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ilko_t

How to install Windows from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI

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It will be very well if design of main window little improve.

Because in my monitor in 120dpi font resolution i have next views:

text on button is cropped

pROGRESS bar on stage DONE not 100%

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I just got over 1TB HDD and wish to install WIN XP. I already have one Disk which has win 7 installed, but during my install I had disabled that Disk so as it does not corrupt the MBR of that disk..

I am not being able to reach the Text Menu even. My system does boot from USB and gives the options to chose where WINDOWS is installed. After that whatever I chose I either get <WINDOWS ROOT>\...\HAL.DLL not found.

My boot.ini file looks like following

[boot Loader]

Timeout=5

Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS

[Operating Systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="rdisk(1)partition(1)" /FASTDETECT

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="rdisk(2)partition(1)" /FASTDETECT

c:\="-------------------------"

c:\="Try entries below if getting HAL.DLL/NTOSKRNL.EXE not found errors"

c:\="--------------------------"

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(3)partition(1)\WINDOWS="rdisk(3)partition(1)" /FASTDETECT

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(4)partition(1)\WINDOWS="rdisk(4)partition(1)" /FASTDETECT

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="rdisk(0)partition(1)" /FASTDETECT

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 1 part 1" /FASTDETECT

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 1 part 2" /FASTDETECT

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 1 part 3" /FASTDETECT

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Second part of XP Professional setup from hd 1 part 4" /FASTDETECT

I have tried various combos regarding the DISK and Partition number but nothing seemed to work.

Kindly advise what I am missing on. I used WinSetupfromUSB 0.2.2.

While Installing I had only One HDD, set as my secondary HDD. Primary being the USB drive(8GB), both key and HDD are formatted as NTFS.

Let me know if any other detail is required

Thanks in advance.

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P.S. It worked. Many thanks :)

Thanks for the feedback.

It will be very well if design of main window little improve.

Because in my monitor in 120dpi font resolution i have next views:.

Putting it in the to-do list.

I just got over 1TB HDD and wish to install WIN XP. I already have one Disk which has win 7 installed, but during my install I had disabled that Disk so as it does not corrupt the MBR of that disk..

I am not being able to reach the Text Menu even. My system does boot from USB and gives the options to chose where WINDOWS is installed. After that whatever I chose I either get <WINDOWS ROOT>\...\HAL.DLL not found.

Well, it's perfectly normal to get these errors if you haven't passed the first part of setup. The point is why it's not showing up.

Use either the latest stable 0.2.3 version or even better- 1.0 beta7 and try again.

It would be good idea if you only disabled the other internal disk in BIOS to disconnect it, not only disable it.

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HI ilko_tm

Thanks, i was able to make it work by using the latest version. The version i had was not installing the grub4OS on the pendrive. this was not allowing to actually start the installation. Got the latest version whihc did the needful.

Well now stuck with multi-os boot problem Hopefully will be able to resolve using the EasyBCD. I have installed WinXP on a system whihc already had Win 7 installed.

Will keep ya posted

Cheers!!!

Virus

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Tried to download 1.0 beta7 and no luck.

I got to the download page and the download link responds, but the resulting file is only around 1K and clearly not the archive file it's supposed to be.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

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Download link works just fine from here...

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Hi

Just a quick question about the folder structuring. I wish to have my Installation Sources inside a folder called Installs. I only have 2 Sources for install, Win XP Pro and Win 7 Pro. I have used WinSetupfromUSB to create the bootable drive but due to me having extra apps and folders on the drive i wanted to tidy it up a bit.

What is the easiest way for me to do this?

Cheers

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Tried again, and this time I bypassed the downloader I'm using (Free Download Manager 3.0) and used the browser directly, and it worked.

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Hello again!

I've got a little question. The story so far:

I've made a bootable usb disk using Beta6 (or Beta 7, doesn't matter, I think). Everything working fine, until I've plugged in the stick in an infested computer. The computer had a version of autorun.inf virus, but I desinfected the stick quite easily. The problem is that after infection/desinfection, the stick isn't working anymore. After I hit install, I get the message "Windows is now inspecting your configuration...", and right after this message, I get the error from attach.

