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S205 - Steps to create a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) for backup image.

Question: S205 - Steps to create a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) for backup image.

Hi Guys,I just got my new S205. I am wondering how to backup the Windows OS including all factory settings to a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) 7.0. Basically I am afriad one day, my harddrive is failed or if I want to replace harddrive, I can reimage the harddrive back to factory setting and its OS (win 7). Would you share with me on the steps to do so?I opened the OKR software and click on "Create Recovery Disk" -> "Factory Default Setting Disk" and Next, I couldn't see my USB drive? any one knows why? thanks in advance.New S205 owner.

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Answer: S205 - Steps to create a bootable USB drive using One Key Recovery (OKR) for backup image.

hi hippodog.
it's because usb drivers are not compatible with okr 7. but you can use external hdd to create backups.

hope this helps.

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Ok, just got done with a complete recovery of a dell 1501 laptop.
Went through a ton of updates and actually had to restart due to a failure in the update process along the way.
It is now in top shape, with all updates spyware, antivirus addes, crapware removed etc.

NOW i am curious, is there a way to make a bootable recovery disk ( DVD) from the current disk image?

So that when this this goes to heck again they can just pop the disk in a bring it back to where it is now?

I have acronis true image 2009, but haven used it much to know if it is capable of this.

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Greetings everyone! Problem 1I have a new Y480 (Windows 7 - 64 bit). When using OneKey Recovery and choosing to attempt burning 'recovery discs with existing backup image', then the defaults are chosen on the next screen (Source: Default Path; Image Path: D:\Lenovo\OneKey App\OneKey Recovery\backup.wsi), an error of: "The image file is not valid. Please select a valid image file" appears. The 'Select Another Image' option under the 'source' cryptically proves no help. Problem 2Also, It was stated in the documentation that system backups could be made to discs. NOT! Apparently the only option is a hard drive. It does not allow the disc drive to be a destination. BTW... the D: partition is too small to accept a system backup! Who planned that out? So... anyone out there able to help me make 'recovery discs with existing backup image'? Thanks!

Answer:Y480: OneKey Recovery: Cannot 'Create Recovery disc with existing backup image'

Scolex wrote:Greetings everyone! Problem 1I have a new Y480 (Windows 7 - 64 bit). When using OneKey Recovery and choosing to attempt burning 'recovery discs with existing backup image', then the defaults are chosen on the next screen (Source: Default Path; Image Path: D:\Lenovo\OneKey App\OneKey Recovery\backup.wsi), an error of: "The image file is not valid. Please select a valid image file" appears. The 'Select Another Image' option under the 'source' cryptically proves no help. Problem 2Also, It was stated in the documentation that system backups could be made to discs. NOT! Apparently the only option is a hard drive. It does not allow the disc drive to be a destination. BTW... the D: partition is too small to accept a system backup! Who planned that out? So... anyone out there able to help me make 'recovery discs with existing backup image'? Thanks!Hmm since the laptop is new,i would restore to factory settings, that may be best . Double click the OKR icon on your desktop and click on ''System Recovery'' a notice will pop up ''Do you want reboot your computer,into the system recovery environment'' click yes and then follow instructions. Please note ''?nitial state''stands for factory settings,so choose that when the option appears. Now AS SOON AS  the system is recovered,BEFORE doing anything else, please check to see,if your current problems  still exist Let us know how it goes.&nb... Read more

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I bought a 128GB "PNY Attache 2 USB 2.0 Flash Drive" so that I could preform a "Bootable Backup" using "Dell Backup and Recovery" yet when I inserted the flash drive and selected Bootable Backup from the list it fails to detect the drive.  Bootable Backup says it requires "a storage USB storage device with more than 100GB of capacity so why doesn't "Bootable Backup" sense my USB flash drive since it has more than 100GB of space on it?

Answer:Dell Backup and Recovery's Bootable Backup Won't detect USB Flash Drive

Try updating your Dell Backup and Recovery software.  With the update it now seems to work with all USB flash drives I throw at it.

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Greetings - Owner of new X220i. Love the laptop, but there are no OS backup media included with the system.Unable to find any any CLEAR, UNAMBIGUOUS instructions on whether / whatone can do to create backup OS media for when the hard disk fails or if, for example,one wants to replace the drive withan SSD (or reinstall to create a multi-bootLinux / Win7 system). Or maybe I've just missed them? I have an external USB CD-ROM writer, but I'd really love to create is a bootable USB. Either way, I'd welcome any simple directions (I'm a simple guy) on what one must do to createbackup OS disks, and whether / how one can create a bootable USB drive. Thanks kindly,  - Richard

Answer:How to create backup OS CDs for X220i, and/or a bootable flash USB drive?

As a follow-up: I ran Lenovo's Factory Recovery Disks utility.It created one CD-ROM of just under 300MB, containing:BOOTMGR file (375KB)WINRE.WIM file (288.5MB)a 17MB BOOT folder.Given that the C:\Windows directory alone has 14GB in it, the CD contentsstrike me as being enough to perhaps boot the laptop, BUT NOT ENOUGHTO RE-CREATE Windows on another disk if & when the factory hard drivegoes south (or I decide to replace it with an SSD).Are there perhaps other Lenovo or Windows7 utilities that I should be usingto create a FULLY RESTOREABLE Windows install package (excluding,of course,additional programs that I've installed from original media) and,if so, what are they?Insight welcome.Thanks kindly,- Richard

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Just installed Drive Image 2002 on a Windows XP Prof machine with 3 Hard Disks, tried to create an image of C drive on 3rd empty NTFS hard disk but the system says it will reboot to complete the job but nothing happens after the reboot(and no backup image created). I tried to image C to CDRW but nothing happens or is created after the reboot........ Any Ideas ..... Please

Answer:Drive Image 2002 won't create a backup image

because if it is the demo will only allow you to go through the procedure, so you can see how easy it is to make an image.If it's not a demo, apologies, and I'm stuck as well!Regards,Simsy

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I can't understand what's gong on.  In the past, I have on several occasions successfully created a bootable usb with the use of img burn (to create an image file) and rufus (creating usb with image so created).  I did that just a few months ago to install windows 7 on a device without a cd drive.  All of a sudden, the same procedure doesn't work any more. After seemingly creating a bootable usb, after making sure bios is set to boot from usb, I am rewarded a message that no operating system if available or other words to the effect.  What has changed or what could I be doing wrong? 
 
I have tried different versions of rufus and tried Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
instead of rufus.    I have tried the resulting usb on a desktop and the target windows tablet and got the same outcome.  I have tried different usb ports.  (My comuter uses usb 2.0.)  No change.  Help!.  

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Is it overkill to create both a USB Recovery drive and a bootable flash drive to install Win10?

HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 320 GB HDD. 4/8 GB RAM
I recently revitalized my friends HP 2000 laptop. Win10 Home (x64). 1.60 GHz AMD E-350. 4 GB RAM and it's running very well. I 'm wondering about creating both a USB recovery drive and a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 per
Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials .
Is that overkill?

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Hi
I have, very recently, bought myself an External Drive, for backup. I'm able to copy files/docs across but I haven't a clue as to how to create an image backup of OS and installed programs etc.
Having just read the post re (Teamviewer) scams, I realise I'm now in a position to have this backup, and how vital it is!
So, please, in 'simple' language, could you explain.
I'm using Win XP but have Vista on my laptop - would like to do both machines.
Thanks very much

Answer:? How to - Create Image backup on Ext Drive, pls

The best way by far, is to use Acronis True Image. Worth every penny, though there are free alternatives I believe.

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Hi

Has anyone ever created a USB Bootable Flash Drive of their Vista HDD Recovery? If so can you help me create mine? I know you can do it for newer OS and that Toshiba provides a tool to do this.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite L300D-13S - how to create USB Bootable Flash Drive for Vista Recovery?

Something like this is not possible. I have older machine tool and I can confirm that USB recovery media cannot be created DVD only.

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So I followed guides to create a bootable OKR factory image.  I but the OKR (NO OS) image on a flash drive, copied the hidden partitions, put them in the correct places, etc.  Only thing left is to test it. BUT I just tried the Windows 8 function "Create a Recovery Drive" and I left the box checked that grabs info from recovery partition.  And what do you know?  A bootable drives that looks nearly identical to the PBR_DRV\OKRBackup\Factory folder that I grabbed from the PBR_DRV partition.  Only difference is "install.wim" is broken down into multiple "install.swm" files and there is a "boot.wim" file on the Windows USB. So my questions are: 1) Won't this STILL install a factory copy of Windows with all of the same partitions?  I'm guessing it just creates the partitions but does not copy the OKR contents over to them.  So you would have a way to reinstall Windows but NOT have the OKR function? 2) Even if you've screwed up all your partitions and your OKR, wouldn't this still work?  It has the install.wim file that installs Windows and it has the instructions to recreate the partitions as they are on factory default. 3) Is the reason everyone wants to create a bootable OKR drive because they get both a factory Windows AND still have OKR in tact? Thanks.













