Bart PE

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Lamini, Aug 16, 2008.

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  1. Lamini

    Lamini Registered Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    I spent several hours on this today, no luck.

    I get to the "welcome to the acronis winpe iso builder
    - press next

    Select folder with winpe files
    - i navigate to acronis>trueimageechoserver>bartPE>files>
    - I get error "the selected folder does not contain required files. the resulting image will not be bootable. would you like to proceed anyway?" (YES/NO)

    so I back up the folder to acronis>trueimageechoserver>bartPE>
    - same results

    what gives? No one tests this stuff before selling it?
    I have the manual and there is not even any illustrations, so that grows on my previous theory of, did anyone test this stuff before selling it? incomplete product.

    Oh, and wheres the HELP button, it is non existant in Acronis WinPE ISO Builder!!! Read the manual more, it says if BartPE is not there, to reinstall ATI and ensure BartPE is installed, so i think, "ok, why would the bartPE files be there in the folder if it wasnt installed?!" but i give it my doubts, actually modify it, tell it to install bartPE, guess what, it finishes the installation but does nothing! :p. so i remove the whole dang app (I know I chose to install BartPE initially), and guess what, it reinstalls it (restart, twice). The total of the 3 parts is 405MB, however, after the installation, an entire 121Mb is in the ProgramFiles>Acronis !!! Again, did they even test this prior to public release?! Here I was thinkin, "i know my dvd drive is not that fast...", literally done in less than a minute, for 220mb+121mb+57mb(bartPE)

    any suggestions?
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    You need to point it to the Win PE distribution CD or a hard drive folder that contains it, not to the BartPE files. The program knows where the BartPE files are. I agree the manual isn't very clear on the exact procedure. I think they assume anyone doing this already knows how to do it.
    You might take a look at this thread.


    Acronis also installs a lot of files in the \Program Files\Common Files\Acronis folder.
  3. mustang

    mustang Developer

    Apr 12, 2005
    That tool is meant for professionals who are knowledgeable in the building and use of WinPE 2.0 images. I can certainly understand why Acronis does not want to provide support for this feature.

    You can accomplish the same thing by building a VistaPE CD. See my website in the signature below. In fact, you will be accomplishing much more. For $4.99 I have provided a script that unlocks many of the TI features that are not available in the Acronis supplied version. In addition, you will get the ability to add needed drivers and get a full recovery environment that is far more usefull than just running the recovery version of TI. A whole new world will open up to you.

    You will also get all the detailed step by step help you need to build a VistaPE CD for free.
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