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Best Answer SleepyDude , 21 September 2018 - 08:35 AM

Hi, I'm sorry we couldn't resolve the problem without a full reinstall... Its good to have a flash drive containing the Windows 10 install DVD, it could be useful to resolve problems... s... Go to the full post »


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Thanks SD,

 

You are in Portugal & I am in Bunbury, West Australia so we have a big time difference against us....so before I go to bed.....

 

I am ready to delete that special EFI partition, but I will wait just a moment more.......

 

I have the ISO on a USB drive just now. You are going to have to guide me through the other steps you detailed regarding Rufus, The Wizard & other rescue type stuff you mentioned......."Eu não entendo o que você quer dizer". Hope that came out correct!


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Thanks SD,

 

You are in Portugal & I am in Bunbury, West Australia so we have a big time difference against us....so before I go to bed.....

 

I am ready to delete that special EFI partition, but I will wait just a moment more.......

 

I have the ISO on a USB drive just now. You are going to have to guide me through the other steps you detailed regarding Rufus, The Wizard & other rescue type stuff you mentioned......."Eu não entendo o que você quer dizer". Hope that came out correct!

 

Very good your Brazilian Portuguese :)

 

You can't copy only the ISO to the flash drive it must be correctly extracted because of the boot part...

 

The following tutorial http://www.techfleec...ve-using-rufus/show how to create the bootable flash drive from the rescue.iso. In the end you will have several files and folders on the flash drive instead of only one iso file.

 

Rufus will delete everything from the flash drive.


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Hi SD,
 
After being busy with the relative in hospital I am taking the time today to look at this laptop issue & I confess I am a little unsure as to what we are trying to do here. 
It seems the laptop has a problem activating to certain functions like volume control, WiFi, etc.
 
Questions please:
- If I make the deletions to the old almost empty eMMC flash drive will this help to fix this problem? 
- Once I have done the deletions should I then reformat the old eMMC drive?
- Why am I making this bootable flash drive? Are we planning to use it to 'fix' the machine?
 
Regarding the Rufus operation I went through the following steps:
- Copied original ISO file I created from Acer eMMC (from before the cloning) over to another USB stick, disconnected it & put aside....just in case.
- Downloaded Rufus on 2nd machine then transferred application to Acer Desktop via USB. - Installed & opened Rufus application.........
- Connected a USB with the ISO file on it to the machine & a clean USB to create the Boot files on.
- Ran Rufus selecting NTFS file & all seemed to go well......
1-Rufus NTFS selected.JPG
2-Rufus finished.JPG
 
I also grabbed the Rufus log file....text is at the end of the post
 
I then went back to the laptop & in Disk Management (deletion is not an option for the EFI partition in Partition Manager) tried to delete the EFI partition....result is below.
Attempt to delete eMMC Partition Disk Management.JPG
 
Below is the Rufus Log File text:
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Rufus version: 2.18.1213
Windows version: Windows 10 64-bit (Build 10586)
Syslinux versions: 4.07/2013-07-25, 6.03/2014-10-06
Grub versions: 0.4.6a, 2.02
System locale ID: 0x0409
Will use default UI locale 0x0409
SetLGP: Successfully set NoDriveTypeAutorun policy to 0x0000009E
Localization set to 'en-US'
Found card reader device 'Samsung BJNB4R'
Found USB 2.0 device 'TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 USB Device' (0480:B207)
NOTE: This device is an USB 3.0 device operating at lower speed...
Device eliminated because it was detected as a Hard Drive (score 23 > 0)
If this device is not a Hard Drive, please e-mail the author of this application
NOTE: You can enable the listing of Hard Drives in 'Advanced Options' (after clicking the white triangle)
Found USB 3.0 device 'Lexar USB Flash Drive USB Device' (05DC:A838)
Using autorun.inf label for drive D: 'LEXAR'
1 device found
Disk type: Removable, Disk size: 32GB, Sector size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 3891, Tracks per cylinder: 255, Sectors per track: 63
Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
Disk ID: 0x00AC1C2E
Drive has a Rufus Master Boot Record
Partition 1:
  Type: NTFS (0x07)
  Size: 29.8 GB (32007782400 bytes)
  Start Sector: 2048, Boot: Yes
Scanning image...
ISO analysis:
  Image is an UDF image
Disk image analysis:
  Image does not have an x86 Master Boot Record
ISO label: ''
  Size: 430.2 MB (Projected)
  Note: File on disk is larger than reported ISO size by 552 KB...
  Uses: EFI
  Uses: Bootmgr
Using image: Emergencydisk.iso (433.9 MB)
 
