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Got the USB.  Should I download something?


Edited by netrate, 13 April 2021 - 01:04 PM.

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Sorry, did not see you had edited yoour post.

The reason for creating a new recuei disk; Tthe rescue enviroment 8.   is specific to the current OS, your previous one is a PE disk W10, the new one will be a RE w7 one.

 

1.   Plug in your USB stick. 

2.   Start W7 > start Macrium > check for updates, install if available..

3.   At top left > click Create Bootable Rescue Media.

3.   In the window that opens, top, right hand side, > the RE ver is shown, update if one is available, wait until the windows shows OK.

4.   Under  Select device, Your USB should be selected.

5.   At the bottom > click Build then wait.

7.   You should now get a Success window > click OK > click close

8.   Restart the computer and boot into the rescue USB to confirm it works. 

9.   Restart and boot to W7, > safely remove the USB stick

 

The next step will be imaging the W7 disk. . 


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Very strange.  I made the Rescue disk using MR, but when booting to it (set up to boot from USB through the bios), it says :

 

Remove disk or other media and press any key to restart.

 

Remade the media again, same thing happens. Is the rescue media supposed to run without any other drives connected?

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Have you tried using F12 to select the USB stick at Boot?

Have you still got your external USB backup caddy connected?


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Yes, I tried F12 to start and got the "remove disk..."

and then I set the USB in the bios instead and still got the "remove disk..."

The only drives hooked up are the C and D drive.

I am running AHCI for the drives, do you think that might have something to do with it?


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AHCI Does not effect USB devices.

 

Plug in the USB stick > Disk Management > right click on the USB, > select Properties

 

It should be formatted Fat32,


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It is - not sure why then.  I guess I need a another USB then.

 

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The USB stick shows 97% free space, so MR failed to write files.   Can you try writing something else to the drive and see if it works.


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Why would it do that?  It is an 8 gig usb.  It didn't fail on creation, but I guess I will get another one and try that instead.

If I find this frustrating, I can imagine you are way past that point...


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Format the stick, try saving some picture to it to see if the is OK, if it works, then there may be something wrong with Macrium.

No worries here, will keep going until we have your system working correctly; Feel for you though.


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Yep, another stick - this one says "Missing Operating System" when I boot to it.  

Formatted the Lexar Stick, rebuilt the Macrium Create Rescue usb, and does not work either. Sheesh.

 

I have an older MR rescue tool on USB, I am going to try and boot to that and will reply.

Weird, that one doesn't work either.  It booted to it, as in went farther than the other ones, but the screen stayed black.  The older rescue media I test is for win 10, so that might be the reason.

 

I am not sure what to do at this point.  Should we just go on and try to clone the drive?


Edited by netrate, 17 April 2021 - 07:23 PM.

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If you can't boot to a usb flash drive you will not be able to write an image to another drive.

Using the F12, Can you Boot to a USB port on the back of the PC?


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I will try that next. So are you saying that I cannot clone the drive using MR and then boot to the clone drive after?  This is all new to me...


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You cannot clone too or image too a new or different device inside of Windows; you need to manipulate Windows from an outside source, hence Macrium Reflect, or similar.

If there is a problem with a specific USB, (hardware problem) we try another.

If it is not hardware, could be a driver issue.


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So that is three USB's and the same result.  Front and back of the computer and no luck. Should I try another program (not MR) that would definitely show that it is the driver?


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