stupid windows PE!

takeru

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i have a copy of windows PE, but its not self bootable, so i have no idea how this thing installs. i tried running every possible exe there is for it, but all i get back is "cannot be run in dos mode." anyone know how your supposed to install/run this damn thing? does anyone even know about PE (pre-installation environment)?

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/sa/sam/winPe.asp
 

Zim Hosein

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Originally posted by: takeru
i have a copy of windows PE, but its not self bootable, so i have no idea how this thing installs. i tried running every possible exe there is for it, but all i get back is "cannot be run in dos mode." anyone know how your supposed to install/run this damn thing? does anyone even know about PE (pre-installation environment)?

Windows PE? :confused: :eek:
 

KeyserSoze

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Originally posted by: Zim Hosein
Originally posted by: takeru
i have a copy of windows PE, but its not self bootable, so i have no idea how this thing installs. i tried running every possible exe there is for it, but all i get back is "cannot be run in dos mode." anyone know how your supposed to install/run this damn thing? does anyone even know about PE (pre-installation environment)?

Windows PE? :confused: :eek:


Yeah, I'm a little confused too.





KeyserSoze
 

takeru

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its a self contained pre-installation environment, with a windows xp'ish style interface. i added a link above for info.
 

Yomicron

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Originally posted by: takeru
i have a copy of windows PE, but its not self bootable, so i have no idea how this thing installs. i tried running every possible exe there is for it, but all i get back is "cannot be run in dos mode." anyone know how your supposed to install/run this damn thing? does anyone even know about PE (pre-installation environment)?
are you sure its a copy of Windows PE? because it should be bootable if it is.


Windows PE doesn't install anything, it allows you to boot off the CD to allow you to run scripts and do network management stuff.


at least thats what I gather...
 

takeru

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yeah, its supposed to do that, but apparently theres no boot information on the cd. so it doesn't boot by itself. i tried booting to dos and running some of the files on the disc to see if i can start it up, but nothing.
 

Zim Hosein

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Originally posted by: takeru
yeah, its supposed to do that, but apparently theres no boot information on the cd. so it doesn't boot by itself. i tried booting to dos and running some of the files on the disc to see if i can start it up, but nothing.

Since you don't have a "rig sig," [say that 5 times :D] tell us about your setup, maybe even a noob like myself can help.
 

takeru

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i can boot cd's and dvd's fine. set to boot from floppy, cd/dvd, then scsi.

here's my setup:
chieftec 1030 case
enermax 431watt silent psu
dual athlon xp 1800+ with 2x SLK800 heatsinks
asus a7m266-d
256x2 pc2400 corsair ddr ram
asus geforce 3 8200 ti500
adaptec 39160 with ultra scsi 10k rpm 18gig 8meg cache hd as boot drive
combined eide hd's = 720gigs all wd 8meg cache
lite-on 48x12x48
pioneer dvr-104
pioneer 106s/2
21" hitachi cm812 crt monitor
 

takeru

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nero still requires a boot image from somewhere. i tried using the boot image from win xp, but that just resulted in it hanging at the part where it asks to boot from cd.
 

stebesplace

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Make sure that you do not require some sort of boot floppy sequence prior to booting from the cd.

-Steve