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Problems encountered when trying to make a Recovery Drive

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    win 8.1

    Problems encountered when trying to make a Recovery Drive

    I am trying to create a Recovery drive for my PC. I have Win 8.1 with the latest Update. I have a completely empty 2GB USB flash drive.

    When I go to Control Panel/Recovery/Create A Recovery Drive, I get a dialogue box telling me to connect a flash drive which I do. Despite the drive being 'recognised' by the PC, the 'next' box remains greyed out.

    Huh? The fact that it's a USB 3.0 socket and the flash drive is USB 2.0, shouldn't make any difference so why is the 'next' box staying greyed out? Has anyone else experienced this problem?

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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  3. #3

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Is it a SanDisk flash drive? I have some SanDisk thumb drives and they all show up as a Fixed disk instead of removable. Some utilities want one and not the other. For instance, The Windows 7 DVD Download Tool won't use my SanDisk thumb drives. My Kingston drives show up as removable media and work fine in that utility.
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Problems encountered when trying to make a Recovery Drive
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