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#26 alberts

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:00 PM

ok, what program should i use to create an ISO from my Win. CD

cd2iso has its download link broken.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:33 PM

what program should i use to create an ISO from my Win. CD

ImgBurn Read a CD to an ISO image file.
http://imgburn.com/

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:44 PM

Hi Michael.. I found your post very useful for newbie like me, but unfortunately I didn't succeeded... following error messages appears AT STARTUP.

 

 

DISK ERROR

PRESS ANY KEY TO RESTART   {After pressing any key}

 

PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM USB....     {No response when I press any key, it keeps on blinking}

 

PLEASE HELP ....



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 04:32 AM

Is there a way to install Windows XP from USB without going through 3 stages?  From a CD or DVD, with unattended installs, you can put it in and walk off, and then when you get back you are looking at a desktop.  What is the advantage of USB, then?  Just for when the computer doesn't have an optical drive?



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:53 AM

With Easy2Boot you can use an XP ISO with an unattend.txt file and use the WinPE method to install XP. You also need a WinPE (v2/3/4) ISO -  e.g.  any Win7-based WinPE ISO or even a Win7 install ISO will do.

A sample Unattend.txt file is included in E2B for the Asus EeePC 904. You just answer a few questions first and the rest of the install is automatic (as long as you set the BIOS to boot from the internal HDD).

Installing from USB is faster than CD (file access/transfer is quicker), especially if you have a fast USB drive. It is also more convenient to be able to carry a small USB flash drive containing all linux ISOs, diagnostic ISOs, Windows Install ISOs, etc. than it is to carry a stack of CDs.

E2B also has a 3-boot XP install but it will automatically generate a mass-storage F6 virtual floppy disk matching the hardware you run it on. This allows you to install a vanilla XP SP3 ISO onto an AHCI PC without needing to modify the ISO and add mass-storage drivers.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:21 AM

it"s perfect and easy...............thanks to you....................

good job 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:43 AM

Even after using rufus I got following error

here is a snapshot 

http://sdrv.ms/16wDMtQ

 

During the install I am getting such a screen with a stop code 07B , how can I proceed

 

 


Edited by acmicpc, 09 October 2013 - 07:48 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:43 AM

1. What Source (ISO/CD) are you using?

2. What system are you installing to and what hard disk does it have (is it SATA or IDE or SCSI)

3. How is the Hard Disk controller configured in the BIOS (e.g. SATA/IDE/Legacy IDE/AHCI, etc)

4. When do you get the BSOD?

 

The most usual problem is that your source XP does not contain the correct hard disk drivers for your system. If your BIOS is configured for SATA AHCI mode, change it to IDE Legacy Mode. If you cannot change the BIOS mode from AHCI/SATA then you either need to get an XP Install CD/ISO which has integrated mass storage drivers or use Easy2Boot with the Mass Storage Driver pack added.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:57 PM

Your question 1 ) I could not understand it properly.I had a XP ISO back since 2012 I had used it then,

2) I am installing on a Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop it has a SATA hard disk (probably)

3) here is a snapshot of my bios screen http://sdrv.ms/1e93XIX

 

4) when windows has copied the setup files and installation is about to start earlier there used to be hpt3xx.sys file missing error I extracted the file from i386\driver.cab to i386  folder and bypassed hpt3xx.sys errror

 

also have a look here http://superuser.com/a/623998/63915



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:22 PM

2) I am installing on a Dell...

Use modified ntdetect.com, Q3/A3:

http://www.msfn.org/...ic/116766-faqs/

 

3) here is a snapshot of my bios screen http://sdrv.ms/1e93XIX

Integrate the needed mass storage (SATA/AHCI) driver, integrate BTS mass storage driver pack in your source, use a solution with DPMS, or switch to ATA mode in BIOS.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:28 PM


Integrate the needed mass storage (SATA/AHCI) driver, integrate BTS mass storage driver pack in your source, use a solution with DPMS, or switch to ATA mode in BIOS.

