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Help me I can't install window XP from USB. I have been Window XP software in USB bu using bootsect.exe, Pe To USB and USB _ Prep 8. but, when start boot , eg,1. new installaion , press, Enter. 2. Repair, press R. 3.Quit , press F3. I see this state. but Enter key and R key is not work. F3 key is work. How can I do Enter key and R key. ** Bios setting changing is ok ( keyboard is correct work)

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I need the tool named "bootsect.exe"


Why use bootsect?
Easiest and working tool I found to create a bootable USB from an image is "Rufus", found here: Rufus Create bootable USB drives the easy way

I made a bootable USB for Windows 8.1 installation and confirm that it worked.

Hope this helps.

Oct 03, 2014 | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit 3...

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Install Windows 7 or Windows Vista on a Pc Without DVD Media


For user who doesn’t want to waste a DVD disc to burn the ISO to physical media, and does not have WinPE (Windows PE) startup disc, here’s a workaround method to install Windows Vista and Windows 7 into physical computer’s hard disk drive or partition (volume) directly with ISO without writing or burning to disc. The without-disc installation method is useful especially during beta and RC period of new operating system in the making, where the new build and new versionis launching and publishing every now and then. This tutorial guide assumes that the new Windows 7 or Windows Vista will be installed and replaced the original existing operating system currently installed. The instructions can be modified slightly (mainly on hard disk partition used) to fit into need of readers who want to have a dual-boot, multi-boot, or simply just to upgrade install to new OS.

1. Install a virtual CD/DVD drive on existing Windows operating system.
2. Mount the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD ISO image using the virtual drive.
3. Copy all files inside the virtual CD/DVD drive mounted with the ISO into any folder on any partition or hard disk drive not going to be used to install the Windows OS. For example, copy into E:\Windows7.
4. Copy the bootmgr and boot folders nested inside the copied folder (i.e. \Windows7) to root directory of system boot drive, typically C:\.

Note: For Windows Vista, users may need to use this step: Copy the bootmgr folder from E:\Windows7 to C:\ root directory, copy E:\Windows7\boot\boot.sdi file to same folder in C:\boot folder, and then copy bootsect.exe from the E:\Windows7\boot\ folder to C:\ drive.

Note: boot folder in system boot drive is hidden system folder.
5. Create a new folder named sources under the C:\ root folder.
6. Copy the boot.win file inside \Windows7\sources folder to the source folder created in the system boot drive, normally C:\.
7. Open a command prompt as administrator.
8. Run the following command (change the C to your drive path letter if applicable):

C:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

For Windows Vista users who copied bootsect.exe to C:\ root folder, use the following command instead:

C:\bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

A successful message is the command completes successfully.
9. Change the name or label of the boot system partition local disk to BDCP or any name you prefer that easier to remember and type (in DOS command promot, use label command).
10. Restart the computer.
11. After booting up, the system will start the corresponding Windows installation process. Select the applicable language to install, time and currency format (regional settings locale) and keyboard or input method in the installation wizard dialog.
12. On the next screen, user will be presented with option to Install Windows. DO NOT press on Install Windows button, instead, click on Repair My Computer link on the bottom left corner.
13. In the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) System Recovery Options dialog window, click on Command Prompt to open a DOS Prompt window.
14. Run the format command to format the primary hard disk or partition to clean state:

format c: /q

Note: /q switch, which perform quick format can be omitted to full format. And if existing hard disk partition is of FAT32 filesystem format, use format c: /q /fs:ntfs to convert the file system to NTFS while formatting. Before formatting begins, the command may prompt for hard disk drive or partition label name, if so, enter accordingly (i.e. BDCP).
15. After format completed, start the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation process again by manually running the setup.exe located in the copied. Note that the setup.exe is not the one located on boot system drive which copied at later step, as the boot drive has been formatted. For example:

E:\Windows7\sources\setup.exe
16. Continue with installation procedures by following on-screen instructions as per normal practice.

on May 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Installing Windows from flash drive-part II


