Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk

  1. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #941

    Funny though, how many Tools / programs does one need to recovery a PC ???
    I think it's always one more than what is currently available :)

    The problem is it's such a good tool people are using it for a lot more than recovery.
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  2. Kyhi's Avatar
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       #942

    The problem is it's such a good tool people are using it for a lot more than recovery.
    I would NOT bet against that statement....
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro V1703
       #943

    Can't get BRD to boot on a UEFI System


    New to the forum and UEFI in general. I resell Dell Optiplexes but up until the advent of the Optiplex 3050 a month ago Dell never used UEFI on their Optiplexes. Anyway... I downloaded the X64 BRD and burned it to a flash drive. It booted on a Optiplex 3040 in Legacy mode but when I boot it on this Optiplex 3050 running UEFI it crashes with a black screen\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD 0x000000f the boot configuration data for your PC is missing or corrupt.

    I have tried turning off secure boot. It is a fresh install of the Creator release. For what it is worth it made 3 partitions on the hard drive. A 450MB "Recovery" partition, a 100MB "EFI System Partition" and finally a 250GB system.

    What am I doing wrong? Can't seem to get it to boot.
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #944

    Are the partitions GPT or MBR? On my Lenovo K450 with Win 10 Pro X64, I use Rufus and select GPT partition scheme for UEFI when I make the flash drive and it boots correctly via UEFI with Secure boot enabled.

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  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro V1703
       #945

    Thanks Ztrucker. The partitions are GPT. It was a fresh install of Version 1703 just this morning and UEFI was enabled. I used ISO to USB. Will try Rufus and see if it make and difference.
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  6. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro V1703
       #946

    Excellant call Ztrucker. ISOtoUSB didn't have the GPT option. Burned it with Rufus and it took right off. Thanks a million!
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  7. Kyhi's Avatar
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       #947

    All you had to do was format your USB to fat32 and then copy contents of ISO to that USB..

    UEFI needs Fat32 partition to be bootable...
    Legacy boot can be either..
    Last edited by Kyhi; 13 Apr 2017 at 18:42.
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  8. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro V1703
       #948

    ISOtoUSB did format it as FAT32. Still didn't work. You had a typo above. Is what you are saying all that needed to be done is format it FAT32 then copy the files in the ISO at that point? No need for ISOtoUSB or Rufus?.
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  9. Kyhi's Avatar
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       #949

    yup
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  10. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #950

    ZiggyStardust said:
    ISOtoUSB did format it as FAT32. Still didn't work. You had a typo above. Is what you are saying all that needed to be done is format it FAT32 then copy the files in the ISO at that point? No need for ISOtoUSB or Rufus?.
    And to make that same flash drive bootable under legacy BIOS in addition to UEFI, all you have to do is mark the FAT32 partition on it active.
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