-or if you don't have a WINDOWS SERVER 2003 source, you can use a WINDOWS XP SP2 source (i386 dir) but you'll have to replace the following file with a newer version from the WINDOWS SERVER 2003 SP1 download (see next section):
the main useage of the usb stock will be Ghost and loading the network drivers, i downloaded the network drivers from the Ultimate boot CD and put them in to the BartPE and it picks up all the network cards in all the computers i have here which them enables me to clone computers...
How to use:1. Make sure that your system has about 500MB of free disk space!2. Download the latest PE Builder version (self-installing package) and install it.3. Start PE Builder (pebuilder.exe). When you start PE Builder for the first time it will ask if you agree with the license agreement.4. 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.5. The files you have at c:\windows are not installation files. They are your already installed files!6. 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.7. 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.8. Hit the "build" button. PE Builder will now ask you to create a BartPE directory, answer with "yes".9. The license for your Microsoft Windows XP product is shown. Read it and agree to it to continue.10. PE Builder will now start building BartPE. This will take a few minutes.11. 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.12. If the data verify was correct and there where no errors reported you can boot the CD/DVD!The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this boot cd software.
recommended for advanced users only, I would recommend BartPE in special cases only (do not start with BartPE). What are the special cases? Well, you might be facing issues with Linux on NTFS dirty partitions, this is where Windows environment does good job.download ISO here
AVG is not bootable linux CD, however I would like to mention it here (I quickly mentioned it above in TRINITY section). You can theoretically use almost any bootable linux CD, download AVG software from link above for free and run AVG scan. I was able to do this with Ubuntu 9.04 live CD and AVG DEB installation package with no problems.
Visit the Bart PE website at www.nu2.nu/pebuilder and download the PE Builder self-installing package. Click here for the direct link to the download page and then select a download site in your area. Save the downloaded PE Builder file to your Desktop for easy access.
When the download has finished, double-click on the file (pebuilder3110a.exe) to run it. If the Open File - Security Warning dialog is displayed, click Run to allow it. When using Windows Vista or Windows 7 with UAC enabled, you will need to allow the program to run when you get the UAC prompt.
If PE Builder doesn't create your bootable CD, re-run PE Builder and create an ISO file (select the Create ISO image option). You can use TeraByte Unlimited's free BurnCDCC utility to burn an ISO file to disc, creating a bootable Bart PE disc. You can install BurnCDCC as an optional component when you install Image for Windows, or you can download it separately and install it.
Acronis True Image 8.0 plug-in for BartPE can be downloaded from Acronis Support site. You will need to login to Acronis My Account to see the download link for the plug-in and instructions to integrate it to BartPE.
After a few minutes later, the software will prompt you that the process has been completed. You can then burn the ISO image to CD using the CD burning software that came with your system. If you don't have one, you may download the free ISO Recorder ImgBurner to write the ISO image to CD.
It is not possible to download an image of BartPE because it is not allowed to distribute the Windows installation files. But this would not be practical because that would make it impossible to add plugins for additional features. BartPE is build with the free tool PE Builder (download: www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/#download) while using your own, original Windows XP installation files. After installation, PE Builder is available by the shortcut in the Start Menu and the desktop.
TIP: With the free Windows version of Partition Saving (download: www.partition-saving.com) it is possible to create an image of the Windows partition (which can be stored directly to an external hard disk). The page aboutcreating a system image explains in detail how to do this.
Slipstreaming is simple, but time consuming. Download the latest available Service Pack (download:www.microsoft.com) and place it on a logical location, for example the working directory of PE Builder. In the menu bar of PE Builder, select Source, Slipstream and browse at the item Service Pack to the saved Service Pack file. After clicking the button OK, the installation files will be slipstreamed with Service Pack 3. Similar to this procedure, it is also possible (but not necessary) to slipstream the updates which were published after SP3.
TIP: PE Builder can be used to slipstream the Windows XP installation CD with the latest available Service Pack as well! The slipstreamed installation files can be used for a create a new Windows XP installation CD. However, when these files aren't burned on CD the right way, the CD won't be bootable. Although the setup of slipstreamed files can be started by aMS-DOS command, it is better to use the tool AutoStreamer (download: www.majorgeeks.com) or nLite (download: www.nliteos.com). By the way, slipstreaming of the installation CD is done independently of the product activation and product validation which are postponed till the Windows setup has been finished.
If the network adapter is not supported, but a network connection is desired, the driver for the network adapter has to be added to BartPE. Copy the drivers to the folder drivers\net of the PE Builder location (burning a new CD is necessary). The drivers are mostly available on the CD belonging to the motherboard. If this CD is not available or the drivers are not working properly then the needed drivers can be saved from the current Windows installation as well. To save the drivers, use a tool like Double Driver (download:www.boozet.org/dd.htm or DriverMax (download: www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax), run from the current Windows installation.
By default, BartPE has only a few tools available, but additional tools can be added easily. This is done by adding (ready to use or self made) plugins to the PE Builder location. Thanks to these plugins, BartPE is one of the most popular bootable CD's! Because the creation of plugins is not that complicated, for many tools plugins have been made by a wide range of users (and software manufacturers...) and made available for download on different websites.
The next step is to add the program files needed for the plugin. In most cases, they can't be downloaded together with the plugin because of copyright issues. In most cases, the download location of these files is mentioned in the HTM file. The location to save the program files is mentioned in the HTM file as well, in most cases it is the sub folder files.
Activating the available pluginsThe PE Builder location contains some plugins by default. Some of them are already active while others are worth activating (for example the plugin Total Commander). The plugin files are available on their location, only the program files need to be downloaded and added to the folder files. When the plugin is activated and all files are available, the PE Builder will integrate them into BartPE.
Searching for valuable pluginsHowever, the most interesting plugins are made available by others and must be downloaded and added manually (just like the program files). Unfortunately, plugins aren't always updated in time which makes it difficult to get them working properly. The website for BartPE has a list of web pages with interesting plugins (www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/plugins/).
Implementing pluginsImplementing plugins is standardized: download the plugin (in most cases archived in a ZIP or CAB file), unzip the archive and copy the files in a sub folder of the folderplugins of the PE Builder location. The next step is to download the program files and placed in the folder mentioned in the HTM file (in most cases the sub folder files). When files are forgotten, PE Builder will show an error message automatically with information about the missing files. For example, if a specific DLL file is missing, this file can be searched for on the same computer using the Windows Explorer or by using a search engine to search the internet. When the file is found, it can be stored in the folder files.
Using the default available plugin for Total Commander, BartPE is extended easily with this tool. Download and install Total Commander (download: www.ghisler.com) the normal way into the current Windows installation (by default into the folderC:\totalcmd). Copy all the files (using the Windows Explorer) in this folder to the sub folder \plugin\total commander\files of the PE Builder location. 2b1af7f3a8