Format operation started
Requesting disk access...
Opened \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2 for exclusive write access
Requesting lock...
Will use 'D:' as volume mountpoint
I/O boundary checks disabled
Requesting lock...
Analyzing existing boot records...
Drive has a Rufus Master Boot Record
Volume has an unknown Partition Boot Record
Clearing MBR/PBR/GPT structures...
Erasing 128 sectors
Deleting partitions...
Partitioning (MBR)...
Closing existing volume...
Waiting for logical drive to reappear...
Formatting (NTFS)...
Using cluster size: 4096 bytes
Quick format was selected
Creating file system...
Format completed.
Writing master boot record...
Drive has a Zeroed Master Boot Record
Set bootable USB partition as 0x80
Using Rufus MBR
Found volume GUID \\?\Volume{edfed068-9111-11e7-9e38-54ab3ae065b9}\
Waiting for access on \\?\Volume{edfed068-9111-11e7-9e38-54ab3ae065b9} [\Device\HarddiskVolume19]...
Opened \\?\Volume{edfed068-9111-11e7-9e38-54ab3ae065b9} for exclusive write access
Writing partition boot record...
Using Standard NTFS partition boot record
Confirmed new volume has an NTFS boot sector
Successfully remounted \\?\Volume{edfed068-9111-11e7-9e38-54ab3ae065b9}\ on D:
Copying ISO files...
Extracting files...
Image is an UDF image
Extracting: D:\boot\bg-BG\bootmgr.exe.mui (75.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\cs-CZ\bootmgr.exe.mui (74.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\cs-CZ\memtest.exe.mui (44.3 KB)
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Extracting: D:\boot\fr-FR\memtest.exe.mui (44.8 KB)
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Extracting: D:\boot\ja-JP\bootmgr.exe.mui (65.8 KB)
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Extracting: D:\boot\lt-LT\bootmgr.exe.mui (73.8 KB)
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Extracting: D:\boot\pt-BR\bootmgr.exe.mui (74.8 KB)
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Extracting: D:\boot\qps-ploc\bootmgr.exe.mui (72.3 KB)
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Extracting: D:\boot\Resources\en-US\bootres.dll.mui (12.3 KB)
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Extracting: D:\boot\ro-RO\bootmgr.exe.mui (74.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\ru-RU\bootmgr.exe.mui (75.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\ru-RU\memtest.exe.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\sk-SK\bootmgr.exe.mui (75.3 KB)
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Extracting: D:\boot\sr-Latn-RS\bootmgr.exe.mui (75.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\sv-SE\bootfix.bin (1 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\sv-SE\bootmgr.exe.mui (74.3 KB)
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Extracting: D:\boot\BCD (16 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\boot.sdi (3 MB)
Extracting: D:\boot\bootfix.bin (1 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\bootnxt (1 bytes)
Extracting: D:\boot\bootvhd.dll (95.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\EASEUSPE.BIN (12 bytes)
Extracting: D:\boot\efisys.bin (1.4 MB)
Extracting: D:\boot\etfsboot.com (4 KB)
Extracting: D:\boot\memtest.exe (778.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\cs-CZ\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\da-DK\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\de-DE\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Boot\bootx64.efi (1.1 MB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\cs-CZ\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\da-DK\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\de-DE\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\el-GR\memtest.efi.mui (45.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\en-US\bootmgfw.efi.mui (72.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\en-US\bootmgr.efi.mui (72.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\en-US\efisys_noprompt.bin (1.4 MB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\en-US\memtest.efi.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\es-ES\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\fi-FI\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\chs_boot.ttf (3.5 MB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\cht_boot.ttf (3.7 MB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\jpn_boot.ttf (1.9 MB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\kor_boot.ttf (2.3 MB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\malgunn_boot.ttf (170.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\malgun_boot.ttf (172.7 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\meiryon_boot.ttf (138.2 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\meiryo_boot.ttf (139.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\msjhn_boot.ttf (157.7 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\msjh_boot.ttf (159.7 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\msyhn_boot.ttf (147.2 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\msyh_boot.ttf (151.2 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\segmono_boot.ttf (43.6 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\segoen_slboot.ttf (83.7 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\segoe_slboot.ttf (84.0 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf (47.9 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\fr-FR\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\hu-HU\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\it-IT\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\ja-JP\memtest.efi.mui (41.8 KB)
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Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\qps-ploc\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
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Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\BCD (16 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\boot.stl (4.7 KB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgr.efi (1.1 MB)
Extracting: D:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\memtest.efi (1007.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\el-GR\memtest.efi.mui (45.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\en-US\bootmgfw.efi.mui (72.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\en-US\bootmgr.efi.mui (72.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\en-US\memtest.efi.mui (43.8 KB)
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Extracting: D:\zh-TW\memtest.efi.mui (41.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\bootmgr (391.3 KB)
Extracting: D:\bootmgr.efi (1.1 MB)
Finalizing, please wait...
Created: D:autorun.inf
Created: D:autorun.ico
NTFS Fixup (Checkdisk)...
Volume label is LEXAR.
 
Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
  512 file records processed.
File verification completed.
  0 large file records processed.
  0 bad file records processed.
 
Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
  744 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
 
Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Security descriptor verification completed.
  116 data files processed.
 
Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
No further action is required.
 
  31257599 KB total disk space.
    462292 KB in 187 files.
        36 KB in 118 indexes.
     44539 KB in use by the system.
     42656 KB occupied by the log file.
  30750732 KB available on disk.
      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
   7814399 total allocation units on disk.
   7687683 allocation units available on disk.
NTFS Fixup completed.
 
Found card reader device 'Samsung BJNB4R'
Found USB 2.0 device 'TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 USB Device' (0480:B207)
NOTE: This device is an USB 3.0 device operating at lower speed...
Device eliminated because it was detected as a Hard Drive (score 23 > 0)
If this device is not a Hard Drive, please e-mail the author of this application
NOTE: You can enable the listing of Hard Drives in 'Advanced Options' (after clicking the white triangle)
Found USB 3.0 device 'Lexar USB Flash Drive USB Device' (05DC:A838)
Using autorun.inf label for drive D: 'LEXAR'
1 device found
Disk type: Removable, Disk size: 32GB, Sector size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 3891, Tracks per cylinder: 255, Sectors per track: 63
Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
Disk ID: 0x00B51888
Drive has a Rufus Master Boot Record
Partition 1:
  Type: NTFS (0x07)
  Size: 29.8 GB (32007782400 bytes)
  Start Sector: 2048, Boot: Yes
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Waiting for your feedback before I go any further!  :D

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SD,

Tried to do reboot from the Boot files on USB. Went to Settings, Update & Security, Recovery, Advanced Startup, Use a Device, & it only listed 'EFI USB Device'....no particular USB was shown so I went ahead with the reboot & got the following message:

Cannot boot from USB device.jpg

 

Then only gave options to boot from the SSD or the eMMC so I chose the SSD.

** When I tried a different USB port I got the same result & then feeling stupid I told it to boot from the eMMC.....& it still booted from the SSD!

 

I also tried to alter the boot up order in BIOS but the it didn't show the specific USB device, only 'USB FDD', 'USB HDD' so I tried that.......as first after Windows Boot Manager (WBM)....even tried to put them ahead of WBM but no change.

 

I also tried to create a Boot file on to the old eMMC drive but although it shows up in Disk Management & Device Manager it didn't appear in Explorer or Rufus so no option there. 

Then I got really stupid & altered the WBM file to boot up from the USB 'D' drive the same way I got the machine o boot from the SSD 'D' drive some days ago....then I got myself in the poop!!  Rebooted the machine & it came up with the BSOD!!  Message below:

Reboot from D-USB Error Message-1.jpg

Tried Enter but came back to same screen.......tried F8 & got the next message:

Reboot from D-USB Error Message-2.jpg

Then hit Escape & went in to a limited UEFI BIOS page where I could only select from SSD or eMMC......either of which just kept bringing me back to the BSOD!!

