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Booting E570 from USB

#1 Post by J Walker » Fri Feb 23, 2024 2:27 pm

I am trying to boot my E570 from an USB rescue file. I have not been able to do it. I have used F12 at startup to bring up the boot order and selected USB and been unsuccessful. Are there any suggestions? I have a DVD drive, Might that be more likely to work? Win 10 is the OS.

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Re: Booting E570 from USB

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:28 am

What is a USB rescue file?
Never heard of it.
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Re: Booting E570 from USB

#3 Post by J Walker » Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:40 am

A USB rescue flash drive will boot the computer to program which will restore the computer to an image which was stored previously on an external device. I uses an external HD to store the image because its size is about a third of the amount of data and programs amount contained on the computer. The USB rescue flash drive is used when the computer cannot be booted. The backup program I use is Macrium Reflect. I make images of the computer drive that I can restore if the computer has a problem. When the computer will boot the restore is handled by Windows. If it will not boot the rescue media is needed to boot. The rescue media is generated by Macrium.

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Re: Booting E570 from USB

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:50 am

Maybe you can use https://www.hirensbootcd.org/
It's a bootable USB image with Windows 10 PE with various diagnostic and recovery tools, Macrium Reflect 7 included.
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Re: Booting E570 from USB

#5 Post by J Walker » Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:14 pm

Thanks. The link offers a lot of ways to boot my laptop. I am not sure how it helps me to restore the image of my drive that I have stored on an external HD. The rescue ISO file that Macrium made is supposed to boot but it will not do so. I have never had to do this procedure before. so no experience I believe that once I boot with the Macrium rescue file I would have the choice of which image I want to restore. It is on an external HD so it must show up as option to restore. I would like to have guidance from Macrium but my free version does not allow me to post on their forum. I am considering buying a version of Macrium so I can get their help. One detail is that I did not have the rescue file made before the problem so I had to make it on another computer. I have posted this and I was told that this procedure was valid.

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Re: Booting E570 from USB

#6 Post by ZaZ » Sat Feb 24, 2024 4:58 pm

J Walker wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2024 2:27 pm
I have used F12 at startup to bring up the boot order and selected USB and been unsuccessful.
Could you expound on that process? If USB is not working and trying a disc is an option, that seems the next step.
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Re: Booting E570 from USB

#7 Post by J Walker » Sat Feb 24, 2024 5:55 pm

Burning a disk was my first choice but my working computer refuses to do that task for some reason, so I am trying the USB. Since my last post I found in Help of Macrium the procedure for preparing the USB flash stick. It is a little daunting. It includes using the DOS commands of the computer to format the flash drive. I might try it. It makes me wonder how a disk would work. I can't format it.

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Re: Booting E570 from USB

#8 Post by ZaZ » Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:51 pm

If you don't share the details about what's going on it's kind of like feeling around in the dark, which has its place, but not here.
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