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Recovery problem on ext HDD

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can use the ACER version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED



    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    When using the Acer or Windows Recovery USB app, the drive will be formatted to FAT32.
    A good recommendation but if you decide to burn an ISO image and/or use some 3rd party image backup/restore software, you will need to be formatted as NTFS. You choice from here. Good luck.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by deebee View Post
    Hi all, as above, just bought a 16GB USB stick to put my W8 recovery on.
    Should I leave this as Fat32 or format to NTFS for this purpose (& why might be useful in later life!!)
    cheers
    db
    Hi Deebee,

    Always do use Fat32. on the backup of side always!

    Use always NTFS on the restore side, I have been doing this for over 20 years and there will be no negative side affects down the road...

    Backup up always in Fat/32 format and restore always in NTFS format and your set...

    Fat/32 to Fat/32 will give you driver issues

    NTFS to NTFS will also give you driver issues


    PS: Solid State Drives heads up its a new game and I warn you require specific software to format STD's is required Warning and Heads Up!!!
    Last edited by Explorertml; 06 Jul 2013 at 10:56.
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  3. #13


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


    A UEFI USB Recovery drive, can only boot from FAT32 drive.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    or
    A UEFI Windows 7/8 (& Linux) install USB drive,can only boot from FAT32 drive.
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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  4. #14


    Right youse lot my op seems to have been completely lost in gibberish ( to pc illiterate me!)
    I will explain fully what I need to know & hope for a simple answer (in words of one syllable or less)

    I put my original recovery on to ext HDD. Later I spotted 'save to DVD' & did this & then erased my HDD
    I have since learned that the DVD I have now made is not a full recovery.

    HEXT STEP My daughter has just bought the same PC, Acer Aspire XC100 , so what I want to do is make a USB recovery USB from her PC for her, & copy it to another USB stick for me

    Will this work & do I need a 16CB Fat32 stick or 16GB NTFS for these operations?
    Please be gentle with me. I am aged 62 & this was NOT taught at school!!!
    Dave
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by deebee View Post
    Hi all, as above, just bought a 16GB USB stick to put my W8 recovery on.
    Should I leave this as Fat32 or format to NTFS for this purpose (& why might be useful in later life!!)
    cheers
    db
    Hi Deebee,

    Always do use Fat32. on the backup of side always!

    Use always NTFS on the restore side, I have been doing this for over 20 years and there will be no negative side affects down the road...

    Backup up always in Fat/32 format and restore always in NTFS format and your set...

    Fat/32 to Fat/32 will give you driver issues

    NTFS to NTFS will also give you driver issues


    PS: Solid State Drives heads up its a new game and I warn you require specific software to format STD's is required Warning and Heads Up!!!
    Windows 8 Backup/Recovery seems to disagree with your logic:

    Attachment 24307

    Theog:
    Recovery via a flash boot drive (eg, a full reinstall) was not the issue I was trying to address.
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