I am usually fairly anal when it comes to backups, and have been a keen user of the DOS version of ghost for years - with no problems.
So, was testing Ghost 12 and I was fairly happy with it. So, built my new AMD beast, built a dual boot XP / Vista with a extra data partition. all was well, backing up - no bodder.
so, after a few months vista was slowing down because I was installing too much crap on it, "who cares I have a backup..." the XP os was a mini XP audio OS, running like a fu**ing rocket, well happy with it - dual boot no problems.
So, time to restore backup I was expecting a few MBR issues as there was going to be 2 OS partitions restored.
turns out I can’t restore both - at all! If I restore Vista, it work fine, as soon as I restore the XP partition & reboot, no matter how much giggery-pokery I try with the MBR / Hirens / boot loaders, I can’t get the dual boot back, I can only force a boot or 1 OS using PQboot (available on ghost recovery cd) even if I restore XP first, then vista, same shit no dual boot - no workey - I have tried it all!
so after a little web hounding, turns out that the fuc**ing Ghost 12 DOES NOT SUPPORT dual boot backups / restore nice.
so, scrap the vista partition, its crap anyway. I just resorted the audio OS, works perfectly.
Now, tried to install Vista, same way you would install vista after a XP installation, and it gets fucked. (the vista DVD is ok as I low level formatted & installed to check) during the vista installation, it goes as far as the 1st time that a reboot is required, then after the POST, where the boot menu should show .....nothing...... fucker!
I have tried all combinations known to man at this stage and just decided to scrap the whole lot and re-install both OS from scratch.
such a pain as I still have the backup of the audio OS image, and when I restore it works grand!!!! (I have backed up all the files off it so no data loss...)