BartPE

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  • Version: 3.1.10a
  • Publisher: www.nu2.nu
  • File Size: 3.15 MB
  • Date: Jan 12, 2007
  • License: Freeware
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"Ntldr is missing press anykey to restart" - this message appears on my screen when I open my computer. I restart my computer and this message appears again. I ask a friend of mine who is an experienced computer funs for help and he commend me to reinstall my computer. However there are some important data and files as well as unique setting about my computer or some applications on my computer. I must not lose these important information absolutely. How should I do? Fortunately I catch sight of a supernatural tool that can create a bootable Windows environment. That is BartPE which was published by Bart Lagerweij.

Did you hear about it? In the environment that BartPE created, I have full read/write access to NTFS volumes ĘC I can move or delete files, execute programs and perform other tasks, even if my Windows 2000/XP/2003 operating system will not boot properly. Do you have the same or similar troubles as me? BartPE is your best choice.

BartPE (Bart`s Preinstalled Environment) enables us to boot from a CD-Rom and have full read/write access to NTFS volumes - we can move or delete files, execute programs and perform other tasks, even if our Windows 2000/XP/2003 operating system will not boot properly. It offers a graphical interface and comes bundled with several free utilities and we can add our own tools when we create the CD. BartPE will initially run on our PC and gather the files it needs to create a bootable Windows CD/DVD and then create the disc for us or save it as an ISO image. Bart PE Builder helps us build a "BartPE" (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks. It will give us a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800x600) and FAT/NTFS/CDFS filesystem support. Very handy for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and so on. This will replace any Dos bootdisk in no time! PE Builder is not a Microsoft product and does not create Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment ("Windows PE"). Using PE Builder does not grant us a license to Microsoft Windows PE or to use the Windows XP or Server 2003 binaries in a manner other than stated in the End-User License Agreement included in our version of Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. Microsoft has not reviewed or tested PE Builder and does not endorse its use.

The key features and functions of BartPE include: Start-menu - Bart builder gives us a simple, dynamic and powerful start-menu (Nu2Menu, see screenshots). Microsoft builder does not give us a start-menu, it uses a command prompt. Build from - Bart builder can also build from Windows XP Home Edition or from a preinstalled Windows XP version (without CD). Plugins - With PE Builder we can easily add applications, drivers or tools using plugins. This makes PE Builder extremely powerful. The end user can even combine plugins from different software vendors into one CD image. Network support - PE Builder includes its own network support tools (bartpe/penetcfg) to start TCP/IP and Microsoft Client. The TCP/IP settings like: dynamic/static ip-address, subnet-mask, default gateway, dns-servers computer-name, workgroup can be changed on-the-fly. We can create pre-defined profiles, that we can select. Microsoft Windows PE only supports DHCP or fixed settings using winbom.ini. Also there is a plugin (NwDskPe) created by Erwin Veermans that loads the Netware Client on BartPE (IP/IPX). Fileshare - BartPE can start File Sharing support so we can connect to the system through a share. VNC - Because of the File Sharing support we can also run UltraVNC. Dos support - Bart builder has a plugin called "dospe". License - Microsoft Windows PE is only for Enterprise/OEM customers (see previous), BartPE is for everybody! 64-Bit - Bart builder does not support Windows 64-bit editions.

BartPE (Bart`s Preinstalled Environment) enables you to boot from a CD-Rom and have full read/write access to NTFS volumes - you can move or delete files, execute programs and perform other tasks, even if your Windows 2000/XP/2003 operating system will not boot properly. It offers a graphical interface and comes bundled with several free utilities and you can add your own tools when you create the CD. BartPE will initially run on your PC and gather the files it needs to create a bootable Windows CD/DVD and then create the disc for you or save it as an ISO image.

Bart's PE Builder helps you build a "BartPE" (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks.

It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800x600) and FAT/NTFS/CDFS filesystem support. Very handy for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and so on.
This will replace any Dos bootdisk in no time!

The PE Builder program (pebuilder.exe) runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003/BartPE. It

PE Builder is not a Microsoft product and does not create Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment ("Windows PE"). Using PE Builder does not grant you a license to Microsoft Windows PE or to use the Windows XP or Server 2003 binaries in a manner other than stated in the End-User License Agreement included in your version of Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. Microsoft has not reviewed or tested PE Builder and does not endorse its use.

BartPE vs. Windows PE?
* BartPE is not supported by Microsoft. Windows PE is an official Microsoft product.
* BartPE has a graphical user interface. Windows PE has a command line interface.
* The tools needed to make a BartPE installation are free software. Windows PE is available only to Microsoft OEM users.
* BartPE allows unlimited custom plugins. Windows PE has a limited range of plugins options.

What is the technical difference between BartPE and Windows PE?
* Target - Microsoft sees Windows PE as an installation platform. Bart sees Windows PE as the next generation rescue platform.
* Start-menu - Bart's builder gives you a simple, dynamic and powerful start-menu (Nu2Menu, see screenshots). Microsoft's builder does not give you a start-menu, it uses a command prompt.
* Build from - Bart's builder can also build from Windows XP Home Edition or from a preinstalled Windows XP version (without CD).
* Plugins - With PE Builder you can easily add applications, drivers or tools using plugins. This makes PE Builder extremely powerful. The end user can even combine plugins from different software vendors into one CD image.

* Network support - PE Builder includes its own network support tools (bartpe/penetcfg) to start TCP/IP and Microsoft Client. The TCP/IP settings like: dynamic/static ip-address, subnet-mask, default gateway, dns-servers computer-name, workgroup can be changed on-the-fly. You can create pre-defined profiles, that you can select. Microsoft Windows PE only supports DHCP or fixed settings using winbom.ini.
* Also there is a plugin (NwDskPe) created by Erwin Veermans that loads the Netware Client on BartPE (IP/IPX).
* Fileshare - BartPE can start File Sharing support so you can connect to the system through a share.
* VNC - Because of the File Sharing support you can also run UltraVNC.
* Dos support - Bart's builder has a plugin called "dospe".
* License - Microsoft Windows PE is only for Enterprise/OEM customers (see previous), BartPE is for everybody!
* 64-Bit - Bart's builder does not support Windows 64-bit editions.
Requirements to build:

The files from your Windows Installation CD-Rom.
* Supported Windows versions are:
* Windows XP Home Edition (must be slip streamed with Service Pack 1 or higher)
* Windows XP Professional (must be slip streamed with Service Pack 1 or higher)
* Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
* Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
* Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
* PE Builder runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003/BartPE systems.
* CD/DVD writer if you want to creat a bootable CD/DVD.

Why did I build PE Builder?
Microsoft only provides Windows PE to OEM and Enterprise customers. So the small companies and end users do not get Windows PE. I think this is really bad. With PE Builder they can build a Bootable XP CD-Rom (called BartPE) to use for maintaining their systems.

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.

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