usb recovery disc -no operating system

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  1. mrgee

    mrgee Registered Member

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    i have true image home 2009 and decided to make a bootable recovery usb disc but it dont seem to work. when i boot up my system and select to boot to usb drive that i used to create recovery disc i get the message no operating system.

    heres what i did.
    selected to create recovery disc ( start automatically after 10 secs)

    i didnt create any command line parameters

    i selected removable disc

    after completion i tried to boot the usb drive from startup buut get the message (no operating system)

    any advice please
     
  2. mrgee

    mrgee Registered Member

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    25 views and no reply does anyone have an idea please how to make a usb recovery disk
    thanks
     
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    What size USB stick do you have?

    Can you see files on the drive?

    Is your PC able to boot from flash drives? Flash drives often report themselves differently to USB hard drives and the BIOS might be sensitive to that.
     
  4. mrgee

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    yes i can see files on disk mate . there are some files then files in a folder called recover manager. its a 1gb flash drive
     
  5. MudCrab

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    not sure what you mean as active . when i change boot startup options by pressing f8 i have the options of cd drive or usb key. when i select usb key it just jumps to a back screen saying operating system missing
    thanks
     
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    Get into the BIOS setup of your PC and if it allows you, set boot order to be USB\CD\HDD then if it has it, set boot priority to USB F10 out, accept changes and attach flash drive see what happens on reboot.
     
  8. mrgee

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    ok after my last post i noticed the links on mud crab post
    Create a Bootable Flashdrive Using Vista's DISKPART Program

    i did that then created a boot disk again and now it trys to start acronis but makes a bleep and comes up with error (acronis loader fatal error - bood drive partition not found )

    so im getting somewhere but then nowhere :(
     
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    The feature of TI to put the recovery media on an USB device works only with flash drives (thumb drive) and it doesn't work with some of them. It doesn't work with external USB hard drives.

    If you are making a bootable CD with the recovery media, you can make that on an external USB CD/DVD writer. However, unless your computer is designed to boot from an external USB optical drive, you won't be able to boot from it.

    Try the disk in an ordinary internal CD or DVD reader or writer that has been set to be the boot device ahead of the hard drive in BIOS. The disk should boot the system that way without a problem.
     
  10. MudCrab

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    Do you have another computer available that can boot USB flashdrives? If so, does it boot properly on it? This would help determine if the flashdrive has been created properly and TI is just having a problem loading on your computer.

    Does the Grub4DOS ISO booting method work?
     
  11. Acronis Support

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for using Acronis True Image

    mrgee, I may recommend to create Acronis Booting Rescue Media on a CD disk and check the possibility to boot the system under it. This will help to localize the issue. If the standard version of Acronis Booting Rescue Media burned onto CD disk fails to boot, I can provide you with an ISO file based on ISOLINUX loader to boot from USB drive using Grub4DOS.

    Paul, have you tried our ISOLINUX file and Grub4DOS?

    Thank you.

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    Oleg Lee
     
  12. MudCrab

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    Oleg,

    No, I haven't tried your ISOLINUX file with Grub4DOS as I don't have one. If you want to send me a PM with a link, I would be happy to try it. I have successfully booted several other ISOLINUX-based ISO files using the later versions of Grub4DOS.
     
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