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win 10/win 7 dual boot - major problems again

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Try Easeus Todo back up Free. https://www.softpedi...do-Backup.shtml

 

I have not created USB recovery for Easeus but have done CD's that work.

I have also used Macrium Reflect and have created recovery CD's only (no usb) that work.


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Thanks 123Runner, I think the issue is Windows not writing to the flash drive.

 

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netrate.

Open device Manager, Are there any yellow triangles showing (missing Drivers)

Plug in a flash drive, > Boot > Use the F key to bring up the Boot Manager, Is the USB listed twice? > restart to the OS.

Can you save a file to a USB stick? verify that it is present.


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1) There are missing drivers, but it is for blue tooth which I don't use  (attached)

2) I use flash drives all the time and move files around from computer to computer without issue

3) Here are the contents of the drive (attached)

4) For the three USB flash drives I tried with MR rescue build on them, each one of them did something different when booting to them.

 

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Do any of them boot into the rescue environment?


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No, not at all.

It is crazy, because when I was fixing my win 10 (only the win 10 drive was hooked up), I was booting to the MCT and MR all the time  -- but that was when the SATA cables were in a different orientation.  I am not sure if that has anything to do with it.


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Drives plugged into different SATA ports is not critical; at boot the bios detects any disk, cdrom or USB that are plugged in.   The order that drives are listed in the Boot menu determines which drive Boots first.

It is possible that because you change the Boot order it is not set correctly.   Restart > enter BIOS > go to the Boot Menu > Make  sure the W7 disk is set first > save setting and exit. 

 

lets sort out the USB stick first.

Plug each one in (separately) 

 

Restart > use the F key to bring up the Boot Manager.   If the USB is listed twice > Do not click on the uefi/efi > click the other one.

 

If it does not boot, > shut down, remove the stick, put it to one side and try the next one.

 

If it does boot, note which one, > shut down > remove the stick and mark it. try the next one. 


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I will take a picture of what comes up with my phone (can't do a screen capture on boot).

 

Also, I am back to missing restore points again.  I created one today and it only showed today's, an "automatic" one from yesterday (I don't know where that one came from) and one from Mar 2020.  I think you said it might be deleting the old ones.

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