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Answer:Create a Recovery Drive vs. Bootable OKR drive

weregoingunion wrote:So I followed guides to create a bootable OKR factory image.  I but the OKR (NO OS) image on a flash drive, copied the hidden partitions, put them in the correct places, etc.  Only thing left is to test it. BUT I just tried the Windows 8 function "Create a Recovery Drive" and I left the box checked that grabs info from recovery partition.  And what do you know?  A bootable drives that looks nearly identical to the PBR_DRV\OKRBackup\Factory folder that I grabbed from the PBR_DRV partition.  Only difference is "install.wim" is broken down into multiple "install.swm" files and there is a "boot.wim" file on the Windows USB. So my questions are: 1) Won't this STILL install a factory copy of Windows with all of the same partitions?  I'm guessing it just creates the partitions but does not copy the OKR contents over to them.  So you would have a way to reinstall Windows but NOT have the OKR function? 2) Even if you've screwed up all your partitions and your OKR, wouldn't this still work?  It has the install.wim file that installs Windows and it has the instructions to recreate the partitions as they are on factory default. 3) Is the reason everyone wants to create a bootable OKR drive because they get both a factory Windows AND still have OKR in tact? Thanks.Since you have both, the usb okr recovery program and the windows usb recovery program I suggest you test them yourself in a BLANK h... Read more

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This “HowTo” provides information and instruction how to create a USB recovery media flash drive using the Toshiba recovery ISO image files or Toshiba Recovery discs (DVDs)

To create a USB recovery media flash drive, a USB flash drive with at least 16GB disk space is suggested (depends on the size of the ISO images or recovery discs).

Note: Since 2015 the ISO layout has changed and a different procedure must be processed to create the USB media. The new recovery media type can be identified by the names of the ISO files.
More info: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

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Hi Everyone,

I have a bit of a peculiar issue going on here. While I somewhat understand what is happening, I'm still slightly confused as to why and if there is an alternative/workaround.

So I want to restore a system image from one of the workstations I have. I have a custom made WinPE flash drive with several bells and whistles added to make my life easier at work. If I boot to my WinPE OS and initiate the image recovery. All goes well until it tries to apply the image to the drive and then it immediately fails with the lovely 0x80070057 error code.

If I perform the exact same steps, however boot to a DVD rather than the flash drive, it works every time. I found a bit of info elsewhere on this and was hoping someone here could explain this behavior in a bit more detail as the post the guy made doesn't fully make sense to me....





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I called MS and they told me that you can't do an image restore unless ALL the drives are exactly as they were. Meaning when I was using my jump drive to initiate the recovery (because I can't eject the recovery disk to put in the image disk), it was counting that as a drive. So no go on using a jump drive to initiate the Windows Recovery Environment. That was what was the "the parameter is incorrect; 0x80070057" error.

I figured out a workaround that I should have seen INSTANTLY. All this time, it's been there. When you're selecting an image, Microsoft realized some people might have their im... Read more

Answer:System Image recovery from bootable WinPE flash/usb drive.

Something may have been lost in interpretation here.
1) I always use my grub4dos based Flash drive with a bunch of utilities on it to restore a Windows image. Basically use the system repair disk iso on the flash drive.
2) The only drive constraint on restoring the image is that the drive you are restoring to must be larger than the the size of the imaged partitions. So if you had imaged a main Windows 7 OS partition of say 300GB the the drive you are restoring to must be at least 300GB (plus a little for a system reserved if you had one).

You can have images on multiple connected USB HDDs which were not connected when one of the images of interest was made.

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So as soon as I got my brand new Y50-70, and before doing anything on this laptop (not even installing new software), I went tried OneKey Recovery only to discover that it is broken. I then tried my luck with Windows Recovery (the one provided with every Windows 8.1 copy, not unique to Lenovo): I first went through system image creation on a recovery drive (1TB WD Elements USB HDD): 1. Find it on Control Panel: 2: Select it (Recovery option):3. Create a recovery drive:  4.  Selected the F: drive (1TB, it's not a *flash* drive just an ordinary USB hdd, does it matter?): 5. Got a nice warning (indeed, this process reformatted the drive, to 32GB only, why 32GB and not the full 1TB?)  Now... let's see if I can restore from this newly created system image: 1. Rebooted from the newly created Recovery Drive (it actually boots!): 2. Selected "Use a device", then received this menu: 3. I selected EFI USB Device. It then went to an intermediate Lenovo boot splash: 4. And shortly after that (without me doing anything) a new prompt, to choose a language: 5. I selected English and then, got prompted for keyboard layout: 6. The system then system to restart again from the Recovery Drive, only to prompt me again with the "Choose an Option" screen (as in step #1). So, I selected "Troubleshoot" this time: 7. I then selected "Advanced options", and received this screen: 8. I then selected S... Read more

Answer:Windows Recovery: Backup created and recovery drive boots but can't find system image (Y50)

The reason that the Windows recovery program could not find a backup image is that you did not make one. What you have made is a recovery drive. What you should do is click "System Image Backup" located at the bottom left portion of the File History menu.

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Can I Image my recovery partition and copy it to a new hard drive, and run it somehow? If so how, and what program should I use? I was thinking Macrium Reflect Free. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Failing hard drive- Can I Image my recovery partition and make it bootable?

Any program that clones a given hard drive...leaves an exact image of the drive on the second drive.  Whatever partitions/files the cloned drive contains...the new drive will also have.
 
Louis
 
If the drive is failing...a successful cloned image/copy may not be possible. 

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i had just updated my win10 (all new updates also). anr now i want to create a backup dvd or drive so that i can just restore my windows to current position as an when i want. means i didnt want to download n install all these fucking updates again n again whenever i reinstall windows10. plz suggest me which option is better for me. either backup or create recovery drive?

Answer:backup vs create recovery drive in win10

Recovery drive is useless.
See my reply to another thread here

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Hey guys, it is good to be back on here as my problems are always solved, it has probably been a few years since my last visit! Anyway I am still running my 2006 Dell XPS 400 machine with windows XP SP3 media Center edition. It has a dual core 3ghz pentium CPU, 2GB ram, a 320gb Western Digital hard drive that is less than half full,and an Nvidia GeForce 6800 graphics card. love this machine so darn much as it does everything that I personally wanted to has one I had made back in 2006. And I absolutely love Windows XP. So being that the thing is 7 1/2 years old and I have never had a prior desktop last over 5 years without a hard drive failure, I feel as if I am running on borrowed time. This saddens me as I take great care of this machine and love it to death. Have everything set up the way that I like and I'm very comfortable with it, I don't adapt well to change LOL. So I recently began researching and found that hardware parts are pretty cheap now for this, but if the hard drive fails I will lose everything. So rather than install a new hard drive should this happen, and then boot from the original six and a half-year-old disks. Drivers, try to find lost photos, etc. I have learned about cloning software and have been researching it. So I purchased a Acronos true image 2014 an external Seagate 1TB HD (for other stuff too photos for the wife etc), And an internal hard drive dock, as well as a brand-new 320 GB Western Digital 3.5" 7200 RPM hard drive. Identica... Read more

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How do I create a recovery DVD in Win 10? I am unable to find any to do this.Control panel was hard to get to ad has fewer entries now. I just upgraded today from Win8.1.

Answer:Steps to create a recovery DVD in Windows 10

Good information here:https://www.winhelp.us/create-a-rec...

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Hi all

I have just reformatted a pc and i would like to know is there a way of saving an image of this pc so next time i have to do a reformat i dont have to re-install all the drivers and software packages

it would be nice if i can do it free and most of all easy lol

if someone has steps from start to finish how to save, create a bootable disc and install that would be amazing

i know this is a big ask but please help

Mike
 

Answer:How to create a bootable image of my pc

This will explain the basics, True Image is one of the best on the market but not free, all depends how much value you put on your data.

http://tweakhound.com/xp/backup/diskimage.htm

There are several free utilities, some of which can be obtained from hard drive manufacturers, googling for free disc image software should find quite a few.
 

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i tried many tools and nothing about nero mm too laaarge , i want to copy from CD or from Desktop this files, make them iso and then bootable on my USB

Answer:how to create a bootable iso image

I haven't tried PowerISO yet. I have it installed. It says it supports creating boot USB drives. For the next 3 days you can get the full version free from this link:
PowerISO 6.0 (100% Discount)

or you could try Rufus freeware:
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

For just creating an image you might try
imgburn

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Hello all,

a quick question - I have one machine ready for use - Windows 7 and office 2013. I need to duplicate the system setup onto a bootable usb so I can install the schools other 300 machines. What is the best software which will enable me to pick up the machine that is set up how I want it, insert a blank usb drive and in one movement make it bootable and copy the "image" (windows 7 and office 2013) to be later used on other machines?

thanks

Tim

Answer:Need to create a bootable usb backup

We must know which booting type the computers have. Is it BIOS or UEFI?

