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  1. Posts : 75
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    f14tomcat said:
    Then, re-do your CD, or preferably, a thumb drive.
    TY. It turns out that R7 did write to the portable HDD (that contains the R7 system image written yesterday). There's now a boot folder dated today, which was when I last tried to boot into R7. However, there is no rescue log there, or anywhere that I can find -- including within R (only the install log is there). There is also now a boot folder on C: drive which holds my Win 2004.

    Here's what happens: the Lenovo logo appears, CD spins up and accesses data. The portable HDD's light flickers a lot for a short while. Then the Lenovo logo is there forever, everything has ceased and I have to do a hardware shutdown.

    Where can I find the rescue log? On the Macrium forums there is a lot of talk about rescuepe.log but nobody says where the are.

    Is it true that CDs made by R7 are unreliable? I've run out of USB sticks and don't have any on hand to use today.
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    Bob1212 said:
    TY. It turns out that R7 did write to the portable HDD (that contains the R7 system image written yesterday). There's now a boot folder dated today, which was when I last tried to boot into R7. However, there is no rescue log there, or anywhere that I can find -- including within R (only the install log is there). There is also now a boot folder on C: drive which holds my Win 2004.

    Here's what happens: the Lenovo logo appears, CD spins up and accesses data. The portable HDD's light flickers a lot for a short while. Then the Lenovo logo is there forever, everything has ceased and I have to do a hardware shutdown.

    Where can I find the rescue log? On the Macrium forums there is a lot of talk about rescuepe.log but nobody says where the are.

    Is it true that CDs made by R7 are unreliable? I've run out of USB sticks and don't have any on hand to use today.
    I'm assuming you mean the logs that are created when you make your Rescue Media. I do not have a rescepe.log. the PE environment is passe and generally replaced nowadays with the Windows 10 current RE environment.

    I do have logs for that, created recently when I did the last update to MR.

    The folder:

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    in the folder:

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  3. Posts : 75
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    The logs as in many posts, including this Oct 2020 thread:
    Understanding Rescue PE Log

    "Booting into rescue media (PE10 1709 UEFI) causes a log to be written in Local Disk [C:]. Can someone explain what is taking place and if anything needs to be done?"

    The img posted there shows a file named rescuepe.log, even though it's UEFI.
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    I don't have a rescuepe.log anywhere on my system.

    I use the default WinRE.

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    If you look in MR, after you click Build Rescue Media, at the top are all the logs in a drop down.

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    s it true that CDs made by R7 are unreliable? I've run out of USB sticks and don't have any on hand to use today.
    I think that's an urban myth. Just because CDs/DVDs are old tech doesn't label them as unreliable. A lot depends on the brand, handling, whether they are rewritable or not, etc. Thumbs are just way more common, faster.
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  6. Posts : 75
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    f14tomcat said:
    I think that's an urban myth. Just because CDs/DVDs are old tech doesn't label them as unreliable. A lot depends on the brand, handling, whether they are rewritable or not, etc. Thumbs are just way more common, faster.
    That makes sense, ty again. I'm not using rewritable, and using a name brand, Plus, R7 is getting booted since it writes to the portable HDD.

    I've been thwarted at every turn since the forced March update. E.g., Update Troubleshooter won't start, DISM couldn't find sources, on and on and on. But none of that should apply to the R7 on the rescue CD, since Win hasn't started right?

    Drivers? UEFI corrupted?

    I've got to take a few hours off from this update hell.
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    Bob1212 said:
    That makes sense, ty again. I'm not using rewritable, and using a name brand, Plus, R7 is getting booted since it writes to the portable HDD.

    I've been thwarted at every turn since the forced March update. E.g., Update Troubleshooter won't start, DISM couldn't find sources, on and on and on. But none of that should apply to the R7 on the rescue CD, since Win hasn't started right?

    Drivers? UEFI corrupted?

    I've got to take a few hours off from this update hell.
    Go hibernate for a bit...............
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  8. Posts : 75
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    f14tomcat said:
    Go hibernate for a bit...............
    Ha, Windows humor... not too bad :)

    I see that you multi-boot. What if I get a Linux in order to at least do email, pay bills, buy replacement laptop, etc. Then can I boot into Linux from a 64GB USB, if my Win10 gets even worse after I try a repair-install?

    Lubuntu?
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    Bob1212 said:
    Ha, Windows humor... not too bad :)

    I see that you multi-boot. What if I get a Linux in order to at least do email, pay bills, buy replacement laptop, etc. Then can I boot into Linux from a 64GB USB, if my Win10 gets even worse after I try a repair-install?

    Lubuntu?
    You are now way outa my league! What I know about Linux you could put in a thimble and still have room for your thumb.
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    Linux Users. Look here, please and help if possible. Thanks.
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