how to boot using ghost2003 partition?

I use frequently ghost2003 (launched from a CD) to make/restore images for/to my hard disk partitions. I was wondering if it's possible to boot ghost from the hard disk directly, without loading/unloading the CD each time. So I divide the fourth primary partition into 2 logical ones, and copied the two files on the ghost CD to the new partition I dedicated to that, then I added a new boot entry using EasyBCD (I choose win95/98??), so the view settings window looks like:

There are a total of 3 entries listed in the bootloader.

Default: Windows 7
Timeout: 6 seconds
EasyBCD Boot Device: C:\

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {95ed7301-a9b4-11e0-b24b-d2c4ddd091de}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\ntldr

Entry #3
Name: ghost
BCD ID: {95ed7303-a9b4-11e0-b24b-d2c4ddd091de}
Drive: X:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\AutoNeoGrub1.mbr

I restarted and I selected ghost at the boot menu, it didn't succeed (saying that there is a missing file)

I'm not that big expert, and I forecast that it will not works from the first try.

is my request possible? and how?
(I have also an ISO image for the ghost CD)

any help is appreciated

Thanks in advance
Put the ghost.iso on your windows 7 partition (if its not already there) and then add a menu to the bootloader with easybcd -> iso -> 'run from disk' or 'load from memory' then select the iso. Because its loading from your hdd it will load about 15x faster than from a cd.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Yep. I was just about to suggest the same. Thanks, ninja.
But use 'load from disk'


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Excellent news. Glad you got it going.