Follow the next steps:
1. This step is mandatory. Through all the following process do not close the application. Close them if specified;
2. Create a folder and copy the 3 archives from above in that folder. (it is preferably to be close to the root; e.g. c:\XP USB);
3. Extract the content of USB_prep8.zip and PeToUSB.zip archives to the folder you just created;
4. Copy PeToUSB exe file to USB_prep8 folder
5. Enter the USB_prep8 folder, look for the usb_prep8.cmd and run it;
6. A black and ugly window will pop up. Press any key to continue. Here is the window that will pop up:
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7. The result is the opening of the PetoUSB application:
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8. All the settings are made. You only have to press Start. The application will format the USB stick and made it bootable. After completing the process do not close the application;
9. Extract the content of bootsect.zip archive;
10. Open the Command prompt (CMD). To enter the cmd, enter the Start menu- Run- type cmd. Or press Win key + R to open the Run window;
11. In the console use the CD command (Change Directory). Go to the folder that contains bootsect.exe file. If you followed step 1 the command is much more simple: c:\XP USB\bootsect;
12. Now you are in the specified folder. Type “bootsect.exe /nt52 I:”, where I: is the drive letter of the USB stick. Open a Windows Explorer or My Computer and check the drive letter of your USB flash and replace the “I:” letter with your drive letter. If it's not working close the window where you checked the letter of the drive.
af0fc89.jpg13. The result will be the update of Fat file system necessary for the boot from the USB stick. Now you finally transformed the USB stick into a Bootable USB Stick. Now you can close the following window and PeToUSB application.
9e151ee.jpg14. You will have in front of your eyes the following windows. If not press Enter. After the option list appeared, choose the following in the order:
a) Choose option no. 1 than browse the installation CD of Windows
b) Option 2- pick an unallocated drive letter. For example you can pick T (it is unlikely to be already chosen)
c) Option 3- pick the letter assigned for your USB Stick (in my case I)
d) Option 4 starts the process. When asked if you want to format the drive choose”Yes”, than “Press any key to continue”. The process needs some more confirmations, so stay close to your computer. It takes 10-15 minutes. It depends on transfer rate of the flash drive and the speed of the optical drive.
dc74600.jpg15. The worse passed. Now you have to confirm the deactivation of the temporary drive T: and to close all the windows. The XP USB stick is ready for use. You just have to install the operating system on your desktop or laptop PC

Now here are the steps for installing Windows from your fresh USB Boot Stick.
· Plug in the flash drive
· Check the Boot Order from the Setup(Bios) and set the Removable drive as first and the Hard Disk as second.
· Even so, there are cases when you have to enter the Boot Menu as soon you turn on your computer. (for EEE PC is ESC, for Toshiba is F12). From now on select Removable Drive or USB and the proper device.
· You will see that the menu is slightly different from the classic Windows XP installation menu, but it is not complicated.
· Pick option 1: “TXT Mode Setup Windows XP...”.Now the first part of the installation process is completed, the one in text mode. After the file copying process completes, the computer restarts, but you have to boot again from your Bootable USB flash drive. Now you have to choose option 2: “GUI Mode Setup Windows XP...”. From now on until the final steps of the installation process you have to choose Option 2.
And this is it



on Apr 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Sir how can i make a boot able pen drive for the win xp-2 plz give me the step


Hello Sir,

First up, we need to prepare the flash drive.
  1. Download and unzip this file , which should contain 2 folders: 1 titled Bootsect, and the other USB_prep8.
  2. Navigate to the USB_prep8 folder and click on usb_prep8.cmd. This will bring up a Windows console window.
  3. Press any key to continue and a PeToUSB window will open.
  4. Make sure your flash drive is selected, and click start to format your flash drive.
  5. When the format is complete, click OK, but do not close the PeToUSB window or the Windows Console.
  6. Open a new console window by typing “cmd” into the run box in the Windows Start Menu.
  7. Directed to the second folder – Bootsect folder (if you’re not used to DOS commands, you can type “dir” to list directories and files, type “cd foldername” to navigate to a folder name – called foldername in this example, and if there’s a long folder name you can save time by typing the “cd” and just the first few letters and then hitting the Tab key to fill in the rest of the name).
  8. Once you’re in the Bootsect folder, type “bootsect.exe /nt52 g:” if “g” is the letter assigned to your flash drive. If it’s E, then change the letter to e. If it’s Z, make it z. Get it?
  9. When this is done, you should see a message letting you know that the bootcode was updated, and you can close this console window (but not the other console window).
  10. Close the PeToUSb Window, but make sure not to close the remaining console window yet
  11. You should now see a list of 8 options in the console.
  12. Select one and find the drive with your Windows installation disc.
  13. Select 2 and pick a random drive letter (but not one that’s already on your PC, since this will be a virtual drive used for copying your files).
  14. Select 3 and enter the drive letter for your USB flash drive.
  15. Select 4 and follow the rest of the on-screen directions and you should be all set.
A few notes here. First of all, there’s a chance you may get down to step 15 and the program will tell you that it can’t create the virtual drive. This may happen if you’ve already gone through the whole process and are trying to do it again to fix problems. The solution seems to be rebooting your computer and trying again. Or at least that’s what worked for me.
Second, if you use NLite to shrink/slipstream/otherwise modify your Windows XP installation file, make sure you do not remove “manual installation files,” or your USB stick will be pretty much useless.

Once your usb drive is ready, go to your bios and set USB to first position in boot order. Now plug the usb and restart.

Aug 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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HOW DO U REBOOT AN ASUS EEE PC 900 WITH WINDOWS XP AND NO CD ROM


Hi! Please try this, restart your pc. During the start up press F9, it will restore it. Hope this helps and have a good one!

