Rescue Boot from USB Pen drive

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by bgcm12, Jun 29, 2005.

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  1. bgcm12

    bgcm12 Guest

    How can I make my USB pen drive the bootable media for True Image?

    I have formatted the USB Pen drive and made it bootable, then added the RECOVERY MANAGER folder on the pen. From here I can load the bootscreen but that is all - none of the functions work.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
  2. TheQuest

    TheQuest Registered Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Kent. UK by the sea
    Hi, bgcm12

    You have to plug in your pen drive, then tell Ti to make a Bootable Disk, if recognized the pen drive will be treated as a floppy disks, when Ti make it [the pen] Bootable.

    Then make sure your BIOS is set to boot from the USB Pen drive as first boot device.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
  3. bgcm12

    bgcm12 Guest

    Thank you.

    The theory worked great - it copied the files over to the pendrive. However, when it attempted to boot from the drive, i got the message "NON SYSTEM DISC, PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE..."

    I then made the 7 floppy disc to try to boot from floppy, but received the same message?

    Any ideas - is my Acronis Media making app corrupt?

    Thanks again
  4. Savtenet

    Savtenet Registered Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    bumping this in hopes it will get a response since I'm interested in using a pen drive also
  5. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello all,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    The latest build of Acronis True Image does support USB pen drive as Acronis Bootable Media providing your computer can be booted with this device. In order to create Acronis Bootable Media on it please plug the drive in, launch Acronis True Image and start the "Create Acronis Rescue Media" tool. After that please choose the pen drive and proceed with creation. If you encounter any problems either with Acronis Bootable Media creation or with booting the computer with it please send a letter with the detailed description of the problem to We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
    Ilya Toytman
  6. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

    Aug 19, 2004
    Menorca (Balearic Islands) Spain
    Hello bgcm12,

    Did you format the pendrive as FAT32 rather than FAT? If so, format it again as FAT and create the boot rescue media to it. In addition, even though TI thinks its created the floppy version of the boot media, I found that I needed to set the first boot device in my BIOS to "USB HD" otherwise it wouldn't boot.

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