A – Can the ‘Windows’ boot get to safe mode?
B – Were you trying to save your image to a network drive?
C – Which version of ‘Windows’ are you using?
I use ‘Ghost to clone systems every week, some new and some retorations. I have only ‘installed’ ghost once in two years, because I just boot the ‘CD’ after attaching the slave drive. Which loads a ‘dos’ image with CD drivers so I can access the disc, switch to the support folder, run Gdisk to make sure I see the hard drives (and know which is which) and then run ‘Ghost’.
The one install is on the Director’s laptop which has an image on the network, and two partitions on the hard drive. A small one to ‘boot’ Ghost and get network, and the majority to restore for normal operations. and it took three tries to get everything working smoothly. If he lets anyone use the laptop, I re-image it when it comes back.
I think Ghost may have editied your ‘boot.ini’ file in prep for the image process. Then on restart the ‘Virtual’ partition received a drive letter and now your regular hard drive is no longer ‘C:’ which would hang the boot process every time. If ‘boot.ini’ is looking to the wrong drive for the operating system it will never start.
Hope this gives you a place to start, Good Luck.