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How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI

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Sorry, I thought niwa_kun was responding to my message. OOPS! Leave it to me to feed my own foot into my mouth! LOL! :blushing: Is there someway to remove an idoit post lift by myself? ACK!

Thanks,

Craig

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Are multiple WinPE's supported? I had a look at this, but it doesn't explain what to do with the "programs" folder WinSetupFromUSB creates.

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Are multiple WinPE's supported? I had a look at this, but it doesn't explain what to do with the "programs" folder WinSetupFromUSB creates.

Well, that's the third answer coming by quoting the first post in this thread:

- BartPE/WinBulder/UBCD4Win/WinFLPC (NOT ramdisk versions) to any primary partition. Multiple BartPE for example, in the SAME partition are NOT supported. Neither is the mix of them on a single partition.

Would you mind opening that post and read what it says? :)

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Sorry :) I searched after I posted and found that I should beable to rename the "minint" folder, then add another using WinSetupFromUSB, while keeping the same "Programs" folder and using a different nu2menu for each PE.

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With manual modifications anything is possible, but I'm lazy, would rather create another partition and place second Vista/PE/whatever can't coexist easily there.

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First off I'd like to thank the OP for a great program.

I've been having issues with my desktop rebuild (long story short; old dvd writer wont work with ide cable; sata hard drives DO work)

Anyways using your program I was able to complete the text setup but as soon as I start the GUI install it gives me an error saying:

There is no disk in the drive

\Device\HardDisk3\DR7

I followed everything and scanned through the whole thread and didn't find an error quite like mine.

Hopefully it can be solved soon. I should have posted this a couple days ago but forgot...

Thanks in advance :).

Also noted I have 2 internal SATA Drives. The first is a brand new Seagate which is blank. The 2nd was removed from the old system and has a windows installation on it, but bluescreens and reboots before loading. So I'd like to keep that one safe while I do this and hope I can recover my downloads from it once I get windows loaded on the seagate.

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I've never seen that error. A few random ideas:

- disconnect all unnecessary hardware- USB card readers, CD/DVD, the second hard disk etc.

- add this switch to BOOT.INI on the USB stick /SOS and start GUI mode again

....

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional 0 1" /fastdetect /sos

How far does it go? What is the last output on screen you can see?

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When I add the SOS to the boot ini...it loads all the drivers and doesnt show grub...just quick loads to a screen that says all drives are clear and restarts the install back to the pale blue screen where the old error pops up. After that error if I cancel the "DR7" changes to "DR8" and locks up.

Weird error indeed. But every time it locks up with this one error which I've never heard of.

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grub4dos loads NTLDR, which loades boot.ini for boot options. After that grub4dos has nothing to do with installation or whatever.

On the error box you are getting, is there IGNORE button? Did you try it?

Do you have card readers? Did you unplug them?

and restarts the install
You don't mean PC restarts, but setup continues to a blue screen/backgroung (not BSOD), which throws you that error, right?

Find presetup.cmd in ~LS\I386 folder on USB stick. Open it up and remove all lines, but last one- EXIT.

Go through Text mode again, then tell what happens during GUI mode.

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Yeah I hit ignore and it locks up...

Yeah that's what i mean by restarting...it just says setup is restarting and than it loads the pale blue screen not BSOD.

When im in the presetup folder do i remove all the lines created by the program or all the lines in general...this is what has in the file:

SET TAGFILE=\$WIN_NT$.~LS

FOR %%h IN (U D M N O P Q R S T V W X Y) DO IF EXIST "%%h:%TAGFILE%" SET CDDRIVE=%%h:

if "%CDDRIVE%" == "" (

FOR %%h IN (C E F G H I J K L) DO IF EXIST "%%h:%TAGFILE%" SET CDDRIVE=%%h:

)

REM ===========Added by WinSetupFromUSB============

IF EXIST %systemroot%\system32\setupold.exe DEL /F %systemroot%\system32\setupold.exe

IF EXIST c:\boot.003 DEL /F c:\boot.003

REM ====================END=======================

EXIT

So just remove the REM part?