May 17, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 900 PC Notebook

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How To Create Bootable USB To Install Windows Vista


his tutorial will help you in creating a bootable USB drive ofWindows Vista which you can use to install Vista in any system. Itmight become very useful when you don't have access to DVD drive.

Use the tutorial available Here .

or


Do it using COMMAND PROMPT

1. First format your USB drive in NTFS file system. You can do it byattaching your USB drive to your system and then format it from MyComputer window.

2. Now open Command Prompt window from Start menu. Right-click onCommand Prompt entry in start menu and select "Run as administrator"option.

3. Now type diskpart in Command Prompt window and press Enter. It'll launch DiskPart program

4. Now provide following command:

list volume

It'll show a list of all drives in your system. Look for your USB driveentry. As in the below screenshot, the USB drive is "G" which you candetermine from its "Type" entry.

Now you have to select the USB drive volume by providing select volumeno. command. Since in our case volume no. of USB drive is "Volume 4",the command would be:

select volume 4

Now we have to make this drive active. So provide active command:

active

Now exit from DiskPart using exit command.

5. Now we need to create Boot sector on USB drive. We'll use"bootsect.exe" utility for this task. You can find this utility inWindows Vista setup disk. It'll be present in "Boot" directory.

Now provide following command in Command Prompt:

bootsect /nt60 G:

Here G is drive letter of USB drive. Replace it with the correct driveletter if your system has some other letter for USB drive.

6. At last, copy all files/folders from Vista Setup DVD to your USB drive and you have done.

Now you can boot using your USB drive and can install Windows Vista in any system.

on Dec 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Acer One's and More "Making working Windows copy to USB Stick"


Directions for Making Usb OS for windows 98,me,xp,2000,2003

You will need to saerch for a little program called Komku-SP-usb so get going and also a working computer with an actual cd/dvd rom drive.So if you need go use your buddys computer.
After you found the program as stated abovce download it and follow the rest of these directions I have left. Curtosy of someone else of course.

1.Open and install Komku-SP-usb on a working computer other than your Acer One.
Make sure that the Usb Stick you may be using has at least 2GB.
2.Locate folder C:\Komku\PeToUSB\ and double click PeToUSB.exe
3.Select USB Removable,make sure enable disk format and enable disk format are all checked.
If you feel the need you may put something to name your usb in the drive label area.And uncheck
enable file copy if it is checked.
4.Click Start
5.Click Yes
6.Click Yes Again
7.After Operation complete you can exit out of that program.
8.Next open Ms Dos command promt.Click Start > Run > type cmd > click OK
9.On Command Prompt window, go to directory C:\Komku\bootsect\
how to do this?
first type this cd\ and press Enter
10.then type cd komku\bootsect and press Enter
11.on command prompt window, type bootsect /nt52 and whatever your drive letter is {Mine was H:}
12.press enter
13.now type this cd.. and press Enter
14.then type cd usb_prep8 and press Enter
15.type usb_prep8 again... and pres Enter
16.Press any key to continue and the usb_prep8 welcome screen will appear
17.now, insert your original Windows XP CD, or Windows XP with sata ahci driver to your CD/DVD ROM
and back to Command Prompt window
18.type 1 then press Enter and "Browse For Folder" window will appear, select your CD/DVD drive and click OK
19.the result... "XP Setup Source Path" changed to G:\ (yours may be different)
20.now for point 2, if letter T is currently assigned to a drive in your computer,
you must change it.... if not, leave it as it is
To change it type 2 and press Enter...
21.Enter Available Virtual DriveLetter"
for example you doesn't have drive S
so you type S and press Enter
back to usb_prep8 welcome screen...
now type 3 and press Enter...
22.Please give Target USB-Drive Letter e.g type U" Enter Target USB-Drive Letter:
because my Flash drive letter is H
23.so, type H and press Enter...
after back to usb_prep8 welcome screen...
now type 4 and press Enter to make new temporary image with XP LocalSource and copy it to USB Flash Drive
please wait a few seconds..
24.WARNING, ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK DRIVE T: WILL BE LOST! Proceed with Format (Y/N)?"
type Y and press Enter
please wait....
when format virtual disk complete, press any key to continue...
25.when you see "Making of LocalSource folder $WIN_NT$.~LS Ready"
Press any key to continue
26."Copy TempDrive Files to USB-Drive in about 15 minutes = Yes OR STOP = End Program = No"
Click Yes, and wait...
27.Would you like USB-stick to be preferred Boot Drive U: bla... bla..."
Click Yes
28."Would you like to unmount the Virtual Drive ?"
Click Yes, wait a few seconds, and press any key....
press any key again to close usb_prep8...
29.Now, insert your USB Flash Drive/Flash Disk/Thumb Drive to your notebook (e.g Acer Aspire One)
go to BIOS and make USB HDD (or USB ZIP in some other machine) as primary boot device....
30.then boot form your USB Flash Drive....
and select "TXT Mode Setup Windows XP, Never unplug USB-Drive Until After Logon"
31.After Hard Disk detected, delete all partition, create single partition...
and install Windows XP on that partition...
and wait...
32.once text mode setup is complete, computer will restart....
this time select "GUI Mode setup Windows XP, Continue Setup + Start XP"
33.Continue Windows XP setup.... and Done!
Windows XP Installed....
34.Remember, you can use this tutorial to install Windows XP on all other computers..
not just Aspire One and Asus EEE-PC....

