How-To Create A Bootable EASEUS USB Drive On Windows XP SP3

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How-To Create A Bootable EASEUS USB Drive On Windows XP SP3

Postby User0101 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:17 am

After doing a lot of research on this subject for past USB boot projects I wanted to share my findings here. This process is what I've used to create several working USB boot drives for EASEUS Todo Backup.

Assumptions For Project:
You are running Windows XP SP3.
Your USB Drive is at least 4Gb in size.
You have EASEUS Todo Backup v1.1 installed to it's default location.
You have all accompanying software listed installed per each step.

1) Download and install the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool v2.1.8.
http://downloads.pcworld.com/pub/new/utilities/peripherals/SP27608.exe

2) Launch the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Select your USB drive for device. Select NTFS for File system. Check Quick Format. Click Start to format the USB drive.

3) Download MBRWiz to "C:\usb_boot_prep" (Create this Folder).
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3182683/usb_boot_prep/mbrwiz.exe

4) Open a command prompt (Start > Run > cmd) and navigate to "C:\usb_boot_prep". Execute the following command:
(DO NOT USE QUOTES)
"mbrwiz /list"

You should see your USB Drive in the list. Make note of the disk numbers next to the drives, specifically which disk number correlates to your USB. Be careful!

5) Execute the following command to set the USB drive to active:
(DO NOT USE QUOTES)
"mbrwiz /disk=1 /active=1"

In my example, the /disk=1 corresponds on the drive number of the USB drive. Make sure yours matches your own drive! Answer “Y” to the confirmation on screen.

6) Execute another "mbrwiz /list" to ensure the active status has been updated. The USB Drive is now ready to be set to be bootable.

7) Download BootSect and it's accompanying bootmgr file to "C:\usb_boot_prep".
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3182683/usb_boot_prep/bootsect.exe
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3182683/usb_boot_prep/bootmgr

8) Open a command prompt (Start > Run > cmd) and navigate to "C:\usb_boot_prep". Execute the following command:
(DO NOT USE QUOTES)
"bootsect /nt60 D:"

D: is the drive letter of your USB drive but could be different. Check first!

Congratulations, your USB drive is now bootable. Do not forget to set USB as a bootable device in your computer's BIOS. Now, onto creating the EASEUS portion of our project. This portion of the project involves creating our custom WinPE disc. Please note that a large portion of this next process has already been outlined in the forums by EASEUS Support Staff for Windows 7. I have adopted their fully functional process into this project for the sake of creating an EASEUS WinPE USB drive on a Windows XP SP3 based computer.

1) Download and install Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008. Even though this kit specifically states that it is for Vista SP1 and Server 2008, Windows XP SP3 is fully supported and needed for our project.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=94bb6e34-d890-4932-81a5-5b50c657de08

2) Open the "Windows PE Tools Command Prompt" (Start > Programs > Microsoft Windows AIK > Windows PE Tools Command Prompt). All of the following commands must be run from this special command prompt.

3) Execute the following command:
(DO NOT USE QUOTES)
"copype.cmd x86 c:\winpe_x86"

4) Execute the following command:
(DO NOT USE QUOTES)
"imagex /mountrw c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim 1 c:\winpe_x86\mount"

5) Copy these four files EuBackup.sys, EuDisk.sys, EuDskAcs.sys, EuFS.sys under your "%systemroot%\system32\drivers" folder to "c:\winpe_x86\mount\windows\system32\drivers".

6) Copy the FULL installation folder of EASEUS Todo Backup ("C:\Program Files\EASEUS\EASEUS Todo Backup 1.1") to "c:\winpe_x86\mount\Program Files\EASEUS\EASEUS Todo Backup 1.1".

7) Execute the following command:
(DO NOT USE QUOTES)
"reg load HKLM\PE-Section c:\winpe_x86\mount\Windows\System32\config\system"

8) Download TodoBackup.reg and double-click it to import these settings into your registry hive. (This file is unaltered from what EASEUS Support has already posted. Feel free to compare.)
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3182683/usb_boot_prep/TodoBackup.reg

9) Execute the following command:
(DO NOT USE QUOTES)
"reg unload HKLM\PE-Section"

10) Execute the following command:
(DO NOT USE QUOTES)
"imagex /unmount c:\winpe_x86\mount /commit"

11) Execute the following command:
(DO NOT USE QUOTES)
"copy c:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim c:\winpe_x86\ISO\sources\boot.wim"

12) Execute the following command:
(DO NOT USE QUOTES)
"oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe_x86\etfsboot.com c:\winpe_x86\ISO c:\winpe_x86\winpe_x86.iso"

13) You are now done with the image creation process and can close "Windows PE Tools Command Prompt". Now browse out to "c:\winpe_x86" and extract "winpe_x86.iso" with a program like 7zip.

14) Now copy the ENTIRE extracted contents of "winpe_x86.iso" to your newly prepared USB drive. BINGO! You're done! Now it's time to test your hard work!

After booting from your new USB drive wait till you have a command prompt. Type "cd X:\Program Files\EASEUS\EASEUS Todo Backup 1.1\Bin" and press Enter. Now type “Loader.exe” and press Enter to start EASEUS Todo Backup.

