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How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI

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OK... I tried and the problem is no matter how i made my usb drive, when it came to text setup for the first time. the setup program always regarded the usb drive as C drive and showed no internal hard drive at all. anyone encountered the same problem ever?

btw: i'm installing on my asus eeepc 1005 laptop.

thanks for any clue. i've been searching for installing xp from usb drive for a week....

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showed no internal hard drive

XP dosn't support your mass storage controller by default.

Integrate relating drivers http://www.msfn.org/board/37-t107504.html

You're right. I set in bios to use IDE mode and the setup program can show my hard drive now.

So I wonder if it's really necessary to use AHCI mode, which means i need to dig for another several hours or maybe days to get this thing work out, or just keeping the IDE mode is enough for daily home use?

thanks

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So I wonder if it's really necessary to use AHCI mode, which means i need to dig for another several hours or maybe days to get this thing work out, or just keeping the IDE mode is enough for daily home use?

It is not necessary, but you should be able to install the drivers and switch it later, example:

http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=444831

There are LOTS of "bla-bla's" about AHCI being great, but ultimately most opinions rely to the FALSE silllogism New=Always Better.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

The main advantages of AHCI over SATA (read IDE emulation) are:

jaclaz

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So I wonder if it's really necessary to use AHCI mode, which means i need to dig for another several hours or maybe days to get this thing work out, or just keeping the IDE mode is enough for daily home use?

It is not necessary, but you should be able to install the drivers and switch it later, example:

http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=444831

There are LOTS of "bla-bla's" about AHCI being great, but ultimately most opinions rely to the FALSE silllogism New=Always Better.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

The main advantages of AHCI over SATA (read IDE emulation) are:

jaclaz

Very helpful. didn't expect i can install os first then install driver and change to AHCI. will try this later.

and i reckon there should be a solution to this issue from another side, which is to integrate the sata driver into the xp installation media, in my case is the xp w/ sp3 installation files on my usb drive. true?

thanks again

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and i reckon there should be a solution to this issue from another side, which is to integrate the sata driver into the xp installation media, in my case is the xp w/ sp3 installation files on my usb drive. true?

Yes.

Usually the easiest is to integrate the DriversPacks, though for just one specific PC it is overkill.

jaclaz

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well i have got a big problem

I used the utility to setup my 1gb san disk cruzer into a bootable pen drive

whenever i start my pc with the penddrive plugged in i reach the point where i enter the "first part"

after that the blue screen with the heading "Windows Setup" on the top left

now at the point when it says 'Setup is loading Windows" the process kind of stucks and ends with an BSOD error "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"

please help as it'll be a week without my pc working

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First i'd like to say what an awesome little app this is! :thumbup

I've had a quick look through the forums, but cannot seem to find a tutorial on using WinSetupFromUSB to make a flash drive with multiple XP versions on it!

Anyone got any tips or advice on doing this? I have had success making an AIODVD before, but the process does not seem to work on this!! :wacko:

Cheers in advance!

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I've had a quick look through the forums, but cannot seem to find a tutorial on using WinSetupFromUSB to make a flash drive with multiple XP versions on it!

You don't need one.

It's "default" (up to ten versions) in the program.

Do read the docs.

jaclaz

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Look at \WinSetupFromUSB\Docs\HOW-TOs.txt.

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Sorry guys for making the mess. here's my log of failure. Any clue would be appreciated...