Thanks for information, where can I get this SATA/AHCI driver for my laptop is it some thing specific to this machine or any SATA based laptop needs this,

and BTS mass storage driver, what is DPMS?


Edited by acmicpc, 09 October 2013 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:39 PM

where can I get this SATA/AHCI driver for my laptop

 

Dell website should be your first stop.

 

is it some thing specific to this machine

Yes.

 

 

BTS mass storage driver

 

Is Google broken today? :)

http://driverpacks.n...uide-windows-xp

 

 

what is DPMS

 

http://www.911cd.net...ndpost&p=169525

http://rmprepusb.blo...or-testing.html

http://www.rmprepusb.../e2bv1/dpms_srs


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

I have tried to install xp to a netbook having linux with using rufus. It seems that flashdisk is a bootable drive now and tries to install xp to the netbook but it gives an error saying  " Setup cannot find the end user Licencing Agreement" (EULA) then exiting the setup.

 

How can i solve this problem any suggestion?

 

We also had the problem with the missing EULA ("Setup cannot find the End User License Agreement").

I used Rufus 1.3.4. In the advanced format options, you can change the BIOS ID. The default BIOS ID was set by Rufus to 0x81. I tried 0x82 which made the PC restarting forever. Then I tried 0x80 and came past the EULA message and could format the partition and the installation files have been copied onto the partition.

Unfortunately, after a restart, I've got the error

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll

Please re-install a copy of the above file."

I could fix this problem by editing the boot.ini file on the harddisk of the target PC and replacing two times "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)" against "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)".


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#39 JePe

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:42 AM

I have tried by use of two programs, but always failed, until I find this forum.

nice program, nice forum thank's guys..



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 04:30 AM

We also had the problem with the missing EULA ("Setup cannot find the End User License Agreement").
I used Rufus 1.3.4. In the advanced format options, you can change the BIOS ID. The default BIOS ID was set by Rufus to 0x81. I tried 0x82 which made the PC restarting forever. Then I tried 0x80 and came past the EULA message and could format the partition and the installation files have been copied onto the partition.
Unfortunately, after a restart, I've got the error
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file."
I could fix this problem by editing the boot.ini file on the harddisk of the target PC and replacing two times "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)" against "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)".




I had the exact same problem. I am braking mine head on this. Can you explane me how you fix this problem please
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:08 PM

@Dirksche

@Ognjen123

 

This is a "known" issue (when other methods are used).

It may also depend on the BIOS and the way it maps the disk-like devices involved.

 

For a different method, many years ago, the approach was to to use a batch to re-write the BOOT.INI with a rdisk(z-1) value, and I wrote at the time the binifix llittle command.

See (starting from) here:

http://www.msfn.org/...b-key/?p=671686

 

Latest version should be this one:

http://www.msfn.org/...b-key/?p=679802

but do check last version of USB_MultiBoot.cmd 

http://www.msfn.org/...ll-xp-from-usb/

 

More generally besides the "Rufus" method, and the Easy2boot one, there are here:

http://www.msfn.org/...ndows-from-usb/

 

a number of different tested/working methods, so, if you have issues with one method (for any reason) you can always try another one among the many available.

Just for the record and without any offence to any other method/tool and their respective Authors, I would try the WinsetupFromUSBwithGUI approach, which is the approach - I believe - most tested (successfully).

A new version 1.0 has been recently developed (

http://www.msfn.org/...-gui/?p=1056429

but on the homesite also the older (that worked for thousands of people) versions are available:

http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/

http://www.winsetupf....com/downloads/

 

 

:cheers:

Wonko


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:29 AM

it"s perfect and easy...............thanks to you....................

THANX BRO, FOR REPORT, I LIKE IT.

REALLY ITS VERY EASY AND WORKING FINE TOOL, I ALSO TRY MANY TOOLS BUT NO LUCK.

