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  1.    07 Aug 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I think there is some major confusion here that should be cleared up.

    If you made an image of your hard drive for backup purposes - that image is just a single file (or broken up into 4GB chunks if you saved it to FAT32). It is not bootable. It is just a backup image file.

    In order to restore the image, you need to create the bootable Macrium Reflect rescue drive, usually a USB flash drive (also known as thumb drive or memory stick). You would boot your computer from the rescue drive, and then restore the backup image to wherever it needed to be restored to.

    Macrium Reflect also allows you to browse the saved backup image file and just copy over individual files from it if desired.
    Now we're talkin!
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  2.    07 Aug 2017 #12
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Edwin, I was hoping that the Macrium disk image would be the right thing for booting in an emergency. It seems to say so in the Macrium program.

    I believe I am, after all, seeing the Hp Splash screen but it is white on black instead of white on blue as depicted on some sites.

    Here goes another try -- with the usb plugged into a port on the back of the pc. I'll try esc and F12 as possibilities.
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  3.    07 Aug 2017 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Also note, Windows 10 fast startup will interfere with the ability to get into the BIOS boot menu or setup after a normal shutdown and power back on.
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  4.    07 Aug 2017 #14
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Thread Starter

    Ok, I was able to raise a menu by hitting esc then F12. Nothing much helpful in the menu re booting from the usb drive.
    NavyLCDR. I believe "bootable Macrium Reflect rescue drive" is what I did make. I'll go back to Macrium and double check.
    Also, I will remake the drive after formatting for NTFS.

    Maybe it would be simpler just to make a repair DVD and use the backup as a resource to reinstall programs.
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  5.    07 Aug 2017 #15
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    Just for giggles I tried to boot a repair dvd from a previous computer. I know it's ok. This system failed to see it. When I got the boot menu with esc it would only allow me to boot with UEFI. I think I need a different computer. Isn't the system supposed to sense the presence of a dvd and suggest booting to it?
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  6.    07 Aug 2017 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcebob View Post
    Just for giggles I tried to boot a repair dvd from a previous computer. I know it's ok. This system failed to see it. When I got the boot menu with esc it would only allow me to boot with UEFI. I think I need a different computer. Isn't the system supposed to sense the presence of a dvd and suggest booting to it?
    The DVD probably was not compatible with UEFI booting. You would have to enable CSM in the UEFI firmware and to do that you must also disable secure booting first.
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  7.    07 Aug 2017 #17
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    Oh. Well, I don't actually need the dvd. I'll make a fresh one for this setup.
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