I suggest that you create the USB with Windows 7 only first, then install it in the other machines.

Then cut the Windows 7 setup files,paste them in a folder in your computer,insert the Office 2013 files in the USB and start installation of Office from it.

Check what the booting type is in this site:
BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode

Instructions for creating a bootable USB in BIOS:
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Instruction for creating a bootable USB in UEFI:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Please help -

I've been asking on 24supporthour.helpdesk, but the answers aren't helping me. I suspect I don't know enough to take full advantage of them.

I wanted to have a backup HD. I thought I did because I had two HD's. But both were connected in my computer, and somebody told me that a slave connected in my computer didn't constitute an emergency backup.

So I bought a third hard drive. My Master is a Maxtor 30 GB, my 2nd (now the slave) is a WD (Western Digital) 40 GB, and my new HD is a WD 120 GB.

I have HD copy software from WD. I wanted to copy my master HD to my slave, and have the slave as a bootable backup. I copied all the files. Then I decided it would be smart to make sure I could boot to the 2nd drive before I set it aside as my emergency drive. My system detected the drive correctly as a WD 400BB as my primary drive, but it wouldn't boot. Somebody on the 24hrsupport.helpdesk asked if I made it bootable. I didn't, nor did I understnad that you could or could not do this. Another person told me that when I copied all of my files I didn't copy my Master Boot Record (MBR). And again, I couldn't understand how if WD Digital Lifeguard copied my Master HD files to my slave HD, why it wouldn't have copied everything including my MBR.

Can someone explain to me in a stepwise manner what I need to do so I can turn my slave into a bootable master (with all of my files intact) if my current ... Read more

Answer:How to create bootable backup HD

go to the bios..its easy ull see it
 

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Creating a Bootable USB Windows 7 or Vista Drive : To install Windows on to DVD-Less Laptops Format the USB stick as NTFS Make USB Volume Active
Run diskpart.exe and then set your drive and partition to point to the stick. Make sure you set the partition as Active.
Do this by:-
1. Run CMD
2. type diskpart
3. list volume DISKPART> list volume
4> select USB drive if the removable media volume no. is 4 , type :
DISKPART> Select volume 4
Create Boot Sector
There's a tool in Windows 7 or Vista DVD called bootsect.exe. Its on the Windows DVD itself in the Boot directory.
Run bootsect /nt60 "USB drive letter" E:\boot>bootsect /nt60 g:
Copy DVD files and Boot files
* Boot directory
* Sources directory and
* the files in the root directory
Finish.
Source : manekari.blogspot.com

Answer:Bootable USB: Create Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows 7

Nice trick....thnx

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I wanted to create bootable ghost xp image on my pendrive using norton ghost 15.0. PLZ help me

Answer:How to create xp bootable ghost image on usb

bootable xp thumb drive norton ghost 15.0http://is.gd/PmSrvH

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Hi guys,

I was wondering if the following is possible. I have a LiveCD that I can boot from. I want to create an ISO image of this CD, then create a hard drive partition on my PC and copy the ISO file to this partition and be able to boot from it. I'm running Windows XP. Could anyone tell me if this is at all possible?

Thanks.
 

Answer:How can I create bootable HD partition from ISO image?

The only way that would work is in a VM. PC's cannot boot from ISO images.
 

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HelloI have made a backup of my C drive using acronis true image home 2010 (Operating system and all installed softwares), Its volume is 4.05 GB (less than a DVD). Operating system=XP Pro SP3Can I make a bootable DVD (like windows DVD) that I reboot the system and install it like an operating system (but with all softwares installed)?

Answer:Create Bootable DVD backup of Installable XP

... yes >> http://www.whatsabyte.com/P1/create...... "yes" to create a bootable cd/dvd of your image!.... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warrantieshttp://a.imageshack.us/img833/1862/...Grrrr... ...im

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My system:
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
C-drive is a 250GB Plextor SSD
Acronis True Image 2011

Background:
I setup a weekly scheduled disk image of my system drive (C that gets sent to an external HDD (4TB). This was working very well for months with incremental backups most of the time and a full backup every five or six weeks. I recently noticed that my backups haven't been happening since mid-August. No errors or anything. They're just not running.

I opened Acronis and tried to run a backup manually. But when I click the Back Up button, nothing would happen. I recreated my backup scheme as a new backup and ran that. It runs, but my computer slows to a crawl and eventually (within minutes) nothing responds to my clicks in or out of Acronis. The hard drive light on the case lights up, and even after I've let it run for several hours, it never finishes. I have to reset the computer to get it back up and running again.

Changing compression levels or priorities doesn't make a difference.

I installed Macrium Reflect and tried running the same disk image backup there, but I had the same problem.

I also tried doing the backup using Windows backup program. The backup doesn't slow down or crash my computer, but it does fail at the end of the process. I get this error:

One of the backup files could not be created.
Details: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
Error code: 0x8078002A

I can back up a non-system drive just fine, so it se... Read more

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I have windows Server 2008 Iso file but the problem is that its not bootable... i like to use it to install it on Virtual Box...

Can any one please help me figure out how can i make this unbootable Windows Server 2008 Iso in to a Bootable Iso.

Answer:How to Create a Bootable Disc from an Image file

You should be able to just burn the ISO to a DVD.

Create Bootable DVD from Windows 2008 ISO

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Hi all,
I am searching all over the web for want of a simple but harder me thing
That is: How can I make a bootable backup of winodws 7 H. Premium
Actually, I found a software named Macrium Reflect version 5.xxxx which may provide these facility.. But I don't know will it work.. !!!
Now I eagerly want to know, that how can I make a bootable backup (like windows disk)
If you know the better then please suggest me
Sorry for poor English.
Thanks...

Answer:Create A Bootable backup of running windows 7

Have look at those tutorials:
Best to backup to a external HDD.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files

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Good day...

I wanted to create an image of my os and applications so i found the " recimg" in windows 8 and 8.1 and i did the image i needed but if i wanted to recovery this image how can i recover it in bios boot can i create for it a partition and make bootable USB flash drive or i can put it on external hard drive and also recover it from bios like "express recovery2 on gigabyte motherboard"

Thanks

Answer:Create custom image of windows with bootable USB flash dr

If you have a large enough USB stick you could use Macrium Reflect Free to put both the boot restore program and the image on the stick. There may be a way to do something similar with the Windows imaging tools but I have used 3rd party tools for so long I haven't tried the built-ins.

Perhaps another poster can answer about using the Windows imaging tools.
But the Macrium imaging is about as easy as it gets. No need to read the manual.

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Hi All,Note that I was a registered Lenovo user already when this story started.It started with a Rescue & Recovery issue. When it is asked to copy a backup to USB drive, it has deleted/overwritten another backup on the USB drive. It happened to be my Vista Business. No warning or anything. I would like to have it back.So I visited the Lenovo site and tried to troubleshoot. There was no useful information to be found or it was not easily accessible.Then I tried to submit a request. It warned me for the necessity of a warranty status check.It offers the auto-detect and the manual status check. None of these worked. The auto-detect was possibly because I use XP. However, the suggested recipe for XP did not work either: I was not offered to install any ActiveX. The manual one gave a ?our apologies. No warranty information.?Anyway, I trust in my warranty, since I bought it only a month ago, so I go on with the ?submit a request.? After selecting EMEA, I got a site that is applicable to US only.Afterwards, I clicked ?My account? and got ?our apologies? the requested page cannot be found. Kept on trying, so I went to the forum, and wanted to login. Since I have not received any password, I filled in my registered e-mail address. It said it was not registered.Finally, I created a new account and I could post this message.The original issue is in my main interest, while I would not mind if the rest was also picked up.lenovouser1Thinkpad SL-300, XP downgr... Read more

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Hi

I would like to make a backup bootable image of my harddisk with Norton Ghost for easy restore should I have a major problem. I have a dual boot setup on the 1st 40 gb harddisk which is partitioned as follows

50mb Boot Magic
12gb Win XP
12gb Win XP
15.5 Files

My question is whether I should do a single image of the first 3 partitions (do I have to include the 4th as well), or whether I should do seperate images of each partition. I have checked to help files and the website but all I could find out was that dual boot systems are supported by Ghost. Any help with this would be great.

Cheers Ham
 

Answer:Create bootable image of dual boot setup with Ghost

On my triple boot machine I image each OS partition separately. That way if I have a problem with a single OS I don't have to restore the entire drive.
 

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I'm using Windows Vista and I'm trying to achieve this...

1) Copy my C: Drive partition to a DVD
2) Have that DVD be bootable and be able to recover the entire partition back into the partition.

I've got my Hard Drive partitioned into 4 parts
C: - OS
D: - Documents, Program Files, AppData (and other windows folders)
the other two are not relevant.

So basically if anything goes wrong with my OS I want to be able to throw the DVD in and boot to it, have it restore the C: partition.

So what software would I use to do this?
 

