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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       #260

    REWW said: View Post
    Thank you very much Brink for your quick reply.

    Yeah, I just put it in my other PC and same thing. Sucks. I got the key drive two years ago but used it only like once every 3-4 months. Should have probably run some kind of hard drive health on it before to make sure it was good (although I don't know how good those softwares are).
    I'm sorry to hear that.

    Before you chunk it, make sure to test another flash drive to see if it works.
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  2.    #261

    I have a question regarding this tutorial. I notice that this procedure will ask you if you want to delete the recovery partition on your HD when it is done creating the recovery drive. Does this imply that this procedure is creating a copy of that recovery partition, if one is present?

    I'm interested in this for the following reason (bear with me, this requires a little explaining):

    First, I was looking at Kari's tutorial on how to create your own customized recovery partition:

    Factory recovery - Create a Custom Recovery Partition

    The problem is that I wanted to do this on a laptop where the entire disk will be encrypted with bitlocker. If I'm not mistaken, I believe that a recovery partition won't work in this scenario because bitlocker will prevent booting the recovery partition. If I'm wrong about this, do let me know.

    So my thinking was that I could perform a clean install of Windows, get everything setup the way that I want, and then create my customized recovery partition. Then, I would follow this procedure to create a separate recovery drive. Finally, I could then bitlocker encrypt my HD and it would no longer matter if the recovery partition didn't work because I have a separate recovery drive.

    Does this make any sense or am I way off base here?
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    Hello @hsehestedt,

    Creating a recovery drive with Back up system files to the recovery drive checked is basically the same as the recovery partition. Personally, I wouldn't delete the recovery partition so you can have another method of recovery available if needed.

    You would want to suspend or turn off (recommended) BitLocker first if you wanted to do a reset or reset from the recovery drive/partition. BitLocker won't stop you from being able to boot from a recovery partition or drive though.
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  4.    #263

    Thank you, Brink. That helps a lot.
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  5. AuraticTrance's Avatar
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       #264

    I am getting the error "A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive", i have unchecked "Backup system files to the recovery drive". I am on build 17134.590

    Also the USB drive becomes in-accessible or un-formated as soon as error message appears.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    AuraticTrance said: View Post
    I am getting the error "A problem occurred while creating the recovery drive", i have unchecked "Backup system files to the recovery drive". I am on build 17134.590

    Also the USB drive becomes in-accessible or un-formated as soon as error message appears.

    Hello Praharsha,

    It sounds like there may be an issue with the USB flash drive. You might try using another one to test.

    If you like, you could also download a Windows 10 ISO file and use it to create a bootable Windows 10 installation USB. This can be used as a recovery (winre) drive as well.

    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
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  7. AuraticTrance's Avatar
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    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Praharsha,

    It sounds like there may be an issue with the USB flash drive. You might try using another one to test.

    If you like, you could also download a Windows 10 ISO file and use it to create a bootable Windows 10 installation USB. This can be used as a recovery (winre) drive as well.

    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
    There's one more way to do it

    https://theitbros.com/create-boot-usb-drive-with-winre/
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