Of course, I've rebuilded the usb stick and it works again. The question is that if I have an alternate method to "fix" the usb stick, without wiping out and start from scratch. I've tried reinstalling grub4dos, but it is clearly not related to that and didn't worked.

Thank you!

PS: Now I asked myself where are the old pen drives with write protection...? :)

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Nu, I didn't use Plop at first. I've tried after with Plop, but didn't worked.

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Idea #1: once you have made a working stick , image it and re-deploy it from the image when corrupted ;)

Idea #2: have ninja pendisk pass on ALL your sticks:

http://www.ninjapendisk.com/

(it's not of course 100% safe, but it helps)

jaclaz

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Thanks. I was thinking maybe there was a simple fix besides to reinstall or redeploy an image. The fact is that sometimes I don't realize that my stick is infected, thus broken. I go to another town to install a WinXP, and surprise! The stick doesn't work. :)

Also, I am curious why this behaivior appears after the infection. To say things right, this is my greatest curiosity.

Would you recommend a good tool (freeware maybe) for imaging USB sticks?

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I am using ver 0.2.3. I went thru instructions and created a bootable usb for me.

However, It is crashed (tried many times) right after the message "Setup is starting Windows".

Do I missed any steps or do I need to modify some file after preparing and copying sourc files to USB drive?

Please advise.

Thanks a lot.

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@donpham

What does the error message say? Is there an error code, something like 0x0000007B?

Did you check FAQs thread?

And please, refrain from quoting lengthy posts just to ask a simple, unrelated to other posts question, use ADD REPLY button.

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I did not pay attention what was the exact error code. It is blue screen with white text. I recalled it says something like "if this is the first time etc..."

@donpham

What does the error message say? Is there an error code, something like 0x0000007B?

Did you check FAQs thread?

And please, refrain from quoting lengthy posts just to ask a simple, unrelated to other posts question, use ADD REPLY button.

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I did not pay attention what was the exact error code. It is blue screen with white text. I recalled it says something like "if this is the first time etc..

Good, next time pay attention what the screen says and provide details, so you can be helped :)

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The error code is STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Message:

A problem has been detected .....

If this is the first time.....

Check for virus.....

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The error code is STOP: 0x0000007B...

...Did you check FAQs thread?

To answer anyway:

1) Try the modified ntdetect.com

2) In BIOS switch SATA mode to IDE if you have similar option or integrate the appropriate mass storage driver(s).

Please, do a little search before asking questions, this has been answered numerous times, at least check the pinned FAQs topic.

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I found a link in this forum and replaced with a modified ntdetect.com. It worked and I do not have an error code 7B.

However, during the GUI mode, it asks to enter Product key. I integrated ahci drivers into the XP setup source files with (fully automatic) unattended setup.

I use WinSetupFrusb to copy source files from modified XP CD.

Is the setup XP from USB similar from CD with fully unattended setup?

To answer anyway:

1) Try the modified ntdetect.com

2) In BIOS switch SATA mode to IDE if you have similar option or integrate the appropriate mass storage driver(s).

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However, during the GUI mode, it asks to enter Product key.

Is a product key supplied in winnt.sif? Is it in the correct format? Is it valid? A lot of keys were blacklisted as of SP3. Double check.

Is the setup XP from USB similar from CD with fully unattended setup?

Almost, with a few exceptions in 0.x.x versions, but the product key part is just as same as from a CD.

Starting with version 1 unattended settings are fully covered and not changed, except one- autopartition, which is set to no (0) because Setup may screw up the USB drive.

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the file winnt.sif in folder <$WIN_NT$.~BT> does not show Product key, but winnt.sif in folder <$WIN_NT$.~LS> shows valid product key.

I compared this file between usb and cd, product key is exact the same.

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The one used by setup is in ~BT folder. No idea why yours differ, should not, in your source you should have a single one in I386 folder, and this one is used by the program and copied to ~BT folder.

Did you make changes after the USB drive was prepared?

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I am getting following error

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It says:

INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 13.

Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

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

Windows root/system32/hall.dll

Please reinstall a copy of the above file

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I am getting following error...

How did you format the USB disk? Using what program and options?

Any reason to use an old and outdated version of the program? The latest version is 1.0 beta7.

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