You need to know something that may help you in better reporting.
WinPE does NOT exist
WinPE can be BOTH a "generic" term for a PE, or a "specific" term for a PE built using only MS tools.
Additionally when talking about a PE, it is advised to always specify the version, based on the source it was used to create it:
- XP/2003 -> PE 1.x
- Vista /2008 -> PE 2.x
- 7/2008R2 -> PE 3.x
- 8/2012-> PE 4.x
- 8.1/2012 R2->PE 5.x (though it should have been logically called 4.1)
And specify the tool used to make it (like the original MS WAIK/AIK/ADK or any of the available third party tools) and (if used/relevant) the actual script/project used with the tool.
Finally there are mainly two ways to make a PE bootable USB stick a "flat" file/folder structure (nowadays rarely used) or making use of an image (that can be a .iso, a RAW disk image, a .VHD or more commonly a .WIM image).
Usually it is possible to either "hardcode" a drive letter for a volume on the USB stick or set it when booting, but you will need to provide the above details in order to get a suitable (hopefully) solution to your issue.
Thank you for the explanation of what the term WindowsPE actually means.
I will have to research what you said to further understand what you meant by "WinPE can be BOTH a "generic" term for a PE, or a "specific" term for a PE built using only MS tools.".
It appears I used WAIK for the Windows 7 Environment.
If I understand correctly I used PE ver 3.x.
My project is to create a rescue tool.
The method I am using is the most common method of using the boot.wim file.
Instead of having to run my tools from the terminal I wanted to have a GUI to create ease of access to my tools.
At first I used PStart and it worked flawlessly in displaying all my tools from one window.
The GUI wasn't aesthetically pleasing though.....
I know beggars can't be choose but if there is a will there is a way.
I have the will to learn so I feel this will end in success.
On a side not I tried editing the path to where my tools are by using the %pdrive% variable.
Something like %pdrive%\RocketDock\Tools\NameofTool
This gave me an error.
As i try more I will post results.
Edited by CorruptHuman, 06 June 2014 - 12:27 PM.