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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Stratford, On, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.19

    Reflect Rescue Media USB Not Booting


    Made Reflect (free) USB rescue Media as per the instructions. Process finished successfully. USB plugged into a USB slot on the back of the machine.

    My computer MoBo Asus M4A88T-M (purchased 2011), non UEFI. BIOS set to "removable media" 1st choice boot and HDD 2nd choice. This MoBo has splash screen startup selection "F8 Boot Menu". Selecting F8 shows option of booting from the Reflect USB.
    Selected the Reflect USB. Next screen shows; "Remove Disk or other Media" and "Press any key to restart" Did not remove anything, pressed a key and machine reboots into my win 10 HDD.

    Questions;
    1-why will the reflect USB not boot to the rescue media?
    2-why would i remove anything?
    3-do I really need the Reflect rescue USB?

    Thanks
    Tom

    added edit - I have Reflect ver 7.1.2646 and I have made a new image of disk on an external HDD
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    In the BIOS, there's should be BOOT priority and BOOT order. Did you set both to point to the Removable & Reflect USB ?
    In addition, rebuild the Rescue disk, make sure you uncheck the option pointed by the arrow in the screen shot:
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    Rescue disk is needed to restore the backup image when needed.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    In the BIOS, there's should be BOOT priority and BOOT order. Did you set both to point to the Removable & Reflect USB ?
    In addition, rebuild the Rescue disk, make sure you uncheck the option pointed by the arrow in the screen shot:
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    Rescue disk is needed to restore the backup image when needed.
    Yes Bios is set to boot 1st from USB. Yes on selecting F8 and getting boot menu USB was selected.
    The box and option you indicate in your pic is graded out unable to select.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4
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    Open Disk Management & Double check if the USB is formatted with FAT32 and set to "Active".
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Try using a different PE version for the rescue media. I made a Reflect recovery drive using PE 10 rescue media on a DVD for an old PC but this wouldn't boot. I then made another rescue DVD using PE 3.1 and that booted and worked fine. It seems is the PE type you need to use may depend on the age of the PC?
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #6
    Join Date : Nov 2017
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    Hi chideock, your problem is well-known issue of Reflect. Use this procedure to prepare USB dongle BEFORE creating rescue disk:
    Preparing a USB stick for Windows PE - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7
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    muchomurka, thanks for posting that -- I'm going to use it on all my future USBs, whether MR or something else, regarding making USB boot sticks.
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Open Disk Management & Double check if the USB is formatted with FAT32 and set to "Active".
    For both yes
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #9
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by muchomurka View Post
    Hi chideock, your problem is well-known issue of Reflect. Use this procedure to prepare USB dongle BEFORE creating rescue disk:
    Preparing a USB stick for Windows PE - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase - KnowledgeBase v7 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase
    Perfect. Works and shows the V7 Macrium and WinPE 10. Also it found the Macrium image that I have saved on another external HDD.
    I now have a working rescue USB for Macrium.

    Thank you.
    Tom
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  10.    2 Weeks Ago #10
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    Yep, this is the same problem that I helped another member last week with his LEXAR USB stick:
    Problems creating a rescue media for Macrium Reflect Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    FYI, I don't boot the Rescue disk from a USB. Set it up on the external/internal disk along with the backup image. It's faster to boot from HD and always available:
    FYI: Setup Macrium Rescue to boot from an Internal/External USB HD/SSD Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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