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ilko_t

Install 2000/XP/2003 from RAM loaded small ISO

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I think I've found another workaround for the missing drive letters at start of GUI:

Add to setup.cmd, right above

echo no %TAGFILE% drive found

FOR /L %%G IN (0,1,20) DO (
mnt.exe Y: \device\harddisk%%G\partition1
dir Y:%TAGFILE% > nul 2>&1 && set CDDRIVE=Y:
if defined CDDRIVE goto :CDDRIVE_found
)

http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/unmnt10.zip

Only mnt.exe is needed. In case of x64 place it in SysWow64 folder and change mnt.exe to %systemroot%\SysWow64\mnt.exe in setup.cmd.

txtsetup.sif:

32 bit:

mnt.exe=1,,,,,,,2,0,0

64 bit:

mnt.exe=55,,,,,,,82,0,0

Worked in XP 32 bit and 2003 64 bit, haven't checked 2000 yet, for the tests USB entries in txtsetup.sif were not modified, left them as in the original.

No silly warnings because of the empty USB card reader slots too.

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I have tried to format my laptop with windows xp sp3 from a bootable usb because my cd-drive doesn't work at all and this message keeps showing up:

"C:\windows\system32\presetup.cmd file not found

C:\windows\system32\setuporg.exe file not found

cause

Presetup.cmd not in i386 uxpcd
setuporg.exe no in i386 uxpcd

check txtsetup.sif in i386 folder"

abort installation and then restarts by itself and then again the same message and this goes on and on...

I have read everything you post in this topic but still i haven't understand what i have to do...

could someone please explain maybe a bit more simple for someone that is not expert in computers. Please is a little urgent.

Thank you in advance, i am awaiting a reply.

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I have tried to format my laptop with windows xp sp3 from a bootable usb because my cd-drive doesn't work at all and this message keeps showing up:

Point here is HOW EXACTLY the specific bootable usb device was prepared/made.

Why didn't you use one of the more common automated tools, most of which are stickies in the Forum:

http://www.msfn.org/board/forum/157-install-windows-from-usb/

Like:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/120444-how-to-install-windows-from-usb-winsetupfromusb-with-gui/

http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/

However, your issue should be the same as this one, simply add the needed files:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/46129-cwindowssystem32presetupcmd-file-not-found/

jaclaz

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I have already made my usb bootable by winsetupusb, and tried to install windows xp with it but then this happened and now i can't even make my laptop start. I already read this topic http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/46129-cwindowssystem32presetupcmd-file-not-found/ but still i did not understand what i am suppose to do. Could you please explain to me step by step what i have to do? I would be more than grateful. Thank you

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I have already made my usb bootable by winsetupusb, and tried to install windows xp with it but then this happened and now i can't even make my laptop start. I already read this topic http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/46129-cwindowssystem32presetupcmd-file-not-found/ but still i did not understand what i am suppose to do. Could you please explain to me step by step what i have to do? I would be more than grateful. Thank you

No.

You need to stop panicking :w00t: and start again from scratch using a known to be working approach with some calm and attention.

Which is your original source (the original Windows XP CD you use as source)?

I mean is it "untouched"? Something like 90% of the issues when installing from USB are due to "bad" sources, i.e. something that has been (badly) nlited or with "queer" modifications/additions/integrated drivers and what not.

Which SP it is?

Which specific hardware are you trying to install it to?

Are you sure (in the sense that have you tested it with RMPREPUSB testing features) that the USB stick is OK?

Are you sure you used the latest Winsetupfromusb program version AND that you followed to the letter the instructions?

Under which OS have you run Winsetupfromusb?

Essentially what the WinsetupfromUSB program does is to make a bootable USB stick (that boots to grub4dos) and to prepare on it a suitable install source.

If you set aside the install XP part for a moment your USB stick remains a bootable USB stick to grub4dos, if now you cannot start your PC from it (and get at least to the grub4dos) it means that somehow the stick got corrupted or that you are having hardware issues on the PC or that you haven't properly set the BIOS to boot from USB.

jaclaz

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I downloaded Windows XP Professional SP3 Nov 2013 + SATA Drivers, i originally had windows xp on the laptop but i cannot install original because of cd-driver not working.

I used winsetupfromusb 1-1 version and i auto-format FBinst (NTFS format), i have tried with multiple usb sticks but with all the same result.

I did not understant the question with OS (sorry i am not very good)

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Sorry i forgot to answer that my BIOS is set first from Usb hard drive

My laptop is HP Compaq nx 7400 (intel Centrino Duo)

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I downloaded Windows XP Professional SP3 Nov 2013 + SATA Drivers

Which presumably is a non-original, heavily modified XP source, (please read as WAREZ) :ph34r:. :(

READ, this time ATTENTIVELY, MSFN Etiquette:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=boardrules

Particularly point #1.a:

» No Illegal/Copyrighted Software Discussion

1.a This is not a warez site! Links/Requests to warez and/or illegal material (e.g., cracks, serials, etc.) will not be tolerated. Discussion of circumventing WGA/activation/timebombs/license restrictions, use of keygens, or any other illegal activity, including, but not limited to, requests for help where pirated software is being used or being discussed, will also not be tolerated. Offenders may be banned on first violation.

You won' t have support on this board for using that.

jaclaz

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sorry but i have original windows XP which i cannot use because my cd-drive is not working. I have my original product key under my laptop but i cannot use it. What else can i do then?

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sorry but i have original windows XP which i cannot use because my cd-drive is not working. I have my original product key under my laptop but i cannot use it. What else can i do then?

Prepare the USB stick from your original CD on someone else's computer with a working CD/DVD drive.

Find a friend or relative that has a working PC and use it to prepare the USB stick, or at least to make a .iso of the original CD.

jaclaz

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