Answer:Create a bootable Partition recovery DVD

Acronis True Image will let you "image" your entire drive or partition to CD/DVD media and restore it at a later time. The backup set itself will not be bootable, but True Image will create a bootable CD version of itself that you can use to run True Image natively (meaning you boot from that CD, load the application, remove that CD and then put in the backup CDs/DVDs and do the restoration, or use True Image to create new backup sets).

There's nothing on the market today that will automagically create a bootable backup recovery set; the only one product that ever did that automagically was Powerquest Drive Image. It would put the actual application on the first CD (it didn't burn DVDs when it came out and disappeared before DVD burners/media even became popular) and you could use that backup set to restore.

The only difference with True Image is you need the TI recovery CD + your backup set, hardly a big problem. You can burn off multiple copies of the recovery CD as required, one for each set if necessary.

Good luck...

ps
It's possible to create a recovery set using Norton Ghost and then you can create a new CD and put the ghost.exe executable on the CD, but you'd still be required to do other steps to make that CD bootable in the first place so you could then access the ghost.exe file to run it. A bit more hassle than most people care to bother with, I believe. But it's possible... and you can use other imaging tools to do similar tas... Read more

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Hi Guys,

So, I have a Toshiba Satelite L505-141 (from Greece) and my hard drive broke. Unfortunately, I have lost my recovery discs. I have changed my hard drive, I have installed the OS but I would like to have my computers as it was (with all crapwares ... Wink )

I found a guy with the same laptop and he can send the recovery disc. Actually, he already sent me the 2 disc (he sent me two copies of his CD online) that he created when he bought the laptop (through the Recovery media creator). Those discs though are not bootable and (I read) that you just use them and when you restart the system goes through the recovery wizard. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me (at least with the CD my friend sent me).

Do you know any way that I can do it? I mean to get from my friend a recovery disc? Can he create an ISO from his recovery partition?

Any suggestion is welcome!

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Answer:How to create bootable DVD/USB from Recovery Partition?

Hi

To be honest I don?t have experience with this stuff but i found very interesting document in Toshiba knowledge base - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm

Check it out.

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As with most new home computers these days, the manufacturer will include a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive instead of sending you a recovery CD.
I?m currently building a new system with windows 7, and after installing some of the most common applications I want to create a bootable recovery partition on the hard drive, as well as a bootable image on a CD.
The question is I?m not really sure how to do this?
I know of programs such as Norton ghost and Acronis, but I was looking for an easier solution, perhaps a free program?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Nick

Answer:How do I create a bootable recovery partition?

Hi -

The recovery partitions are found on pre-manufactured OEM systems. You can create a system inage on a partition, external drive, DVD, etc...

See "system image" - from Microsoft, Windows 7 Support -

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...a-system-image

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ings-and-files

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Folks,

Running W7/64. I've tried to create a system backup to my D drive: error message states that I cannot create an image to a drive which Windows boots from or is installed on.

Not good.

My computer has an SSD ,the C drive, and a spinner, the D drive.

When I installed Windows, I only had the C drive installed. The D drive was not physically connected.

Now, the D drive was recycled from another use. It +had+ been a C drive (possibly for this very machine). I did a full format on it, and ensured it was not hooked up during the SSD install. (I thought that would erase windows OS files.) Somehow, Windows on D drive won't die!

My thought is that I need to perform a repair install. I can do that...and I will. I'll make sure D drive is physically disconnected. Again. Obviously, my attempt to erase any and all previously used data on the D drive failed. (At least, that's my thought.)

How do I remove any OS remnants on the D drive? Yeah, I've got stuff on it, but I can create a Macrium backup and restore them, if need be.

I've included Drive Manager image of it as well as what Macrium sees. (I've got some of the SSD unallocated for overprovisioning.)

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:Cannot create a backup image on my backup harddrive?

Ok mate my first thought is I would clean the D: drive using DISKPART - clean or clean all depends on how thorough you want to be a simple clean would in my mind be enough.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
then format it.

My other thought is how old is that spinner??

Edit I meant to say back up the data first eh?

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Folks,

Running W7/64. I've tried to create a system backup to my D drive: error message states that I cannot create an image to a drive which Windows boots from or is installed on.

Not good.

My computer has an SSD ,the C drive, and a spinner, the D drive.

When I installed Windows, I only had the C drive installed. The D drive was not physically connected.

Now, the D drive was recycled from another use. It +had+ been a C drive (possibly for this very machine). I did a full format on it, and ensured it was not hooked up during the SSD install. (I thought that would erase windows OS files.) Somehow, Windows on D drive won't die!

My thought is that I need to perform a repair install. I can do that...and I will. I'll make sure D drive is physically disconnected. Again. Obviously, my attempt to erase any and all previously used data on the D drive failed. (At least, that's my thought.)

How do I remove any OS remnants on the D drive? Yeah, I've got stuff on it, but I can create a Macrium backup and restore them, if need be.

I've included Drive Manager image of it as well as what Macrium sees. (I've got some of the SSD unallocated for overprovisioning.)

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:Cannot create a backup image on my backup harddrive?

Ok mate my first thought is I would clean the D: drive using DISKPART - clean or clean all depends on how thorough you want to be a simple clean would in my mind be enough.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
then format it.

My other thought is how old is that spinner??

Edit I meant to say back up the data first eh?

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I have been fixing PCs for friends and family for years, some of them are really good at screwing up an OS a only couple months after i install a fresh copy of xp or 7. i would like to be able to create a restore method simple for them to use to reset there machine back to my initial installed state. was thinking something similar to newer PCs F11 restore method or something i could add to a bootloader in 7 or xp making it a "dualboot" with just the OS and the recovery.

Answer:create a bootable recovery partition to restore a pc. like oem's F11

Since you'd be loading a backup image into a Primary partition created for this purpose, it can be reimaged using F8 System Recovery Options.

However this is not optimal because if you're making your own backup image then it can more easily be saved externally so it's also available in case of HD failure - or you can do both.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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I used ACER Recovery from my Aspire E5-511-C7X7 to create a Windows 10 bootable USB drive. The USB I used was a 1 terabyte external hard drive.When the process finished, the drive shows up as 32 gigabyte, with 18 gigs used.What's happened to the rest of the storage?













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Answer:ACER Recovery to create a Windows 10 bootable USB ...

It's a WD (Western Digital) Eleemnts 1 Terabyte drive

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I'm looking at a software like ghost or acronis true image that would not only create a hd image directly on a DVD but would also make that DVD bootable, so you can boot with the recovery disk and directly restore your PC, without having to boot with a ghost boot cd then swap media and restore the image.

the goal here is to leave a simple, easy to use recovery system DVD's to friends and family members so i don't have to spend hours resintalling their OS every now and then. The recovery media you can create with HP/COMPAQ/ACER computers you buy at best buy comes to mind, but not as crappy.
 

Answer:software to create bootable recovery disks?

I just checked that a possible website is terabyteunlimited.com, but
no time today to even check if versions more recent than mine
will do what you want.. No dvd here yet so i'm even more clueless.
 

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Hi,I am swapping the hardisk on my Lenovo with a differnet one and I was wondering if creating a recovery disk will create a copy on windows 7 on my machine. if not can some plese suggest the steps I need to take before I swap hardisks. I tried downloading iso from windows website but it says to contact lenovo for windows installation













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Answer:Will Lenovo Recovery Create a Bootable Windows 7

Hello,
 
The recovery media should allow you to reload the operating system as it was originally installed onto a blank drive installed into your ThinkPad.  I normally purchase the factory recovery media direct from Lenovo to do this, but there's no reason the recovery media you create won't work.
 
If it doesn't work for some reason, you can always reinstall the old hard disk and troubleshoot the recovery media issue further from there.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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can not upload the the pavillion a1520n to it's original state from the original disks, tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it. can not see to get the system to boot to the C: drive

Answer:create bootable recovery disk for hp pavillio

"tried to overwrite the hard drive with wiping out the old window operating system with a new windows installation, the data is still in the hard drive, but I can not access it"If the old data is still there, you obviously didn't wipe anything. Explain how you went about reinstalling Windows.

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Good afternoon!

I have been working diligently on trying to 'blow out' my partner's laptop (A Gateway that has VISTA on it), and have prepped my USB drive until I hit the proverbial wall.

On my recovery disks (there is a set of two rewritable CDs that we purchased from the Gateway manufacturer), there is NO bootsect.exe. After researching and reading a bit, I realized that the dilemma was that only the manufacturer DVD installation disks had this particular file on it. However, after spending the money on recovery disks, I just cannot see spending any more on an older laptop that will be replaced within the year (or less).

So, what I am looking for is a solution for downloading the bootsect.exe on my USB, in addition to how to finish the process using recovery disks versus using the installation CD. Any help would be much appreciated! (CANNOT use the CD drive on the laptop as it seems to have malfunctioned...the laptop is used predominantly for email and gaming.)