 

So spent more than a few hours online on 2nd machine to see what I could do but it seems that without any working recovery USB (machine has no DVD reader except a portable USB-connected one....& I have no recovery disk) I would maybe need to buy Windows 10 again.

A little while ago I read a post from another person seeming to have exactly the same issues & it seems that my Rufus selections may of been incorrect...see below:

1-Rufus NTFS selected.JPG

So I tried it again but selected GPT Partition & FAT32. Logfile text at end of post.....

Put the USB recovery drive in to the machine & booted up....I hit F2 & went to the BIOS page & I found the USB drive is named & available.......Wow!

I selected the USB as 1st Boot priority ahead of the Windows Boot Manager & hit 'Go!'.  The machine boots up in to the EasUS Todo Backup programme!

If I exited the programme it keeps cycling back to the EaseUS programme so I did a hard reboot & got back in to the BIOS page. I selected WBM 1st & USB 2nd. 

Machine reboots back to Blue Screen again........I hit Escape, we are back in to the BIOS Boot Priority selection again.......Hmmmmm!!  

 

Here is text of 2nd Rufus log:

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Rufus version: 2.18.1213
Windows version: Windows 10 64-bit (Build 16299)
Syslinux versions: 4.07/2013-07-25, 6.03/2014-10-06
Grub versions: 0.4.6a, 2.02
System locale ID: 0x0409
Will use default UI locale 0x0409
SetLGP: Successfully set NoDriveTypeAutorun policy to 0x0000009E
Localization set to 'en-US'
Found USB 3.0 device 'Lexar USB Flash Drive USB Device' (05DC:A838)
Using autorun.inf label for drive G: 'LEXAR'
Found USB 2.0 device 'TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 USB Device' (0480:B207)
NOTE: This device is an USB 3.0 device operating at lower speed...
Device eliminated because it was detected as a Hard Drive (score 23 > 0)
If this device is not a Hard Drive, please e-mail the author of this application
NOTE: You can enable the listing of Hard Drives in 'Advanced Options' (after clicking the white triangle)
1 device found
Disk type: Removable, Disk size: 32GB, Sector size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 3891, Tracks per cylinder: 255, Sectors per track: 63
Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
Disk ID: 0x0006B086
Drive has a Rufus Master Boot Record
Partition 1:
  Type: NTFS (0x07)
  Size: 29.8 GB (32007782400 bytes)
  Start Sector: 2048, Boot: Yes
Scanning image...
ISO analysis:
  Image is an UDF image
Disk image analysis:
  Image does not have an x86 Master Boot Record
ISO label: ''
  Size: 430.2 MB (Projected)
  Note: File on disk is larger than reported ISO size by 552 KB...
  Uses: EFI
  Uses: Bootmgr
Using image: Emergencydisk.iso (433.9 MB)
 
