Any problems making a good Rescue CD?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Charlie Wisc., Sep 15, 2005.

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  1. Charlie Wisc.

    Charlie Wisc. Registered Member

    Jan 27, 2005
    I have not been able to make a Rescue CD that will boot for several weeks. Now, finally, I found out why - and have burned a good disk.

    The problem (after much reflection) occured about the time I updated the BIOS on my Dell Dimension 8400 PC from A05 to A06.

    Today, I checked the Dell website to see if I could flash back to Bios A05. What I found is that Dell has issued a new BIOS A07 - to correct "boot issues when USB devices with media readers are present." Since I do lots of digital photography, I have an USB connected card reader; and my USB connected HP-printer also has built-in card readers, too. Dell folks may want to check-out this link

    Anyway, after flashing the newest BIOS A07 for my computer, then burning a new Acronis Rescue Disk - - - WOW! The CD now boots just fine, and looks like it will restore images; though I haven't gone through all the steps yet.

    Moral of the story, perhaps for Acronis Tech also to know about: if your rescue disks won't boot, check your PC maker's website to see if you have their latest version of BIOS.
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Charlie,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Yes, we aware of the fact that sometimes updating the BIOS to the latest version resolves this sort of problems.

    Please also note that sharing your experience is very much appreciated.

    If you have any further experience to share with others then please feel free to post it on this forum.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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