Can't make EasyBCD run from WinPe1,2,3

#1
Hi, I can't make EasyBCD run from WinPE.
I notice that EasyBcd need .NET2 in order to run.
I build my WinPe from Windows 7 with Winbuilder and Win7PE_SE source (which include .NET) and I just add EasyBCD.
My WinPe perfectly launch from my USB key, but when I run EasyBCD, nothing Append.

Can you help me ?

Thanks
 

mqudsi

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#2
Open the error viewer and see if there's anything there associated with trying to turn on EasyBCD.
 

mqudsi

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#4
EasyBCD isn't getting far enough along to log anything or it would've shown an error message.
 
#5
Ok thanks, did you have the opportunity to test EasyBcd on WindowsPE ? If so, which release do you think I shoud use ?
Thks!

Edit : I add Dot net 2 and Visual C++ 2005 Runtime Plug-In on my WinPE 1. But this time easyBcd crash, nothing in my event viewer, but I let Easybcd send the error report. If you can look for on your database... :smile:

Edit2 : Following this discussions : registry/file leftovers - The NeoSmart Forums
I try this file : EasyBCD Standalone Configuration.zip on EasyBCD and 1.7.2 I succesfully rn it on my WinPE 1.0 with DOTNET and Visual C++
But this confil file seems to not work on easyBBCD 2.0 because it's still crashing
 
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mqudsi

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#7
I'm planning on making a bootable version of EasyBCD in the near future.
 
#8
#9
Would be really nice, because at the moment the only way to do it is either by bcdedit & BellaVista from PE or even mini XP

sebus
 

mqudsi

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#10
:smile: thanks for expressing interest, guys :smile:
 

Mak 2.0

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#12
If a portable version is made, it isnt going to be anytime soon. Like not even before the new year. Be patient, there will be a news release when it happens.

The developers has school and a full time job along with this project that he does as a hobby. It is a lot for 1 person to do.
 

Mak 2.0

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#14
While that is true EasyBCD was 2 years in development. So i wouldnt look for a bootable version so soon. It will take time.
 
#15
I have spent the last couple of evenings looking through the forum to see if there has been any update to this, i have also check the change log for the beta versions. Still unclear though.

Does the current 2.0.2 or any beta versions work inside a WinPE 3 boot? Mine is a heavily customised Win PE 3 made using Make_PE3 so it includes .Net , C++, and various other libraries and components.

If it were to work, what would I need from the Prog Files folder/registry?

Happy to give feedback and assistance if i could get some guidance.

Cheers
 

mqudsi

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#16
Hi mcopmton,

What you're asking for is not tried, tested, or supported. Though I have plans to start working on a bootable version of EasyBCD soon.
 

mqudsi

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#19
We're going to license WinPE from MS and make available ready-made EasyBCD bootable CDs, to make it easy for everyone to access the recovery options it provides. Almost there.