I'll give a little explanation as to what I think is causing this error.
The IBM workstation (windows 2000) was originally set up with two
partitions. The C: partition was much smaller than the other (D:) and
eventually windows would display virtual memory errors because C: was
running low on disk space.

I used the linux partitioner GParted on its own boot cd to delete the D:
partition and resize the C: partition to take up the entire disk. This
worked but afterward the GParted utility could not determine the size of
the partition or any other such information, though the workstation would
boot and operate as normal.

I used Norton Ghost 2003 to make an image without incident, is there
something I can do so zenworks stops throwing the Error 137 at the very
beginning of the imaging process?