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Reference: Roderick van Domburg’s Blog: Installing Windows XP from USB Disclaimer The procedure here is provided without any warranty or support. It worked for me and so it might for you. Some of the procedures
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described here can wipe all of your data. Thought I’d warn you. Step #1: Prepping BartPE First we’ll prep the USB drive we’ll be using for booting. This is by far the largest step in the process, though it shouldn’t be difficult for anyone to follow. It requires a functional Windows system. 1.Download BartPE builder from http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ 2. Install BartPE. We’ll be assuming that you install to C:\pebuilder. 3. Start PE Builder from the Start Menu. Point “Source:” to the location of your Windows XP setup files containing SP3. QUOTE
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4. Make sure the “Output:” is set to “BartPE”. 5. Set “Media output” as “Craete ISO image” and filename as “c:\pebuilder\pebuilder.iso” 6. Hit “Build”. 7. When it’s done building, image file “c:\pebuilder\pebuilder.iso” should be created properly Step #2: Creating bootable USB



If you’re completely new to BIOS configuration. saving all changes. When it’s done. Choose ‘File’->’Open’from main menu and open file “c:\pebuilder\pebuilder. but generally entail the following: 1. your system might not support booting from USB. Especially if you’ve had Linux or some other operating system on it. QUOTE If no e rrors occure d in the above proce ss. promote your USB drive to the primary boot device. Exit from the BIOS configuration.USB-HDD+ is recommanded 6. Choose ‘Bootable’->’Write disk image’ from main menu 4. download here) 2. While booting (before Windows starts loading).3 or newer version. Go to the section that contains your boot devices.iso” 3. you should now be all se t to boot from USB! Step #3: Configuring the BIOS You should now reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to boot from USB. then double-check the following before making a scene: • Is your BIOS properly configured for booting from the USB disk? (Is the USB device listed and does it have top priority?) • Have you correctly prepared the USB disk in step two? (Restart the procedure. BartPE should now load. If it isn’t working. the USB drive should be listed. With your USB drive plugged in. 3. BartPE contains DiskPart for disk ezbsystems. you’ll need to repartition and format it. 4. that you can seriously screw up your system by providing incorrect settings! Step #4: Booting into BartPE Assuming that you properly configured your BIOS and your USB device supports booting. get into the BIOS configuration screen by hitting something like F1. Hotkey instructions are generally provided on the screen. copy the Windows XP setup files to the USB drive. Be aware though.12/12/2010 iB::Topic::How to setup Windows XP S… 1. Instructions for doing so wildly from system to system.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard. Assuming that it is supported (as is the case with virtually all modern hardware). Reboot the system.) • Does your USB stick properly support being booted from? (Try another one!) Step #5: Prepping the Hard Disk You need to make sure that your hard drive is partitioned and formatted properly. If it isn’t. Choose proper “Write Method”. F2. Please note that you’ll only need the i386 folder.Insert the USB drive you intend to boot from 5. Satrt UltraISO (V9. Delete or Escape. Depending on the speed of your USB device. 2. BIOS for Beginners over at Tom’s Hardware might be a good primer.cgi… 2/9 . this may take a while. Hit “Write” to get a bootable USB drive 7. 5.

This procedure will destroy any data on the hard drive. it has only run W indows. Change your BIOS setting back to boot from hard disk again as needed 4. Right-click on the target drive (e. For example. From the Go menu. ezbsystems. clean (purges the entire drive.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard. essentially resetting it). Run the following command: X:\i386\winnt32. you m ay cha nge the pa rtition which you wa nt to install W indows to at ne x t ste p #7. 1. You can now continue to finish setting up Windows XP. Should be selfexplanatory. QUOTE Plugging in a de vice now won’t work . The setup program will then silently close. you can now launch the Windows XP setup with a few custom parameters. exit (quits DiskPart). From the Go menu.exe /syspart:C: /tempdrive:C: /makelocalsource /noreboot QUOTE Note : R e pla ce “/te m pdrive :C :” with the drive which has e nough space to hold windows se tup file s. Reboot your system 2. which might make you think that something went wrong. To format: 1.cgi… 3/9 .g. navigate to the A43 File Manager. 2. 2. create partition primary (creates a single partition from the entire disk). it contains a valid FAT or NTFS partition) the n you can safe yourse lf the hassle and sk ip this ste p. try the following: select disk 0 (select the first disk). 3. Unplug USB drive during post stage 3. Proceed with the installation.e . assign (assign the partition a drive letter). C:) and click Format. Step #7: Continue Windows XP Setup from Harddisk 1. R e m e m be r that a ll USB de vice s will ne e d to be plugge d in right from the start while using Ba rtP E. Step #6: Launching Windows XP Setup from USB With your drive all ready. To repartition: 1. Don’t worry though. The setup program incorrectly believes that your USB drive (which is formatted as FAT) needs conversion. Enter the commands needed to repartition your drive. When asked to convert the installation volume to NTFS. QUOTE If you are sure that your ha rd drive is se t up prope rly (i.12/12/2010 iB::Topic::How to setup Windows XP S… partitioning and A43 File Manager to format your drive. 2. answer No. navigate to DiskPart. This procedure will destroy any data on the hard drive. Let’s assume that the files are available at X:\i386.

