Windows 10: Problems creating a rescue media for Macrium Reflect Solved

  1.    03 Nov 2017 #1

    Problems creating a rescue media for Macrium Reflect


    Hello again,

    On creating a USB rescue media the following error message popped up:
    The USB disk contains the maximum number of partitions allowed. Please try a different USB disk or remove partitions.

    The USB stick I wanted for the rescue media is a 16 GB Lexar and according to Disk Manager it is OK (Active, Primary partition) That is only one partition as far as I understand. How is that too many?

    Please, any ideas what could be wrong here?
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       03 Nov 2017 #2

    Take note of the disk # for the lexar from disk management. Open Admin command prompt and type:
    diskpart
    select disk # where disk # shown from disk management
    clean
    exit

    Try again. Make sure you have no other USB device connected.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    03 Nov 2017 #3

    Will still not boot from USB


    Thanx for your suggestion. It worked as far as creating a USB rescue media. File manager shows folders and files with names like like Boot, Drivers, EFI etc which is suggestive of the USB being bootable, but unfortunately it would not boot. I entered the bios and changed the boot sequence, putting USB hard drive first, saved changes and exited. Restarted and cold started to no awail. PLease, can you help me with some ideas of how to rectify this problem. Thanx.
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  4.    03 Nov 2017 #4

    oeivinr said: View Post
    Hello again,

    On creating a USB rescue media the following error message popped up:
    The USB disk contains the maximum number of partitions allowed. Please try a different USB disk or remove partitions.

    The USB stick I wanted for the rescue media is a 16 GB Lexar and according to Disk Manager it is OK (Active, Primary partition) That is only one partition as far as I understand. How is that too many?

    Please, any ideas what could be wrong here?
    There are way better tools like GParted (active there = bootable) to check that stuff.. there may be hidden partitions from Disk Manager - if it's been formatted prior then obviously there is another issue
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  5. Posts : 2,430
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       03 Nov 2017 #5

    When you create the Rescue disk. From this screen below, did you uncheck the option hilited ? if not then at boot, you must tap a key (any key) when prompted otherwise, it will bypass and continue booting Windows.
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  6.    04 Nov 2017 #6

    Problem solved!


    hi,
    had to press F11 on startup to enter boot menu. No need to enter bios . Very convenient.
    I saw it at the bottom of the screen at POST
    oeivinr
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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