test
Dec
17
comment Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
It just strikes me as odd that I can't find anyone else having this problem. If this were a bug in Ghost you would think there would be tons of instances where someone replaced a hard drive and restored. That's why I keep thinking I'm doing something wrong.
Dec
17
comment Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image
yeah, I originally found the problem when we started getting calls from the service technicians doing hard drive replacements and reloading it afterwards. The entire process is scripted. All of the scenarios above where I did things manually were trying to recreate and then deviate from the original situation to find a fix. I was just working on the library to automate the disk operations and realized I've not tried creating a temp partition with gdisk32. I might try that tonight to see if that makes a difference.
Dec
17
awarded  Supporter