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Using BartPE or ERD Commander to repair or clear errors on your computer.

This is a visual tutorial of what you will see when you start your computer with each one. These PE (Preinstalled Environment) 32 or 64 Bit Operating Systems give you a GUI (Graphic User Interface) to run stand alone (no drivers required) programs you would run in the full Operating System. This enhances your ability to repair you Operating System instead of wiping your hard drive and starting all over with the OS install.

Note: Be aware that these are 32 bit Preinstalled Environment Operating systems and will not run or repair Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit Operating Systems.

Just put your mouse pointer over the small graphic for a popup of a larger image, if you have 'Pop Ups' blocked you may have to enable them for this page to work properly.

I learned a couple of things while I was making these graphics, and when you learn something new the day is not a total loss.


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Using either BartPE or ERD Commander

Have you seen this error and wondered how you were going to fix it with out paying a Tech a lot of money?

Or perhaps this one?

Never fear Bart's PE or ERD are here!

Startup screen for BartPE

Windows Startup screen Bart's PE

Splash Screen

Desktop, note the Network error message

ERD Startup Screen

Splash Screen

Loading, you can select network setup here

Select the operating system on the C: drive if you want to work on the Registry, other wise select none.

Warning about the registry, ignore if you selected 'None'

Desktop, some of the normal desktop functions are not available

From the start menu, select Explorer

Drilling down to get to an application, in this case Ghost on the D: Drive

Starting Ghost to make an image of the C: partition.

Bart's PE and ERD Commander Screen Shots, for this is a small tutorial on how to use these fine programs that go along with the software reviews of these two programs I have done. The screen shots were taken from a Virtual Computer session with each cd starting the session.

As you can see from the screen shots using Bart's PE or ERD commander will allow you to start a system that others would consider dead and would advise you to reload the Operating System. Other things you can do with these two 'Emergency Recovery Disk' or startup programs are make and image of the existing partitions, to replace the current OS with a fresh copy.

Using BartPE or ERD Commander

Instead of starting your computer and doing the F6/F8 to get to the 'Safe Mode' load up one of these and do what you want from there. No more 'Drive locked due to running processes' when you want to run a check disk. Replace bad drivers that are causing the system to BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death).

Note: You can use either one of these fine bootable Emergency Repair Disks to work with Vista and Windows 7 but be aware that the file systems are different from XP and older Windows Operating Systems as well as the Registry. It would be advisable to use the Windows 7 backup program and make an ERD (Emergency Repair Disk) to use instead.

In other words you need to have one or both of these excellent programs in your It Tool Box: Using BartPE or ERD Commander.

You will find more comprehensive information on using Bart's PE or ERD Commander or Emergency Recovery Disks, removing viruses, fixing BSOD's  in the Self Computer Repair Unleashed! 2nd Edition E-Book.

These images were made using a virtual computer, VM Ware Virtual Machine, you can learn more about virtual computers here.

By the way you can not use Bart's PE or ERD commander to fix Vista and newer operating system errors...

Update 02/09/20 Bart PE has been discontinued, as with ERD Commander. However there are numerous ERD creators on the internet, some maybe good or even great - I haven't tested them because I offer an alternative with an e-course and I also offer to make a custom ERD for you...

Is your Windows 7 ERD not doing the job?

Want to know how to make a custom Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) for yourself? Check this out.

Emergency Repair
isk (ERD) - Will Yours Work?

Repair Disk

Custom made for you...

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