MajorGeeks Support Forums

Go Back   MajorGeeks Support Forums > ----------= PC, Desktop and Laptop Support =---------- > Malware Removal
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Casino Mark Forums Read

Malware Removal Malware removal forum. Please see the READ ME FIRST thread before you post. Forum is staffed by a small number of volunteers, please be patient.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-22-11, 13:56
ahboy123 ahboy123 is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

Hi guys,

I'm trying to install OTLPE on a Flashdrive, but I'm having trouble with the links provided. The first mirror never completes its download due to constant interruption by an unknown source. The second mirror can't be loaded. The thread I referred to is http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=216844 by chaslang. Please advice. Thanks.

~ahboy123
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 11-22-11, 15:12
chaslang's Avatar
chaslang chaslang is offline
MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Northern New Jersey USA
Posts: 80,174
Thanks: 61
Thanked 7,586 Times in 4,082 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Mirror 2 is no longer valid but mirror 1 still works just fine for me. Thus the problem must be on your end.
__________________
"There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't."


Support Majorgeeks on Facebook:

Majorgeeks Newsletter
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to chaslang For This Useful Post:
ahboy123 (11-22-11)
  #3  
Old 11-22-11, 18:35
ahboy123 ahboy123 is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

It's my pleasure to join Major Geeks! Thank you.

Mirror 1 is working now. I have followed all the steps until (Quote) "Set the options as indicated in the below but replace charlie with your user name. Also where the image shows No USB Disks Found! make sure that the USB drive you will be formatting/erasing is selected. "

The flash drive is already empty and can be seen on "My Computer", but it can't be selected in the "No USB Disk Found!". The program won't "Start" without this step. Please help.

P.S. The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-22-11, 23:59
chaslang's Avatar
chaslang chaslang is offline
MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Northern New Jersey USA
Posts: 80,174
Thanks: 61
Thanked 7,586 Times in 4,082 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

Quote:
Originally Posted by ahboy123 View Post
P.S. The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium.
This could be the reason. I'm not sure if that procedure will work right on anything but a Win XP system.

When you clicked on the usb_prep8.cmd file did you right click and select run as administrator? If not, try that and see what happens.
__________________
"There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't."


Support Majorgeeks on Facebook:

Majorgeeks Newsletter
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-23-11, 02:01
ahboy123 ahboy123 is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

I right-clicked the usb_prep8.cmd file and ran as Administrator. But the window PeToUSB did not pop up after I "press any key". Instead the command prompt continued with more lines like Attached Picture and ended with "Enter your choice".
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Not Windows XP.jpg (84.2 KB, 2 views)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6  
Old 11-23-11, 18:42
chaslang's Avatar
chaslang chaslang is offline
MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Northern New Jersey USA
Posts: 80,174
Thanks: 61
Thanked 7,586 Times in 4,082 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

You may want to try making the USB on a Windows XP system. Otherwise perhaps you would be better off trying to make the CD version of OTLPE which has been less problematic anyway. The instructions in the below post ( except for the scan/fix ) may be of use to you.

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic...st__p__2049390
__________________
"There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't."


Support Majorgeeks on Facebook:

Majorgeeks Newsletter
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-24-11, 03:25
ahboy123 ahboy123 is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

My computer is infected and I was advised to refer to this forum regarding burning the ISO file into USB drive. My friend's computer works on an external disk drive and she lent it to her friend who is still out of town. It's the holiday season over here and she is the only friend I have in town. I did a little research and found out that Windows has this software: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, and an alternative: WinToFlash. Please advice. Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-24-11, 03:55
thisisu's Avatar
thisisu thisisu is offline
Malware Consultant
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,162
Thanks: 269
Thanked 1,434 Times in 1,355 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

Technically you do not need a program to do this.

Diskpart.exe which is apart of Windows can do this for you.

Read the following for full instructions: http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/2216
Pretty much everything is the same except you will be copying the ALL OF THE EXTRACTED contents of OTLPE_New_Std.iso onto the USB flash drive from a Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer (I tend to find that Windows XP's diskpart has a hard time detecting flash drives over a certain capacity)

So the contents you will be copying to the flash drive are:
  • [BOOT] (folder)
  • I386 (folder)
  • PROGRAMS (folder)
  • SFX (folder)
  • AUTORUN.INF (file)
  • reatogoMenu.exe (file)
  • reatogoMenu.ini (file)
  • WIN51IP (file)
  • WIN51IP.SP2 (file)

Remember to read that link though, because it must have an active partition formatted as FAT32.

Just an fyi, diskpart can be accessed from command prompt.

