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Best Answer SleepyDude , 12 April 2018 - 03:01 AM

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Hi,

 

The WinPE is created using the files provided by Macrium then the program check the computer where its running for any devices (needed for the backup) not supported by the base WinPE and add the required drivers to make sure the PE will work properly on that machine.

 

The WinPE can be used in other machines but may have support for all the hardware if different.


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OK......another long story but basically everything ran OK but hit a few bumps....problem not fixed unfortunately.   :headscratch:

Followed the tutorial & copied Macrium over to Acer & installed & ran it. First thing I noticed was the partitions layout shown......

1-Start Page.jpg

 

Selected the top left icon to create Resue Media & had a clean formatted 4gb stick ready. Started the run & got the following message:

2-Rescue Media Drivers.JPG

 

Clicked 'Next' & got the next message:

3-Rescue message.JPG

 

Clicked 'OK' then 'Update Driver'......it ran for a while then I got the next message:

4-Driver update message.JPG

 

Clicked 'OK' & it went back to the start page. This time I decided not to select the 16mb unknown partition to create the rescue media......

5-Again with 16mb deselected.JPG

 

Ran it & got the next message.....looked promising!:

6-Rescue Media Drivers new list.JPG

 

Created the boot drive I needed on the USB, set up the machine to boot up from the USB drive & rebooted. Rebooted in to Macrium page & selected 'Fix Windows Boot Problems'. It ran & gave me the following message (Note: Disk 2 is the old eMMC drive):

8-Run1.jpg

Tried it again....got this slightly different....

9-Run2.jpg

....& once more.....

9-Run2.jpg

 

Decided to have a look at the Windows Boot Manager file out of curiosity & saw it is now a bit different....

7-check bcdedit WBM.jpg

 

Thought I would try & get rid of the strange 16mb partition but now EaseUS Partition Manager free trial wants my $$ so couldn't get anywhere with that option......

 

So all stopped for now.....    :headscratch:  :headscratch:

 

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Hi,

 

Don't touch the 16MB partitions is a special Microsoft partition needed for UEFI partitioned disks, because its a special partition the Windows Disk Manager doesn't show it...

 

It seems the Rescue wizard had some problems collecting the drivers for the Wireless card but in the end it worked... by the way when you use the option to create the Rescue Disk it doesn't matter the partitions selection.

 

I think the ESP partition on the eMMC (disk 2) is messing the Fix Windows Boot Problems wizard I would boot from the Macrium Rescue and access the Windows Command prompt then type:

DISKPART

 

Inside the Diskpart prompt:

DISKPART> list disk

 

ID the number corresponding to the eMMC drive by checking the size (most likely disk 1)

DISKPART> select disk X

 

Replace X with the correct number

 

DISKPART> list partition

 

Post an image with the result of the command above.

 

Type exit to abandon Diskpart


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Done.......interesting results.

Three disks were shown....0, 1 & 2. The 29Gb eMMC drive was shown as Disk 1...info below:

1-eMMC Disk 1.jpg

 

I thought just for info I would look at all of them....info below:

2-All disks.jpg

 

Looking back at the Macrium page I see it only saw two Disks....1 & 2.   ???


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Hi,
 
The disk 2 is the flash drive. Depending on the programs some start numbering the drives from 0 others from 1.
 
Lets remove the ESP partition from the eMMC and after that use the Fix Windows Boot Problems wizard.

 

Boot the system using the Macrium Refect Rescue and use the Command Prompt

 
DISKPART
 
Inside the Diskpart prompt:
DISKPART> list disk
 
ID the number corresponding to the eMMC drive by checking the size (most likely disk 1)
DISKPART> select disk 1
 
DISKPART> list partition
 
Just in case confirm that the correct driver is selected

 

DISKPART> select partition 1

 

DISKPART> delete partition

 
Type exit to abandon Diskpart.

 

Run the Macrium Fix Windows Boot Problems wizard. Please post a picture showing the result.


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OK, booted from the USB Macrium in to Macrium Reflect, & ran through the commands.......was not accepted by the machine...message below:

24MAY Attempt to delete partition.JPG

 

 

I am thinking that as verification that the machine is somehow 'thinking' it is still running from the old eMMC drive is that I now always get the Windows update message below. That had stopped once I had run all the updates on the SSD drive......

Important updates needed message.jpg


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Hi,

 

Didn't know that DISKPART restrict the delete, you need to use the command bellow:

 

DISKPART> delete partition OVERRIDE

 

 

The Window about the updates is because you are running an older version of Windows 10!

 

There is a new version released on April 30 but based on the user reports posted on-line the upgrade doesn't run smooth for everyone...


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