- Your VCD5000's operating system is corrupt and cannot be repaired by other means.
- The boot sector of your VCD5000's hard drive is corrupt, preventing the VCD5000 from booting.
Pelco Video Management
- VCD5001, version 1.5.00.0094 and earlier
- VCD5002, version 1.5.00.0094 and earlier
- VCD5003, version 1.5.00.0094 and earlier
- VCD5004, version 1.5.00.0094 and earlier
A corrupt operating system or boot sector.
- Download the VCD5000 Ghost image files > GHO Image.
- Download the Ghost executable from this page.
- Insert a USB key into your PC.
- Double-click on the Ghost32.exe file.
- Click OK
Select Local → Disk → From image as shown in Figure 1, below.
FIGURE 1 The initial menu in Norton Ghost
- Select the GHO file from the list and then choose Open.
- Choose your USB key as the destination drive.
- Connect a null-modem cable to the VCD serial port closest to the power supply and connect the other end to a PC or laptop. A null-modem cable (also referred to as a serial crossover cable) has female connectors at both ends.
- Press your Windows key and the R key at the same time. The Windows key is located to the left of the ALT key on your keyboard.
- In the run box that appears, type putty and press ENTER.
- Select Serial for the connection type.
Click on Serial under Connection on the left-hand side of the window, as shown in the figure, below.
FIGURE 2 The PuTTY configuration screen
Type the following values:
Bits Per Second: 115,200 Data Bits: 8 Parity: None Stop Bits: 1 Flow Control: None
- Click on Open.
- Plug the USB key into the VCD and then power on the unit.
- While the VCD is starting, continuously press the C key (about once every half second for 30-40 seconds) on the PC in PuTTY until GRUB is displayed.
After GRUB has loaded, enter the commands below pressing ENTER after each line:
map (hd0) (hd1)There must be a space between the word map and (hd0) and between (hd0) and (hd1). Otherwise, the command will be rejected.
map (hd1) (hd0)
- After the boot command is entered PuTTY will remain at this prompt and appear frozen for about 5 to 10 minutes. After the re-image completes the VCD will reboot and start normally.