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#101 Wh1t3c0d3r

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:26 PM

The method proposed by sara is not wokring. Boot error, unable to load text installer (Cannot install). Error reported: error 15: File not found.

I continue my search...

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:49 PM

"winsetupfromusb" tool proved itself in thousands of users ...
I would suggest you check yourself ... start in:
1. fully wipe your usb drive + cleen mbr & bootsector
2. install gRUB4DOS to mbr & make sure it'S boot to menu.lst
3. use "winsetupfromusb" tool to preper your xp setup
4. try on fiew pc's , maby your bios is bagi....

you also use the iso maping method (direct/ram), iT'S simple and faster....

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:11 PM

Each try take me 2 hours of waiting and this is not good because I am going to be out of time and only 5 hours is remaining before I can't no longuer be able install the computer (Reason is too private, sorry). I need a fast method.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:21 PM

What system are you trying to install XP onto? Is BIOS in AHCI mode for HDD (if so disable it).

Try http://sites.google....-xp-from-an-iso it is quite quick to make a USB drive and test (if you have Intel based chipset)

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:30 PM

Installing on a asus computer with Intel core i7 (x54 [correctly writed: X54] compatible with x86 and x64).

Edit: I forgot to mention that the HDD is SATA and my Win XP install disk is an modified version (Only updates and one option are installed) with nLite. I don't think it made a big difference as ntldr loader have not been changed.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:11 AM

I checked the method of steve6375 and I won't do it because I won't wait 1 hours and 30 minutes to load and it was the first method I tried (Cancelled, too long). Only 1 hour is remaining before I stop the search and use the common method wich it will be very long, the CD-ROM. The principal reason for making it on usb is because I will use the CD probably only one time as I add content on my CD time to time (like updates) and the second was the time ( 1 hours from CD, 15 ~ 20 from USB).

So, no idea?

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:06 AM

what takes 1hr 30min to load? I can install XP in 20 minutes using this method onto a netbook???? Don't believe the time reported by Windows setup for remaining minutes...

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:26 PM

Hello,

I think I founded something but my computer has crashed and is no longuer able to run primary services due to 2 missing registry key. Fortunatly, I have a emergency Ubuntu system on my computer so I am currently using it and backup is running (the tool I use for backup in windows is best but one of its depencies is not running and I can't start the needed services). I will re-install my computer and it will take approximatively 2 days (I have a big stock and many updates to install). I will probably not be able to re-install the other computer due to the fact that my computer is the only one who have the data and that the other computer is not safe (possibility of infection of an unknow virus). I will tell you when my computer will be re-installed and I retake the search.

So, thanks for all your try and wait for me to complet my reinstallation.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:32 PM

what takes 1hr 30min to load? I can install XP in 20 minutes using this method onto a netbook???? Don't believe the time reported by Windows setup for remaining minutes...


No, the time don't come from windows. Its usb port is too slow for big load and what it was tested was the time needed to load the image in memory. But actually, if you have read my last post, the search is suspended.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 03:01 AM

I retaked the search last Tuesday. I am currently trying again with WinSetupFromUsb 0.2.3 . Maybe, I will be able to do what I am trying to do!

The thing I say I have founded didn't work due to missing files (maybe not placed at correct area) on my modified CD (ISO extracted to "C:\winlite" and it is not the computer used to create the ISO).

I will report here if the method I am retrying work.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:05 AM

It work! And pretty fast! The computer I have installed have fast USB! Fast USB + fast USB key = install in 15 Minutes and not in 1 hour (include first boot and install). I installed the computer correcly and now I am installing the software.

Thanks for all your try and time!

Using WinSetupFromUsb 0.2.3 is easy and fun (for me). NOTE: It may not work with VMware (used for testing) due to some problem with reconizing USB.

My problem is resolved. I love this forum!

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:03 PM

I keep getting an error "I: has NOT FAT FAT32 or NTFS Format and is NOT Valid" This happens with both my USB keys. The first i installed with FAT, and is a 1 gb generic, and the second is an 8gb Sandisc Cruser to which i installed NTFS.

I installed both of the disk formats via the application, allowing the application to launch them for me. Ive tried everything i can think of. Help!

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 04:26 PM

If your OS is Windows 7 then see here
http://www.msfn.org/...post__p__953125

In any case you have to switch User Account Control off.

But there are much better approaches now for Install of XP from USB
See here:

http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424

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Install of XP or Windows 7 using ISO files in Virtual drive

0. Use BOOT_USB.exe to prepare USB or HDD drive for booting with Grub4dos Menu and using Boot Image file
- http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424
1. Boot with 7 PE from RAMDISK by loading 7pe_x86_E.iso Boot Image file from USB or HDD
- http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=23931
2. Use R-mouse to Mount Windows Setup ISO in ImDisk virtual drive
3. Quick Format TargetDrive - use NTFS FileSystem
4. Run WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and prepare Target drive for Install of Windows
- http://www.msfn.org/...-winntsetup-v2/
5. Reboot from Target Drive and Install Windows

Instead of Booting with 7 PE you can use any other way of booting that allows you to Format and prepare your Target Drive.
You might decide e.g. to boot with Portable Windows XP IMG or with Windows 7 VHD from USB - http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=23553
In any case you can use WinNTSetup2_x86.exe to prepare your Target drive for Install of XP or Windows 7

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:06 AM

If your OS is Windows 7 then see here
http://www.msfn.org/...post__p__953125

In any case you have to switch User Account Control off.