Answer:Trying to create a USB bootable key to run VISTA recovery disks

Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux

You can use any live cd from here

The LiveCD List

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How do I create a bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media is available
 

Answer:create bootable XP Recovery Console CD when no XP media available

ARCDC - Artellos.com recovery console

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Ok so I tried searching, but continually got a Fatal Error (for any of the admins: "Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 75497472 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 24 bytes) in /home/tsf/public_html/search.php on line 884")

So to my query:
I have WindowsXP Pro; 4 partitions on a single hard drive:
1 partition contains OS itself.
1 partition contains Programs (non-OS programs).
1 partition contains various Accounts (MyDocuments etc).
1 partition contains other miscellaneous stuff.

What I'm wanting to do, is create a bootable image of the whole thing, the OS, installed programs, accounts, settings etc, everything. And then store said bootable image on another hard drive I have connected & be able to boot/install said image if need be on system boot-up.

I have searched the net, read several articles, but none that seem to make much sense (perhaps it's just my reading of it *shrugs*).
I wonder, am I able to use the Backup utility in WinXP Pro to accomplish all the above? And if so, do I need to make use of the ASR or am I better just using the Wizard?

Any other suggestions/tips & things to look out for etc would be great too, thanks.

Answer:Clone Backup bootable image WinXPPro installation

Hi Tropod and welcome to TSF !

I've found that the search feature was somewhat buggy when you enter very common terms (like windows for instance).

Take a look at this guide :
How to copy your operating system from one hard drive to another using XXclone

Create 4 partitions on the backup drive using disk management (right-click my computer => manage => disk management) then use XXclone to copy your data to the new partitions. Use the "cool tools" on the system partition to make the backup drive bootable.

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Dear Dell,
I am trying to create recovery discs from "Dell backup and Recovery application" however when i was asked to insert the second DVD,the optical drive keeps rejecting the DVD. The application will not continue to burn the second DVD and appears to be frozen. I tyied with different brands/makers of DVD and also -/+ R. Unfortunately .Issue remains. I was able to find this article   593906  Published on 2013-01-21  ( relative link http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&cs=19&docid=593906&doclang=en&l=en&s=dhs   ). Although i have done the updates ,i am still not able to create recovery discs !!   Current Issue:  after inserting the  3rd Disc application gives the following message "Dbr.exe -No disc found" and stays there and rejects the DVD.  I spoke with Dell's Greek Support team. I was told that warranty does not cover sw support even if my unit is less than a week old. Furthermore i was informed that although "Dell backup and recovery" application says DELL is not actually a Dell product thus they can't support it. They suggested my to use windows 7 file recovery instead (which needs at least 8 DVDs !). As you can understand this is a workaround and not a Solution.
I hope that someone from Dell is going to look into it and revert with a specific answer and permanent solution.   (Model  : inspiron 15  3521)&... Read more

Answer:Dell Backup and Recovery is Unable to Create a Recovery DVD on Windows 8

Hi ylikonomos,
You can try to uninstall and re-install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center. Follow these steps: 

Press Windows+ 'X' key on the keyboard.
Select 'Programs and Features' from the context menu that appears on the left bottom corner.

 

Uninstall Dell Backup and Recovery Manager and Dell Support Center from the application list.

Hereafter, check the BIOS version installed on the laptop. Press Windows + 'R' key, type msinfo32 and press Enter.   Locate the BIOS version. If it is A04, the BIOS update is not required. If not, update BIOS. Before flashing the BIOS please check the following:* No external devices (printer, USB drive, SD card, DVD) should be connected.* All other programs should be closed and documents saved.* The AC adapter and battery should be connected during this process. The battery should be 10% or more than 10% charged.  
Here is the link for BIOS update: http://dell.to/VBwSAh. The laptop will reboot after this update. Visit this link: http://dell.to/VBz1fr and click Dell Support Center. Download and install the application. Once done, visit this link: http://bit.ly/UUjIs0 and install Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. Reboot the computer and check if you are able to create the recovery media.
Please try these steps and share the status.

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My aim is to have a Windows 7 bootable cd as Microsoft is going to kill Windows XP on April 2014.

I have Vaio laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit with 4 recovery discs that I created but I haven't used it so far as Vaio never gave any trouble.

Is it illegal or possible to create Windows 7 cd from my Vaio laptop Recovery Discs so that I can use on my another desktop that has Windows XP SP3 as Windows XP era ends on April 2014 ?
 

Answer:Is it illegal or possible to create a bootable Windows7 cd from Vaio Recovery Discs ?

The recovery disk is only for that one Vaio laptop only. It won't work on any other machine as contains the operating system, drivers for that machine and activation key. It not only wouldn't work but would also be illegal. Why are you so concerned about XP coming to an end? It doesn't mean XP is going stoping working. It's just the end to support. Get a backup program and do I regular backup so you can get it back up and running should something should happen.
 

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I'm working on an Inspiron 1545 where the Windows 7 Home Premium install was utterly hosed.
I used the factory restore but what it's restored will NOT boot. It starts and I get a BSOD with a STOP error stop: 0x0000007b (0xfffff880009a98e8, 0xffffffffc000000d, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
I've tried it restoring over the screwed up install (keeping *nothing*) and I connected the drive to another computer to delete the OS partition. Factory restore again got me exactly the same STOP error.
Right now I have it on a command prompt in the recovery partition, showing as drive X: I know the stuff to do BCD repair is in that partition, Ease US showed me all the hidden stuff. But what I'm looking at now, anything like that which *might* work is *hidden*.
What good does it do to hide the tools required to do the repair?! I've followed several how-to's on fixing this but in every case where it's at the point of having a command prompt to the recovery partition, the folders and files needed to do the fix are kept hidden.

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Hi guys,

I need to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media to Satellite A200-1M4, because my DVD-RW is not able to read the DVD anymore and I have to reinstall OS. Actually, I made bootable Flash drive and I copied content of DVD. PC boots from it, but it stops since it is looking for E: drive (DVD-RW). Is it possible to fix it somehow?

Answer:How to create bootable flash disk from original recovery media?

Hi Pedi

As far as I know you cannot create bootable flash disc using Toshiba recovery image files.
This can be done on new NB series using original Toshiba recovery creator tool.

Satellite A200 is old notebook model and you can find new optical disc drive on eBay and it is not expensive. Exchange the ODD and everything will be OK again.

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HelloFor my new X220, i tried to create a bootable Recovery USB stick like this :Bootable Recovery USB stickIt is ok but when i choose boot & data in Lenovo thinkvantage tools, i have an error like "impossible to find files needed by this program" (the message can be a little different as i have a french version...). Any idea ? It is working when i select only "system", but i have only 500MB stored on my USB stick, with a big file "WinRe.wim" and a boot directory. I'm able to restore my system, for example on a blank disk with only this USB key ? I missed to tell that the original drive was changed to an SSD, but the sortware of the SSD copied all the original drive on the SSD, with the Recovery partition of course. Thanks for your help !

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Hi,
I have a drive that was using PGP that has become damaged and will not boot despite trying 3 days of different fixes and repairs. I have a complete drive backup that will restore but when I try and boot after my PGP password I get 'Missing operating system'. Again I have tried decrypting and fixing but to no end.

I have another disk with a working and booting install of Win7 (same architecture etc) on. I have the entire contents of the non-booting system disk that I can access from the image of it.

If I booted into something like Windows Recovery or Live Linux environment, can I copy the entire contents of the non-working Win7 drive over the working one and expect it to work and then boot?

Aside from a fresh install of Windows and all apps and settings I am at a loss and hoping something like this will work!

Thanks

Ant

Answer:Copy entire system from backup image over bootable fresh install?

Better to try Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

After disinfecting and attempting boot repairs there are steps for copying out files at boot which should bypass encryption since the OS is inert. Then you can restore your image or Clean Reinstall following best practices in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

I would not use any Norton or Symantec product.

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview System Image Tutorial:Step 1. Whether your on the Desktop or the MetroUI, mouse over the bottom right corner to expand the Menu and select "Search", then select "Settings" and type in "File Recovery" and select "Windows 7 File Recovery"This will open the window shown below;Step2. Select "Create a system image", which will open the window shown below and search for available disk space. You can then choose your own and click "Next"Step 3. Select the drives, files to be saved, Your Windows OS's are automatically selected. Click "Next"Step 4. Confirm your selection and click "Start Backup"Step 5. Your backup will start.Step 6. Once completed, Windows will then ask if you wish to "Create a System Repair Disc" click your choice. I chose "Yes" as shown below;This concludes the Tutorial for creating a "System Backup" and "Repair Disc" for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.Note: You will notice that it says "Windows 7 File Recovery"Under all the MetroUI, Ribbons and Apps, you are running Windows 7.Regards,Don

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wbAdmin start backup -backupTarget: -include:C: -allCritical -quiet Using this to create backup with mulitple DVD RW's,need to format so I went to disk management,right click on D drive,chose format option UDF 2.01,click ok,error message "quick format is not possible".I have been to many other forums where the same problem has occured with no useable solution.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank You.

