Macrium Rescue USB stick: not bootable?


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 11
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    Macrium Rescue USB stick: Fix boot problems?


    Successfully created Macrium Rescue disk on USB stick, Windows 11; NB - the source "disk" is a a RAID1 array. Was able to boot to Windows PE from this stick, tried to fix the cloned drive that was not bootable (a different RAID1 array) by using "Fix Boot Problems." Macrium sees the Windows 11 install on the cloned SSD drive, reports fixing 3 issues, asks which disk I want to boot to, and then if I want to restart.

    Restart shows the cloned SSD still not bootable. Kind of stuck at this point.

    Do you think I should try to create an image of the source disk, put the image on a different USB stick, and then use the WIndows PE environment to attempt to restore the image file to the (what is now unbootable) SSD array?
    Last edited by PixelHerder; 24 Jul 2023 at 13:34.
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    Hi, noting you are using Win 11- are you aware this is tenforums, which supports Win 10?

    Answers here will tend to focus on what is valid for Win 10.

    There are many many threads here on making cloned drives bootable. It's a common issue. Whilst you are free to search tenforums for such threads, please note:

    Windows 11 is supported on site elevenforum.com

    Please register and post there for the most relevant and current response. Thank you.
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    Windows10
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    PixelHerder said:
    Successfully created Macrium Rescue disk on USB stick, Windows 11; NB - the source "disk" is a a RAID1 array. Was able to boot to Windows PE from this stick, tried to fix the cloned drive that was not bootable (a different RAID1 array) by using "Fix Boot Problems." Macrium sees the Windows 11 install on the cloned SSD drive, reports fixing 3 issues, asks which disk I want to boot to, and then if I want to restart.

    Restart shows the cloned SSD still not bootable. Kind of stuck at this point.

    Do you think I should try to create an image of the source disk, put the image on a different USB stick, and then use the WIndows PE environment to attempt to restore the image file to the (what is now unbootable) SSD array?
    "Fix windows boot problems" is not designed for this sort of scenario. It is just designed to create a new bcd of an existing file structure to replace a corrupted bcd.

    Changing raid type as well is far beyound its capability.

    If you have a paid version of reflect, you should ask on the Reflect forum.
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 11
    Thread Starter
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    It was an internal HP BIOS setting, after all. The Reflect clone was fine.
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    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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  6. Posts : 44
    Win 11 22H2 (22631.3155)
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    Another option is to build the ISO normally, but use a USB boot drive like Ventoy or EasyUSB to build a multi-boot USB.
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