on Jun 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire One AOA150-1570 Notebook PC

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I brought a 2bd hand Zoostorm netbook with an 8 gig ssd card, how can I copy an operating system onto the card as the XP on it is faulty, and will not start. I have a USB 3.5 inch floppy, and a USB cd...


You need to make a bootable usb install for windows (these directions are for vista but should be the same for xp)

This tutorial will help you in creating a bootable USB drive of Windows Vista which you can use to install Vista in any system. It might become very useful when you don't have access to DVD drive.
1. First format your USB drive in NTFS file system. You can do it by attaching your USB drive to your system and then format it from My Computer window.
2. Now open Command Prompt window from Start menu. Right-click on Command Prompt entry in start menu and select "Run as administrator" option.
3. Now type diskpart in Command Prompt window and press Enter. It'll launch DiskPart program:

4. Now provide following command:
list volume
It'll show a list of all drives in your system. Look for your USB drive entry. As in the below screenshot, the USB drive is "G" which you can determine from its "Type" entry.
Now you have to select the USB drive volume by providing select volume no. command. Since in our case volume no. of USB drive is "Volume 4", the command would be:
select volume 4
Now we have to make this drive active. So provide active command:
active
Now exit from DiskPart using exit command.

5. Now we need to create Boot sector on USB drive. We'll use "bootsect.exe" utility for this task. You can find this utility in Windows Vista setup disk. It'll be present in "Boot" directory.
Now provide following command in Command Prompt:
bootsect /nt60 G:
Here G is drive letter of USB drive. Replace it with the correct drive letter if your system has some other letter for USB drive.

6. At last, copy all files/folders from Vista Setup DVD to your USB drive and you have done.
Now you can boot using your USB drive and can install Windows Vista in any system.







You can also see the directions here http://www.askvg.com/how-to-create-bootable-usb-drive-to-install-windows-vista/

Dec 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Hi my name mohit manchanda. actually i wanna instal win xp in my [pen drive but after copying files 100% than sytem show fetal error


All that's needed is a bootable USB Flash drive with at least 256 MB of storage capacity and a Windows Setup CD. Using the program Bart PE Builder (Freeware), you can install Windows XP on the flash drive, along with other software as needed (and as available space permits).

Here is the link of Bart PE Builder
http://69.90.47.6/mybootdisks.com/mybootdisks_com/nu2/pebuilder3110a.exe

Here is the procedure

This will help you create your very first BartPE CD. It assumes that you are using Windows XP.

Make sure that your system has about 500MB of free disk space!

Download the latest PE Builder version (self-installing package) and install it.

Start PE Builder (pebuilder.exe). When you start PE Builder for the first time it will ask if you agree with the license agreement.

Now PE Builder will ask to search for windows installation files. If you don't have your windows XP setup/installation files on your system you must insert the original Microsoft Windows XP installation/setup CD at this point.
The files you have at c:\windows are not installation files. They are your already installed files!
Click "yes" to start searching. PE Builder will now search all fixed- and CD-Rom drives for Windows installation files. This will take some time. When more than one valid location is found, a dialog will appear where you can select which location you want to use.

At the main PE Builder dialog, select the "Burn to CD/DVD" option. When you are using an erasable medium, make sure that the "AutoErase RW" option is enabled. The "burn using" option should be set to "StarBurn". Select your CD writer device from the Device list.

Hit the "build" button. PE Builder will now ask you to create a BartPE directory, answer with "yes".

The license for your Microsoft Windows XP product is shown. Read it and agree to it to continue.

PE Builder will now start building BartPE. This will take a few minutes.
You will see a lot of files getting copied and/or decompressed, the ISO image build and the data recorded to your CD/DVD writer.
If the data verify was correct and there where no errors reported you can boot the CD/DVD!

After that set your PC BIOS to boot from USB,then restart.
That's it.

Dec 11, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Can i install xp on pendrive ?


  1. Put the cd with xp on it in the cd rom
  2. plug your pen drive into your computer
  3. open "my computer"
  4. drag and drop the cd to the pen drive and it should copy the files to it.

Let me know how it goes.

Jan 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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