Answer:Windows 8.1 create image backup with DVD's

Backing up to optical media is risky, even when it seems to work. Usually takes 4, 5 or more discs and one of them may be defective in some way.

You would be much better of to spend $60 and get a 1Tb USB 3.0- External Hard drive and use Macrium Reflect Free to make images backups of your system. Fast and safe.

Good tutorial here: Imaging with free Macrium

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When I use Win 7 backup, it gives me the option each time I create a backup to create a system image. I created a system image on a CD a couple of days ago. Why does it ask me if I want to create another each time I do the backup? Is it talking about creating one on my hard drive, not a CD?

If it's just my hard drive then perhaps I should create one each time, but creating one on a CD is onerous. Plus, if this is the case, (that it wants me to create a CD) I don't know how that's to be done if the backup is on a schedule in the middle of the night.

Answer:Do I need to create System Image after each backup?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by wsplawn


When I use Win 7 backup, it gives me the option each time I create a backup to create a system image. I created a system image on a CD a couple of days ago. Why does it ask me if I want to create another each time I do the backup? Is it talking about creating one on my hard drive, not a CD?

If it's just my hard drive then perhaps I should create one each time, but creating one on a CD is onerous. Plus, if this is the case, (that it wants me to create a CD) I don't know how that's to be done if the backup is on a schedule in the middle of the night.


The restore point will not be saved on a cd

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I thought it would be a good idea to create a backup of my system
Can somebody please explain the difference between "create system image" and "backup"
I find it very confusing
Thanks
Regards

Answer:Create system image/Backup

I'll try .A system image, IMO...is a clone of the entire C: partition/drive. The result is an exact copy of the C: partition exactly as it exists on the system at the time that it is made. See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...-a-system-image.A backup is (typically, but does not have to be) a compressed version of the existing Windows system...which must use the same program creating the backup...to install the backup or parts thereof.http://www.daleisphere.com/how-to-use-wind...backup-feature/Depending on the utility used...individual files may be accessed/restored from either, without restoring the whole backup/image.Louis

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After I've installed my notebook I want to make an up-to-date backup image of my drive. I use True Image for my desktop, but when I use this for my notebook, it won't start-up from the recovery cd, i.e. during start-up from my cd it shows Acronis loading and stays in this screen forever.

Does anyone know a good way/program to create an image on my notebook?

Thanks!


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Answer:Create backup image on my M40-114 notebook

Hi,

some years ago I have made some images for Toshiba notebooks. I used Ghost to make the images. It worked fine, never had any problems with it.

Bye

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Hello everyone. Recently I browsed my system backup by mounting the VHD in the disk management snap-in. The image had my entire World of Warcraft installation and a ton of other non essential files. I wound up just deleting those files from the backup and thought I would clean up the missing links and registry after restore. This seems like a very dirty way of making a "bare-essentials" backup.

So, I'd like to make another system backup, but want to selectively exclude things, like certain installed programs, so that my system files, configuration and customizations remain, but none of the fluff. I need to do this for the sake of minimizing used space on my backup drive and there seems to be no such options in the "backup and Restore" panel that I can see to accomplish this. Is this possible with the native backup utility or must I use some 3rd party program? Thanks in advance

Answer:How does one create a custom backup image?

System backup is typically on an all or none basis---all of a partition or none of it. The chaff with the wheat. You can omit certain partitions, but not portions of partitions.

I've heard of some advanced tools that will allow some selectivity, but I think they may be cloning tools rather than imaging/backup tools. Maybe a Paragon application? Somebody else may remember the details.

Maybe you can put your "non-essential" stuff somewhere other than C and then just backup C and System Reserved?

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Hi everybody!

I'm reading a lot of posts in this (terrific!) forum about Windows 8 image backup and restoration, and now I certainly can say: I AM LOST!!!! There are many posts about this and I don't know what I do.

I am new in Windows 8, Secure Boot, UEFI bios, etc. and I need some help.

I have a Windows 8 Single Language (SL) based system (Notebook Acer), that uses Secure Boot in UEFI Bios and has Windows Product Key recorded at BIOS by factory.

I have a 500GB HDD partitioned in drives C: (228GB), E: (40GB), F: (40GB), G: (78GB) and H: (64GB) and Windows is installed on C: partition.

I installed and configured all programs that I use and now I want to do an image to be used in cases of HDD damage, Windows crash or other cases that I need install OS and apps again. I want to earn time with this and don't have to install the apps one by one.
What is the best option (method) to do backup and restoration of the system?How I use the Boot DVD generated by the backup feature (Windows 7 File Recovery)?Can I do image only of partition C: or I need to include all other partitions?Do I need change the BIOS UEFI to LEGACY BIOS to boot with Windows Boot DVD generated?Do I need to format the C: partition before restore the image? What kind of format I need to use? NTFS? FAT32? GPT?

I have a lot of friends that are using Windows 8 now and all of them have the same doubts that I have.

Is it possible to create a new step-by-step tutorial of Backup and Restore process in Windows 8?... Read more

Answer:HELP! How to create image backup and restoration?

One would need to write a book to type a manual response to all of your questions; however, thank goodness Brink has already done most of the legwork for you. See the Create System Image and Restore System Image Tutorials (in the Backup and Restore category) here:

Windows 8 Tutorials

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Before I upgrade to Windows 10 on my Windows 7 desktop I'd like to know whether or not there is a built in create a backup system image?
Once my Windows 10 upgrade is running properly and before adding in any new programs I wish to create a backup system image
--- I know I can use a 3rd party program and I am use to Macrium Reflect on my Windows 7 but I wish to know whether or not there is a built in create a backup system image utility
 
So far I have found which I will do while my Windows upgrade is in pristine condition
 
Recovery Drive - Create in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4200-recovery-drive-create-windows-10-a.html
 
Windows 10 ISO Download
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9230-windows-10-iso-download.html
 
--- Are there other items I should do in addition to these 2 as well as creating a system image backup?

Answer:Windows 10 create a backup system image

A recovery drive is similar to a System Rescue Disk in Windows 7. It is not a complete disk image. If you want a System Image then it should be located under File History unless Microsoft removed it in the final build. Personally I would use Macrium. 
 
http://www.winbeta.org/news/how-easily-create-full-backup-windows-10-using-system-image-backup
 
Edit: You would need the USB recovery Drive to restore the disk image.

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Hello Fella's

I need some freeware and ideas,

what i want to do is make an image of an install,

then have that image stashed on a CD or DVD that i can boot from and easily restore the image,

i need this to be idiot proof - meaning that were i to give the DVD to my boss he could follow the prompts and restore WITHOUT me giving him ANY explanation/instructions at all. :major

:cool
B.
 

Answer:create Backup Image / boot & restore

Take a look at the links & info in these 2 threads

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=148424&highlight=clone+os

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=151892&highlight=clone+os
 

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1.
Windows Backup settings option "Include a system image" does not include all drives.
Is it possible to have Windows Backup take images of all drives, or is it better to just go with selecting other drives via the drive letter options?

2.
Perhaps a silly question.
Other than ability to recover from hardware errors etc, does Windows Backup have any other advantage(s) over System Restore?

Answer:Can Windows Backup create image for all drives?

Hello Hairyscot,

When you select include a system image it will back up your c: drive and system reserved if you have one. Basically any drive which is needed for windows to run. You can select any drive to include in the backup if you want. When you do a restore it will restore ALL the drives that were selected in the backup, not individual ones.

When you do a system image restore it will restore EVERYTHING on that drive. It's good if you have a bad virus, malware and need to completely restore the windows drive. System Restore doesn't always (actually rarely) remove viruses, etc.

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i am going to install windows 8 consumer preview.but first i want to create system

image or backup whatever its called so if i didnt like the new window so i can turn

back to where i started.i dont want to lose any of my data and programs installed.i

have 160 GB HDD with only one partition on which windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit is

installed.is this even possible?if yes please help me out.Thanks

Answer:how can i create exact system backup or image or whatever.

Hello Masoomsahib,

For what you are wanting to do, you really need to have a second physical internal or external HDD to save the system image on to be safe.

You don't want to have a system image saved to another partition on the same HDD as Windows is installed on. If that HDD fails, you lose everything.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Subject pretty much says it all!

Does Win7 Backup also create a system image, or do I need to create an image separately?
Thanks

Answer:Does Win7 Backup also create a system image

If you went to "Create a System Image", then yes.

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On the Backup and Restore page, it lists the two Thread title options?-

I read that you can't restore individual files from system image, but I'm wondering if I need to create both in order to do an emergency system restore using boot disc/or... (D: drive)?

Answer:What is difference between Backup now, and Create a system image?

"Backup Now" will create a backup as specified in "Change Settings". If you "let windows choose" you will create a file/folder backup of your personal files AND a system image. I recommend "let me choose" and generally select the default files/folders but uncheck the create a system image box.