2009 Thank you so much for saving my laptop! ezbsystems..thank you.You rock Group: Members Posts: 1 Joined: Aug. I registered just to feedback. and it 100% works. 03 2008.05:48 Post Number: 2 Dennis Posted on: Aug. 2008 Post Number: 3 steenbras Posted on: Sep.once I did that. 2008 Essentially. 02 2009. I had to do one additional step. This how-to is THE BEST.01:27 Thank you very much for a very detailed tutorial. do the following: CODE ne t start dm se rve r ne t start dm a dm in Post Number: 4 ezuk Posted on: Jan.12/12/2010 iB::Topic::How to setup Windows XP S… Congratulations! E dited by xoben on Jul.14:24 Fantastic article . Group: Members Posts: 1 Joined: Sep. After 4hours of searching the net for this I've finally found it. from a command prompt.09:49 I've spent nearly an entire night searching the net for something like this.cgi… 4/9 . which I found here.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard. There's one additional detail I needed . 30 2008. before running diskpart. Thanks again bro.diskpart didn't work for me. 28 2008. everything went super-smooth! Group: Members Posts: 1 Joined: Jan.. Steenbra's comment was the only needed addition .

. I have never struggled this much to do a clean XP install. cpqdap01.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard. Out of desperation I pressed Escape many times to ignore each error. Booting from USB works. and I could partition and format drive C: from BartPE. I get an error: "ntkrnlmp.cgi… 5/9 . but after entering the license code etc it ends with a message "Cannot complete Windows XP Setup Wizard because you canceled the wizard or because an error occurred.g.microsoft. When I attempt to boot and install from the CD. (too many to list here).0E). Must be something with the hardware.exe could not be loaded Error Code 7" Microsoft's advise at http://support. However. The install runs.12/12/2010 Post Number: 5 iB::Topic::How to setup Windows XP S… hscheff Posted on: Feb. but after rebooting and starting the copy process from CD to harddrive. cinemst2. Thanks ezbsystems. cdaudio.. Any help appreciated. so something went wrong. I am still struggling with this #$%@ Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V2010 notebook! I will be very grateful if someone here can help.sys. I tried installing from USB as per the guide above. but as expected after reboot there was an error: "Unknown hard error \SystemRoot\System32\ntdll. the installation complains about many missing files e.sys etc.dll" Trying to eliminate the CD drive as a possible problem. If I run setup." I did not cancel. 2009 This is the story: I am attempting to do a clean install of Windows XP on a Amilo Pro V2010 notebook. I have got the original Windows XP SP2 CD supplied with the notebook by Fujitsu-Siemens.10:05 Thanks for this excellent guide.com/kb/812580 does not help and I cannot find where to disable ACPI in the BIOS (I have flashed the BIOS to latest available ver. I tested the memory with Memtest86 and Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic and all seems fine. 01 2009. 1.exe from the CD the existing Windows XP installation it starts out fine.sys. Group: Members Posts: 1 Joined: Feb.