2009/10/02 21:23:24- WinSetupFromUSB 0.2.3 started
2009/10/02 21:23:24- OS: WIN_VISTA Architecture type: X86 ServicePack: OS Language: 0409
2009/10/02 21:23:24- Getting USB drives information
2009/10/02 21:23:24- Found USB Physical Disk: USB Device -- \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2
2009/10/02 21:23:24- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #0
2009/10/02 21:23:24- Found USB Logical Disk: J: File system: FAT32 Bootable: -1
2009/10/02 21:23:24- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #1
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Target drive selected- J:
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Drive letter of the active partition in selected disk- J:
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Total target size avialable- 3439 MB
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Checking sizes...
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Total source size- 0 MB
2009/10/02 21:23:25- Target space available- 3439 MB
2009/10/02 21:23:26- RMPrepUSB launched
2009/10/02 21:23:54- RMPrepUSB closed
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Getting USB drives information
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Found USB Physical Disk: USB Device -- \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #0
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Found USB Logical Disk: J: File system: FAT32 Bootable: -1
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #1
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Target drive selected- J:
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Drive letter of the active partition in selected disk- J:
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Total target size avialable- 3985 MB
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Checking sizes...
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Total source size- 0 MB
2009/10/02 21:23:59- Target space available- 3985 MB
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Checking sizes...
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Total source size- 533.6 MB
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Target space available- 3985 MB
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Windows source selected- I:
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Source version- Windows XP Professional
2009/10/02 21:24:05- Service Pack- Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
2009/10/02 21:24:05- AMD64 flag- 0
2009/10/02 21:24:09- Removing TEMP folder
2009/10/02 21:24:09- Checking if grub4dos is installed properly
2009/10/02 21:24:09- grub4dos BS/MBR and files are NOT installed properly
2009/10/02 21:24:09- Installing grub4dos BS/MBR and files
2009/10/02 21:24:09- Backing up MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:09- D:\WinSetupFromUSB\files\grub4dos\grubinst.exe -s=mbrdisk2-20091002-212323.dat -t (hd2)
2009/10/02 21:24:11- Backed up MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:11- Backing up BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:13- Backed up BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:13- Checking for grldr string in BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:15- Saved BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:16- Grub4dos bootsector not found
2009/10/02 21:24:16- Checking for grldr string in MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:18- Saved MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:19- Grub4dos MBR not found
2009/10/02 21:24:19- Installing grub4dos bootsector to (hd2,0)
2009/10/02 21:24:19- D:\WinSetupFromUSB\files\grub4dos\grubinst.exe (hd2,0)
2009/10/02 21:24:23- Checking for grldr string in BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:25- Saved BootSector of disk #2 partition #0
2009/10/02 21:24:26- Grub4dos bootsector not found
2009/10/02 21:24:26- Could not install grub4dos bootsector
2009/10/02 21:24:27- Installing grub4dos MBR to (hd2)
2009/10/02 21:24:27- D:\WinSetupFromUSB\files\grub4dos\grubinst.exe (hd2)
2009/10/02 21:24:32- Checking for grldr string in MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:34- Saved MBR of disk #2
2009/10/02 21:24:35- Grub4dos MBR found
2009/10/02 21:24:35- Copying grldr
2009/10/02 21:24:36- Copying menu.lst
2009/10/02 21:24:36- Copying default
2009/10/02 21:24:36- grub4dos installed
2009/10/02 21:24:36- DOSNET.INF parsed, 117 files for ~BT folder
2009/10/02 21:24:36- I:\I386\disk1---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\disk101
2009/10/02 21:24:36- I:\I386\ntdetect.com---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\ntkrnlmp.ex_ ---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\setupldr.bin---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\txtsetup.sif---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\biosinfo.inf---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\disk1---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\disk102
2009/10/02 21:24:37- I:\I386\hal.dl_ ---> D:\WinSetupFromUSB\TEMP\$WIN_NT$.~BT\
....
2009/10/02 21:40:34- I:\I386\ASMS\52\POLICY\MSFT\WINDOWS\NETWORKING\RTCDLL\RTCDLL.CA_---> J:\$WIN_NT$.~LS\I386\ASMS\52\POLICY\MSFT\WINDOWS\NETWORKING\RTCDLL\RTCDLL.CA_
2009/10/02 21:40:35- I:\WIN51---> J:\WIN51
2009/10/02 21:40:35- I:\WIN51IP---> J:\WIN51IP
2009/10/02 21:40:35- I:\WIN51IP.SP3---> J:\WIN51IP.SP3
2009/10/02 21:40:35- Copying completed. Took: 945.661245173477 seconds
2009/10/02 21:40:35- Fixing unattended section in winnt.sif
2009/10/02 21:40:35- setupORG.exe not found, replacing the original file
2009/10/02 21:40:36- Removing duplicate entries in boot.ini
2009/10/02 21:40:51- Checking sizes...
2009/10/02 21:40:51- Total source size- 0 MB
2009/10/02 21:40:51- Target space available- 3985 MB
2009/10/02 21:40:51- Getting USB drives information
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Found USB Physical Disk: USB Device -- \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #0
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Found USB Logical Disk: J: File system: FAT32 Bootable: -1
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Found USB Disk Partition: Disk #2, Partition #1
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Target drive selected- J:
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Drive letter of the active partition in selected disk- J:
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Total target size avialable- 3439 MB
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Checking sizes...
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Total source size- 0 MB
2009/10/02 21:40:52- Target space available- 3439 MB
2009/10/02 21:40:54- ---------------------------------Program quited-----------------------------------------------

Edited by jaclaz
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What's actually the issue?

Please next time attach as a file such lengthy log, rather than copy-pasting it. Compress it if it exceeds allowed file size for attachments, or use free file share sites to upload it, such as www.datafilehost.com.

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Hi All!

Is it possible to install WinXP from 16Gb USB-flash?

I had successfully installed this OS from 4Gb and 8Gb USB-flash, but can't do this from 16Gb :wacko:

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If I missed this skimming through this thread my apologies, but is it possible to reuse a usb stick prepared with WinSetupfromUsb without redoing the source and boot files after completing an installation?

The reason I ask is that when I install from a hard drive, the ~BT and ~LS dirs are only temporary and eventually get deleted by setup when it's done with them. I would assume that this will also happen to the USB stick if I install from that. Is there a way around this so that I can use it over again just like a CD?

I don't have any USBs that have write-protect switches, which might be a solution for some but not others like me.

Thanks ...

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