"Create a system Image" will create a system image only to a partition you nominate. I think it is best to make images on a needs basis using this option. You can definitely restore individual files from a system image.
System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

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Hi,
I have tried every trick in the book to creat a system image whether directly or via backup computer. I am receiving those error messages; 0x8078011D when I try to create a System Image from the left bar and; 0x81000032 when using backup computer. Please help

Answer:Cannot create a system image or backup computer

I can neither backup or make system image. Any suggestions for Win 7 or 3rd party SW. Thanks

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Hello,

Trying to create a System Image Backup on a Windows 8.1 ACER laptop. My latest attempt is to a external hard drive with 3.63 TB free but the backup fails due to not enough disk .

I have attached the full error message.

New to the ways of Windows 8 and this is my first time trying to create a System Image Backup.

Thanks in advance for any assistant.

Stu

Answer:Can't create a system image backup on Windows 8.1

Take a look here for fixes.
Latest Win 8.1 ISO "Breaks" System Image Functionality

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Forgive the simple nature of the question - as some of you know out there, I'm recently back on PC (picked up a sweet Dell XPS 13 and am loving it). Although I'm a longtime Windows user, in recent years I've been running a Mac as my daily driver.
So - am wondering what steps I need to take to create a system image backup in Win 10? I know it's gotta be simple!

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Have tried multiple times and scoured the internet. I am trying to crate a system image. The space required is about 60gb and teh drive I am saving to is 200gb.

I keep getting this message attached.

Any ideas

Cheers

Kwack

Answer:unable to create a system image or backup

Hello again, kwack.

Try defragmenting the backup drive. You can also try a low-level format.

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Hello guys,
I would like to know howto create a system image backup in case of emergency in windows 8.1...
 

Answer:How to create system image backup in windows 8.1???

Simply go to Control Panel then search System Image Backup, follow those wizard procedure.

You need an external hard drive to obtain a backup copy of your OS and other recovery tools.

When all are set up then its prepared for having a system image and done!
 

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When I tried to recover a fresh Windows from HDD recovery my little son stopped the proccedure by accident.

When I tried to restart I get the message bootmgr is missing. I have a copy from HDD recovery file but din not create a recover DVD.
The question is if I can make a bootable recover DVD or USB file file from the HDD recovey file?

Thanks!!!

Answer:How to create recovery media from HDD recovery image?

There is a method to create bootable USB stick from recovery DVDs or ISO file - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD4103KB0000R01.htm but I don?t think this will help you.

Problem is that such back-up is actually useless. There is also option to order original recovery installation disc. You can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Well I finished my project - the program script allows me to create MBR and GPT hard drive partitions with a recovery image partition. The script also allows me to install 3 different versions of windows. and lastly it allows me to capture a recovery (push button reset) image. which can then be used to create recovery media..


Here is the Menu Snippet:
(A) CREATE A "BIOS_MBR TYPE" PARTITION STRUCTURE
(B) CREATE A "UEFI_GPT TYPE" PARTITION STRUCTURE
(C) CAPTURE AND CREATE A "BIOS_MBR TYPE" RECOVERY
(D) CAPTURE AND CREATE A "UEFI TYPE" RECOVERY
(I) INSTALL MICROSOFT WINDOWS FROM THIS USB DRIVE
(X) QUIT THIS PROGRAM

WinPE 5.1 was the preinstallation environment use for testing

Answer:Create a Recovery Partition and Recovery Image

Good one! I always have to go back and look up the procedure and commands when doing this. Really a help for an old brain.

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HI All,  Is it enough to simply copy the content from the cdsto a boot enabled USB? I did so and machine detected USB, booted from it, started recovery/installation process and then promptly asked for CD 2! What did I do wrong? Thank you

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Hello,  I did not make the rescue CD's when I got my w520. I won't make that mistake again. My laptop can no longer boot successfully into Windows 7, including safe mode. Can someone provide me an iso image so I can burn a rescue disk?  Thanks in advance, Ed 

Answer:Need iso image(s) of Rescue Recovery Bootable Disk for w520

This is the Windows 7 64-bit Professional ISO http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65805/X15-65805.iso

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I have a Toshiba c55t-22a and all it says is when I turn it on is no bootable device reboot system and when I do that and it does the same thing how do I fix it
 

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I have a dell laptop with XP on it. I want to install some type of a Linux OS. I have fooled around with Mint & a few other Linux systems before, My question is how do I run a Linux OS from a flash drive. I got my laptop set up to boot from the usb port first.

Any help ?
 

Answer:How to create a bootable USB drive in XP ?

Hi, According to our site's Rules we allow posters only ONE thread for the same question.... since you have opened two for the same question I have to Close one, this one- please make all your replies at the one I am leaving open
Here is the thread> http://forums.techguy.org/linux-unix/1143500-how-create-bootable-usb-drive.html
 

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Tried looking this up online, but couldn't find any specific information. I'm running on Windows 10 Home, and I have a Windows 10 ISO I want to put in a flash drive so it's bootable. How do I do this?

Answer:How do I create a bootable USB drive with an ISO?

Hello Toxiconym,

The tutorial below can helps show you how to create a Windows 10 USB with your ISO. I would recommend to use OPTION TWO with Rufus.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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Hi,

I want create a Bootable USB drive on my pen-drive for Windows 7. Searched on Google and this looked quite good: 4 Ways to Create a Bootable Windows 7 or Vista USB Drive

Also, checked few tutorials on Windows 7 forum but wasn't sure how accurate they were.

Simple I want step by step process to create a Bootable USB on my pen-drive.
Details:
SanDisk = 8 GB pen-drive
Windows 7 ISO image

My laptop's ODD isn't working. Hence, cannot install OS through DVD/CD, so, need a Bootable USB drive for the same.

Answer:How to create Bootable USB drive

Hello Sunimar,

The tutorials below from here will help show you step by step how to. It just depends on if you wanted it for UEFI or not. They are accurate and always updated to keep them so.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

OR

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A year ago, I did a fresh install of Windows 7 on a second hard drive and installed all my normal programs. It worked fine afterwords and was bootable and I set it aside. My idea was to be able use this drive (or to clone it) at any time I wanted to start over with a fresh install or in case of a failure of my primary drive, rather than having to reinstall windows and all the programs again. Then all I would have to do would be to move all my backed up data to the new drive.

Now I am in that situation, but this drive now is not bootable. I can see all the Windows files, etc are on it and the drive seems to work fine, but I cannot boot from it. How can I make it bootable without a new install of Windows?

Thanks.

Answer:Create a second bootable drive?

Try this:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hey Guys, looking for the most efficient way to create a bootable cd, and or usb drive, (I have a 8 gig one handy) I prefer USB drive, but would also like to know how to do it with the CD as well. I tried with IMG Burn, with a Windows 98 img file, and it worked, but not how I wanted it, it tried to install Windows lol. To update the firmware on my raid controller. . My motherboard does support booting from USB.

I have the firmware files as exe, thats been extracted, and just need to get to DOS or something so I can run the afu.exe, its for an Adaptec Raid Controller.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Best Way to Create a Bootable USB Drive/ and or CD

I recommend using the HP Drive Key Boot Utility

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?swItem=MTX-UNITY-I23839

It can create a bootable flash drive that utilizes DOS.
 

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I am using Windows XP and am in the process of creating a data partition on my C-drive to make it easier to do backups. My question:For the backup of the data partition, is there an advantage in creating an image of the partition on an external hard drive as opposed to simply copying it?If I first do a disc-check just before restoring and some sectors are labeled as bad, then would restoring an image simply try to write data on to the bad sectors whereas restoring a copy of the files would presumably skip any bad sectors?Thanks,Thoughtful Skeptic

Answer:To backup data files, is it better to create an image or a copy?

First of all...it's better to create your image/backup/clone...to another drive.More drives lessens the chance that a single thing can ruin your day, shares the risk among at least two drives.Creating a data partition on the same drive affects chkdsk, defrag, running AV/malware scans, etc...these run quicker if C: partition is smaller...and it (somewhat) reduces the chances of total loss if a portion of the hard drive goes bad.In order to copy or clone a partition...you must use special software. Some of these programs will create partitions which are bootable, some will not...you need to read the specifics of the program before you ever install it and use it.Bad sectors recognized via chkdsk /r...are areas which are marked as unuseable and any data on such is moved to sectors which are useable. After chkdsk /r has completed, those sectors so marked...remained identified as unuseable. No data will be written to such.Louis

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Hi Im new on here and I was wondering if I can use W7's Disk Image creator to keep one original backup of a totally clean install and and one that gets updated periodically. I would like to save both to the same external HD. TIA.