12/12/2010 Post Number: 6 iB::Topic::How to setup Windows XP S… fluidblue Posted on: Feb. press any key to exit What could I do? Post Number: 7 EngRoomCirta Posted on: Feb. This is the story: I am atte m pting to do a cle an install of W indows XP on a Am ilo Pro V2010 note book .16:22 (hscheff @ Feb. i tried this with a Windows XP x64 Install CD (with integrated SP2). 2009 Howe ve r. I a m still struggling with this #$%@ Fujitsu Sie m e ns Am ilo P ro V2010 note book ! I will be ve ry grate ful if som e one he re can he lp. 01 2009. the setup program gives the following error: INF file txtsetup. Group: Members Posts: 1 Joined: Mar. W he n I a tte m pt to boot and insta ll from the C D.17:01 Hi. When I boot from the USB stick.10:05) QUOTE Thank s for this e x ce lle nt guide . I ge t an e rror: "ntk rnlm p.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard. 2009 Post Number: 8 krimson Posted on: Mar. 27 2009. 15 2009.cgi… 6/9 . I have got the origina l W indows XP SP 2 C D supplie d with the note book by Fujitsu-Sie m e ns. 25 2009.11:00 verry thanks -------------welcom in my forum architecture and urbanisme Group: Members Posts: 2 Joined: Feb.e x e could not be loa de d Error C ode 7" ezbsystems.sif is corrupt or missing Group: Members Posts: 1 Joined: Feb. 2009 Setup cannot continue.

O ut of de spe ration I pre sse d Escape m any tim e s to ignore e ach e rror." I did not ca nce l. 15 2009. but afte r e nte ring the lice nse code e tc it e nds with a m e ssa ge "C annot com ple te W indows XP Se tup W iza rd be cause you ca nce le d the wizard o r be cause a n e rror occurre d. I trie d installing from USB as pe r the guide above .sys.com /k b/812580 doe s not he lp and I cannot find whe re to disable AC PI in the BIO S (I ha ve fla she d the BIO S to la te st availa ble ve r. If I run se tup. Good luck Post Number: 9 mrtoad Posted on: Apr.cgi… 7/9 . Booting from USB work s. I believe that you must integrate intel matrix storage drivers into original xp installation using nlite. cdaudio.. and then you would be able to install XP with your original XP CD. The insta ll runs.01:37 grassyass! Group: Members ezbsystems. and created a custom XP CD. Of course it would be easiast to select IDE instead of AHCI in BIOS if this would be possible.e x e from the CD the e x isting W indows XP installa tion it starts out fine .g. (too m any to list he re ). cpqda p01.sys e tc. Must be som e thing with the hardwa re . and now whenever I install a new PC with XP. Any he lp appre ciate d.dll" Trying to e lim inate the CD drive a s a possible proble m . I te ste d the m e m ory with Me m te st86 and Microsoft W indows Me m ory Dia gnostic and all se e m s fine .0E). so som e thing we nt wrong. I NEVER encounter any problem of this kind. but afte r re booting and starting the copy proce ss from CD to harddrive . cine m st2.m icrosoft. I have ne ve r struggle d this m uch to do a cle an XP insta ll. I have done so and integrated also several other drivers for SCSI and RAID. and I could pa rtition a nd form at drive C : from BartPE. but as e x pe cte d a fte r re boot the re wa s an e rror: "Unk nown hard e rror \Syste m R oot\Syste m 32\ntdll. the installa tion com plains about m any m issing file s e .com/cgi-bin/ikonboard. Thank s [QUOTE]Hello. 1.12/12/2010 iB::Topic::How to setup Windows XP S… Microsoft's advise at http://support..sys.

H. and even tried using a different flash drive.cgi… 8/9 . P o we re d b y I ko n b o a rd 3 .05:35 hey. Booting from harddisk. Booting from harddisk.0 © 2002-2008 EZB systems. Group: Members Posts: 1 Joined: Apr.04:30 < Next Oldest | Next Newest > [ Track This Topic :: Email This Topic :: Print this topic ] Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >> Forum Jum p » Quick Reply How to setup Windows XP SP3 from USB drive iB Code Buttons B I U http:// Im a ge @ Flash Q uote Code You are posting as: Gue st Do you wish to enable your signature for this post? Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post? Track this topic View All Emoticons View iB Code Q uick Post Pre vie w EZB Forum » CD and DVD Image Tools » UltraISO » How to setup Windows XP SP3 from USB drive © 2 0 1 0 E ZB S y st e m s.. Start booting from USB device. i did all the steps correctly... Disk formatted with UltraISO 9.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard.12/12/2010 Posts: 1 Joined: Apr.. 1 . Bootsector from C. 35 replies since Jul. 28 2008. No Systemdisk. 5 © 2 0 0 6 I ko n b o a rd ezbsystems. Hochstatter No systemdisk. 29 2009. Inc. 2009 iB::Topic::How to setup Windows XP S… Post Number: 10 asdf123432123 Posted on: Apr. but i am getting the following error: (ive done this 5 times now!) Any help would be appreciated. I n c . 2009 Start booting from USB device.

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