Startup recovery Manager (F11) | The message does not appear

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  1. cybmatrix

    cybmatrix Registered Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    I've a problem with the message "Press F11 to start Acronis".

    On some machines it appears, on others not. :doubt:
    I suppose it depends from the BIOS or from the MBR ... o_O

    What can i do ?

    Thank you.
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello cybmatrix,

    Thank you for your interesting in Acronis True Image

    Acronis Startup Recovery Manager can be activated only in case you have created Acronis Secure Zone. The question is where have you created Acronis Secure Zone? If it’s on external drive then create it on internal and see if the issue persists.

    If it’s not the case then BIOS can use F11 for some other purposes, the only way to resolve the issue is to use another key e.g. F10. Here is description how to do it:

    Locate the f11.cfg file in the following folder (you should install Acronis True Image 11 Home first):

    - Acronis True Image Home C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome

    Open f11.cfg with any text editor (e.g. Notepad). The section of interest of the file's contents is the following:

    echo Press F11 for Acronis Startup Recovery Manager...
    default continue
    delay 30
    bootmenu 389

    Change the numerical key code in the bootmenu string (the default 389 code stands for F11).

    F1 corresponds to 315
    F2 corresponds to 316
    F3 corresponds to 317
    F4 corresponds to 318
    F5 corresponds to 319
    F6 corresponds to 320
    F7 corresponds to 321
    F8 corresponds to 322
    F9 corresponds to 323
    F10 corresponds to 324
    F11 corresponds to 389
    F12 corresponds to 390

    Best regards,
    Dmitry Nikolaev
  3. cybmatrix

    cybmatrix Registered Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    I'll try, thanks.
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