Windows 10: Adding Macrium to boot dual boot menu Solved

  1.    22 Mar 2017 #1

    Boot Macrium from other drive

    I followed this tutorial to add Macrium to another HDD on one of my PCs and it worked fine:
    FYI: Setup Macrium Rescue to boot from an Internal/External USB HD/SSD

    But when I tried to do the same thing to two other PCs they would not boot to the Macrium partition. No error messages just a cursor on a black screen. The only difference that I noted is when I copied the contents of my Macrium Rescue USB to the Macrium partition on the machine that was able to boot I received a UAC notification that I needed admin privileges to copy several of the files. On the two machines that would not boot from the Macrium partition there was no such notification. Could this be a clue to what's going wrong?

    I've tried repeating the steps several times, creating a 512 MB partition at the end of the drive, formatting it FAT32, setting it as Active, and then copying the files from the Macrium USB Rescue drive (for the appropriate PS), and even created a fresh rescue ISO, and checked to be sure that all of the files are present but none of these helped. I've run out of things to check and I'm baffled that the Macrium partition boots on only one of the three PCs. I could really use some help solving this. Thanks

    UPDATE: I stepped back through the steps and this time created a New Simple Volume and did not set it as active until after I copied the Macrium Rescue files to the new partition. Then everything worked. I discovered this when I looked at this video:
    How to dual boot Windows 8/10 with Free Macrium Rescue.
    Last edited by SoFine409; 23 Mar 2017 at 08:45. Reason: Added more information
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