 

WELL I KNOW U ON GSMHOSTING FROM VOLCANO. M I RIGHT???



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 01:34 PM

I had the exact same problem. I am braking mine head on this. Can you explane me how you fix this problem please

 

Hi Ognjen123,

 

Just play around with the BIOS ID setting until you get around the EULA problem. Try 0x80, 0x81 and 0x82.

If the PC shows after a restart the message

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Take the harddisk out of the computer, put it as second disk into another computer and edit the boot.ini file on it.

You might need to enable display of system files or hidden files in Windows Explorer to see the boot.ini file.

 

Regards,

   Dirk



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:30 AM

Everything work fine for me except that my Windows drive is now "D:\" instead of "C:\".

 

Could you assist me?

 

* : I know it will work fine despite the drive lettering, however my end-user is not IT-savvy and it kinds of confuse them after the last 20 years working with C:\ drive.

 

Thanks.


Edited by enghai, 20 November 2013 - 06:31 AM.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:18 AM

Which program did you use?

Was the target partition unformatted when you started Setup?



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:05 PM

I didn't use WinPe; I used Rufus, with the modified ntdetect (which fixed the 0x7 blue screen).  However, I get a "disk error", because Windows files got copied to the USB drive, rather than the hard drive.  The same source installs just fine from the optical drive.

 

edit: Either with or without the altered ntdetect, the Windows folder is created at the root of the USB drive rather than the hard drive.


Edited by mraeryceos, 12 December 2013 - 12:38 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:39 PM

I just recently came across this and hope it will help someone...

 

When you boot from a USB drive to install an OS do not set the BIOS boot order to boot from the USB drive before the internal hard disks.

Instead use the BIOS Boot Selection menu (by hitting a hotkey before it boots - e.g. F10,F11,F12) to boot from the USB drive.

 

The reason for this is that if you set the boot order to boot from a USB drive first (particularly if it is a USB Hard drive of USB Flash drive classed as a 'Fixed disk') then some BIOSes also set the disk order so that the USB drive is the first disk in the system. When an OS boots, it will try to install boot files and a boot sector to the 'boot' drive of the system and it will mistake the 'boot' drive as being the USB drive!

In the case of Vista/Win7/Win8 you will then get an error message see here.

 

This was the cause of the problem found recently when using a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 to install Win7 from USB. Setting the internal disk as the first disk and using the BBS menu to select the USB drive as the boot device fixed the issue.

 

Also, in some cases (apparently?) you also may need to ensure that one of the existing partitions on an internal hard drive in the system is Active (bootable) - if for some reason it is not, then again Windows may refuse to install to it. I have not personally observed this particular issue and I am not sure of the exact circumstances where this is required however.

 

HTH

Steve



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:00 PM

I set the hard drive to boot before the USB, and used F12 to get a boot menu.  Still the Windows files were copied to the USB drive.  Before it began to copy, it said: "examining 80GB drive" or something to that extent, which is the hard drive.  So setup knows the hard drive exists.  The first partition is FAT32 8GB, set active.  The second partition is NTFS ~65GB, extended logical.  As I mentioned, it works just fine if I install Windows from optical drive (same partition scheme: windows installs to 8GB FAT32).

 

Winnt.sif reads:

[Data]
Autopartition=1
UnattendedInstall="Yes"
    MsDosInitiated=No

[Unattended]
UnattendMode=FullUnattended
UnattendSwitch="Yes"
OemSkipEula="Yes"
FileSystem=LeaveAlone
WaitForReboot="No"
NoWaitAfterTextMode=1
NoWaitAfterGUIMode=1
Hibernation="No"
Repartition="No"
DUDisable=Yes
    OemPreinstall=Yes
    DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
    NonDriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
 



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:38 PM

Try to remove Autopartition=1 from [data] section.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:13 PM

Yes, that worked.  Why is Windows XP picking the flash drive over the hard drive?


Edited by mraeryceos, 13 December 2013 - 07:15 PM.






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