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How do I boot to a 500GB USB drive, run ghost.exe and take an image?

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How do I boot to a 500GB USB drive, run ghost.exe and take an image?

TheOnlyRick
At work we use an external USB drive. We boot to it, we run ghost and then we can take or deploy an image to our fleet of Dell machines.

I kinda, well, deleted it's MBR, and now I'm trying to get it working again.

I restored the partition info using Partition Find and Mount, so I have copied its contents safely onto my PC, and I will copy them back onto the drive. First though, i need to get it booting, and running either PC-DOS or MS-DOS, so I can run Ghost.

I assume it also needs to be NTFS 'cos it has a few hundred GB of data. Or do I need to make it two partitions, one FAT or FAT32 that it boots to, and one big NTFS one that has the Ghosts in?

Other info:
I don't know if we still use Ghost in the office, but I had a copy of Ghost 9.0 at home, and so tried to create a Ghost boot disk. Will try again, but that didn't work then.
I used the HP bootdisk creation utility 'advertised' on bootdisk.com, but that just seems to boot into Linux.
I don't have a copy of W98 to create a bootdisk.
Work PCs don't have floppy drives

Any help, pretty please?

Richard