Format operation started
Requesting disk access...
Opened \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2 for exclusive write access
Requesting lock...
Will use 'G:' as volume mountpoint
I/O boundary checks disabled
Requesting lock...
Analyzing existing boot records...
Drive has a Rufus Master Boot Record
Volume has an unknown Partition Boot Record
Clearing MBR/PBR/GPT structures...
Erasing 128 sectors
Deleting partitions...
Partitioning (GPT)...
Closing existing volume...
Waiting for logical drive to reappear...
Formatting (FAT32)...
Using cluster size: 16384 bytes
Quick format was selected
Creating file system...
Format completed.
Found volume GUID \\?\Volume{47f33292-4f40-11e8-b9ad-ec8eb5393264}\
Successfully remounted \\?\Volume{47f33292-4f40-11e8-b9ad-ec8eb5393264}\ on G:
Copying ISO files...
Extracting files...
Image is an UDF image
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Extracting: G:\boot\cs-CZ\bootmgr.exe.mui (74.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\cs-CZ\memtest.exe.mui (44.3 KB)
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Extracting: G:\boot\hu-HU\memtest.exe.mui (44.8 KB)
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Extracting: G:\boot\ja-JP\bootmgr.exe.mui (65.8 KB)
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Extracting: G:\boot\lt-LT\bootmgr.exe.mui (73.8 KB)
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Extracting: G:\boot\nb-NO\memtest.exe.mui (44.3 KB)
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Extracting: G:\boot\qps-ploc\bootmgr.exe.mui (72.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\qps-ploc\memtest.exe.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\Resources\en-US\bootres.dll.mui (12.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\Resources\fi-FI\bootres.dll.mui (12.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\Resources\nb-NO\bootres.dll.mui (12.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\Resources\sv-SE\bootres.dll.mui (12.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\Resources\bootres.dll (18.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\ro-RO\bootmgr.exe.mui (74.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\ru-RU\bootmgr.exe.mui (75.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\ru-RU\memtest.exe.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\sk-SK\bootmgr.exe.mui (75.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\sl-SI\bootmgr.exe.mui (74.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\sr-Latn-CS\bootmgr.exe.mui (75.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\sr-Latn-CS\memtest.exe.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\sr-Latn-RS\bootmgr.exe.mui (75.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\sv-SE\bootfix.bin (1 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\sv-SE\bootmgr.exe.mui (74.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\sv-SE\memtest.exe.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\tr-TR\bootmgr.exe.mui (73.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\tr-TR\memtest.exe.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\uk-UA\bootmgr.exe.mui (75.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\zh-CN\bootmgr.exe.mui (62.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\zh-CN\memtest.exe.mui (41.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\zh-HK\bootmgr.exe.mui (62.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\zh-HK\memtest.exe.mui (41.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\zh-TW\bootmgr.exe.mui (62.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\zh-TW\memtest.exe.mui (41.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\BCD (16 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\boot.sdi (3 MB)
Extracting: G:\boot\bootfix.bin (1 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\bootnxt (1 bytes)
Extracting: G:\boot\bootvhd.dll (95.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\EASEUSPE.BIN (12 bytes)
Extracting: G:\boot\efisys.bin (1.4 MB)
Extracting: G:\boot\etfsboot.com (4 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\memtest.exe (778.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\cs-CZ\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\da-DK\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\de-DE\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Boot\bootx64.efi (1.1 MB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\cs-CZ\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\da-DK\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\de-DE\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\el-GR\memtest.efi.mui (45.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\en-US\bootmgfw.efi.mui (72.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\en-US\bootmgr.efi.mui (72.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\en-US\efisys_noprompt.bin (1.4 MB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\en-US\memtest.efi.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\es-ES\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\fi-FI\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\chs_boot.ttf (3.5 MB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\cht_boot.ttf (3.7 MB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\jpn_boot.ttf (1.9 MB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\kor_boot.ttf (2.3 MB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\malgunn_boot.ttf (170.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\malgun_boot.ttf (172.7 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\meiryon_boot.ttf (138.2 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\meiryo_boot.ttf (139.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\msjhn_boot.ttf (157.7 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\msjh_boot.ttf (159.7 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\msyhn_boot.ttf (147.2 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\msyh_boot.ttf (151.2 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\segmono_boot.ttf (43.6 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\segoen_slboot.ttf (83.7 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\segoe_slboot.ttf (84.0 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf (47.9 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\fr-FR\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\hu-HU\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\it-IT\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\ja-JP\memtest.efi.mui (41.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\ko-KR\memtest.efi.mui (41.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\nb-NO\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\nl-NL\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\pl-PL\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\pt-BR\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\pt-PT\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\qps-ploc\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Resources\en-US\bootres.dll.mui (12.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Resources\fi-FI\bootres.dll.mui (12.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Resources\nb-NO\bootres.dll.mui (12.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Resources\sv-SE\bootres.dll.mui (12.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\Resources\bootres.dll (18.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\ru-RU\memtest.efi.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\sr-Latn-CS\memtest.efi.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\sv-SE\memtest.efi.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\tr-TR\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\zh-CN\memtest.efi.mui (41.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\zh-HK\memtest.efi.mui (41.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\zh-TW\memtest.efi.mui (41.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\BCD (16 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\boot.stl (4.7 KB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgr.efi (1.1 MB)
Extracting: G:\efi\Microsoft\Boot\memtest.efi (1007.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\el-GR\memtest.efi.mui (45.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\en-US\bootmgfw.efi.mui (72.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\en-US\bootmgr.efi.mui (72.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\en-US\memtest.efi.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\es-ES\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\fi-FI\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\fr-FR\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\hu-HU\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\it-IT\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\ja-JP\memtest.efi.mui (41.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\ko-KR\memtest.efi.mui (41.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\nb-NO\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\nl-NL\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\pl-PL\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\pt-BR\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\pt-PT\memtest.efi.mui (44.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\qps-ploc\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\ru-RU\memtest.efi.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\sources\boot.wim (386.5 MB)
Extracting: G:\sr-Latn-CS\memtest.efi.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\sv-SE\memtest.efi.mui (43.8 KB)
Extracting: G:\tr-TR\memtest.efi.mui (44.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\zh-CN\memtest.efi.mui (41.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\zh-HK\memtest.efi.mui (41.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\zh-TW\memtest.efi.mui (41.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\bootmgr (391.3 KB)
Extracting: G:\bootmgr.efi (1.1 MB)
Finalizing, please wait...
Created: G:autorun.inf
Created: G:autorun.ico
 
