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Install Windows By Booting From A USB...!!!(PART 2 for NTFS)

Thanks for the response I recieved through comments and mails for the Part 1 of my install Windows from a Pendrive.Few of my site's visitors were not able to access their harddisk drives in the dos mode because they used a NTFS file system.The boot disk I provided did not support NTFS filesystem.So am going to solve that problem here.
I will make it as simple as possible.The tools needed are:
1.NTFS floppy setup or NTFS4DOS
2.Win XP setup files(The I386 folder is enough).
All you have to do is to insert the pendrive in the USB port and run the NTFS floppy setup utility.Choose your empty pendrive and click start.This will create the bootable pendrive.
Now copy the I386 from the Windows setup that you have.Restart the system by setting the boot priority to USB.the system boots to the DOS mode.Now you will be able to access other drives too because it is a NTFS boot disk.Now enter the USB drive and copy the setup files to your harddisk.for that use the command
copy [sourcePath] [destinationPath]
Where the source path is the setup files in your USB and the destination path is your harddisk.Now run the setup from the copied setup files in your harddisk,say c drive.To run setup type,
a:\>c:
c:\>cd I386
c:\I386>winnt
Thats it.You are done.The setup starts.

p.s.This post is in response to the user(Nicky) comment in my part one .Thanks folk.

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19 comments:

Amir said...

thanks for your article, i tried this, i was able to see my other drives in ntfsviewer which comes with that utility you mentioned but i cant access it when i close that utility in dos mode i still cant access my other HD. since that toold is a viwer only i cant run winnt.exe from it

what should i do ?

thanks
Amir

Krishna Prasad said...

Hey ..No problem...Use the NTFS4DOS utility to create the boot USB and copy the setup files ..Carry on with the same steps..Thats it...Thanks for visiting my blog..keep visiting.Such comments are precious to me.

Krishna Prasad said...

If even that doesnt work out...Check out this link...But its a confusing process...So beware..

dan.dauceanu said...

Your problem is simple. U have a SATA Disk drive. U have to add sata drivers to your windows install directory. More simple is using Unatended CD creator, just fallow steps in program and simple add them to your XP.

Greats !

filio said...

pretty simple n good blog i must say.
i would just like to bring to your notice that the "ntfs4dos" download hyperlinked hasnt been properly hyperlinked in the main blog.both ntfs floppy setup and ntfs4dos are hyperlinked to the same page.
cheers..

Krishna Prasad said...

@fillio : Hey thanks a lot folk.I have corrected the hyperlink problem.I never noticed it.Thanks a lot once again.Keep visiting.

hasliza said...

hi krishna.i try your method in part 2.able to boot the pendrive and appear the NTFS reader. i try to scan the pendrive but error msg came out and says that "NTFS Reader does not work with FAT volume". i'm stuck at copy the setup files to harddisk. what should i do next?

Anonymous said...

using either of those tools makes my 2gb usb drive into a 1.4mb usb drive. how am i suppose to copy the i386 folder into 1mb worth of space?

Mateusz said...

i did all the steps, everything was ok, but when i type winnt it says that i need at least 500mb to install windows and i cant continue ? how can i format my hdd or delete files from it? because format command doesnt work and in NC i cant see my hdd :|

Anonymous said...

First sory about my English.

I like your guide but you only say how to install Win XP on already created NTFS partition. How can I create a (Primary,Active) NTFS partition(using my USB stick) on my empty (unallocated) HDD. Pls answer soon.

Mile said...

First sory about my English.

I like your guide but you only say how to install Win XP on already created NTFS partition. How can I create a (Primary,Active) NTFS partition(using my USB stick) on my empty (unallocated) HDD. Pls answer soon.

Mile said...

First sory about my English.

I like your guide but you only say how to install Win XP on already created NTFS partition. How can I create a (Primary,Active) NTFS partition(using my USB stick) on my empty (unallocated) HDD. Pls answer soon.

Anonymous said...

Wow thanks a lot! yours is the best on google.

Justin said...

I've been working on this for my laptop, as my dvd drive won't let me install it from the cd which makes it a huge pain to do anything else.

However, it's taken me several hours--over 12 hours now--just to copy the files from the USB to the harddrive. Is this normal? It's only up the files that start with "S" now!

Jai said...

I too had problems with reading the harddisk although the system was booting up.

I first formatted the pen drive with NTFS Floppysetup and then ran NTFS4DOS(ntfsinst) Now I could read both pendrive and harddisk. Only be care full to type Yes when installing NTFS4DOS or they say it can mess up hdd.

Anonymous said...

hi , im jojo ,my problem is when i copy windows files from pendrive to hard drive, some window files will noy copy so i have to skip it.

Then when i re-start the eeepc it windows will not install.

PLease help!

Dexter said...

Yo Krishna!! U save my day!

I should have came to this blog earlier!! Wasted close to 3hrs looking for a solution to startup ntfs partition in dos.

Looking high and low. As microsoft bought over sysinternal. The provider of ntfsdos.

Thanks alot.

k u t i p O y said...

how can i format the hardrive if the drive i want to format is running with linux?

Anonymous said...

My friend, im from mexico, and you know something, i owe you big time...i been stocked for 3 ays with my notebook, it doesnt have cd-room, but you fix my problem...thanks a lot.