But there are much better approaches now for Install of XP from USB
See here:

http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424


Thankyou ever so much! I have UAC off anyway... but as for changing the value in the .cmd fix worked really well. We shall see what happens next

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 03:49 PM

Thankyou ever so much! I have UAC off anyway... but as for changing the value in the .cmd fix worked really well. We shall see what happens next

If your OS is Windows 7 then see here
http://www.msfn.org/...post__p__953125

In any case you have to switch User Account Control off.

But there are much better approaches now for Install of XP from USB
See here:

http:// www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424


Thankss

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:06 PM

This is what I followed and it worked great http://howtofixstuff...otable-usb.html

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:41 AM

Please Help ! I am trying to install xp on a dell mini 1210 from a usb. Copied xp with service pack 3 to usb using wintoflash. Then inserted usb into dell. Got dell to transfer all the files from my usb .Then started windows from my usb using disk 1 partition 3 option. When setup resumes i am asked to insert floppy disc xp sp3 into drive E. Hit ok. Then file 'asms on Windows xp home edition sp3 cd is needed. type in the path E:$WIN_NT$~LSI386 is already loaded by default but nothing happens . I try A,B,C,D,F,G,H: -Z still nothing. What am i doing or what have I done wrong? or is there another solution . I feel as if im close but not quite there yet. I have no cd drive as it is a netbook. I see a registry fix when i google search .will that work for usb?. Also tryed copy and paste e:i386 no good .
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:53 AM

There is a much better approach.
- First boot from USB with PE or Portable XP
- Then use WinNTSetup2_x86.exe to prepare your HDD for Install of XP
- Then Reboot from HDD (3x) to Install XP on HDD

The advantage is that you never boot from USB during XP Setup
and that makes everything much more reliable and you have full control of what you are doing.
Also using a single XP Setup ISO file mounted in ImDisk Virtual drive is much more reliable
than having a bunch of XP Setup files on USB.
Transfer of the ISO file to USB is much faster and easier to maintain.
Instead of USB-stick it is much better to use Portable 2.5 inch USB-harddisk e.g. Samsung S2
As easy to carry and connect, but much higher speed and more capacity.

http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424

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Install of XP or Windows 7 by using Setup ISO file in Virtual drive

0. Use BOOT_USB.exe to prepare USB or HDD drive for booting with Grub4dos Menu and using Boot Image file
- http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=24424
1. Boot with 7 PE from RAMDISK by loading 7pe_x86_E.iso Boot Image file from USB or HDD
Info Make_PE3 - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23931
2. Use R-mouse to Mount Windows Setup ISO in ImDisk virtual drive
3. Quick Format TargetDrive - use NTFS FileSystem
4. Run WinNTSetup2_x86.exe and prepare Target drive for Install of XP or Windows 7
- http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/149612-winntsetup-v2/
5. Reboot from Target Drive and Install XP or Windows 7

Instead of Booting with 7 PE you can use any other way of booting that allows you to Format and prepare your Target Drive.
You might decide e.g. to boot with Portable Windows XP IMG or with Windows 7 VHD from USB
Info IMG_XP - http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=23553
In any case you can use WinNTSetup2_x86.exe to prepare your Target drive for Install of XP or Windows 7

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:35 AM

Hi everyone

i have problem with "win builder" in win 7 pe and win xp live
i want to add avira professional security 2013 + last vdf update and SCSI + AHCI + Raid Driver + Everything search engine and reg scanner to my project but i cant fine any Use full thing for my project
i found avira free personal script 2010 but it dos not work for avira professional 2013 !!! and i need something to crated driver script that i can add to my project
an other thing how can i add Portable Apps to my project ?
Thanks very much

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:16 AM

i have problem with "win builder" in win 7 pe and win xp live
.....
an other thing how can i add Portable Apps to my project ?

You are asking in the wrong thread.
Please have a look in thread of amalux http://reboot.pro/4111/

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:14 AM

Hey! Great tutorial! I ve passed it till the end but then i got to a problem that I dont know how to solve... I secretly hope that the main issue could be hiddent somewhere in boot.ini file..

To problem is, that I cant boot the XP without the USB stick connected.. I ve installed the OS to Partition 3 (I think x) ) so when the NB gets to boot.ini process I have to choose HD 1 - Part 3 ... 

Then, when I finally disconnect the USB and get the OS choosing process, theres 2 MS Win XP options but the first gives me hall.dll missing error and the other one Corrupted System Files (Thats the reason why I wanted to re/install windows)

Whats wrong with my brain?



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:48 AM

Whats wrong with my brain?

Possibly nothing :).

Your BOOT.INI may need corrections, anyway.

Either post it's contents for review or read how to modify the entries in it.

http://www.msfn.org/...oot-with-ntldr/

http://www.msfn.org/...ent-hard-drive/

 

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:28 AM

Ok i have what i think is an easy question though i am having difficualties finding the answer i am useing winbuilder v80 and i am trying to put windows live on a usb flashdrive now windows 7 pe has the option but i cant find a setting to use for windows xp pe pleas help



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

Sorry i just noticed i did not type the propper windows system it is Windows XP



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

First use VHD_XP_Create.exe to Install XP in VHD booting with Grub4dos menu on local Harddisk.

Then copy XP VHD to USB and use USB_XP_Fix.exe to enable XP VHD booting from Grub4dos menu on USB.

 

http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=23553

http://www.911cd.net...showtopic=24424


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