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  1. graywoulf's Avatar
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       #31

    OK, Latest report and sorry for the delay.

    I downloaded and flashed the BIOS successfully. The automatic restart at the end of that process went smoothly so after bootup, I did a manual restart which went smoothly as well. No error message or freeze up. But I was surprised that the latest update was from 2013.

    Now, for another "DUH" on my part. As I had reported earlier, I could not get to the BIOS screen at startup. Another senior moment on my part as I overlooked the fact that I am using a BT keyboard. Like I said... DUH!

    So, at this point, I guess that I am ready to flag this thread "Solved". I'll let you guys have the final say on that to be sure though.

    So at the last bootup I used the laptop keyboard and finally got to the BIOS screen. So I used my phone's camera and made some screenshots for those of you that have been asking for them. The first two are the main screen just had to take a second shot to see the memory stats. So, here they are.

    No Operating System Found message on restart issue-bios-settings-1.jpg No Operating System Found message on restart issue-bios-settings-2.jpg

    No Operating System Found message on restart issue-bios-settings-3.jpg No Operating System Found message on restart issue-bios-settings-4.jpg
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #32

    Looks good, saw one report that said you should be using AHCI and not Raid, you are using AHCI.

    Boot order looks good.

    Don't me telling me about senior moments, a couple of times this week I've referenced a link and didn't provide one. DUH


    Now that you have keyboard working can you try f12 on power on and see if you get boot menu.


    I would recommend that you start imaging machine. Lots of tools out there. A lot of members use Macrium.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
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  3. graywoulf's Avatar
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       #33

    Well, you have me stumped on the AHCI and Raid thing. I'm not familiar with those although Raid sounds familiar. What is the difference between AOMEI Backupper and Macrium Reflect? And is my last backup with AOMEI Backupper useless at this point?
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #34

    The differences are likely something down in the weeds. I don't use Backupper so that kind of detail I can't comment on.

    I've seen very good comments about AOMEI.

    I didn't know you were using, as long as you're are using an Imaging tool, kudos.


    Not sure that your last backup is useless, it still has copies of your files and that is always a good thing. I assume with AOMEI you can browse your backup and select any file for restoration.

    I do regular backups and keep versions. My system partition (windows and Programs) is backed up weekly before Tuesday. (means I have a backup before Patch Tuesday).

    I assume AOMEI has a process to create boot media, have you tested yours?
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  5. graywoulf's Avatar
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       #35

    When I downloaded it, it was in preparation of the W10 upgrade so I did not take much time to look at all of it's features. I will go back and do that and check to see if it created boot media at the same time. Thanks for the heads up on this.
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #36

    Macrium deals with boot media in two ways, not sure about AOMEI.

    Macrium allows you to add a boot option at startup. This is handy in situations where you want to restore and have not had a totally disk failure. No magic to start, you restart, click on Macrium boot option and Macrium loads.

    Macrium, and I'm sure AOMEI, also provides a process to create boot media. This is an absolute must for worse case scenarios where the internal drive is dead. The only thing about this is that you must be able to boot from it. This can be a little tricky, not all machines have f keys for boot override. Your Dell does, the F12 key.

    It is important with any tool to test the boot methods. You are not only testing that it boots but that sufficient driver support has been added to allow you to both access your backup and your target disk. Sounds like a no brainer but it has happened to me where the backup cannot be accessed, especially backups connected to USB ports of older machines.
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  7. Kyhi's Avatar
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       #37

    Aomie has a simple User GUI - it also has the option to create it's own Bootable USB Media...
    With that said - If it was me - I would have to choose Macrium over Aomie....
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  8. graywoulf's Avatar
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       #38

    Kyhi said:
    Aomie has a simple User GUI - it also has the option to create it's own Bootable USB Media...
    With that said - If it was me - I would have to choose Macrium over Aomie....
    Thank you for your vote on Macrium. I will check it out.

    - - - Updated - - -

    OK, I just looked Macrium up and read over the specs and features but I'm not crazy about paying $70 per year to use it. Are there any other programs like this that do not require a yearly subscription?
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  9. Kyhi's Avatar
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       #39

    There is a free version...... > Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
    Check it out......

    Aomie has a Free version and a paid "Pro" version
    Macrium has a free version and a paid "Home" Version... The free version is good enough for your needs...
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  10. graywoulf's Avatar
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    Kyhi said:
    There is a free version...... > Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
    Check it out......

    Aomie has a Free version and a paid "Pro" version. Macrium has a free version and a paid "Home" Version... The free version is good enough for your needs...
    The only free version of Macrium that I saw was a 30 day free trial.
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