Problem With Rescue Kit 14 Free Edition

Discussion in 'Other Paragon Disk Utilities' started by starvinmarvin, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. starvinmarvin

    starvinmarvin Registered Member

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    Installed and registered Rescue Kit 14 free edition from Paragon. Tried to create recovery media using an A-DATA 2GB USB flashdrive (1.88GB available capacity). Creation process began then stopped. The following error message appeared:

    "Operation failed. Error code = 55, error message = Cannot write to a flashdrive, it is locked by another process."

    The flashdrive is empty and was inserted into computer's USB port just before launching the Create Rescue Media app.

    How can i overcome this error message, please?
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Some ideas: Format the drive with Windows before using the Rescue Kit. Or use the Rescue Kit to create an ISO file and build the boot medium with Rufus. Or try with another flash drive.
     
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  3. starvinmarvin

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    What is "Rufus"?
     
  4. JRViejo

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    FYI. Rufus.
     
  5. starvinmarvin

    starvinmarvin Registered Member

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    OK, thanks!!
     
  6. starvinmarvin

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    Formatting the flashdrive in NTFS did the trick. After formatting, was able to install the Rescue Kit 14. Selected the flashdrive as 1st boot device in BIOS and successfully booted to the Rescue Kit. Haven't really done anything serious with it, but it's good to know i have it if disaster strikes.

    By the way, the flashdrive (an A-DATA 2GB from several years ago) was formatted in plain ol' FAT, not even FAT32. Isn't FAT meant for 16-bit file systems or apps like we used to see with Windows 98??
     
  7. Robin A.

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    Yes, the original FAT, now called FAT12, was intended for diskettes. FAT32 is still alive, even required in UEFI systems. To boot a UEFI computer with a USB Flash drive, it must be formatted with FAT32. Also, the boot partition or EFI partition is a FAT32 partition.
     
  8. starvinmarvin

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    It seems odd, doesn't it, that even though UEFI is a "modern" version of BIOS, it runs on an older format, namely FAT32? I mean FAT32 can be very useful especially with tons of small-ish files, but it's also kinda old-ish technology.