Found USB 3.0 device 'Lexar USB Flash Drive USB Device' (05DC:A838)
Using autorun.inf label for drive G: 'LEXAR'
Found USB 2.0 device 'TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 USB Device' (0480:B207)
NOTE: This device is an USB 3.0 device operating at lower speed...
Device eliminated because it was detected as a Hard Drive (score 23 > 0)
If this device is not a Hard Drive, please e-mail the author of this application
NOTE: You can enable the listing of Hard Drives in 'Advanced Options' (after clicking the white triangle)
1 device found
Disk type: Removable, Disk size: 32GB, Sector size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 3891, Tracks per cylinder: 255, Sectors per track: 63
Partition type: GPT, NB Partitions: 1
Disk GUID: {12F4AD06-0F3F-4CC0-9805-7DA0743022CB}
Max parts: 128, Start Offset: 17408, Usable = 32008796672 bytes
Partition 1:
  Type: {EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7}
  Name: 'Microsoft Basic Data'
  ID: {7784386A-B443-40E2-8397-C266EE87FB1C}
  Size: 29.8 GB (32007765504 bytes)
  Start Sector: 2048, Attributes: 0x0000000000000000
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Hi,

 

Don't know where to start :headscratch:

 

I think now you know why is important to have the rescue disk for cases when the OS doesn't boot... The rescue disk is small so you can use a small flash drive and keep it safe (32 GB is to big)

 

It seems Rufus didn't select the UEFI option on the first try, that was the reason the BIOS didn't show the flash drive as boot option.

 

To boot from a flash drive you don't need to change anything on the windows boot manager configuration, the only change is on the BIOS boot order or press the F12 key several times immediately after power on the machine to access the boot menu and select the boot device.

 

I suppose that now you can't boot the system from the SSD?

 

Change the boot order on the BIOS to start from the SSD, use F12 during boot and start the machine using the macrium refect rescue.

Inside Macrium Reflect there is one option Fix Windows boot problems try that to see if repairs the boot and the machine successfully start from the SSD.

https://www.tenforum...sues.html#Part2(check 2.5)


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SD,

 

The good news is that I just managed to get back in to the SSD!!!   

When the USB kept rebooting in to ToDo Backup I saw one menu option under Tools was access to the Windows shell command. I managed to access the Windows Boot Manager & undo the device & osdevice settings back to 'C' drive (I had changed to read from the USB 'D' drive)........

3.jpg

 

So now we are back where we started!!  I have reset the Boot Order to be WBM 1st, SSD 2nd & it now recognises the USB correctly.

 

Should I now continue to reboot the machine from the Rufus Boot USB after changing the BIOS setting to do that?  I have a feeling though that it will just boot up in to the ToDo Backup programme again!


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Hi,

 

From where is coming from the ToDo Backup option?

 

Using F12 should be possible to access the boot menu and from there the option to boot from the flash drive. The flash drive should be connected before restarting the machine.


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SD,
ToDo Backup was the programme I used to create the original ISO file before I did the cloning. Please see my post 24APR18, 10:07 AM.
 