Answer:Create backup image of clean install AND an updated?

you should be able to do that, make sure you name both images different names so they do not conflict, as well as so you know which is which.

just also remember if you do a periodic back up image that has updates and whatnot and saving it to the same HD that any errors on your system and such will be in that periodic Image. and also if you get a Virus and not sure of it once you plug that external in or copy a new periodic Image to it that Image now has the Virus and so does your External HD. has a chance to Contaminate both, not a guarantee though.
the point of the Image is so that you can have an emergency restore back to defaults. best option would be disconnect network cable, install windows, install antivirus, use a second computer and download anti virus updates if you can. update the anti virus with those downloads, reconnect to network update windows and antivirus/firefwall. then Image the machine. then you will have a system that is somewhat defended. have that Image on a DVD or a 32gig Thumb Drive.
then on that external you can have the same Image and the periodic Back up, that way in even your HD goes bad or a contamination you have the original backed up.

but in short yes you can do both Images on one Drive, but its not highly Recommended

hope that was of a little help at least

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i have been looking at usb flashdrives at staples.com on the net and i saw one that says it has a button that you just have to press and it backs everything up.

i don't understand what is "everything", and i want to back up all texts files, audio files, photo files etc. this thing costs like 149. for 64 gig.

i also don't know how big my computer's disk is so i don't know how big a flash drive to get, and how do i get the files back if i ever have too

i know this is too much to have explained to me , i'm hoping you can refer me to an article or book on the web i can read and learn all about this.

all this really important stuff is not in the vista for dummies book that i bought.
 

Answer:Solved: i don't understand the steps to usb backup w flash drive.

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I added a usb iomega 1TB drive. Its shows up in "my computer" and I can write text files to it. What do I have to do step by step to allow, first a full backup,and then go back to an incremental one?

Answer:what are the steps to set thinkvantage to backup to external hard drive?

 
Hi
 
You may refer the below link for more info
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkVantage-Technologies/How-to-use-R-amp-R-to-backup-to-an-external-US...
 
Hope This helps
Cheers!!!

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Download and install 'Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool' from Microsoft official store; link: Microsoft Store Online, It is a freeware
Note: 1. For installation, read: Microsoft Store Online
2. It works for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, & Windows XP SP2

After the installation is complete, make a copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8 ISO file by following the inline steps:

1. Press 'Start' button and click on 'Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool' in the 'All Programs' tab
2. In the 'Source File' box, type the name & path of ISO file or click 'Browse' button to select the file from 'Open' dialog box and click 'Next'.
3. Select the USB device to create a copy of the ISO file

When the ISO file is copied onto the USB drive, restart you PC and go to BIOS settings to make the USB drive as the first bootable device.

Answer:How to create Bootable Windows 7/8 USB drive

It would be good idea to ensure that the computer has the option to boot from a USB first because some older machines will only give you the option to boot from a CD/DVD before the HDD.

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Hello,I tried to create a bootable USB flash drive for the purpose of installing a Windows XP. When I tried to copy my XP osi files to USB using Flashtoboot tool my Laptop suddenly stopped working with some blue screen messages and struck up with black screen with the letter "J".I restarted my laptop using the power button, but all the time I am getting a black screen with the letter ?J?. When I tried Ctrl + Alt +Del the screen is blinking for some time and again I am getting the same black screenBy pressing F1 key, I have done Hard Drive memory and RAM memory test. Both testing passed successfully. I tried Boot from local drive still black screen.Product: NOTEBOOK model : HP pavilion g6 notebook PCproduct number: QG470PA#ACJOS : Windows 7Thank URegard:-EDWARD07Hello,I tried to create a bootable USB flash drive for the purpose of installing a Windows XP. When I tried to copy my XP osi files to USB using Flashtoboot tool my Laptop suddenly stopped working with some blue screen messages and struck up with black screen with the letter "J".I restarted my laptop using the power button, but all the time I am getting a black screen with the letter ?J?. When I tried Ctrl + Alt +Del the screen is blinking for some time and again I am getting the same black screenBy pressing F1 key, I have done Hard Drive memory and RAM memory test. Both testing passed successfully. I tried Boot from local drive still black screen.Product: NOTEBOOK model : HP pavilion g6 notebook PCproduct numb... Read more

Answer:Hello, I tried to create a bootable USB flash drive for th...

EDWARD07 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!From your description, my guess is that the program you used overwrote the boot files on the hard drive, NOT on the flash drive; thus, your PC will not boot anymore. To fix the boot problems, you will need access to a working PC for this step in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.You will need to create something known as a Win7 Repair CD -- which you could have made for free when Win7 was working.  This will repair the boot loader files, and if that is the problem, your PC will boot OK after that.But now, that can be obtained (for a fee) from this link:  http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/When you download this file, it will be an ISO file.To make a bootable CD from it, you will need to download and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/Once you have that installed, run it, select the option "Write image file to disc" and select the ISO file you downloaded, and point it to a blank CD.To make a bootable USB stick from it, you will need to download and install RUFUS: https://rufus.akeo.ie/Once you have that, run it, in the Device entry, use the pulldown to select the USB stick.  Down near the bottom right, where is says "Create a bootable disk using", select the ISO file you downloaded.-------------------------------------Boot from the media you created, and follow the directions in this link: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-r... Read more

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I would like to make a flash drive bootable and I have looked at the utility that HP has called USB Disk Storage Format Tool and every place I have looked to find how to install and use it, the instructions that I have seen do not show up for me when I run the program. Has anyone used the tool or know where I can get some good instructions on how to create the flash drive.

Thanks!

Answer:Create Bootable USB Flash Drive

For USB:

x32
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

x64
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Hi, guys

I have problem with the cd/dvd that does not work and want to make a bootable usb drive with windows 7.
I don't know how to do. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:How to create bootable Win 7 flash drive ?

Hi,

In order to make a bootable usb flash drive, you should have a minimum 4 gb flash drive and download a software like Novicorp WinToFlash. Install this software and make it easily.
That's all. But don't forget to select ,,Usb boot,, in Boot Priority in BIOS.

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Hello,
I am trying to create a bootable USB drive with WinPE and have already downloaded and installed Windows ADK.  When I try to run the copype command I get the following error whether I use x86 or amd64.
ERROR: The following processor architecture was not found: amd64 (or x86).
Does the USB creation need to be done from the computer that I eventually want to boot the USB drive from?

Answer:WinPE: Create USB Bootable Drive

Hi,
Can you supply a screenshot of the cmd windows please? Are you running the Deployment and imaging command prompt or native cmd?
Thanks,

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i have an hp pavilion a1410n with a dvd drive hl-dt-st gsa-h21l running firmware that needs to be updated so i can use roxio creator 9. the firmware download ask that bootable cd be made. at this point the drive opens and a message come up asking for a blank cd-r to be put in the drive. i put one in and the same message appears. the drive reads and burns cd's. due to this problem i can't update the firmware. any ideas on why this is happening and how to fix would be greatly appreciated. thanks lucky52
 

Answer:Solved: Drive Will Not Create Bootable Cd

Try burning it on a different PC. Then update the firmware, it should solve both problems.
 

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Help!!!Now that the "powers that be" have desided to make the floppy drive obsolete. They have created all sorts of issues for me. I have an old DOS application (on floppy of course) that will run a diag loop on the PC in question. I need to be able to boot from a CD and run this app but I have been running into all sorts of problems. I have tryed creating a bootable CD with applications such as Nero and CD creator, then adding the files from the floppy without success... anybody have any ideas? Any help will be apprciated as I am about to lose the little hair I have left.  Thanks Jeff

Answer:no floppy drive... how do I create bootable CD

Jeff, if you really need this floppy disk drive, then why not just go to the computer store and buy an external floppy drive? They aren't expensive, and it will save you from pulling any more of your hair out!  [glb]Flame[/glb]

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Hi. I got a new 2TB drive which I would like to create a system image on as backup. My problem is that when I try to create a system image, Windows is checking two drives to backup. One drive is my C drive, and the other is my SSD which technically has an install of Windows on it but due to some error with the boot sector, I am unable to boot from the SSD.

So, a little background. I was running Windows from my SSD when after a Windows Update, the SSD's secondary boot sector got messed up and I could no longer boot from the drive. I then reinstalled Windows on my HDD, which is the drive I currently use to boot up. Note that the SSD still works-- I can access all the OS files that are on it; I just can't boot off the drive.

I recently found out that the S.M.A.R.T. status of the drive I'm currently booting off of is "Warning," which is why I bought a new 2TB drive to replace it. My goal is to create a system image on a partition I created on the 2TB drive, then use that system image to copy onto the SSD and start using the SSD as my boot up drive again (assuming a format will solve that boot sector issue).

Thus we're back to my current issue where I can't create a system image unless I backup both my C drive and the SSD because apparently the SSD is required for Windows to boot up. I tried marking the SSD as Inactive in hopes that Windows would stop requiring it to backup, but that just broke my PC because it would tell me that BOOTMGR is missing and then I'd be stu... Read more

Answer:Windows requiring backup of 2 drives to create system image

Nevermind-- I was able to resolve the issue. Had to unplug all drives except for the one I wanted to boot off of and then run Startup Repair. That allowed me to boot up without my SSD.

Windows ended up not letting me restore a system image to a blank drive (my SSD) though so I had to copy my OS partition to the SSD using Partition Master, and then run Startup Repair again to make the drive bootable.

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