September 25, 2011

Hiren’s Boot CD – Creating Ghost32.uha with Uharc.exe

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Hiren’s Boot cd is an awesome Boot CD and it contains all the free tools you need to fix any PC in trouble. One of the utilities I needed that was not included in the ISO file was Ghost32.exe. Ghost is a license product so in order to add Ghost functionality you will need your own licensed copy. This post will show you how to create an Ghost32.uha and insert it into the boot ISO.
Hiren’s creators made everything simple for us, when you hit the Ghost option in the HBCD menu | Programs you will see the following error:

File Misssing: HBCD\WinTools\Files\Ghost32.uha
use HBCDCustomizer.exe and add your files.
The error message above give a big hint on what is missing, where is the files supposed to be and what utility to use. Follow step below if you have no clue on how create the .uha file and create the new ISO boot image.

To create Ghost32.uha import into your Customized BootCD follow these steps:
  1. Go to the folder where your files original Hiren ISO files were extracted and click on HBCDCustomizer.exe.
  2. Click on Extract ISO
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  4. ISO file contents will be completely extracted into a folder called “MyBootCD” in your root or C: Drive.
  5. Create folder called c:\ghost or anything you like.
  6. Copy C:\MyBootCD\CD\HBCD\uharc.exe and ghost32.exe to C:\ghost or the folder you created.|
  7. Open up CMD screen. (Start \ Run \ type CMD and hit enter)
  8. In the black CMD or dos prompt browse to that folder.
  9. -- cd \ >> change directory to root or C:\
  10. -- cd ghost >> to change directory to c:\ghost
  11. -- you should see 2 files if you type dir command (uharc.exe and ghost32.exe)
  12. -- type uharc a Ghost32.uha ghost32.exe (this will create a Ghost32.uha file)
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  14. - Copy this Ghost32.uha file and save it under C:\MyBootCD\CD\HBCD\WinTools\Files
  15. - Once done copying the Ghost32.uha launch the HBCDCustomizer.exewindow and click on "Make ISO" button or browse to C:\MyBootCD and click on “Make ISO.bat” batch file and this will create your new MyHBCD.iso.
  16. - Final step is to burn this into a CD and test it out.


  1. Nice tips, surely Norton Ghost works like a charm. I have now very much fan of it and know what, total OS with all programs installed can be restored from an image within 2 min in my PC. :)

  2. Thank you for your comment, I am glad that you found this helpful... my best regards and good wishes to you. :)

  3. AnonymousJune 21, 2012

    Hi I tried this but I keep just getting a popup box with 'Error' nothing more specific just 'Error'

  4. AnonymousJune 21, 2012

    Ok sorted it. Nortons see the iso extraction as a trojan attack of somesort so just turned it off for duration of extraction

  5. Sorry me again. When I extract the iso I get the uharc.exe but I can only find Ghost32.cmd there doesn't seem to be any Ghost32.exe

  6. haha me again I'll wreak your head before the day is out. I downloaded trial of ghost to get my Ghost32.exe so all good.

  7. uharc,exe canot found in hiren 15.1 boot cd any one can help

  8. the location have changed to



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