WinPE bootable USB: internal harddrive not recognized

  1. 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!
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  2. Posts : 13,702

    You could try injecting sata controller etc.

    Alternatively install Macrium Reflect Free which (imo) is far superior to Acronis and use that instead.
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  3. 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!

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