*IMPORTANT NOTE* This image will only be as current as the image previously created. Keep this in mind. Update your image frequently. When updating your image be sure to delete the previous image first before creating another one. Set aside at least one hour for the whole process.
Document your computer name.
Right-click <My Computer> and select <Properties>. Click the <Computer Name> tab. Write down or remember your <computer name>. (e.g. UCC458)
- Boot from CD-ROM … usually you can press <F12> at boot for boot menu on Dell machines.
- Click <UBCD4WIN>→ Step 1: Network → Start Network, Map Alder.
- Wait a few seconds and enter your user credentials. EX. NAU\uid
- Press <Enter>.
- Press <Enter> a second time at “PE Network Configuration” window.
- Click <UBCD4WIN> → Step 2: Ghost → Ghost32.
- Click <OK>.
- Menu in Ghost: Select Local → Disk → to Image. (To save “backup” to alder as image).
- Select drive to ghost|backup … if just one drive, it’s probably already highlighted.
- Click <OK>.
- Click <Down Arrow> in the Look In: box and select <R:[ITS_Usr_Backups] Network Drive> then scroll thru list and click your uid.
- Use your computer name as your backup image file name and click <SAVE>.
- In compress file window choose <HIGH>.
- Proceed? Window = <YES>.
- Wait while it processes and click <CONTINUE> at end.
- Menu in Ghost → <QUIT>, <YES>.
- Click <UBCD4WIN> → Restart or Shutdown.
- Eject CD to prevent booting from it.
You now have an image of your hard drive. To restore this image follow these steps.