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ASUS Recovery not Working on Windows 8!

  1. #11


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Yanniclord View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did you make the Windows 8 Start up Repair CD?
    No why? I dont need to repair the Startup. But anyway, i found the ASUS Backtracker. It works to, problem is, it says i need a USB Drive with over 20GB and i have 64GB. When i try to make a Backup to the USB, it says Create Image Error.

    You can run RESET from the CD.

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  2. #12


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    format it to NTFS and not fat32..
    The USB Pen Drive would need to formatted in FAT32 to boot in UEFI mode.
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  3. #13


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    fat 32 has a file limit size of 4GB, his image can be over 30GB

    My apologies, I thought you were making an image, Im not sure how big backtracker is.
    Last edited by Brooklyn567; 31 May 2013 at 20:49. Reason: correction
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  4. #14


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    format it to NTFS and not fat32..
    The USB Pen Drive would need to formatted in FAT32 to boot in UEFI mode.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn567 View Post
    fat 32 has a file limit size of 4GB, his image can be over 30GB

    My apologies, I thought you were making an image, Im not sure how big backtracker is.
    When using the OEM version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

    the install.wim is broken up in to files less then 2.5gb.

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #15


    Norway
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I know I'm late to the party, but here goes:

    Windows 8.1 on my daughter's Asus S56CB laptop crashed. I, too, got the "Insert Recovery Media" request when trying to run recovery from the recovery partition, although there was no other installation/recovery media included in the box.


    • On another computer, I downloaded the Windows 8.1 installation ISO (not OEM) from Microsoft and burned to DVD.
    • I booted the laptop, pressed F9, selected ‘Troubleshoot’ and then ‘Reset your PC’.
    • When it prompted "Insert Recovery Media" I inserted the freshly burned Windows 8.1 DVD.
    • Recovery continued as hoped, and the computer was done, up and running in less than an hour.
    • Though the ISO was not OEM, there was no asking for Windows licence key, and everything looked the same as when it was new.


    I downloaded the Windows 8.1 installation ISO from Microsoft at this link:
    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    Neither the ASUS user manual nor their support pages were much help at all, and online forums were largely confusing. I finally ended up fixing it by trial and error, and after about five hours my daughter and her laptop were playing happily again. This is almost 2 years after this thread originally started, and I certainly hope Yanniclord got his problem sorted long ago, but I leave this here in case anyone else is looking for a possible simple solution to the same issue.
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