If you have difficulty with the first link's instructions, these are much more clearer but they do take some extra (unneeded) steps

http://msmvps.com/blogs/jeffloucks/a...windows-7.aspx
__________________
Facebook . Twitter . Blog . VirusTotal
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-24-11, 07:29
ahboy123 ahboy123 is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

Hi Thisisu,

Thanks for your advice. I have copied all the extracted files into the USB as FAT32 format. I followed instructions from the second link. and there are moments where the situation is not similar to the instruction prediction. ie: at "making the USB drive an active primary partition", there was an unexpected pop-up saying "Do you want to reformat removable drive D?". I ignored it by closing it.

I rebooted my computer from the USB drive. But the screen shows a black screen saying:
"Remove disk or other media.
Press any key to restart
_"

And when I pressed any key, the line repeats itself. Did I copy the files correctly?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-24-11, 18:00
thisisu's Avatar
thisisu thisisu is offline
Malware Consultant
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,162
Thanks: 269
Thanked 1,434 Times in 1,355 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

Quote:
Originally Posted by ahboy123 View Post
Did I copy the files correctly?
It sounds like you did not do it correctly.

I would go through the procedure in the 2nd link again.

Then go into the boot options and make sure you are selecting your USB drive as your boot device.
__________________
Facebook . Twitter . Blog . VirusTotal
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #11  
Old 11-24-11, 21:15
ahboy123 ahboy123 is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

I revised link 2 and unsure about step 6 for Formating the USB Drive and copying the install files. "Type xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f u:\ . The files will copy and may take a long time depending on the USB drive performance." We are not copying files from a DVD, so I read your instructions (quote) "you will be copying the ALL OF THE EXTRACTED contents of OTLPE_New_Std.iso onto the USB flash drive from a Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer".

What I did previously was simply drag and drop the 9 files you listed into the USB drive, after the USB drive was formatted.

During booting my computer, I tapped F12 as soon as "Dell logo" appears (By the way, the computer is a Dell XPS 15) and selected the USB drive by pressing "enter" from the list of devices appeared. And then the black screen comes out.

Did I do it right?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-24-11, 23:05
thisisu's Avatar
thisisu thisisu is offline
Malware Consultant
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,162
Thanks: 269
Thanked 1,434 Times in 1,355 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

Quote:
Originally Posted by ahboy123 View Post
Did I do it right?
Yes, you did. For some reason trying to boot from the USB is not working for me either. Sorry for the confusion I may have caused...
__________________
Facebook . Twitter . Blog . VirusTotal
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-25-11, 01:08
ahboy123 ahboy123 is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

It's fine. At least we know now and would propose better solutions next time. Is there anything else we can do to boot OTL in a USB drive?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-27-11, 19:32
chaslang's Avatar
chaslang chaslang is offline
MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Northern New Jersey USA
Posts: 80,174
Thanks: 61
Thanked 7,586 Times in 4,082 Posts
Default Re: Alternative Link for OTLPEStd.exe

Quote:
Originally Posted by ahboy123 View Post
Is there anything else we can do to boot OTL in a USB drive?
Probably not which is why I referenced the CD version. I think lots of people had issues trying to get the USB instructions to work properly. Even when all instructions worked as shown, the USB drive version did not work properly..... at least in some cases.
__________________
"There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't."


Support Majorgeeks on Facebook:

Majorgeeks Newsletter
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AVG Alternative cooperajn Software 12 11-26-09 14:14
Alternative to real alternative ? mondrawy Software 0 10-23-06 21:22
How legal are QuickTime Alternative & Real Alternative? fanbanlo Software 15 12-11-05 16:59
An alternative to firewire or i.link? rkbiker89 Hardware 6 04-30-05 20:05
IE Alternative RayDunne Software 12 03-06-05 01:54


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:30.

MajorGeeks.Com Menu

MajorGeeks.Com \ All In One Tweaks \ Android \ Anti-Malware \ Anti-Virus \ Appearance \ Backup \ Browsers \ CD\DVD\Blu-Ray \ Covert Ops \ Drive Utilities \ Drivers \ Graphics \ Internet Tools \ Multimedia \ Networking \ Office Tools \ NEW! PC Games \ System Tools \ Macintosh \ Demonews.Com \ Top Downloads

MajorGeeks.Com \ News (Tech) \ Off Base (Other Websites News) \ Way Off Base (Offbeat Stories and Pics)

Social: Facebook \ YouTube \ Twitter \ Tumblr \ Pintrest \ RSS Feeds


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright © 2009 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ad Management by RedTyger