I hope you find this information helpful and functional. Should you find any discrepancies please let me know and I'll correct my error.
Cheers!
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Postby Maverick » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:08 am

Dear User0101,

Thank you for your information. It is very detailed and precise. We believe this information will help a lot of people to create their own bootable USB drive with this product.
Wish you have a nice day.

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Postby graceashley » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:24 pm

Take care of this things with your USB drive connected, the USB drive is integrated. Otherwise, your system can not boot from a USB device. Assuming it is supported as is the case with almost all modern hardware, promote your USB device on the primary boot device.
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Postby happyyoume » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:41 pm

Dear graceashley,

Thanks for sharing.
If you have any other questions about our product, please feel free to contact us.

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Re: How-To Create A Bootable EASEUS USB Drive On Windows XP

Postby djoy88 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:41 am

User0101 wrote:1) Download and install the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool v2.1.8.
http://downloads.pcworld.com/pub/new/utilities/peripherals/SP27608.exe
2) Launch the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Select your USB drive for device. Select NTFS for File system. Check Quick Format. Click Start to format the USB drive.


I've got this far in your instructions and already I'm stuck. The Drive Key has been installed in my C drive. I launch the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool and I get a screen where all entries are greyed out. What am I doing wrong?
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Postby Yang Bo » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:37 pm

Dear djoy88,

In your case, did you check your USB key connection under windows? It means that whether Windows can recognize the USB key normally, you can check with Disk Management (Please right click "My Computer" and choose "Manage" -> "Storage" -> "Disk Management"). If not, please unplug and then insert the key again to see whether it works.
For more information, please refer to:
http://www.aetherwide.com/vignettes/20070530-1.html

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Postby MicroChip » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:18 pm

About 2 weeks ago I wanted to post a pdf-document in which I gave detailed information - with screenshots - on how to create a bootable USBstick.It is by far simpler than the above mentioned method and all you need is a 128Mbyte(!) USB-memory device.I actually used an old 128Mbyte-Mp3-player and put Todo1.1,Diskcopy2.3 and EPM (all EASEUS-products) on it!! Unfortunately my pdf-file was 500kbyte and only 250kbyte are allowed as an attachment.I then sent the pdf-file directly to EASEUS to post it - but I have never seen it here....it's a pity because it took me some time to put all the infos together.
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Postby djoy88 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:27 pm

Dear Yang Bo
This is a screenshot of my DVD drive. Is it unlocked?
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This is the screenshot of the greyed out popup:
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Postby MicroChip » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:53 pm

Hi djoy88!
I've got a laptop with Win7.A couple of days ago I created a bootable USBstick with the new EASEUS Betaversion.As far as I remember the backup time was the same as with the Linuxbased bootable USBstick but the restoring process took 2 minutes less time which might have an impact when you have to restore let's say 500Gbyte or more.But in my case I am only interested in backing up my Win7-partition:
Win7 plus all my programs occupy currently 33Gbyte and it takes 50 minutes(Todo 1.1/High compression)to backup this data to an image file.The imagefile itself has the size of just 12Gbyte - so it fits on 3 DVD's.
To restore the 12Gbyte takes 14 minutes with Todo1.1(linuxbased) or 12 minutes with the Betaversion.
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Postby djoy88 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:14 am

Hi MicroChip... For the two minutes difference I don't think I'll be switching. Todo 1.1 is all I really need since I'm not interested in incremental backups. The size of my backups (MBR plus two partitions) is 18GB. By including the date created in the file name I can now easily identify these backups both in checking and restoring. I need to identify the backups because I prefer to overwrite previous backups, just like I used to do when using Acronis.
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Postby happyyoume » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:13 am

Dear djoy88,

We are sorry for the trouble.
We find your screenshot is deleted, so we cannot see it. In your case, we doubt your USB key cannot be recognized by the computer normally, so it caused such problem. Please check it. And you can also refer to the method of MicroChip's to try to create bootable disc. We think it will help you. And we have sent it to you as accessories through your email.

Hi MicroChip, thanks for your useful information. We send your useful PDF file to the customer which needs to help through our email. It has helped several persons. If you have any further questions about our product, please feel free to contact us, we will do our best to help you.

By the way, our beta 2.0 version not only has incremental backup, but also has many other useful functions, such as file backup, snapshot and schedule backup. If you are interested in testing it, please contact us through this email: support@todo-backup.com.

Sincerely hope you would enjoy our product.
Wish you have a good day.

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Postby paul1149 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:10 am

I followed these directions until the download and install of the Vista deployment kit, where I ended up with an ISO image, not an installable. Stuck.

@microchip - I'd be very interested in your USB stick method. Could you either post it online and then post a link here, or send me a copy at user:pbpublic, server:gmail.com?

Thanks very much!
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Postby MicroChip » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:48 am

Hi Paul1149 !
I converted my pdf-File into a video and uploaded it on YouTube
here is the link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTPRv5iRQGo
or
search for my YouTube username - rabeabraxas - !
Use full screen mode and resolution 480 when watching the stillpicture-video.
Note: USB-MultiBoot is in constant development,so go and visit
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/ for updates.
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Postby tgell » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:57 am

Nice Video. :)
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Postby MicroChip » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:47 am

Hi tgell !
If Paul1149 can successfully create a bootable USBstick with the
help of this video then I will agree with you..... ;-)
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