1.    21 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Groningen
    Posts : 3
    Windows 7

    WinPE bootable USB: internal harddrive not recognized


    For my full system backup I use Acronis TrueImage from a bootable USB stick. This week, we received a new laptop (Lenova YOGA 900S-12ISK Type 80ML) for my wife.

    First, I created a normal linux bootable stick to make a system image, but I get a "hard drive not found"-message. In addition, the mousepad is not working. I tried to resolve this issue by using the program "double driver" to backup all drivers from the pre-installed laptop. Next, I used "ATI_PE_BUILDER" (which can be downloaded from the Acronis website and used to create a Acronis TrueImage bootable WinPE iso in combination with Acronis TrueImage). ATI_PE_BUILDER allows custom driver injection during iso creation, so I injected all drivers from the laptop installation into the WinPE iso. It boots perfectly, the mousepad now works and I no longer get the "hard drive not found"-error. However, the harddrive is still not visible in the drive overview in TrueImage.

    Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
    Niels
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  2.    21 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,873
    Windows10

    You could try injecting sata controller etc.

    Alternatively install Macrium Reflect Free which (imo) is far superior to Acronis and use that instead.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    25 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Groningen
    Posts : 3
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Problem solved I managed to create an ISO file with True Image and all necessary drivers. Problem was during burning: I forgot to change the MBR option of the usb stick to GPT, which caused the issues. Laptop is currently backing up Thanks!

    Niels
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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