Windows 10: Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

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    trying to install win10
       08 Mar 2018 #1261

    They look ok.
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  2.    08 Mar 2018 #1262

    Did you say that the system in question does not have an OS ???
    If Not...
    Can you remove HDD and test PE Media to Boot PC???

    If this is a BCD or Other PC Issue where the results of something are written to a file,
    then removing the drive will also remove any type of file..
    thus should work and boot pc properly..

    Otherwise I would do a Memory Test and verify that your memory is the correct type and fully fuctional
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  3.    15 Mar 2018 #1263

    Tried it with/without OS on another drive - makes no difference.

    Also tried it with no drives connected so the USB is the only bootable device - same error.

    I've since tried a number of other bootable USBs just for comparison and all have booted fine:

    Ubuntu bootable key
    Windows 10 bootables
    Macrium rescue PE USB
    Aomei PE key made using their builder utility

    It just refuses to work with this model - at least the three I have anyway.
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  4.    15 Mar 2018 #1264

    Tolqua said: View Post
    Tried it with/without OS on another drive - makes no difference.

    Also tried it with no drives connected so the USB is the only bootable device - same error.

    I've since tried a number of other bootable USBs just for comparison and all have booted fine:

    Ubuntu bootable key
    Windows 10 bootables
    Macrium rescue PE USB
    Aomei PE key made using their builder utility

    It just refuses to work with this model - at least the three I have anyway.
    I think it's the boot images that may be incompatible within the iso. Remember the iso is a compiled container that can be any iso type (data, audio, udf etc )

    Eg: I use the following code in EsdIso

    Code:
             string MBRbootfile = WorkingDir + @"\boot\etfsboot.com";
                        string EFIbootfile = WorkingDir + @"\efi\Microsoft\boot\efisys.bin";
    
                        ISOBuilder.BuildISO CreateISO = new ISOBuilder.BuildISO();
                        CreateISO.MakeISO(MBRbootfile, EFIbootfile, WorkingDir, Volid);
    Then the MakeISO method
    Code:
            public void MakeISO(string MBRbootFile, string EFIbootFile,string path, string VolID)
            {
                MsftFileSystemImage iso = new MsftFileSystemImage();
    
                psaBoot = Array.CreateInstance(typeof(Object), 2);
    
                FsiStream MBRbootStream,EFIbootStream;
    
                iso.ChooseImageDefaultsForMediaType(IMAPI_MEDIA_PHYSICAL_TYPE.IMAPI_MEDIA_TYPE_DISK);
                iso.FileSystemsToCreate = FsiFileSystems.FsiFileSystemUDF;
                iso.VolumeName = VolID;
    
                // Create MBR boot stream
                MBRbootStream = IBootStream(MBRbootFile);
                BootOptions MBRbootOptions = new BootOptions();
                MBRbootOptions.Manufacturer = "Microsoft";
                MBRbootOptions.PlatformId = PlatformId.PlatformX86;
                MBRbootOptions.Emulation = EmulationType.EmulationNone;
                MBRbootOptions.AssignBootImage(MBRbootStream);
    
                ///<!-- EFI boot is architecture specific -->
                // Create EFI boot stream
                EFIbootStream = IBootStream(EFIbootFile);
                BootOptions EFIbootOptions = new BootOptions();
                EFIbootOptions.Manufacturer = "Microsoft";
                EFIbootOptions.PlatformId = PlatformId.PlatformEFI;
                EFIbootOptions.Emulation = EmulationType.EmulationNone;
                EFIbootOptions.AssignBootImage(EFIbootStream);
    
                psaBoot.SetValue(MBRbootOptions, 0);
                psaBoot.SetValue(EFIbootOptions, 1);
                iso.BootImageOptionsArray = psaBoot;
    
                iso.Root.AddTree(path, false);
    Everything before the last line is just boot info required... one can add anything thereafter and it will boot.

    Long story (I know) but perhaps try opening a known bootable iso in eg. UltraIso and copying Kyhi's WinPESE files to it, overwriting the existing stuff - save as a new iso and see how it goes...
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  5.    15 Mar 2018 #1265

    C/P
    Cool little trick with Kyhi's recovery drive:
    take a standard Windows 10 installation media USB flash drive,
    copy the boot.wim file from \sources from Kyhi's recovery drive
    to the \sources on the Windows 10 install media USB flash drive (overwrite the old file or rename old file).
    Now boot your Windows 10 install USB flash drive > it should boot into Kyhi's recovery
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  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Professional
       20 Mar 2018 #1266

    KYHI, can you please add this to your next release? It supports Microsoft accounts on Win10.

    Thanks for the great resource!
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  7.    20 Mar 2018 #1267

    KYHI, can you please add this to your next release? It supports Microsoft accounts on Win10.
    That is a simple standalone exe.
    you can copy program to and run from USB stick
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  8.    20 Mar 2018 #1268

    Kyhi said: View Post
    That is a simple standalone exe.
    you can copy program to and run from USB stick
    @Kyhi Is it possible to run a WinPE program inside Windows? For example, I know of a program that allows one to reset User account passwords but I always have to burn the program to a USB to use it (not the end of the world :)).

    I was wondering if there was a way I could run said program on a WindowsToGo USB drive instead (so in a Windows environment).
    Last edited by KabyBlue; 20 Mar 2018 at 11:54.
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  9.    20 Mar 2018 #1269

    reason for PE being - need access to windows protected files

    But we figure out these things by testing,, so run you program from 2go
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  10. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Professional
       20 Mar 2018 #1270

    Kyhi said: View Post
    That is a simple standalone exe.
    you can copy program to and run from USB stick
    Yes, that is what I currently do. Not a big deal at all. Just requesting it be built-in for your next release, as it supports more then ntpwedit (at the moment).

    Thanks again!
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