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.
following sequence of images are removed because they will not display on your device. Check back on a PC....
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
Desktop, note the Network error message
ERD Startup 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
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
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
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.