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#136
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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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Edited by netrate, 20 April 2021 - 05:21 PM.

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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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This post is for reference about System Restore, please do not attempt any repairs for the Moment. We will sort it out later along with the chkdsk issue.> https://www.ubackup....-windows-7.html

 

When you shut down the computer, there is nearly always some charge left in the system and I am concerned that with all the connect/disconnect of drives and the potential of static discharge that damage, or potential damage may be occuring.

We need to get the new SSD set up with W7, then connect up W10 and configure Booting.

 

Did you sort through the USB stick? result please.

Also don't forget the Boot Manager pic. 


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Ok here is the F12 list and using 2 USB's what happened each time.  I think this is what you wanted.

I have tried several of the menu selections for boot and the HDD is the only one that tries to run the USB.  

My Bios is set up to boot to win 7 in all of these cases.

 

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Despite you selecting USB-HDD BIOS is still not finding the Boot files on the stick.

Try resetting the BIOS.

Start > Enter BIOS > go exit Menu > select Optimised Defaults > save and exit. > restart to W7.

 

Click start > right menu, select Device and Printers > right click the USB drive select Browse Files;    There should be 11/12 with Boot being the first one??

 

Click the back arrow at the top > right click the USB again, select Troubleshooter; Any problems? 

 

Restart> press F12 > please take another pic of the Boot Manager.  > restart to Windows. 


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Ok I've attached 4 pics.

 

These are pics with the USB connected.

 

1) boot listing after optimized defaults 

2) device manager instead

3) partition manager to see the drives.

4) device/printers screen shots - found it, screen shot

5) trouble shoot with it, no problems found.

6) Also did the troubleshoot on the BLUE TOOTH, but it failed, not sure if that has anything to do with it, but I tried the fix anyway.

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Edited by netrate, 24 April 2021 - 03:37 PM.

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 Thanks for that, a lot of work for you.

Still not seeing what I want in the Boot Menu, so make some changes.

 

Remove the USB flash stick.

Restart and enter BIOS.

click on Integrated Peripherals, then insure

USB Legacy, Enabled

USB Storage, Enabled.

Go to the Boot Menu.

Set the order of device to 1 Disk Drive, 2 USB HDD, 3, CDROM, > Exit Menu > Save and exit. 

 

When back in Windows, plug in the USB, > Restart and press F12, Please take a pic.

 

If you have HDD+ now showing, click it, another option should open, select the USB and press enter.

 

If it does not show, click on the USB HDD,   ????


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I hope I did it right.  I took pictures. The first is the Enable part

The second is setting up the boot priority ( I know you said CD rom, but that has been disconnected age ago, it is only the Win 7 and a storage drive connected now.

The third is after restart and the f12 menu

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Edited by netrate, 24 April 2021 - 10:05 PM.

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That's OK, but no HDD+, perhaps your board does not have this feature.

Firsty, restart > F12 > select USB-HDD > press enter. Does it boot, or do you still get error.


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Posting before going to bed.

If Boot to USB still failed.

Go back into BIOS > Make the Lexer USB first and the SSD second, Save and Exit.

Does it Boot into USB, or still error?


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