I then used ToDo Backup to do the cloning so it seems like ToDo is trying to restore my ISO file but the format it looks for is a 'pbd' file. I cannot find such a file on the Flash Drive! Apparently a 'pbd' file is created by EasUS Todo Backup....so it seems the ISO file I created is perhaps not 100% correct.
 
The steps to reboot that I did a couple of times each are:
 
- Flash Drive with Boot data is plugged in to machine while machine is turned off. I turn on the machine & hit F12 to enter the boot menu. I select the Flash Drive & machine loads ToDo Backup from the Flash Drive. When I exit ToDo programme machine boots up in to SSD.....
 
Or.......
 
- Flash Drive with Boot data is plugged in to machine after booting to SSD. I enter UEFI boot menu to set Flash Drive as 1st choice. I then continue to reboot machine & it loads ToDo Backup from the Flash Drive. When I exit ToDo programme machine boots up in to SSD.....
 
At the end of the day the machine appears to be running OK, but cannot connect the drivers to some of the functions....WiFi, etc.....
Is there any value in trying to fix those?.....
The machine was running fine until I tried to delete the partitions & format the old eMMC Flash drive....it seems that the machine was still trying to run certain functions from the eMMC drive.....?  

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Hi,

 

Now I understand, so it seems the flash drive contains a rescue boot created by the ToDo Backup and not yet by Macrium Reflect.

 

Removing any unneeded partition is important to avoid further confusion in the future.

 

I don't think any changes on those System/recovery partitions used by the system affects the functions you describe, the problem must be something else.

 

If you try to remove the "100MB Healthy EFI System Partition" on the SSD you get the same warning and confirmation prompts?

I would like to confirm is the system is still using this partition from the eMMC instead of the one on the SSD...


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All understood.....

I have not tried to remove any partitions on the new installed SSD....only on the old eMMC original flash drive, & the results you can see on my earlier posts.

What would you like me to try?

Just tell me the steps & I will work through them. 

I have set up my 2nd laptop to be able to cover the day-to-day stuff I need to do so we have the luxury of some time here......   :spoton:


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Hi,

 

Try to delete the 100MB partition on the SSD, if the system is using it, it will not let you do that.

 

If the partition got deleted it can be copied again from the eMMC or the backup.


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SD,

Just tried that now & below is the warning message I got....I did not delete the EFI partition yet.

Try to delete SSD EFI partition.jpg

 

From curiosity I also looked at the message I would get if I tried to delete the EFI partition from the old eMMC drive.....the same message.

Try to delete eMMC EFI partition.jpg

 

Should I still go ahead with the EFI partition deletion from the SSD?.....

 

- I did not see any option to copy the EFI partition. How would I do that?

 

- Please remember that so far we have not been able to get the backup to run from  any USB Boot flash drive....it keeps going in to ToDo Backup & looking for a 'pbd' format file.....so I'm not sure we have any backup at the moment...........


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Hi,

 

You have a backup created using Macrium Reflect right?

 

Do you have another smaller flash drive with size 4/8 GB?


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SD,

Apologies for the slow response. Having some issues with relative in hospital & other stuff at home.......

 

I haven't made the backup with Macrium Reflect yet.....just need some time to go through the website tutorial to see how. 

My first issue I think will be that I don't see that I can make a backup from the machine now as it is not working 100%, so I assume I'll be trying to use my earlier created ISO file to do this....but I haven't seen that option in the Macrium tutorial yet.....

 

Indeed I'll look for smaller flash drives!  :)


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SD,
Had some time this afternoon to sit & read carefully through the Macrium tutorial for installing & using Reflect:
 
As the bad Acer laptop has no web access other than LAN cable, & my mobile broadband is WiFi only (no cable output) I had to consider to download everything I need on my good laptop, then install it on the Acer via USB drive.
 
Tutorial (Fig 2) advises that after downloading the initial application I would have an option to not 'Run Installer directly after downloading', so I download everything to a USB ready to copy over.
I do not think I will be making a Rescue Media from one laptop to be used on another different one....is that correct?
 
If so then when I run Macrium to create a Rescue Media, will this be from the damaged Acer, or will it do it from the WinPE files that were downloaded from Macrium...?
Macrium files d-loaded to Lexar USB.JPG
 
I'll wait for your reply before going any further....  :D

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