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You may leave just this:

REM ===========Added by WinSetupFromUSB============
IF EXIST %systemroot%\system32\setupold.exe DEL /F %systemroot%\system32\setupold.exe
IF EXIST c:\boot.003 DEL /F c:\boot.003
REM ====================END=======================
EXIT

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Same error pops up. Incredibly annoying and I can't figure out why. Could it be my copy of windows straight from my cd?

The machine im creating the flash drive is vista basic if that changes anything.

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Could it be my copy of windows straight from my cd?
You could try another XP.
The machine im creating the flash drive is vista basic if that changes anything.
Nope.

You did not answer if you have USB card readers and did you unplug all unnecessary hardware, mass storage devices to be specific. Empty card readers or printers with such DOES matter.

During Text mode how many disks did you see on the partitioning screen?

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You did not answer if you have USB card readers and did you unplug all unnecessary hardware, mass storage devices to be specific. Empty card readers or printers with such DOES matter.

During Text mode how many disks did you see on the partitioning screen?

Sorry it doesn't have anything plugged in other than my usb key. It has a front usb card reader but that is plugged into the motherboard, nothing external.

Also it sees the old HP Drive from the old machine with windows and a restore partition. And the new hdd, which was RAW at the time I did the format/install. The 1st drive that shows up is the correct one not the HP.

***EDIT***

Also I noticed that when I hit ignore on the error its not the system that locks up but my keyboard turns off for some reason...and it has a light on even when the system is off so that's an odd thing to happen.

***EDIT***

I also noticed that when I format the usb flash drive with NTFS that's where the black screen and drivers load pops up (almost like safemode). But when I format to FAT 32 I get the boot loader asking what I want to do. Is that common?

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@Yoshi

It has a front usb card reader but that is plugged into the motherboard, nothing external.

Hmmm, AFAIK in English all does not mean "external" :whistle: :

- disconnect all unnecessary hardware- USB card readers, CD/DVD, the second hard disk etc.

Please get dd for windows here:

http://www.chrysocome.net/dd

Open a Command Prompt in the directory where you unzipped it and type:


NT Block Device Objects
\\?\Device\CdRom0
size is 2147483647 bytes
\\?\Device\Harddisk0\Partition0
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk0\DR0
Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
size is 320072933376 bytes
\\?\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume1
\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk1\DR1
Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
size is 320072933376 bytes
\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition1
link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume2
Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
size is 320062063104 bytes
\\?\Device\Harddisk2\Partition0
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk2\DR4
Removable media other than floppy. Block size = 512
size is 134217728 bytes
\\?\Device\Harddisk2\Partition1
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk2\DP(1)0-0+5
Removable media other than floppy. Block size = 512
size is 98671104 bytes
\\?\Device\Harddisk3\Partition0
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk3\DR19
Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
size is 320072933376 bytes
\\?\Device\Harddisk3\Partition1
link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume7
\\?\Device\Harddisk3\Partition2
link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume8
Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
size is 41940670464 bytes
\\?\Device\Harddisk3\Partition3
link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume9
Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
size is 41940670464 bytes
\\?\Device\Harddisk3\Partition4
link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume10
\\?\Device\Harddisk4\Partition0
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk4\DR7
\\?\Device\Harddisk4\Partition1
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk4\DP(1)0-0+f
\\?\Device\Harddisk5\Partition0
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk5\DR8
\\?\Device\Harddisk5\Partition1
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk5\DP(1)0-0+10
\\?\Device\Harddisk6\Partition0
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk6\DR9
\\?\Device\Harddisk6\Partition1
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk6\DP(1)0-0+11
\\?\Device\Harddisk7\Partition0
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk7\DR10
\\?\Device\Harddisk7\Partition1
link to \\?\Device\Harddisk7\DP(1)0-0+12

If the DR7 and DR8 correspond to entries starting with "DP(1)0-0+" they are devices of your card reader and they are probably getting in the way.

jaclaz

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